I love camping in really remote places.

I think the reason for this is related to two things.

One, I have a pretty hardcore type-A, driven personality, and I have a strong need (a drive) for contrast. Quiet and not feeling like I have to do anything provide that contrast. It’s unnerving for the first few hours, or days even. But then it’s a pretty incredible feeling.

Two, I’m generally pretty introverted and enjoy turning everything off from time to time to heal and recover from over-stimulation. I’m pretty sensitive and overwhelmed by noise, people, machines, traffic, paperwork, clutter. Going the opposite direction from all of those things is something I crave more often than I’m willing to admit.