Backpacking, of course, has its own glories—the wonder and quiet of remote areas, the enjoyment of living as simply as possible for a short time—but car camping is a great way to escape for different reasons. The convenience of the car allows you to rough it to whatever extent you choose, indulging in the comforts of home—morning espresso, real pillows, elaborate fire-cooked meals—or leaving them behind as you see fit. So what's your car camping style? Do you like to bring the indoors out, making yourself at home in the wild, or do you keep it simple?
We can certainly understand the lure of a luxury camping trip, like the one pictured in the gorgeous scene above. A campsite decked out like that one appeals to our love of pretty man-made things and our love of the natural world all at once. But there's also something to be said for a simpler approach, for letting go of the comforts we're so dependent on at home.
What do you think? How do you roll on your escapes to the Great Outdoors?
(Image: Country Living, via Absolutely Beautiful Things)