Camping can be a fun experience when you know what you are doing, and it can be fun when it is a new experience too. Sometimes, the rough and gritty aspects of camping might not be for us, and that is okay too. Not everyone wants to use a sleeping bag in a tent, out in the woods, or rough it without access to the supplies we need.
Thankfully, glamping is the new trend for enjoying the fun of the outdoors, without having to trek deep into the woods and risk our safety. If you want to enjoy the outdoors, with some of the comforts of your home life, then check out how you can go glamping too!
Camping in a van used to be seen as a hippy movement activity, but almost 50 years later, van camping is alive and well. It is being enjoyed by more people than ever because it offers the freedom of camping and enjoying the outdoors, but still allowing you to feel comfortable. Van camping is definitely a good way to go glamping because you can hook up your technology and bring your phone, laptop, or a TV to your car’s battery. You can set up a nice, comfy bed and even use kitchen appliances inside the van too! If this does not scream camping in style, I do not know what is.
When most people think of resorts they picture a luxurious, all inclusive beach hotel. Well, that might be true, but it is nowhere near a glamping experience. Camping resorts are a good way to go glamping. The Wigwam Holidays camping resort gives visitors the joys of getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life and allowing them to get the fresh air they want, while giving them individual camping huts. This is a good alternative to the camping experience because you are enjoying that good getaway in nature, but you still get to keep the comforts of home with your private bunks for you and/or a partner. They offer good community feelings too, so you get to enjoy your camping with others in a comfortable way.
Similar to a camping resort, but with more emphasis on camping, you can rent a plot of land at a camping park. Most camping parks are regional, and even national parks, but they allow you to rent a little plot of land that you can claim as your own. These camping sites can be a little more of the “roughing it” part of camping but they are also pretty easily accessible and you will not feel like you are on your own out in the woods. These sites are usually in close proximity to other campers who are getting a good in between of glamping and traditional camping.
Similar to a resort, you can make friends easily and make this a social glamping experience. Consider bringing some drinking games or social activities (remember to read if this is legal in your area or camping destination) so you can get the most out of your camping neighbors.
Tents and Mattresses
If you are camping out at a park or on your own, you can also make the best of the situation. The best possible way to do this is by bringing a tent bigger than you need. These tents are usually made for 4 people, but with 1 or 2, you can maximize the extra space. Bring a comfy air mattress, extra pillows and extra blankets to make the tent feel like a cozy little space just for you. Another way to turn a camp site into a glamping site is by creating little stations around your space. One for breakfast, one for entertainment and anything else you would like to have in the comfort of your home can most likely be made for your personal spot.
Camping is fun, but trekking through the woods and dealing with bugs or other natural obstacles is not for everyone. Luckily, glamping is a thing, and an enjoyable one at that. Glamping is like camping, but a more ‘glamorous’ one, with more of the comfort, amenities, and luxury of home. Glamping can be done almost anywhere too. Whether you are in a camper van, at a camping resort, or using a camping site, you can make the best out of it by improving your situation with comfortable sleeping material and adding little things like blankets or games. Glamping is a great way to enjoy the comforts of home and the outdoor camping experience. Bring a comfy air mattress, extra pillows and extra blankets to make the tent feel like a cozy little space just for you.