While traveling around the world and staying in campgrounds, you are bound to encounter all sorts of camping facilities. Sometimes you cannot choose the campgrounds ahead of time. However, many times planning a holiday at a campground is something you can do in advance. Then, you have plenty of time to find the campground that best suits your needs.
Campgrounds may often be chosen as a less expensive solution for your accommodation needs. Although some sites also offer more expensive mobile homes and RVs, the majority of guests prefer to stay in a tent or a less expensive trailer home.
Even if you are on a budget, always make sure your campground is safe and provides the following services. Your holiday will be much more pleasant.
Even seaside camping grounds can be located a long walk from the sea, and a swimming pool becomes important to escape the summer heat. If you have children, a pool becomes a practical alternative to the beach.
Sand is fun to play with, but washing it off the entire family several times a day becomes burdensome. Moreover, during windy days the sea can be treacherous for kids, and a pool is much safer and easier to guard.
When Camping Alone
Men and women alike should be extra careful about specific things when camping alone. Unless really necessary, try to stay at a major campground. They tend to be more patrolled and populated.
Get to know the person in charge of patrolling and get a direct number to call in case of emergency. Should you feel sick or injure yourself in any way, having someone nearby will be important. Getting acquainted with your temporary neighbors is also a good idea. It will make you more likely to ask for help in case you need it.
Young travelers and those who tend to easily feel unsafe should keep daily telephone appointments with a family member at home. Always carry a flashlight with you at night and choose a path in plain sight when moving about the camp.
Especially during peak seasons, a campground can get packed with children of any age. Pretty soon your kids will start to run around with the others, forming groups and creating all sorts of fun situations for themselves. However, sometimes what is fun can also be dangerous.
For this reason, more and more campgrounds offer a child day care service with young and experienced workers that dedicate several hours a day to create a fun and safe way to entertain your kids. Children will still be able to socialize with one another without engaging in any unsupervised activity. And you will have some hours of total rest for yourself.
Lastly a series of random advice that can surely make your life easier when camping.
- Pick a site with a full fledged restaurant and not just a hot dog stand.
- If you have kids, ask for a mosquito net set for your tent or choose a camp in an area with few mosquitoes.
- Ask for a recommended place on Internet camping forums.
- Always apply environmentally sound camping practices.