Glamping is a portmanteau, a new word coined from the combination of two words: glamorous camping. This new concept was introduced fairly recently, and has since redefined the meaning of staying in the great outdoors. In recent years, the concept of glamping has spread worldwide, with glamping camps set up in many countries of the world.
Glamping takes the concept of “roughing it out” in camping and changed it, adding convenience and effortlessness to the mix. In essence, glamping is still camping, but made better and easier.
There are various types of glamping edifices available. There’s your regular tent, made special with various amenities not usually seen in traditional camping, then there are also glamping organizations that have built tree houses, yurts, tipis, nature lodges, barns, huts, igloos, and many more.
Why should you try glamping? Here are 8 reasons why glamping is a good idea for your next holiday. Just make sure you plan well and prepare for a safe travel.
- You get to soak in nature
Glamping activities are set amidst natural surroundings. Glamping participants get to appreciate the beauty of the forest, open fields, or the seaside, or even both. This all depends on where the site is located. The best thing about it is that glamping sites could be set up anywhere, as long as they have the proper permits. With glamping, participants experience nature and are able to relax and get away from the bustle of the city.
- You are comfortable amidst strange surroundings.
One of the reasons why some people do not like traditional camping is because people are placed in alien surroundings, in places that they are not used to. Although most people like the idea of camping, they also like to enjoy the usual amenities that their own home provides. Glamping facilities include modern toilet, fans, and beds. Glamping tents are set up in such a way that they could be a home away from home for the participants.
- Fresh, healthy meals are served
Glamping sites usually serve organic food products, naturally sourced from the surroundings or purchased from a local, sustainable producer. Too much of our food these days are processed, and glamping is an opportunity to eat fresh, healthy meals served amidst a beautiful natural setting.
- It is eco-friendly.
Most glamping sites use repurposed materials and the organizers exercise responsible and sustainable activities, in response to Mother Nature’s call to care for and protect the environment. Some examples of eco-friendly initiatives are the use of a fresh water source, using solar power, and foraging for food.
- Different adventures and experiences await glampers
Since glamping sites are set up in various locations, there are many opportunities to participate in exciting activities such as swimming, white water rafting, animal watching, hiking, foraging, biking, and many more.
- Great bonding moments with friends
Glamping creates an atmosphere of togetherness and camaraderie, thereby strengthening the bond of friends and even developing new friendships.
- Learning new skills
Glamping activities include learning new skills such as crafts, sewing, cooking, and many others. Glamping is a great opportunity to expose your hidden talents.
- It is an unforgettable and unique experience.
Glamping is a new thing, and its novelty is one of the reasons why it has spread like wildfire. Many people consider glamping to be a fun and unique experience, something that they will not forget for a long time.
Many people say that it is just a trend, but with the overwhelming number of people embracing it, glamping has become a way of life, and an alternative to traditional camping. Suffice it to say, glamping is here to stay.