Camping, going outdoors, and being one with nature are always great to do by yourself, with friends, or with family. If you’re the type of person who loves to give yourself a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, a good camping trip on the weekends may be a nice thing to do. There are many camping sites that offer a variety of scenery—from pristine lakes and seasides to hilltops, riverbanks, and the woods.
Whether you’re a seasoned camper or this is your first camping trip, you could surely use a tip or two on how to elevate your camping experience. By doing so, you may be able to offer your family, friends, or whoever it is you’re camping with something they may never have tried before. If you’re ready, here’s how you could make your camping trip remarkable.
1. Take the time to plan
Just as with any of your travel adventures, you could always make a camping trip more exciting when you take the time to plan and prepare for it. Try to plan everything—from the time of packing up to the moment you leave home. Think about what to do when you reach your destination and when it’s time to go home.
Planning out potential activities could prevent any situation of anyone feeling unenthusiastic. Whether it’s taking a hike to a nature reserve or kayaking in a lake, having a day full of activities would always keep the camping experience something everyone’s going to look forward to.
2. Stay in a luxury yurt
Perhaps you’ve been dreaming about traveling to Mongolia, but for some reason it seems unattainable. Just because this dream is still quite far-fetched doesn’t mean there isn’t any means to turn it into a sort of reality. Give yourself this vibe by sleeping in luxury yurts for a high-end glamping trip.
If you’re headed off camping soon, you may want to consider a luxury yurt as your chosen accommodation to take your whole camping trip to another level. You could still commune with nature without necessarily roughing it out through the comfort your luxury yurt could give you.
To help you decide whether it’s a good idea and a worth-it expense, here are some reasons why you should consider sleeping in a luxury yurt:
- It's a more glamorous kind of setup if you’re one who loves to go camping but hates that feeling of sleeping quite close to the ground as you would in an ordinary tent.
- It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience, even if you’re not necessarily in Mongolia.
- It usually comes with the basic amenities you’d need to whip up camping and comfort food, so your packing list could be relatively shorter.
3. Park in the shade
This tip may seem so simple and basic, but parking in the shade could be effective at taking your entire camping trip to the next level. Never underestimate the comfort that shade brings. Whether you’re parking your vehicle or setting up your tent, always put it in a shady spot.
Just because you’re out in the great outdoors doesn’t mean you’ve got to be so uncomfortable. In fact, there are many ways you could improve your comfort level. Staying in the shade may be one of the best ways.
There may be times when it’d get too hot during one of your camping days. When you go back in your vehicle or tent, you’d feel the big difference of being ‘indoors’ simply because you’ve got more shade.
4. Bring a Swiss army knife
Surely you can’t pack everything from your home with you. But a part of elevating your camping experience also means being ready for whatever emergency may come your way. The last thing you’d want is for your camping trip to be ruined because you had incomplete gear or didn’t prepare for your safety well enough.
In this regard, one of the smallest but most reliable tools you could always have with you is a Swiss army knife. It has blades, scissors, saws, can openers, screwdrivers, and other tools—basically everything you need when it comes to opening and cutting up things. If you don’t have one, especially if you’re a frequent camper, this is something you’d have to consider buying.
Many people love to go camping, but not everyone knows how to create that elevated camping experience. Now, with these tips above, you could be one of the latter. How nice would it be to give your friends, family, or any other camping companions something new—apart from the usual sleeping in a tent per se. There are many ways you could create this experience, but perhaps these four tips above may make your camping adventure one of those unforgettable ones.