Archive for December, 2016
Camping is one of the best ways for a family to spend time together. Outside, in natural setting far away from everyday stressors, we are able to connect and enjoy ourselves in ways we just can?t during our usual busy lives. Getting ?away from it all? with the family is an annual tradition for many Americans; in 2014 over 40 million Americans went camping, with over 500 million different trips. In addition, family camping trips totaled at around 535 million days altogether. That?s proof enough that a family camping trip is an American pastime.
Many people have fond memories of family camping trips they went on as kids. One survey found that 85 percent of those surveyed took their first trip before age 15, with almost 60 percent of adult campers saying that they regularly participated in outdoor act
You need a break. After a hectic school year, busy schedules at work, and weekends jam packed with practices and competitions, you are simply looking for an opportunity to get away as a family. In the past you have spent huge amounts of money staying at expensive hotels and shopping for hours at malls and boutiques, but this year you are looking for something different. When you were cleaning out the garage the other day, you came across the sleeping bags from when your kids liked to sleep in the backyard. They sometime slept on the trampoline, they sometimes put up a tent, and sometimes they just bundled up in their sleeping backs and slept on the deck. Oh, to have those days back!
Families who are looking for a way to slow down and spend time together are going back to simpler times. Instead of payi