I was watching the Real Housewives of Orange County the other evening when they showed an episode with the ladies go “Glamping” and I thought to myself, “what in the world is “Glamping?!”
Apparently, “glamping” is when you go camping…but you don’t really “rough it.” You enjoy the great outdoors, but you haveÃ‚Â amenities….like the ability to call someone up to light your campfire for you.
Where can I sign up?
And who can teach me how to make my hair look this cute when I go?
When I saw this episode, I thought, this looks like a fantastic idea for a girls weekend away or a way to appease the husband’s need to be one with nature and my need to have four solid walls between me and nature while I sleep.
So, with that in mind, I had to do some research to find out what is really out there in the way of Glamping resources – and would you know, there are websites dedicated just to the idea of glamping?
Exhibit A: GoGlamping.net
Their site is the:
leading luxury camping directory where you will find yurts, tipis, safari tents, airstream caravans and more
You might be asking yourself (I was) what is a yurt? Well folks…it is a tent. But one that is on a platform and much sturdier than a traditional tent – making it a glamping-worthy and one that I would be willing to sleep in.
Exhibit B: GlampingHub.comÃ‚Â
This is another site that offers searchable areas around the world and within the United States and Canada for camping that is a little less than traditional.
Now don’t get me wrong, these are not necessarily the four-seasons. You’re not roughing it, but these aren’t all posh either. It’s a niceÃ‚Â compromiseÃ‚Â if you’re like me and you can’t hack it sleeping on the ground with nature. It might be a way to get out and be one with nature but still have the comforts of four walls between you and that nature.
What do you think about the idea of glamping? Would you take a trip with the girls or head out with your significant other?Ã‚Â
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