A Tent Or a Hotel?

Can a camping trip ever compare to the luxuries of a stay in a hotel? Most people would say that the two are by no means comparable, yet an increasing number of people find themselves choosing between these two very different holiday types.

This is partly explained by the fact that many of us are becoming more aware of the costs associated with travel and holidays. As we look to cut spending in all areas of our lives, it makes sense that we should also be looking at the amount that we are spending on holidays.

We may question whether we really need to spend such large amounts on flights and hotel accommodation. Would it be possible to have a cheap holiday that is just as much fun? This leads us to think about whether a camping trip offers a suitable alternative to more expensive holidays.

There may be no comparison when talking about the comfort that we can achieve in a hotel and then contrasting it with the situation in a tent. But many people are happy to accept a less luxurious holiday if it is also cheaper. More importantly, an increasing number of camping enthusiasts would say that a camping holiday offers a completely different type of experience.

They would not care to compare such experiences unfavourably with other holidays. The reality is that the camping trip can allow you to enjoy more basic pleasures. They offer the opportunity for you to get closer to nature. You’ll often end up spending a lot more time with your family. This may come about through necessity but it can undoubtedly have a positive influence upon your holiday.

This helps to explain why some people do choose to stay in a tent, rather than opting for a hotel. You obviously need to think about whether it would be the right option for you and your family. It’s not for everyone.

Don’t be put off by a perceived lack of facilities. You might be surprised when you see the various pieces of camping equipment and accessories that are now available. You can buy everything from larger tents to solar showers and portable camping toilets. All of these pieces of equipment are designed to help you be more comfortable.

What this all means is that there is now a very realistic choice to be made.