Camping Just Got A Little Easier With These Outdoor Trends
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Camping Just Got A Little Easier With These Outdoor Trends

Leah Freeman-Haskin
Leah Freeman-Haskin Jun 23, 2020

The days of complicated, hours-long tent assembly and makeshift toilets in the dirt are long gone. For those looking for a camping experience that places a bit more emphasis on comfort, check out these growing trends to inspire a new option for summer travel.

1. Rooftop Tents

Not thrilled about sleeping on dirt or near the creepy crawlers that live within it? Rooftop tents are a trend that offer easy installation and a place to sleep no matter where you end up. Set up for the two-person sleeping cabin that sits on top of your car is as easy as releasing two pins and letting the hydraulics deploy the translucent ceiling and sidewalls. GoFast Campers is leading the trend in rooftop tents which will run you around $5,000 to get setup.

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2. RV Rentals

After months of quarantine and social distancing, it’s no surprise that RV sales and rentals are on the rise. Put your stereotypes to the side and hop on board this trend that allows you to travel anywhere the open road takes you. Outdoorsy is one rental company that will allow you to “experience the magic of outdoor travel with the best RV and trailer rentals on the planet”.

3. Stay Close To Home

Chances are there is a national park within driving distance from your home. The convenience of having an incredible outdoor adventure without having to leave the country or travel by plane is an exciting option for many nature lovers and adventure seekers. Exploring your own “backyard” is certainly a growing trend during times of social distancing and limited travel options.

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4. Portable Grills

You don’t have to sacrifice your love of food while spending the evening outdoors. Portable grills have come a long way in recent years and the latest Coleman RoadTrip Grill is top-rated for its sturdy quick-fold legs and two wheels for hassle-free setup, takedown, and transport. Not to mention its range of grilling power from 3,250 to 20,000 BTUs and 285 sq. in. packs a powerful punch in such a small grill.