Does the start of your day feel like the beginning of a race? In your hurried pace to get yourself to and from work do you also have to worry about constantly getting your kids to the numerous activities that they participate in? By the end of the day do you feel like the day has been more of a marathon than a race? If so, you are not alone. In our busy and hurried every day lives, families are often looking for ways to slow things down and spend quality time together. One of the most affordable ways that families can remove themselves from the hustle of every day life is to go camping. Camping has become so popular that in the year 2010 40 million people went camping for a total of 515 million outings.
Luckily, the most inexpensive way to camp, by tent, is also the most popular. In fact, 86% of people who responded to a survey say that they participated in tent camping. The other options cited for camping include:
–33% cabin camping
–26% drive-up campsite
–24% RV camping
–11% backyard camping
–8% sleeping under the stars
–2% yurt camping
Whether you are looking for campground locations close to home or a camping resort far from your normal stomping grounds, a camping directory can help guide your search. Arranged by the abbreviated names of states, for example, “campgrounds in va” will list the campgrounds in virginia, these directories will help you find vacation cottages if you want to stay partially removed from nature, or private campgrounds if what you want to remove yourself from is other people. Tennessee campgrounds, for example, include rustic cabins, campsite camping and RV camping pads. Every state has a variety of camping options.
When was the last time your family unplugged? From computers, from cell phones, and from television? If your answer is, “Too long ago to remember,” maybe it is time for you to move outside of your creature comforts of home and escape to the great outdoors. Typical campers go on five camping excursions during the year and they travel an average of 191 miles to campgrounds away from their homes. Seventy percent of families who camp include friends in their outdoor adventures. Isn’t it time you joined in the popular family vacation of camping in campgrounds in VA and become part of the group that spent 534.9 million days in 2011 camping together?