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Is Glamping the New Camping for the Rich and Famous?

The new world of camping.


Glamping has become one of the latest buzzwords in the travel world. More and more people are skeptical of staying in hotel rooms of busy and crowded tourist locations. According to the latest surveys, travelers are more interested in an experience than just spending their money on expensive hotel rooms. Outdoor activities like camping and RV travel have been the choice for people who want to stay away from crowded tourist destinations. But the glamping experience has become addictive for people who like outdoor activities but prefer to do them without compromising on their luxurious lifestyle.

Glamping is not a new concept. It has been in existence since the times of Genghis Khan. However, modern-day glamping meant staying in luxurious tents until the last few years. Now there are options of staying at the most expensive and luxurious accommodations in magnificent locations to enjoy all the thrills of an outdoor setting. It is not surprising that the glamping experience has caught the attention of the rich and the famous for camping on steroids.

What Makes Glamping Better Than Camping?

The experience of glamping ensures that you won’t have to compromise on your comfort. Although there are no hard and fast rules, and you can choose to semi-rough it, but a glamping resort can extend luxuries that you may find it hard to say no to. Glamping service providers offer an array of luxurious facilities, such as private spas, gourmet dining, and several other features. They also facilitate several outdoor activities, such as:

  • Fly fishing
  • Hiking trails
  • Rock climbing
  • Canoeing
  • River rafting
  • Dirt biking
  • Horseback riding
  • Flight adventures

The list of adventures will depend on the location of the glamping resort. You can also enjoy the classic camping activities, such as campfire, roasting marshmallows, and campfire cooking.

Glamping Options

There are quite a few ways to indulge in glamping.

All-Inclusive Glamping

All-inclusive glamping experience can be the most expensive, but it also ensures that you don’t have to worry about anything. All you need to do is to show up, and your glamping service provider will take care of the rest. You can choose the activities you want to indulge in beforehand, and they would get included in your glamping experience.

Glamping Rentals

Glamping rentals are similar to vacation rentals, but you can choose between tents, lodges, homes, trailers, tiny houses, and several others depending on your budget. They often have a wide range of options for outdoor activities, depending on their location.

DIY Glamping

If you are ready to deal with the pain of arranging things yourself, DIY glamping can also be an option. But you may need a state of the art RV or a mobile luxury tiny house for that. Outdoor stores these days offer a range of camp accessories that you can buy to enhance your glamping experience.

What Makes Glamping Different?

Several factors make glamping a far better experience than camping. That will depend on the facilities that you have chosen for your glamping experience. These are some of those factors.

A Cozy Bed

The first and foremost difference is that you don’t have to lie on the ground after a day of exhausting outdoor activities. You can have a cozy and luxurious bed to sleep in after a long day of fun and adventure. But be warned, you may find it hard to get out of bed the next morning.

Touches of Home

Glamping accommodations can also become your home away from home. You can find side tables, soft rugs, fresh flowers, and other decorative touches in your room. These features can make a lot of difference to your glamping experience.

A Well-Lit Space

You won’t have to rely on battery-powered, tiny lights to read your favorite book inside your small tent. Glamping accommodations have well lit indoor and outdoor spaces so you can enjoy your favorite activity in a well-lit environment. With all the lights around, you won’t have to worry about your security.

Secure Walls

Speaking of security, you won’t have to worry about tiny, fragile tents that can get ripped or blown away easily. Even the glamping tents are sturdy enough to endure the worst of weather. You also won’t have to worry about wild animals sneaking into your tent.

Gourmet Meals

While glamping, you won’t have to survive on stale and packed food or half-burnt sausages. You would have the best chefs ready to cook the most delicious meals for you with the freshest of ingredients. Glamping meals can make you wish that you had two mouths and a bigger stomach.


Outdoor activities and adventures may not be for everybody in your group. For those who prefer to stay indoors, glamping can provide endless entertainment options for them. They can enjoy their favorite movie or listen to their favorite music. Glamping resorts often have sports facilities, spas, swimming pools, and all the facilities present in luxury hotels.

So what are you waiting for? Plan your next glamping adventure right away, and enjoy your camping activities like the rich and the famous do.


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