Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Camping: The Perfect, Cheap Weekend Escape
Looking to get away for a weekend but don't have a lot of money to spend? As the weather gets warmer, camping can be the perfect way to escape for a few days. Most sites charge less than $20 per night for a spot where you can pitch a tent and build a campfire. Don't feel like "roughing it"? For a little more money you can probably rent a bungalow or cabin.
Not only is camping exceptionally cheap, it is also the perfect escape from the stresses of your workweek. You'll get to spend quality time outdoors, which is a proven mood-booster. Plus, assuming you leave your blackberry home, you can get away from the constant communication overload that comes with owning a computer, television, cell phone, etc.
Make your trip more exciting by tossing in some mountain biking, kayaking, or hiking. Not feeling active? Find a site where you can relax with a fishing pole or even lay on the beach. To find your perfect spot, try visiting GoCampingAmerica or Camping.com for reviews / searches. The second site also has some interesting recipes that can be easily prepared on a camping grill or even over an open campfire.
Ready to plan your own trip? Check out this article for tips on how to do it. Oh, and don't forget the marshmallows!