Hmmmm. We are close, but I'm an awful source for camping advice nearby
In fact, I'm kind of the opposite of a snowbird. I chase cooler weather!
This time of year is easy though. It's fantastic all along the Gulf Coast. So from South Padre to Pensacola......hard to go wrong.
During the summer months I head north for elevation. The Rockies, Tetons, Bitterroots.........
Having said all that, I'd probably get my skills sharpened simply by sampling all the various kinds of camping first. See what you guys like and dislike about each. National Parks vs State Parks vs Private Parks vs Boondocking.
Woods, Ocean Front, Desert, Luxury........
There's so much to explore.
I gotta admit I'm built for the RV lifestyle. I can hit the road on a motorcycle with tents, a light truck with my teardrop, or the full on TT with all the luxuries of home. (I in fact do now live in my Aerolite)
See? I'm no help.