4 Reasons to Have an Outdoor Vacation

Choosing your next vacation is potentially a difficult thing to do. Unless you know exactly and instinctively what is going to make you happiest, and most relaxed (which is the point of a genuinely good vacation) then you could easily struggle because of all the many options available to you.

If you want to narrow down those options, why not consider an outdoor vacation? This can give you absolutely everything you need when it comes to what you’re looking for in a break away from home, and it can be good for in other ways too. Read on to find out more.  

Reasons to Have an Outdoor Vacation
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Escape the Crush

Some people thrive in busy cities or towns where there are lots of people, and they are always surrounded by humanity. Some people can’t abide by it. Either way, getting out of that ‘urban crush’ and getting into nature will help you to feel better. Even if you enjoy the fast pace of the modern world, having a rest from it every now and then will help you to recharge (even when you didn’t realize you needed to) and you’ll appreciate everything more when you return. If you despise that busy world, getting into nature with an outdoor vacation will give you the break you need.

You can choose to:

  • Camp in the woods
  • Book a cottage or lodge far away from everything and everyone
  • Find an activity camp that specializes in outdoor activities
Reasons to Have an Outdoor Vacation
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It’s Good For You

Being in nature is good for you. It’s good to breathe in fresh air that isn’t tainted by vehicle fumes and other forms of pollution, and simply being in nature means that your mind is at rest and you can forget about the stressful situations you might have been dealing with before your vacation. In many cases, a rested brain is better able to come up with solutions to these problems that a busy, tired brain simply can’t.

It’s not just the peace and quiet of the great outdoors that will make you feel better. You can be a lot more active as well. Although rest is good, so too is activity, and you can join in with plenty of different things including hiking, climbing, canoeing, swimming, geocaching, and much more.

Reasons to Have an Outdoor Vacation
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Any Time of Year

Another reason to have an outdoor vacation is that you can enjoy it at any time of the year. Other vacations are restricted by seasons and weather, but with the outdoors, it is always there and there is always an opportunity to enjoy it.

You might gather together your best cold weather hunting clothes and indulge in your passion for hunting, for example. An outdoor vacation is the ideal time to get more practice in, or to forget about everything else and focus only on the hunt, no matter what hunting season it might be.

Reasons to Have an Outdoor Vacation
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Real Discovery

One of the best things about an outdoor vacation as all the opportunities it will give you to explore and really discover things around you. You probably won’t have the time to do such things in your everyday life as there are so many responsibilities that you need to deal with, leaving little time for anything else.

An outdoor vacation means that you can explore the area you choose to stay in, having no plans at all and just discovering as you go. This is a level of freedom we rarely allow ourselves in normal life, and it is hugely exciting.


A wanderer. A frustrated photographer. Hiker. Lover. Half extrovert, half introvert. Solo traveler.

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