Camping is a great way to get in touch with nature; you can sleep under the stars, have a romantic campfire with your partner, or have a nice family outing – but camping has another side; sleeping on a smelly and uncomfortable sleeping bag on the hard ground, eating cold canned beans and getting the fire to start.
Some say that’s the appeal of camping but most just find it hard and uncomfortable so they cringe at the very thought of it. Nowadays, let’s just say that’s it has evolved into something new (and increasing in popularity!) called ‘Glamping’ otherwise known as: Glamorous Camping.
First, you’ll want to decide on where in the world you want to experience glamping, so check out the top 10 global glamping destinations here.
It’s all the nature fun that comes with camping minus the rough work, so here are 10 glamping tips for the perfect family holiday so that you can rough it out in the wild without actually having to rough it out:
1. Plan early
Camping like any vacation needs time to plan so you can make sure you have everything you’ll need like the accommodation and the equipment.
2. Less is more
The less work you do, the better the glamping experience. You can book ready to use accommodations that are fully equipped with bathrooms, kitchen facilities, and bedding.
This also applies when packing for your trip – less is more, so be sure to pack just the essentials! Here are some tips for travelling lightly.
3. Do your research
You need to know what you’ll be needing for your trip; does the accommodations have running water, toilets, electric sockets, cooking supplies and utensils? It’s better to be safe than sorry.
Once you have done your research, you can rest your mind knowing that you’re in for a great experience. We are certain that you will love Glamping as much as we do!
4. Set a budget
Glamping can be very expensive, so expect to spend more than you would on a regular camping trip. So set a budget for your trip for lodging, food, transportation, accessories and activities – don’t worry, it’s worth it!
Not all glamping lodging are equipped with electricity or Wi-Fi, so if you’re not able to live with them you should be willing to spend a little more for these modern “necessities”. Simply check with your glamping host before booking if you simply can’t do without city-life luxuries.
6. Spa time
You’re not exactly roughing it out when glamping, but that doesn’t mean you and your family can’t enjoy a spa treatment. There are some glamping sites that offer spa treatments like hydrotherapy, massages and therapeutic healing hot springs.
7. Remember the environment
Your getting in touch with nature so you should at least help preserve it right? So instead of the regular plastic bottles and toilet papers you should go for the bio-degradable bottles and environment friendly toilet paper to help save the environment.
8. Glamp with friends and family
Some things in life are a lot more enjoyable when doing it with your friends and family, and glamping is the perfect example. A lot of rent-able villas can occupy up to 8 people, and besides, if you travel with a lot of people, it will help you save money on transportation and lodging expenses.
9. Decorate your new temporary home
If you plan to be staying there for a while, why not make it look a lot more stylish and make you feel a lot more at home?
10. Never forget the essential stuff!
It sucks when you’re just settling into your campsite, and then suddenly remembering that you forgot to pack your toothbrush, Or feminine wash, or phone charger. Or your beer. You’re in the middle of nowhere; how are you even gonna get this stuff? So, don’t screw up your plans by making sure you pack your stuff days in advance. Make a checklist of all the things you are going to need before you get packing!