BY: ZOE MELNYK
It seems like there is a positive correlation between my rising tuition costs and my undeniable need for an adventure.
It probably has something to do with the fact that I am almost always either at work, doing work, or in class. Somehow when payday rolls around and I eagerly check my bank account, I’m still as broke as ever.
How does this happen, where does my money go?
Oh that’s right. Groceries, bills, food, food, and more food. I kept a diary to keep track of how much money I spent, and it was horrifying. I still recommend it, but maybe when you tally up your score at the end of the month, you should keep a bottle of wine next to the calculator.
The point is, since I recently discovered that I’ll be staying in Toronto next summer with occasional visits back to good ol’ Michigan, I thought, I at least need to go on some sort of excursion. One that I can actually afford without pulling my hair out.
I thought back to two summers ago when I took possibly the most disastrous trip of any trip that anyone has ever been on. Seriously. What was meant to be a fun camping trip in North Carolina turned into one of the most misleading adventures of my entire life. And it was amazing.
What started it all was the idea to camp for free on top of Max Patch, North Carolina. And that’s what brought me here.
Where else can I camp for free in a desirable destination?
If none of these campsites are close enough or they don’t suit your fancy, there are literally thousands of other campsites that you can find here.