Bad Economy Inspires Familes to Camp
Summer vacation is often a time for travel; however, the economic recession has caused many families to look for cheaper alternatives to Disneyland
and urban locations. The solution, which is lighter on the wallet and better for the environment, is camping
With the economy in a slump, camping seems to be grabbing a new foothold in the travel industry. Once considered by many to be an activity for nerdy families, nature geeks and Boy Scouts, sleeping outside in a tent has become chic -- likely because it is so much cheaper than paying for a hotel room.
The activity also strikes a new chord with Americans who want to get back to basics after an era of excess and overspending.
I still revere my early camping experiences as my fondest childhood memories. These trips into the woods helped build my appreciation for the environment and understand the need for conservation. I can't wait to take my kids camping this summer!
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Posted by Jennifer Lance at June 23, 2009 1:32 AM