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December 16, 2008

My View of Camping

Filed under: Camping — Tags: — writer @ 4:48 pm

Camping is my favorite type of vacation. I believe that camping is probably the healthiest type of vacation that a family can take—mentally, physically, spiritually, and romantically.

My family tries to camp in areas that have lots of recreation—such as hiking, swimming, nature trails, bike paths, wildlife viewing, and more. I personally believe that some of the best places in the United States to camp are the national and state parks. Not only are they reasonably priced, but you can’t beat the scenery and history of these places. It’s fairly easy to find secluded camp sites in these parks, too.

Maybe I’m just a romantic, but I think that everyone should experience camping at least once in their lives. From my experience, it beats the heck out of staying in a crowded resort, and it’s a great way for you to truly get to know and bond with whoever you are camping with.

One of my favorite things about camping is getting up in the mornings before the rest of the family even rolls over. My husband and I love to sip our coffee as we watch the sun come up. It’s a very peaceful (and romantic!) way to start the day. The fresh air and out of the way settings seem to bring out the best in both my husband and me. Having this quiet time in the mornings energizes us and prepares us for fun filled family days of exploring and enjoying the great outdoors. It also allows us to connect as a couple, and not just as “mom and dad.”

I encourage anyone who needs some rest and relaxation, and some time for couples or family bonding, to consider camping. You can camp in a mountain cabin, RV, or sleep in a tent. There really are no set rules. Your camping style can be whatever you want it to be. Just do it!

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  1. State Parks are a great first camping experience for folks who have never camped before. Many Virginia State Parks offer Camping 101 programs for the uninitiated. Check out our website at or our blog at

    Comment by Nancy Heltman — December 31, 2008 @ 7:18 pm

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