For the outdoor enthusiast, an entrepreneur that can appreciate nature and wilderness, one of the greatest outdoor adventures is camping. Running a successful business can be mentally taxing. So, there’s no better way to clear your head and find new inspiration than by going off the grid (sort of) and experiencing nature at close quarters.
Green is good. According to the American Psychological Association, “nature’s impact on people’s mental functioning, social relationships and even physical well-being” is undeniable.
Nature has a restorative effect. Research shows, “Nature, which is filled with intriguing stimuli, modestly grabs attention in a bottom-up fashion, allowing top-down directed-attention abilities a chance to replenish. Unlike natural environments, urban environments are filled with stimulation that captures attention dramatically and additionally requires directed attention […], making them less restorative.” (Association for Psychological Science)
With an ever-increasing population and the shrinking of living spaces in metropolitan areas, we are wedged into a small world often surrounded by concrete. Consequently, the urge to retreat outdoors is always there.
Thankfully, there are many different types of camping trips that lure different types of wanderlust entrepreneurs. No matter what type of camping you like, it is more important to enjoy the outdoors and seek out a beautiful and wild destination.
Here’s a look at five types of camping trips that will bring out the adventurer in you:
Basically, glamping is a luxurious form of camping. According to Glamping.com it is “defined as glamorous camping. When you’re glamping, there’s no tent to pitch, no sleeping bag to unroll, no fire to build. Whether in a tent, yurt, airstream, hut, villa or treehouse, glamping is a way to experience the great outdoors without sacrificing luxury.”
If you tend to think of glamping as a better camping option, you are the type of person who loves to expose yourself to the world without compromising on the luxuries you’re accustomed to. Glamping is for entrepreneurs who want to bring all the comforts of home to the great outdoors.
If you are camping for the first time, car camping may seem like a hassle free alternative. But it actually requires extensive preparation and you should definitely research effective tips for successful holiday camping. And don’t forget your car camping gear. If you opt for car camping you likely enjoy nature, but at the same time you won’t compromise on comfort. You want the best of both worlds; nature and comfort (and a budget-friendly travel option).
Similar to glampers, recreational vehicle (RV) campers love the comfort of home and only need to find an RV park to match their camping style. If you’d rather go RV camping, it means your eager to explore the great outdoors, and you want to do it in style. RV life is no longer a retiree leisure activity. Twenty-somethings and millennials, alike, are hitting the road with friends in portable campers and toting the latest travel gadgets (even high-definition TV’s).
“Bike camping is, simply, camping by bike. It’s self-contained touring over a weekend, where there is one destination, where you plan to camp one or more nights – where the focus is as much on the destination as on the ride.” The best thing about bike camping is that it can be a local adventure.
“Local bike camping, where you leave after work, ride 1 to 3 hours, find a spot to sleep, and ride home in the morning [is] minimally invasive to your family and work life.” If you prefer bike camping, you’re likely active and not dependent on others for a good time. You want to experience nature in its rawest form. You’re outdoorsy at heart and prefer ecological balance. You don’t mind hitting the trails for a quick getaway, and then getting back to business.
Tent camping is the first thing most people consider when they think about a camping adventure. If you opt for tent camping you definitely like to embrace nature and respect the outdoors.
Most people who love tent camping, in many cases, also end up spending sufficient time outdoors and posses survival skills. If you’re ready to grab a tent and head for the woods, you likely have the capability to make the maximum use of resources available to you. So, get out and explore nature, hike the hills and sleep under the stars.
Camping can be extremely relaxing, especially if you seek out expert camping advice prior to your next adventure. There are many more ways to camp –from the comfort of your own back yard sleeping under the stars with a blanket or jetting off to a luxurious camping destination. Camping can help wanderlust entrepreneurs save money on their next travel experience and offer an exciting story to tell from the road.
Deciding to go camping might be a healthy decision for you and your business.
This article has been edited and condensed.
Zara Jones is a travel addict in search of adventurous and thrilling getaways that adventure lovers may dream of exploring. Zara blogs about adventure travel to share personal experiences and motivate travel lovers to explore more places and create a lifetime of travel experiences. Connect with @zarajones89 on Twitter.