There’s nothing like the outdoors for the urban dweller. It is even more so because of COVID-19. With the many restrictions and frequent lockdowns, our living has been confined to the four walls of our homes. We have become isolated because of the need to stay safe. But, going camping remains one of the activities that provide safety if you go in small numbers. Moreover, it is a way of escaping crowded cities and towns to recharge our batteries. And, camping with the family is different from the usual family vacations.
Difference between family camping and family vacations
While going with your family on vacations or camping trips can both be recreational, there is quite a difference between the two.
The concept of vacations stems from the need to get away from your work and daily chores. Family vacations tend to be at a place that offers comfortable amenities, including room service. Even a simple vacation may include hotels with television, WiFi, hot water, and housekeeping services. So, vacationing with family in hotels or resorts tends to be expensive.
Camping, by definition, is an adventure and indicates an outdoor environment that is also minimalistic. With no housekeeping services, you will at best live in sporty clothes. Most of the time will be spent in an open environment. Moreover, you will be doing things by yourself, such as erecting your gear, cooking, and cleaning.
Camping costs less, although you will have expenses in preparing for it by purchasing the right gear. This is a one-time expense and makes it more affordable to camp as frequently as you wish. If you want both, vacation and camping, there’s glamping.
If you are looking for a combination of comfort and adventure, you may consider family glamping. You get an excellent experience when you reach a campsite and find an accommodation where you don’t have to set up things and are able to get all amenities. What’s more, glamping can be an immersive and educational experience. Instead of going to the usual camping sites, you could go to a new place each time, focused on specific interests. If you can’t take off for longer than a day or weekend, you can still enjoy glamping for a day.
For those of us that would like to experience Nature in all its glory while also remaining comfortable, glamping is an ideal choice. We still get to leave work behind, spend quality time with our families, and experience the great outdoors, all without worrying about carrying cooking and sleeping gear.