June is National Camping Month! While I see no need to contain my joy for camping to one month, I'm glad there's an organized effort to promote how much fun you can have traveling and exploring this way.

I'm partnering with my friends at Bretz RV & Marine to share some ideas celebrating and strengthening your love of camping and the great outdoors. (Bretz has some great giveaways this month to celebrate, too, so be sure to check out their website.)

1) Cute camping decor. I found these at Dillard's. (If you're more of an online shopper, check out these and these on Amazon!)

Charene Herrera

2) Make sure you have all your essential gear. This might not sound like a party, but forgetting something important or not being able to find it in a disorganized pack sure will ruin your party later. My top three things to have in your pack are navigation, sun protection and layers ... of course that is beside the need for food and water.

3) Learn a new "camping" hack. Even staying in a camper you can find yourself needing some fire starter, like this simple one you can make yourself.

4) Frame or make canvas prints of your favorite nature pics.

Here are some of mine:

The Great Outdoors

5) Think about trading up your RV. Bretz RV & Marine has an excellent program "that allows you to upgrade your used RV for a new RV with the same or similar payment," according to its website. Learn more here.

Here are some great options on Bretz' Missoula lot right now:

The 2019 Coachmen Freelander 26DS reflects the Freelander mantra to "provide more factory installed features than anyone else, unparalleled value and reliable design and quality at an affordable price," according to Bretz' website.

Bretz RV & Marine
Brezt RV & Marine

The 2019 Entegra Esteem 26X boasts an amazing galley kitchen and a 13-foot electric awning so you can enjoy the outdoors with a little more comfort.

Bretz RV & Marine

The 2019 Keystone Montana 3820FK really maximizes the space from the bump-outs. Check out the floor plan:

Bretz RV & Marine

And, of course, you'll want to check out their biggest promotion: