You don't have to travel to an exotic land or make reservations at a fancy hotel to take your family on an overnight getaway once the weekend rolls around. There's plenty of adventure to be had just beyond your back door!

Grab a tent, roll up your sleeping bags and head out into the backyard for an overnight “staycation" — and a whole lot of fun.

Backyard camping is a great way for you and your child to enjoy all the fun of an authentic camping trip combined with the little luxuries of home. This means no more long walks to the restroom, no unexpected visits from bears and, if Mother Nature decides not to cooperate, you're only a few steps away from a warm, dry bed.

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Once you pack up your staycation campsite, be sure to check back with Wonderopolis. Tomorrow, we’re bringing you a wonder that is for the birds.