While the United States might have some fairly epic outdoor destinations, some of the best camping can actually be found overseas. Whether you’re dreaming of spending the night in the French Alps or alongside Tianman Mountain in China you’ll need to keep some things in mind before heading out.
What are the local laws pertaining to camping in the country you’re traveling in? Some places might strictly forbid it while others, like the United States, can require permits depending on where you want to pitch your tent.
No matter where you go you should always take the weather into account before going on a camping trip. Is the region prone to violent thunderstorms? Is it the middle of winter there while summer over here? It’s essential to plan ahead.
Is the country you’d like to travel in safe? Are there local gangs, mafias or just locals who don’t want you camping on their land? Always check ahead with local authorities to make sure going off into the woods is safe before camping on foreign land.
Flora and Fauna
What wild animals are in the area? Are you likely to get mauled by a tiger? You’ll also want to research which plants and berries are edible, if any, or the likelihood of the wildlife catching on fire.
Outforia, an online resource for all things outdoors, recently conducted a study to determine the best states for adrenaline seekers. Outforia ranked each state on the number of available activities in 10 categories to put together the 2021 Adventure Index.
Travelers go on trips for various reasons: Some love to enjoy unique culinary experiences, while others want to explore new cultures and have authentic local experiences. Whatever the reason, vacations should have one thing in common — rest. In fact, healing and healthy ways to boost the immune system are trending topics now and Korean-style wellness is just what you need on future trips. At the 48 recommended wellness travel destinations in Korea, visitors can relax and recharge by enjoying different types of Korean therapy and participating in programs that seek healing in nature. Stay at home and visit Korea for a wellness vacation when it's safe to travel again.
The quaint town of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, is a great place for history buffs to visit. The town features numerous historic landmarks, plus plenty of other cultural attractions, outdoor activities and dining options. Plan your visit for less than $100 a day.
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