When you think of the word “vacation” do you think of pools, beaches, theme parks? You aren’t alone, but there are more and more vacationers now choosing to camp, hike, and get outdoors. It seems the book and subsequent movie, “Wild,” is encouraging women to explore nature.
According to The Outdoor Foundation only 48 percent of adults who camped were women in 2011. However, by 2014 the number was about 60 percent. They credit that partly to the release of the book “Wild: Lost and Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed.
There are a growing number of websites, like She-Explores, that are telling the stories of women who are spending time outdoors and connecting with nature.
If you are new to camping or want to start out slow, try “glamping.” Glamping is short for glamorous camping. You can get outdoors while still having a few basic comforts. You can find glamping options on Airbnb. They usually include staying in a tent, yurt, airstream or treehouse.