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Whether you pitch a tent or roll up in a motor home, choosing to spend your vacation time camping can be a blast!
Make sure you plan and prepare for all of the little hazards that may arise, by checking out the following tips.
Although not essential, a machete is something that you may consider packing depending on where you are going. It is a very versatile tool in the wilderness. You can cut a trail, hack bamboo and vines for shelter, cut coconuts for water, chop firewood, and even use it as protection against wild animals.
Rain gear – Keep an eye on the weather. Rain or other conditions may impact your travel time and your experience at the campsite. Make sure that you have gear that is appropriate for the weather conditions that you may face. Adjust your departure time as necessary to try and avoid the bulk of the bad weather, if possible.
Look up activities to engage in prior to getting to your destination. This will allow you to check for any deals that may be offered. Also, it will help you be more prepared when you actually get to your destination. You can find trails that may be appropriate for everyone in your family or restaurants that you would enjoy.
Clear up – Leave no trace of your outing at your campsite, for environmental reasons and as a courtesy to others. Make sure all trash is picked up, refill holes you may have dug and of course, that your campfire is completely out!
Camping is a great way to spend your vacation. It can offer great relaxation, inspiration and even teach us a lot about our environment. Keep these tips in mind as you set out on your camping adventure and remember to have fun!
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.