Spring is officially here. Although it may not yet feel like the warm spring weather that we crave, it will be here before we know it. Now is the perfect time to begin planning that perfect family camping trip. Camping is one of the most popular types of family vacations, as it is so cost efficient and versatile. Yet, are your kids and spouse dreading this summer?s trip? Is everyone tired of the same vacation, year after year? If you desire a family vacation that is different than any other camping trip you have taken before, consider these camping changes for the perfect family trip.
Change of location
The best way to change up a dull camping trip is to change locations. You can camp almost anywhere and moving locations will drastically change the feel of the entire vacation. If you nor
Americans love taking camping vacations. The camping industry brought in more than $5 billion in 2013. At least 40.1 million people in the United States went camping in 2013. That is nearly 14% of the country;s population. This is according to the 2014 American Camper Report. Most people, who like to camp, were introduced to it when they were young. At least 57% of these people went on their first camping vacation when they were kids. For people, who are not fans of the activity, only 25% ever participated in it as children. Planning your camping trip is a part of the fun and an important part of the process. At least 43% of people who take this kind of vacation will spend at least a month planning their trip. From finding the right vacati
College gymnastics meet in Anchorage, Alaska.
High school show choir competition in Nashville, Tennessee.
High school orchestra workshop and performance in Chicago, Illinois.
College gymnastics nationals in Salt Lake City, Utah.
President’s Club sales conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Traveling is a part of most American’s lives, but this year is a little out of the ordinary. Five trips within less than seven weeks has made for a hectic schedule. And while you are excited that your husband has earned the President’s Club trip at work for the first year he was eligible, you had to laugh that the trip was going to be another time that you would need to pack your bags and fly in this season of every weekend trips that have become exhausting.
Even though you were dreading the last fligh
Don’t let the cold get you down. Summer is right around the corner! Planning for a fun family vacation is one of the most enjoyable processes the average American family goes through while the snow’s still falling, with a plethora of beautiful and fun options to choose from the country over. Where should you get started with planning out your next great summer vacation? Take a glance at the list below to learn a little more about splash parks, camping methods and financial tips to ensure your get-together is a success.
How Often Do Americans Camp?
Worried about your available options? Worry no more! The recent 2014 American Camper Report saw a stu
If you have a group and you are planning a trip, whether it is out of town, around town or to an event, you may not know how to get everyone where they need to go. That is where chartered buses come in. You have a lot of options open to you but few modes of transportation have the benefits of going this route. Here are just a few:
- Your entire group can travel together. Unlike other forms of travel, such as by individual cars, chartering a bus will let everyone travel together. It does not matter if you
Planning a honeymoon can be an overwhelming task. This will be the opportunity that you and your new spouse have to relax from the stress of planning a wedding. It will also be an important memory in the first week of your long marriage. There are many options for honeymoon travel and although many dream of traveling across the country, this is not a realistic plan for many couples with budget concerns. Ditch the local travel for your honeymoon and consider a charter bus rental for affordable across country travel.
Using a charter bus company for your travels is one of the most affordable modes of travel today. You will find that you save so much money on transportation costs
You have been planning the trip for months. Although none of you want to admit that you can possible have a college friend who is ready to retire, it is impossible to argue the facts. It is called Rule 85 and your college roommate has achieved it. When she adds the number of years she has taught to her age she reaches the magic number of 85 that allows her to retire with full benefits in the state of Kansas. While the rest of you in your group took some time off for staying home with babies or switching careers, your college roommate has been going to school to teach in a kindergarten classroom every single year. With no more than a few weeks off for maternity leave, your soon to be retired friend even bought back the years when she taught is a different state.
From 32 years of teaching kinde
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
Vacation. It’s what every American dreams about–a week or two away from the daily grind of working and for those who stay at home, a chance to get out to a new place with new people, those demands of caring for children lifted slightly.
There are dream vacation destinations–camping in the woods, visiting a new, exciting city, and the beach, where Americans can go for relaxation, sunshine, and a little respite from responsibilities.
For beach-lovers, there are few places in the U.S. that beat out Florida. When you’re in Florida, you’re never more than 60 miles from the nearest beach. Florida has nearly 8,500 miles of tidal shoreline, second only to Alaska, and minus the freezing temperatures. And it’s more than just beaches. Consider these facts:
- The coral reef in Key West is the third larges