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What is Glamping?

September 18 , 2018

We all know what it means to go camping, humanity has been doing it since the beginning of time! Glamping on the other hand, is “glamorous camping,” taking outdoor living to the next level. If you’re not a fan of roughing it, and prefer to sleep in an elevated camper instead of a tent, you just might be a glamper. Essentially, you’ll be camping in style, you don’t have to do without your favorite pillow or leave your hobbies at home.

Expect to be More Comfortable Than Your Average Camper

Forget bearing the cold, harsh winter winds in a flimsy sleeping bag and a questionable tent! Bring a blow up mattress and some nice blankets that you don’t mind getting getting a little dirty. Go all out, use softer sheets, a comforter, and your favorite pair of PJ’s. Bring battery-powered scented “candles” and set them around your camp area.

If you’ve never been glamping, there are rentals available with all kinds of fun perks, but you can do them yourself, too.

Make it Feel Like Home

When you move into a new place, you do whatever is possible to make it feel less barren and more cozy. Simple things like decorative woven rugs made from recycled t-shirts are a cute and comfortable addition to your “outdoor” living space. If you want to make it really special, set up a “living room” with hammocks and put your “fireplace” right in the middle. Fire up some s’mores and enjoy the ambiance.

Don’t Stop at S’mores

While you can keep the traditional itinerary of hot dogs and other basic camping foods, it doesn’t mean that you have to! Cast-iron pans are great for cinnamon rolls, pancakes, eggs, and other gourmet breakfast meals. Not to mention, you could also cook easy meals for lunch and dinner like mac and cheese, chili, and grilled cheese with fresh basil and sundried tomatoes.

Set Up a “Sink”

We probably go to our kitchen sink at least 50 times a day for one reason or another, and it’s no different when glamping. Set up a table with rinse water, a bowl, hand sanitizer, water bottles, and even a charging port. You can find portable phone charges in just about any electronic store. Just juice it up before you head out so you never have to worry about losing contact with the outside world.

Additionally, set up some games on the side of your “sink” so that campers can wash their hands after finishing a meal, and work on a puzzle. Or, they could play Jenga, read a book, draw pictures, color, and the options are endless!

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