When you begin to consider taking a trip with TrekAmerica, one of the first decisions you probably make is whether or not you’re willing to rough it, pitching a tent each night and cooking outdoors, or whether you would enjoy arriving at pre-arranged shelter each night, whether it be a KOA Kamping Kabin or a fancy hotel suite. Well, I’m here today to give you just a little insight into the difference between these two trip styles. This year alone, I am currently running my 6th trip and I’ve done half lodging and half camping, so I’ve got some up-to-date opinions even if I do say so myself.
During a camping trip, the group is around each other nearly 24/7. They travel together, wake up with the sun together, cook together, party together and generally spend a fair bit of their free time together by choice. This much face time with an intimate group makes it very easy to become a cohesive group. Many camping groups can finish each other’s sentences by the end of the trip, have a million embarrassing moments to reference while reminiscing about the trip, and basically feel like they’ve known each other for a year after only a 2-3 week trip! That kind of bonding is simply forced when camping, because the group is living in such close quarters.
When things are tough, for instance when the weather simply isn’t cooperating or there needs to be a sudden change of itinerary due to a hurricane, the group experiences these ups and downs, disappointments and exultations in that intimate bubble they’ve grown to live within.
Finally, camping trips almost ALWAYS include passengers learning how to make s’mores!