The Freedom of Outdoor Living
By Natasha Colyer - Seen in the City
The simple world of camping opens up so many doors to experiences; living and freedom that nothing else can ever hope to compete. For past that zipped canopy is a whole plethora of cultures and worlds to explore, not accessible by hotels and touristy resorts.
In a world so filled with the electrical commodities, we can often become drowned in tweets and instagram and Facebook posts that we can forget to live in the moment. Something camping allows you to do. And all without breaking the bank.
One of the first trips I ever went on with friends was a camping trip straight from our last day of college. We loaded the car with our camping gear and enough food to feed a small army, excitement fizzing - we were stepping into the unknown. Whilst we were unsure of what was to come (and quite how we'd survive three days without a pair of straighteners or hairdryer in sight) we couldn't wait. And the experience was better than I could ever have imagined. Evenings were spent huddled round a camp fire toasting marshmallows, the smells of flowers, summer sun and burning wood heavy in the air. We found out more about each other than we ever knew - with no distraction from mobiles and laptops, we talked, laughed and learnt to appreciate the little things. Hair and makeup were forgotten, everyday competition in the world of social media seemed menial and quite ridiculous.