If you live in the Tucson area, you already know how many great parks and outdoor recreation opportunities there are in this part of the nation.
But when’s the last time you actually spent time in nature yourself? We’re not just talking about a few hours at a campfire or a quick trip to the lake. When’s the last time you spent several nights out among nature, enjoying the many beautiful areas that the Tucson region has to offer?
In fact, there are many wonderful benefits to camping that you might not have expected. Let’s take a look!
Top Benefits of Camping
- Physical Exercise
Whether you camp in an RV or a tent, you’re going to need to move when you go camping. Lifting, walking, and setting up camp will all require some muscle — and that’s great for you! Plus, if you decide to participate in other outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and swimming, you’ll be burning even more calories.
- Fresh Air
There’s nothing quite like some fresh air to calm your senses and center the mind. While “getting fresh air” may seem like just a saying, it’s actually a real thing. Out in the wilderness, near more trees, lakes, and open spaces, you’ll find fresher air, free from pollution so common in cities and industrial areas.
- No Screens
Today, everyone seems to have their nose in a screen. Whether it’s staring at a computer for work, checking your phone for Instagram or Facebook updates, or watching TV, there are very few times in the day that you probably go without screens or technology.
But it’s important to simply sit and talk to each other or … nothing at all. Camping gives you time to actually enjoy the important people in your life, read a book, truly enjoy nature, or just relax and — as the Italians say — take part in dolce far niente, “the sweetness of doing nothing.”
- New Challenges
Lastly, camping is a great opportunity to be challenged. While it’s not always a challenge to go camping, it can certainly present new opportunities to expand your abilities and stretch your patience — both good qualities to exercise from time to time.
No Experience With Camping? That’s Okay!
Even if you don’t have a lot of experience with camping (or you’ve never even camped before), you can always start, and there’s no time like the present!
We recommend you begin with a not-so-rustic form of camping, and if you choose, you can progress to a more “bare bones” approach to camping with just a tent or pop-up trailer.
Many campers find that motorhome recreational vehicles present the best opportunity for camping that is fun and convenient. This is because motorhomes allow for all (or most) of the amenities and conveniences that you have at home, but you can still park them in rustic, all-natural areas and enjoy the great outdoors in all its glory.
As you shop for a motorhome, keep in mind that, like cars, you can buy them new or used. There are three classes of motorhomes:
Class A Motorhomes: Largest motorhomes, can be up to bus-size.
Class B Motorhomes: Smallest motorhomes, look like vans.
Class C Motorhomes: Mid-sized, sit on truck chassis, and feature over-the-cab sleeping room
As a final note, keep in mind that if you do buy a motorhome, you’ll need to get insurance coverage for it. A motorhome — even a used, class B motorhome — is a big investment. As such, it’s wise to insure it with a reputable insurance company in the Tucson area.
Mooney Insurance serves all types of customers and can certainly help you with finding the right insurance for your motorhome or any other recreational vehicles you own. Call us today to learn about coverage options, and happy camping!