Camping and Campfires; Where ‘Social’ Began

Picture this: you’re wrapped up in a blanket, roasting marshmallows over a picture-perfect campfire, watching the sparks dance up into the air as your cheeks glow with the heat. Ah, now that’s what camping is all about.

Arguably, one of the best parts about camping is wrapping up the days’ adventures by gathering around the warm glow of a campfire. Spending time with your family, friends and loved ones, discussing the day you just shared together, the days that are to come and reminiscing on favorite memories.

Before there were blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, there were campfires. Instead of pressing a button to “share” memories, you were instantaneously sharing stories, creating memories and enjoying life’s moments actually in the moment – something that doesn’t happen as often as it should anymore.

In a world where we’re now so absorbed in connecting to the WiFi and loading everyone’s stories to see what the world is up to, we oftentimes forget to enjoy exactly what it is that we’re up to. But there’s really no better place to unplug from the world than a camping trip. Forget the outside world if only for a moment to sit around a campfire and enjoy real social time, not social media.

The best kind of memories are the ones that cannot be recreated. Why take away from the specialness of these moments by forcing technology into them? The best way to make your memories last is to actually be in the moment.

Life isn’t about sharing moments, it’s about experiencing them. Sitting around the warm glow of a blazing campfire is a picture-perfect setting to throw away your cares of everyday life and become one with nature, enjoying time, stories and memories with the people you care about.

Beautiful locations, beautiful people, beautiful memories…if it weren’t for all of that, there’d be nothing to post on social media anyways, right? So instead of buying into the social media frenzy, dive in headfirst into the original world of social – which can only be experienced by living in the moment.

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