Have you ever camped out at night on a beach without a tent? If you haven’t, you’re definitely missing out. All of my most memorable camping trips in the Philippines involved a night on the beach—always without a tent. Once you’re away from the bigger towns and cities and camping out on a deserted island beach, you’ll feel like you want to learn more about astronomy when you stare up at the stars on a beach night. It’s even been so clear on some nights that I’ve seen actual satellites passing by overhead on a beach night in the Philippines.