Going on a camping excursion in the near future? You are not alone. The popularity of camping in the United States continued to increase in 2017, with an overwhelming 46.95 million Americans reporting that they participated in the activity in the last 12 months. The rise in the number of individuals who choose to go camping might be attributed in part to the latest luxuries and accommodations for those who prefer a less traditional camping experience. Better known as “glamping,” more individuals are blending the tranquility of camping with modern convenience.
If you are looking to bring all of the comforts of home to your next camping trip, take a look at some of the best ways to prepare for “glamping.”
One of the most significant differences between true camping and glamping is the place you will sleep. If you’ve previously spent your camping trips in tiny tents, glamping gives you an excuse to upgrade. While definitions of glamping vary from person to person, all include some form of luxurious accommodations. Thinking about finally renting or buying your dream RV? Or renting that cabin in the woods? Now is the time to do so! During your trip, you’ll be able to enjoy modern conveniences such as showers, a refrigerator, running water, and a stove.
Essentials for comfort and convenience
Before packing your camping backpack or daypack, be sure to consider all of the things that will make your trip as comfortable as possible. First, be sure to pack sunscreen, bug spray, and all of your other essential personal care products. Next, decide what types of entertainment items you’d like. Bring your favorite board games, outdoor games, and even DVDs or electronic devices. While everyone will have different preferences, think about bringing additional pillows, blankets, space heaters or portable air conditioning, and more.
Food and beverage
If you’re looking to skip conventional camping foods for at least a few days of your trip, start planning the recipes you’d like to make during your stay. Since your accommodations will likely include a fridge, feel free to bring perishable items that you wouldn’t be able to bring on a traditional camping trip. Looking for an even more luxurious experience? As an alternative to cooking, search for area restaurants that you can visit during your adventure. On the other hand, if you are planning on cooking for a group, consider bringing a propane burner along for tasty soups and stews without the mess of a fire."
Make your next camping excursion a little more cozy
Whether you’re new to the concept or not, glamping can be a fun way to experience camping in a comfortable way. Even if you have preferred traditional camping, including modern conveniences is a nice way to make your adventure feel a little more relaxed and enjoyable.