Do you love the outdoors but can’t imagine sleeping without the comforts of home? Then glamping is for you. A luxurious take on camping, glamping brings many of the amenities of city life to the backcountry. This has become such a popular getaway lately. Here are some tips to prepare for your next adventure.
Many different websites allow you to browse glamping options throughout the US. You can choose from teepees, large safari tents, treehouses, yurts and cabins. These options are all trendy, so become familiar with how far out reservations are released. It’s not uncommon for locations to book up as far as six months to a year in advance. Websites list the amenities provided, show pictures and give you an idea of how secluded the area is. Many of these glamping sites offer pillow-top mattresses, cooking stoves and showers, so decide how glamorous you want your vacation to be and search for those items specifically.
Once you know your location and date, you can review the weather expectations for your trip. Even if heating or fans are an amenity you seek out, always bring an extra layer such as a jacket or coat to prepare for any weather changes. Evenings in the wilderness are sometimes chilly. Since you won’t have access to laundry facilities, be sure to include extra pairs of your necessities such as your Lulalu bras, socks and bathing suits. Include shoes that can hold up to hiking, an outfit for canoeing or fishing, and an extra sweatshirt for the campfire at night. Keep in mind, if your location is a hike-in and not located adjacent to the parking area, you have to carry in all your items, so pack wisely.
Even if your destination includes bedding, it’s always a good idea to bring your own. These give you an extra layer if you are cold or a touch of home comfort for sleeping. Everyone’s opinion of luxury is different so having your own bedding guarantees you relax comfortably. It’s also a good idea to bring extra towels, too. Things get dropped, muddied, or don’t dry quick enough when you are in the wilderness. Having extra towels ensures you and your belongings stay dry.
If you choose a Glamping package that does not include meals…..It is good to know that not every glamping option includes a small refrigerator, but if yours does, you are in luck. This makes packing perishables, such as milk, eggs and meat much more manageable. If you don’t have a fridge, you need to pack cold food in an ice chest. Since this is only good for a short-term stay, be sure to pack many nonperishable foods. Items like cans of chili, soups, instant noodles and peanut butter sandwiches don’t require cooling and always fill you up.
Taking a weekend or week-long excursion glamping is a great way to get outdoors and comfortably enjoy a break. There are many options available depending on what amenities and location you seek. When you’re ready to hit the road, pack your clothes, linens and food, and you are set to go.
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