Now we’re not about stereotyping around here so this is not a post suggesting that women don’t know how to rough it, but for those of us that would rather stick a rusty nail in your arm than go camping, this one is for you. One of the latest travel crazes around is what is known as “glamping,” which is simply a shorter way to say camping but with glamour, in other words enjoying the great outdoors without sacrificing on your home comforts. There are number of brilliant ways to go glamping and here are but a few of our favourites.
Tipi’s a Treat
In terms of glamming up the camping experience, the tipi first burst onto the scene in a mainstream way at festivals like Glastonbury. For those prepared to pay the extra staying in a tipi rather than a your bog standard two man tent, staying in a tipi is definitely a step in the right direction. Still much like camping but with far more space and the ability to stand up in your accommodation rather than crawl, it keeps you in touch with the camping experience at the same time as offering that little bit more comfort.
Yurts you’ll love
Yurts are a whole new level in the glamping experience, staying in a yurt can feel no different than a stay in a luxury hotel. The main difference is that when you draw back your door, your amidst nature rather than looking down a hotel corridor. The main plus to a yurt is that most come equipped with beds and furniture. The lack of a comfortable bed is often the main reason that people avoid camping but staying in a yurt definitely gives you the best of both worlds.
Caravan of Love
The ultimate glamping experience has to be the beloved caravan. You can either stay in your own that goes with you on the road or book yourself into a static caravan for the height in luxury. With a caravan you truly can take the kitchen sink with you when you go and worrying about how much to pack can become a thing of the past. With caravan parks available all of Europe, camping in style AKA glamping is a the best way to see the best nature on offer.
Not only the ultimate combination of luxury accommodation and being at one with nature, but also the perfect way to relive your youth or if you weren’t lucky enough to have a treehouse which, let’s face it, many of us weren’t, then the perfect way to live out this childhood fantasy. A head for heights is all that is needed and the great thing about this trend is that it has gone global so treehouse holidays can be found as far flung as Peru and as close to home as Somerset.