After a long winter, summer is finally here. The weather has warmed up and the sun is shining. Summer vacations are on many people?s minds. Many people choose to take their vacations during the summer, because the great weather is almost guaranteed no matter where you choose to travel to. Are you planning that perfect summer vacation? Are you looking for something unique and exciting to do with your family or your significant other? A lot goes into planning a summer vacation, finding activities and a vacation destination that is equally exciting for all travelers. One of the most common traveling destinations is that of camping. With the great weather that summer brings, many travelers enjoy spending their days outdoors, engaging in a variety of outdoor activities.
In fact, camping?s popularity is increasing, with 3 million more Americans having gone camping in 2012 than in 2010. Camping is such a popular choice for many types of travelers because it can be customized and the events of the camping trip can be catered around everyone?s specific interests. A camping trip often involves choosing an outdoor place that you pop up a tent or a camper to stay in for multiple days. Depending on the location of the campsite, it is likely that there are many local outdoor activities to participate in. Camping is quite an adventure and can provide families and spouses with a vacation that they are surely to remember for years.
With camping being an adventure, it is important to pack appropriately for the trip.
Adventure clothing will really depend on the type of camping activities that you and your family members will participate in. The same goes for the adventure gear as many of the outdoor sports may require specific tools and pieces to engage in them. For example, scuba diving can be an amazing outdoor experience if your campsite is near a scuba diving location and you have the appropriate scuba diving gear. Scuba diving gear may also be rented, but it is a good idea to know this information before planning to camp somewhere for the purpose of scuba diving.
84% of campers participate in multiple outdoor activities. Scuba diving is just one of these outdoor activities if the campsite is located nearby a body of water that is capable for scuba diving. Hiking and mountain climbing is another exciting and popular outdoor camping activity. Climbing gear may be needed prior to choosing to scale a mountain. It is also best if you have some experience in rock climbing. If you and your family members are new to the sport, it is best to consult with and have a professional assist with the rock or mountain climbing.
An extremely common outdoor activity during camping is fishing. Fishing is a sport that can be picked up by anyone, beginner or advanced. A fishing shop will provide fishers with the appropriate fishing bait and tools to participate in the sport of fishing. A fishing shop will also provide the necessary licenses and permits that allow you to fish in certain bodies of water. Some may even want to attempt to fish for their own meals during camping. Additionally, fishing is a lower impact sport that is great for all ages of campers.
Camping is a very common summer vacation trip. The average camper went on 4.97 camping trips in 2012. It is budget friendly and allows you to cater your outdoor experiences to those who are camping. A camping checklist can help you to figure out which outdoor activities you might want to engage in during your trip, and ensure you that you have everything you need for those activities. Many sporting goods stores will be able to provide you with the necessary tools and licenses to engage in these outdoor activities.