Glamping vs. Camping

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What the hell is Glamping? I have never heard of this before, but im intrigued. 

From doing research what I got from it the difference between glamping and camping, is camping is often about readiness to try something totally new, and be challenged. It’s also about getting as close as you can to the outdoors. People who go “glamping” are looking to experience the outdoors without sacrificing comfort. 

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The accommodation is different, tents are traditional for camping, while glamping refers to fancy tents and select lodgings. Consequently, the heating is also different – insulated sleeping bags versus central heating. Showering is also not possible while camping, as opposed to glamping. While camping, one can use the public restrooms and while glamping – the private bathrooms.

Glamping has a few more options than traditional camping, such as:

  • Yurts

A step-up from a tent as it’s much roomier and have an advantage over tents as it’s easier to regulate temperature and keep out the annoying insects!

  • Cottages

Cottages and cabins come with varying levels of luxury depending on your interests. Bathrooms, kitchens and even TV’s come with beds and air conditioning.

  • Tipis

The raised platform helps protect those inside from the rain and especially bugs that seem so desperate to get in!Secondly, there is also a difference in the way campers and glampers dress. Camping clothing is about layering and functionality, while glamping allows you to pack almost everything you prefer.

There is also a difference in the way campers and glampers dress. Camping clothing is about layering and functionality, while glamping allows you to pack almost everything you prefer.

The cooking is different as far as the two outdoor activities are concerned. Campers have to carry their own (preferably canned) food, while glampers benefit from luxuries such as gourmet recipes and a private chef.

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I like the idea of going Glamping. I’ve never been camping but I’m all about comfort. 

My personal glamping essentials include;

  1. Warm sleeping bag
  2. Extra duvet & Proper pillows
  3. Full height air bed or folding camp bed
  4. Solar charger and lighting system
  5. Camp kitchen unit
  6. Stove and kettle
  7. Camp furniture
  8. Pretty decorative touches like throws, fairylights and floor cushions

Camping or glamping, is whatever you want it to be and as long as you are enjoying the great outdoors, who cares if you treat it as an exercise in endurance or if you choose to do it in comfort?

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