If you want to go traveling, what is the main issue that’s holding you back? For many, it’s their budget. They think that the money they have to spend on their vacation or travel trip is not going to be enough to get them where they want to go or allow them to do what they want to do.
This is true. In some cases, a small budget is going to prevent a trip from taking place; some locations cost a lot of money to get to, and they’re also expensive when you are there. Add to that the fact that, when you’re away from home you won’t (usually) be making any money, and it’s clear to see what the problem is.
Don’t despair, though. There are many places you can go to that don’t cost a lot of cash as long as you do your research first. Plus there’s camping. Camping is perhaps the best way to travel on a budget and enjoy a great vacation at the same time. Read on to find out more.
Camping Gear Is Cheap
You will have to buy some things to take with you when you’re heading off on a camping trip; a tent, a sleeping bag and mattress, cooking equipment, and a variety of other things. However, when compared to what you would be spending on other forms of travel, you’ll be saving a lot of money overall. If you can arrange to borrow equipment from friends and family, you won’t have to pay anything.
Once you’ve got your camping gear organized, the only money you’ll need will be for gas if you’re planning to travel to different camping destinations and food, which you can buy from any grocery store (and which you would have paid out for had you been at home anyway).
Campsites Are Cheap
Once you have all your camping equipment and you’re ready to set off, you’ll need to have somewhere to set off to. The best places to head for unless you are very experienced campers who are happy to go ‘wild camping’ (bear in mind that this is not legal in all areas, and it’s not something that you should do alone as it is not always safe) is a campsite. You can book campsites in advance, staying for just one or two nights and then moving to the next or staying in one place for your entire trip – whichever works best for you.
Compared to a night in a hotel, a campsite is going to be much cheaper, and the fact that you get to sleep under the stars in some of the most beautiful places on earth is going to be a negative either.
Make It Unique To You
Camping is a great plan if you want to get away on a budget, but something that makes it even better, something that means people choose to go camping even if they have a large budget, is that it can be made into a unique vacation that is special just for you, and memorable for all the right reasons.
You can choose a tent, for example. Or you can consider camper rental which means you can have all the luxuries of home while also being able to enjoy somewhere new and exciting. You can camp in your own backyard or you can travel for miles (you might even go to another country and camp there). You are not tied to anything so you can make your own schedule, stopping off where you want to on your journey. And, since camping often takes place in areas that have a weaker phone signal, you can truly unplug from everything and, perhaps ironically, recharge.