Camping is awesome. Obviously, that’s not a revolutionary statement. Especially these days, when the pull of the outdoors seems to be greater than ever.
We love so much about camping. Some of the things that really stand out to us? Well, it’s the type of vacation that doesn’t cost a lot (in fact, it’s unequivocally one of the most affordable overnight options) and is a great bonding opportunity whether that’s with friends, family or a significant other. Camping makes an epic solo trip, too.
You also don’t need a ton of outdoor experience or particularly woodsy skills, just plan to do a little research in advance (this article is a great start), familiarize yourself with the local rules and regulations in the area and maybe pick up a guidebook.
Besides, it’s not like you need to allocate all your PTO or have to travel far to access an awesome campsite. There’s fantastic camping in California, Colorado, Texas, Washington and so many other states across the country—including Michigan, which has some of the most beautiful spots in the Midwest. You’ll find glimmering lakes (and cute little lake towns), under-the-radar beaches and tons of terrific camping spots.