One of our favorite ways of leaving the hustle and bustle of routine and city life is camping out in the mountains or at the beach. Though I’m more of a mountain gal, D-Man and I have done our fair share of beach camping on the Mediterranean coast over the years, from Huelva and Cádiz to Málaga and Almería.
We’ll go during off-season, when there’s less people and we can set up camp for a nicer price. We’ll prepare home-cooked meals in advance, so we won’t have to worry about setting up a campfire or using our little gas stove if we don’t feel like it. Homemade hummus, pasta salads, pre-cooked breaded chicken, and a few liters of homemade sangria work best! ;)
It’s alone time we cherish – an opportunity to disconnect from the world and reconnect with each other. We’ll keep technology to a bare minimum, go on a few hikes, catch up on our reading, and sometimes just lie down, doze off, and watch the sky.
I hope this is the sort of tradition we’ll pass on to our future children someday – the ability to just get away for a few days without feeling the incessant need to log on, and being happy doing the simplest of activities – coming up with new games, going on a stroll, listening to the wind in the trees, and yes, sometimes even just looking at each other and feeling content with it all.
I even found the scallop shell I’ll use when trekking El Camino de Santiago. ;)
What sort of budget-friendly activities do you do to get away for a while?