Have You Thought About Camping Abroad?
Maybe your dream photographic holiday would be a trip abroad? Perhaps you have a few popular destinations in mind?
Yes, you will probably have to pay more for your plane ticket than you would for a domestic flight. But if you choose your destination wisely, you could end up spending much less while you’re there. International airfare has been pretty affordable lately. And if you go camping while abroad and choose your destination wisely, by going for more affordable destinations, you could get your dream photographic vacation at a fraction of the cost you might have expected.
Whether you are an experienced camper that enjoys long back-country hikes, or you just want to try something new with the family in the great outdoors, making camp abroad will require a whole different lot of planning unless you want to carry everything with you. That can be done of course. Alternatively, you may prefer to hire your equipment at your destination or even choose a campsite with static tents available.
Make sure you plan to take, or acquire, sleeping bags, tents and outdoor cooking supplies. You may also want sleeping pads, air mattresses and cots, as well as camping essentials like flashlights, knives and bug spray. Remember you may not be able to take such items as these on a plane and you may have to arrange to purchase them at your destination and to leave them there when you return.
An inexpensive break could involve a volunteer vacation abroad, especially for people looking to do meaningful work during their vacation or career break. You would be with fellow volunteers and local people in developing countries – working hard, traveling, and having a good time while contributing to long-term impact. And of course, able to travel to areas perhaps not on the normal tourist trails.
Whether you go the cheap or the expensive route, camping is a means of obtaining photographs you might not always get in settings you may not previously have thought of. Rather than exotic animals, you may find you are photographing serene countryside and fairy-tale landscapes. Whatever your choice of destination, you will find places and things to photograph; and photographs that you can work with in graphic software to display or mount afterwards, as a long term reminder of your camping holiday abroad.