If you’ve never heard of glamping then you’re missing out! For those who love camping but hate wrestling with a sleeping bag, then glamping is your solution. Combine glamor and camping and yes, you get ‘Glamping’. Why rough it when you can rock it? Here are the tops reasons why you need to go glamping for your next vacation:
#1 It’s All About Location!
One of the benefits of glamping is, like camping, you can get up close and personal with the very best that nature has to offer. When you’re tucked away in a resort or hotel, you don’t get to smell the air, hear the birdsong or gaze at the stars the way you can when you’re camping. Glamping locations can be found in forests, right on the beach, sitting on a lakeside or up in the cool mountains. Step right out into glorious landscapes without needing to be bussed there.
#2 Total Comfort
Love the outdoors but can’t bear to sleep on the ground? No more sleeping bag fights when you go glamping – you get to sleep in real beds, most likely with luxury Egyptian Cotton sheets! Soft rugs underfoot, private toilet and shower facilities and a helpfully equipped kitchen area are all supplied for your ultimate relaxation and comfort. Leaving you free to explore the great outdoors knowing you have some super accommodation waiting for you at the end of the day.
#3 Save Money
Glamping can work out far cheaper than staying in a hotel. This is especially true for large families or groups who will pay a small fortune for multiple room bookings. The advantage of glamping is that there are many different types of accommodation available from wigwams to lodges, with many sleeping way more people than a hotel room.
#4 No Prior Knowledge Needed
Many people get put off camping as they feel they don’t know enough to do it right. How to start a campfire? How to cook over said fire if I ever master the art? With glamping, you don’t need to know any bush craft skills at all, not one! It’s like a home from home but out in the wilderness – with a stove and cutlery, a kettle and dishes – so you don’t have to live like someone from ‘Survivor’.
#5 Quality Time
Glamping is nowhere near as much hard work as camping so you’ll have more time to spend with those you love. Engaging in activities in the great outdoors can bring you closer together as there are less distractions than you would find in a resort or hotel environment. Sitting out under the stars is the perfect time to relax, share some fun and reconnect as a family or couple.
#6 A More Cultural Experience
Glamping is better for experiencing local culture. You’re closer to nature and to the local community. Sometime resort vacations can put you in a tourist bubble and you never really get a feel for the culture of the place you visited. From yurts to treehouses, glamping lets you immerse yourself into an experience while directly supporting the local economy as opposed to an international hotel chain.
#7 Big Skies
One of the most beautiful and romantic things about glamping is that getting away from the bright lights of the big cities, you find big skies instead. Some glamping accommodation features a clear roof so you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own bed to engage in a bit of stargazing! Imagine lying out under a huge black sky so clear that you can see constellations galore and the depths of our galaxy.
#8 Go Green!
If concerns about the environment are important and you want to practice sustainable tourism then you’ll be pleased to know that glamping is a low impact activity. Most glamping sites are constructed from reused or upcycled living accommodation and supply their power through solar or wind energy.
#9 Travel Lite
When you go camping you need to take all kinds of equipment with you such as tents, sleeping bags, cooking appliances, food and various tools. When you go glamping, all you need to concentrate on is packing your clothes and whatever fun stuff you want to take along for your vacation. Enjoy more, pack less!
#10 Stay Longer
Whilst it doesn’t happen every time, many a camping trip has been cut short through bad weather, leaking tents, injury or just plain old discomfort. Why risk it when you don’t have to, especially if you’re vacationing with children? With glamping, you can rest assured that the warmth, comfort and luxurious surroundings will mean you get to enjoy your full trip and probably won’t want to leave!