Labor Day weekend marks the last hurrah of summer and signals the changing of the seasons. While many families will no doubt have plans for the weekend, like throwing a pool party or having a barbecue, some will be taking their loved ones camping. If you haven’t made any solid plans for the three-day weekend, you might want to consider a camping trip.

While spending Labor Day weekend on the couch with a jar of Nutella and Netflix sounds wildly appealing, there are compelling reasons to go camping instead. For one, with the weather changing, your days of perfect camping days are limited. Best you take advantage of the weather while you can.

If that doesn’t convince you, Total Care Heating and Air, your AC service in Corona, offers you the reasons you should take the family camping this Labor Day weekend.

Detach from Your Gadgets

If you are like most people, you are so attached to your electronic devices that they are the first thing you check when you wake up in the morning and the last things you see when you go to bed at night. Is that really how you want to live your life?

When you go camping and leave your electronic devices behind, you come to the realization that most of what you check on your smartphone or tablet is garbage and really doesn’t matter. With those devices that distract you from life, you get a fresh perspective on what is really important to you. And you discover that what is happening on Facebook has absolutely no effect on your life.

Enjoy a Different Environment

When you go camping, you discover a whole world that you hardly knew existed. Well, you know it exists, you just don’t embrace it as much as you should.

You live in a world where traffic noise and sirens are familiar sounds. The air is often thick with car emissions and other pollutants. The landscape you experience every day is trimmed lawns and paved roads. In all honesty, that paints a very dreary picture.

A camping trip rescues you from the boring landscape you live every day and delivers a scene of peace and beauty. Your camping trip will reveal sprawling meadows, babbling creeks, peaceful lakes, nature-scented breezes and thick forests. You will not miss the sounds of traffic and blaring horns as you take a hike on a picturesque trail inhaling the essence of Mother Nature.

Better Food

When you go camping, you will probably try some new and fun recipes. Just kidding, you will be grilling burgers and hot dogs and they will taste amazing. Nobody knows the reasons, but food grilled over a campfire simply tastes amazing. Even opening a can of beans and heating them over a fire is a gourmet meal.

And to make things even better, you don’t have to worry so much about the amount of food you eat. You need to load up on all of that good food to store the calories you will need for that long hike, canoe trip or any of the activities you will be doing while you are camping.

Exercise

A camping trip will get you off the couch and moving around. Even if you spend most of your time on your camping trip in front of the campfire, there are things that need to be done that will give you a certain amount of exercise. The process of packing for your camping trip, setting up camp and maintaining your gear is hard work and will burn calories and build muscle.

Quiet Time

You deserve a break from the hectic life you lead. There are few better places to get back into touch with yourself through your thoughts than while on a camping trip. Listening to a cricket chirping at night or the breeze whistling through the trees is the best way to get you self-centered again.

Family Time

Family time at home boils down to dinners in which everybody is more interested in their electronic devices than what is on their plates or everybody on the couch in the family room arguing over which show on Netflix to binge-watch for the evening.

A camping trip gives your family the opportunity to sit around a campfire without electronic devices or Netflix and actually communicate and laugh amongst yourselves.

It’s Cheap

There is no need to spend money on hotels and chain restaurants when you go camping. Traditional vacations are expensive and often quite hectic. Who wants to spend a day at the museum with the kids? Camping offers an inexpensive way to get out of the house for a few days and unwind.

But before you head out on your camping trip, you should call Total Care Heating and Air and schedule an appointment to have your HVAC system checked before winter.