It’s perfectly valid to like or dislike certain holiday styles. For some, the idea of skiing is nothing short of inspiring, for others, it sounds incredibly dangerous and worrisome. Of course, does that mean either person is wrong? Not necessarily, it just means that their tastes aren’t aligned, and that’s okay. After all, you’re the one footing the bill for whatever holiday you choose to enjoy, and so it’s important to do what you like and book when you can.
It can be nice, from time to time, to review our impressions and to see if we still hold them. For some people, a childhood fear of rollercoasters can translate into never visiting theme parks as an adult, until we try one along with our son or daughter and end up loving it. As such, your tastes may have changed, and it’s worth prodding at them from time to time to see if a novel experience could open up to you.
The same goes with camping. If you feel that you don’t like camping, it can be healthy to consider if that’s right today. Let’s consider how to do that below:
Discomfort & Weather Exposure
The idea of being wet, miserable, cold and with aching feet while sat in your tent with nothing to do is not an appealing one. But you don’t have to find that fate. With off road caravans comfort can come with you, as can tents with rugged waterproofed roofs, comforting thick sleeping bags, and board games as well as spare charging stations for your portable devices and lighting. When you plan for this outcome, the survivalist in you will make the conditions not only bearable, but enjoyable.
For some, the camping experiences they’ve had as a kid, that is sitting in a field, with nothing to look at and only families around can be a little stifling. But with beautiful camping destination spots, or even the new luxury camping phenomenon which is still going strong, camping in your local environment can be comfortable, and going abroad to a warmer country can be beautiful. Researching the particular park before you head there, or even camping in public land if it’s deemed safe can give you a worthwhile start point.
When we have to suffer dirty public toilets at a campsite, a lack of electrical outlets, or perhaps the relative but accepted unease of the conditions at a local festival we camp out at, we understand how discomfort can be something you’d rather stay away from. But paying a little extra for a high-standards and well-reviewed camping grounds can make a massive difference going forward. You may even find that bringing along your own facilities in the form of a hybrid camper will help you match that middle ground more easily.
With this advice, you may just overcome those impressions about camping you’ve had so far, and move forward with confidence and excitement as a result. We hope your next camping trip is nothing short of amazing.