Camping is now easier than ever, with all the new equipment and camping gear, and family campgrounds popping up all over the place.
Once you decide you want to take the family camping, you have to decide where and when to go. This is what makes camping so much fun, because the wide variety of choices available makes it easy for your family to get back to nature and see things you've only watched on TV or heard about.
There is no greater feeling than seeing things live right before your eyes. There is literally an endless supply of places to camp. On selecting the right time, you need to be aware of seasonal considerations. Off-season camping is the most enjoyable to many people, because there are very few people around.
Fewer people means less competition for the best campsite, and the more vacant campsites there are, the quieter and more peaceful your evening will be. Sometimes, having fewer people around makes camping more enjoyable, simply because wild animals will be more plentiful without a lot of activity scaring them off.
If one was to camp every day for his entire life, he could never visit all the places available for camping in North America―probably not even in two or three lifetimes.
There are lots of great resources that will help ensure that your camping trip is a terrific experience that you and your family will never forget. If you belong to the AAA auto club, they have excellent resource books available on each state and camping, updated each year, and they are free to members.
Your state or local government will also have a lot of info about all the camping in various local jurisdictions, particularly historical areas and state parks. Maps, periodicals, and camping guides are useful on every camping trip, because they are excellent resources for finding just what you need and when you need it.
Remember, you have to get away sometime―from the job, TV, computer, and daily life―and there's no better way to escape than by taking your family camping. The sooner you do, the better off you and your family will be. Most of all, have fun!