With the end of COVID-19’s second year approaching, everyone is eager to go out of the house, board a train, and do something interesting and unusual. Unfortunately, polls, travel experts, and common sense do not agree with us. People are looking at some safer routes till that happens and “regular” travel resumes. For example, the most popular trends right now are staying in separate housing, spending time in nature, and starting on the time-honored custom of taking a driving road trip.
Glamping – a combination of “glamorous” and “camping” – is a relatively new notion in the United States, but it has managed to rewrite the laws of outdoor activities. Simply replace sleeping bags with exquisite Egyptian cotton bedding and a far-flung farmer’s field with a ‘chic’ set up at the back of an Elks Lodge to get an idea of what we were talking about.
The Basics Of Glamping
So, before we dive into our beginner’s glamping guide, let’s see if this is the right fit for you. Raise your hand if you enjoy the outdoors and the concept of sustainable travel but have never been a “camper.” Perhaps you don’t have any camping equipment or are afraid of pitching a real tent. If you prefer sipping your glass of wine in a comfortable Adirondack chair outside of a yurt campsite than roughing it in the woods for a weekend, glamping may be for you. It allows visitors to “be one” with nature while maintaining their comfort.
Glamping Is Eco-Friendly
Glamping not only immerses you in nature, but it also aids in its preservation. For starters, you will have a greater respect for nature. Second, glamping is an environmentally friendly pastime in and of itself. The lodges are all low-cost, largely repurposed or upcycled living spaces. The cost of heating and electricity is cheaper than in current construction, owing to the utilization of solar or wind power.
Whether you choose a fully-furnished, fully-stocked glampsite or a do-it-yourself glamping excursion, the goods you should carry for your next glamping trip will depend on your preferences. The first option is ideal for a hands-off approach, as it only requires you to bring hygiene, clothing, shoes, and accessories.
Where To Glamping
Your glamping vacation’s location can make or ruin it. Nonetheless, Glampsites may now be found all over the world, ranging from a few ‘glamping-style’ lodges crowded together on a campsite to a sprawling, natural site offering a private and secluded glamping experience. So, how do you go about finding the ideal match?
Glamping Is Convenient
For other folks, being crammed into a tent, cooking over an open fire, using less-than-ideal facilities, and dealing with buzzing, swarming, creeping, crawling animals are all no-nos. Glamping allows you to sleep in a real bed, cook in a full kitchen, and take use of power showers and en suite bathrooms. Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and hot tubs are all available in some of the rooms.
That’s all there is to it! As you can see, glamping is now quite accessible and takes no prior knowledge to enjoy Mother Nature in elegance. Hopefully, our glamping beginner’s guide has inspired you to start making plans for your next adventure!