Staying in a tent is not really comparable to a luxurious, five-star hotel. Many camping fans would suggest that this is no bad thing. A camping trip is clearly a completely different type of experience and one that can be considerably better.
You may not have hotel staff at your beck and call. You may not be able to take advantage of the fine dining restaurant experience, but most people who enjoy camping holidays are looking for something else entirely. They are looking for an enjoyable holiday that is much more about getting back to basics.
Such experiences tend to concentrate more on being at one with nature. They allow us to enjoy more simple pleasures, such as spending time with our family and loved ones. They often, by their very nature, will have more of a concentration on some practicalities.
What can be better than building a campfire to spend time around and as the basis for cooking a meal? As such, camping trips allow us to feel a greater sense of fulfilment. They allow us to achieve and to take part in new adventures.
Most obviously, they can be seen as a starting point for more active pursuits. It's no coincidence that many camping enthusiasts also enjoy activities such as hiking, climbing and cycling. A love of the outdoors seems to be central to many peoples enjoyment.
What if you've not been camping before? The idea of the experience may well appeal to you but you may be worried that you don't know how to begin preparing. It's certainly the case that you will want to buy a few basic pieces of equipment and some accessories. It's totally possible to survive, however, without spending an enormous amount of money.
That's part of the whole ethos that surrounds camping holidays. They offer an enjoyable, basic, simple, budget holiday experience.