Camping has its charm, for sure, and numerous people love to go camping on a regular basis as part of their yearly breaks and holidays. The joys of camping are enormous, but one thing that makes it truly special and unique is the chance to be one with nature, even for just a few days.
But there is a different form of camping – a ‘better’ form of camping, for want of another word – that allows you to bask in nature while still relishing various comforts, such as a warm bed, a cosy terrace or patio, a nice kitchen, and the like.
This ‘better’ form of camping is called glamping, and you may have already heard about it. But if you are interested in a glamping adventure, what can you really expect with glamping?
Here, your top questions are answered.
The differences between glamping and camping
In the 70s, camping took on a whole new level of popularity as families decided to bring their brood to the forest, woods, lakes, and mountains and enjoy an adventure while in the midst of nature.
The idea behind camping is simple: to take a break from city life and immerse oneself in nature, leaving behind everyday comforts. But for some people, this idea can be too extreme, especially if one has got used to some modern comforts and certain living standards.
We’re talking, of course, about bathrooms with running water, comfortable beds and bed linen, delicious food, and not having to deal with a plethora of insects while trying to sleep on the hard and cold ground. This is where glamping comes in.
Glamping gives you the modern comforts you have got used to while still enabling you to enjoy the benefits of nature. Glamping often comes with great accommodation, beautiful facilities, and other luxurious elements that go far beyond what camping has to offer.
What can you expect with glamping today?
The emergence of glamping was gradual, and people soon started seeing it in various locations around the globe – in safaris in Africa, in the Arabian desert, on the tropical beaches of Thailand and India, and even in the iconic English countryside.
If you were to stay in a glamping tent (and there are now many luxury tents for sale which can give you the comforts you are seeking), you could expect a trumped-up version of a standard tent, and these often come as safari tents, comfy tipi huts, yurts (circular tents which are more spacious than your standard tent) and more. Most of these glamping tents will feature comfortable bedding and bathrooms, and you can even decorate them as you see fit.
One other great aspect about glamping is that it costs less than a stay at a hotel, but you’re still getting the modern creature comforts you want to make your stay stress- and hassle-free. But rather than being cooped up in a hotel room, you’re surrounded by nature and can simply step out and bask in the fresh air as soon as you wake up. Glamping allows you to enjoy the best aspects of camping – a warm campfire, marshmallows on sticks, great conversations around the fire, and watching sunrises and sunsets while enjoying a hot cup of tea or coffee – without the headaches and discomfort.