2020 has not been a great year for travel. The coronavirus has made vacations abroad practically impossible, while most people have chosen to stay at home than attempt to vacation. But if you’ve been itching to get away and even enjoy a short break, why not look a little closer to home?

Camping is a great way to get away from it all, enjoy nature and spend quality time with your friends and family. Whether you’re a beginner or you’ve done it before, there are ways you can make your camping trip better than ever. 

Forget your typical vacation and go your own way with the following tips to enhance your camping experience.

Research your destination 

You’ll get far more out of your trip if you research your destination first. Instead of picking where’s nearest or most convenient, try looking at places that excite you and will offer a little more than your classic camping trip. If scenery is important to you than take a look at some of the most scenic places to camp in the US to give you some inspiration.

Don’t settle for an uncomfortable night’s sleep

One bad experience is enough to put you off camping for life. But it shouldn’t. Your bed setup can make a big difference to your comfort during your camping trip, so try to make it as comfortable as possible. A blow-up bed can be a great idea if you prefer something softer to sleep on. You should also check out ways to heat your tent safely to make sure you don’t spend the night shivering and counting down the hours until sunrise.

Make it a challenge

There are different ways you can make a camping trip more challenging. From turning it into a survival weekend to adding a big hike, you could add much more to your trip to make it more of an adventure. Check out Prepared Bee for some great articles on survival skills you can explore during your trip. Just make sure that anything you do is done safely and that you’re prepared for an emergency situation.

Try new activities

Camping is an excellent excuse to try some outdoor activities. From hiking to kayaking, it’s the chance to try activities you might not have tried before. There are plenty of things that you can do throughout your trip that will be active and enjoyable, helping you elevate your trip with experiences you won’t forget. Have you ever been fishing? A beginner’s guide to fishing could be very useful to help you learn the basics ready to make your first catch! That’s your camping dinner in place!

While COVID-19 has put a lot of travel plans on hold for now, but there are still a lot of ways you can take a break and explore places that are nearer to where you live. Camping provides a lot of flexibility, and the opportunity to design your own adventure. Get the right equipment and plan an itinerary, and you could enjoy some of your best vacations yet.