hikeIf you want to get away from it all for a few weeks with the family, but you don’t want to spend a lot of money, then a vacation in the wilderness could be the answer.

All you need is a tent, some basic camping gear, and a way to get there, and in no time at all you’ll be enjoying the fresh air and everything that nature has to offer.

Below are some great reasons to have your next family vacation in the wilderness.

Good for troubled teens

Many studies have shown the huge benefits that troubled teens can get from spending just a few days in the wilderness. It helps to clear their mind, get away from bad influences, and connect with nature.

You could send them to a wilderness program for troubled teens or simply have a family vacation where you can spend some quality time together.

It’s very educational

On a normal vacation, all families typically do is sit on the beach, swim in the sea, and watch TV in the hotel room.

On a wilderness vacation there is far more things to see and do, which makes it very educational for the whole family. There will be opportunity to visit historical sites, find out about nature, and learn valuable skills such as rafting and climbing.

Helps to get everybody active

If your main exercise is getting off the couch to walk to the fridge, then it is obvious you need to get more active.

Luckily, this is easily achieved on a wilderness vacation, where you are able to hike, swim, and run in all directions, and play games until the sun comes down. All of the family will burn calories and feel tired at the end of a long day.

Save money

Of course, the main attraction of a wilderness vacation is the fact you barely spend any money at all. Borrow a tent if you don’t already own one and keep your packing list light.

There is no need to buy more clothes or equipment for the vacation, just keep it simple and enjoy spending quality time with your family without any distractions.

Many different places

If you really enjoy your first vacation in the wilderness, then it’s good to know there are many different places to visit all over the country.

For example, one year you could visit California, while the next year it could be Montana. The choices are endless.