Camping News

4 Fun & Easy Meals to Make While Camping

By james.campbell@madwire.com / August 23, 2021

When planning a trip to an outdoor resort or a campground, meal prep could be one of your main concerns. You can always prepare meals from scratch, but it can be stressful to spend too much time over the stove pod when other family members are having fun doing various resort activities. Whether you’re staying…

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Planning Your Camping Activities With Your Dog

By james.campbell@madwire.com / August 23, 2021

Camping provides a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. You may not be the only one tired of the daily grind — your pup may also be itching to go on an adventure. Fortunately, places like Mystic Quarry in San Antonio welcome four-legged family campers in some of their tiny vacation…

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A father and daughter grilling at Mystic Quarry.

Relaxing While Camping With Kids — You Can! Here’s How

By james.campbell@madwire.com / August 23, 2021

Disconnecting from daily life and bringing the kids on a camping trip may sound fun, but it can be stressful to parents. Screaming and bickering could happen while you’re doing last-minute packing. Making plans ahead, like opting for glamorous camping rather than pitching a tent, when staying at a place like Mystic Quarry in San…

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Hiking Safety Tips — Know Before You Go

By james.campbell@madwire.com / August 23, 2021

Hiking on natural trails can be invigorating, but it can be risky if you’re not prepared. Nature can be unpredictable, so it pays to make as much preparation as you can to stay safe. Camping and glamorous camping destinations like Mystic Quarry in San Antonio take the necessary steps to ensure the safety of all…

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A woman outside of a Mystic Quarry tiny home with her truck packed with camping gear.

Camping Packing Like a Pro

By james.campbell@madwire.com / August 23, 2021

Planning a camping trip in Texas, even when you booked a glamping pod or a spot on an RV resort at Mystic Quarry in San Antonio, still means packing your stuff. Packing and unpacking could be challenging when you have kids, but it doesn’t have to be.  Here are some tips to make packing less…

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Maximize Your Camping Experience With Meditation (And, Other Reflective Activity Ideas)

By james.campbell@madwire.com / August 23, 2021

Camping may evoke physical activities like hiking, trekking, or swimming, but you can take camping trips to a new level by introducing meditation. When you’re surrounded by natural landscapes, it’s easier to enter a state of mindfulness and connect with the environment. So, when you book with Mystic Quarry in San Antonio, enrich your weekend…

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An older woman drinking a glass of white wine while laying in a hammock at Mystic Quarry.

Is Camping the Secret to Better Mental Health? (Spoiler Alert — Yes!)

By james.campbell@madwire.com / August 23, 2021

Green spaces have been growing in urban destinations. Aside from reducing pollution and improved thermal insulation, urban ecosystems improve the quality of life. Many studies suggest spending more time in gorgeous natural areas like the Canyon Lake in San Antonio can improve your mental health.  Whether you’re pitching a tent, bringing an RV, or glamping…

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Unplug to Recharge — Weekend Camping Revitalizes Your Soul

By james.campbell@madwire.com / August 23, 2021

Bathing in the morning sunshine in the middle of the woods and hearing chirping sounds in the morning instead of the hustle and bustle of the city could be what your body needs to stay in top shape. In San Antonio, you can do all these things at Mystic Quarry — a glamorous camping destination…

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People laughing and having a good time.

Why Summer 2021 Is the Summer of Camping

By james.campbell@madwire.com / August 23, 2021

After being cooped up at home because of the pandemic, everyone wants a break. Even with vaccines available, there are still social restrictions, but at least now you may go camping. Following health protocols is still a must, but it starts to give us some sense of normalcy.  If you’re up for a trip in…

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Multi-generational guests in front of a Mystic Quarry tipi.

Get Together, Get Out — Strengthening Bonds With Camping

By james.campbell@madwire.com / August 23, 2021

Heading out of your home to go camping provides an opportunity for families to take time off from their daily routines to focus on each other.  During camping trips, you have to work together and rely on each other to make things work – from pitching a tent to cooking food, and unpacking stuff. In…

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