I camped in an Airstream, now I’m convinced you have to

WASHINGTON — The average American spends 93 percent of their life indoors. In fact, we’re more susceptible to wintertime colds and flus because of it. Cold weather doesn’t trigger illness, we’re just more susceptible to germs when we’re cooped up inside together. So if getting outside boosts your mood and actually keeps us healthier, what’s stopping us?

If you haven’t been camping in the last six months, consider this your sign to book your trip to your nearest park and get away from it all. If you’re in the stunning Texas Hill Country, check out Lake Bastrop North Shore Park, about an hour west of Austin. I recently spent the night in their brand new Airstream trailers. That camping trip convinced me that there is no perfect time for camping. Waiting for the stars to align means you’ll never get outside. So here are my three best reasons should book a camping trip soon, and why, if you live in Texas, Lake Bastrop North Shore Park should be the first place you check.

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Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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