Published on November 19th, 2015 | by James Simpson0
A Beginners Guide To Glamping
The word ‘Glamping’ is the combination of the words camping and glamour. It may seem like an oxymoron if you’ve never fancied camping, but it can be more comfortable than you think. Glamping is a great way to spend time with friends and family at a festival or on a weekend break. It’s all about combining a love of adventure and the outdoors with home comforts. If you have never experienced camping before it’s easy to believe the misconceptions, but they aren’t necessarily true. Glamping makes camping feel more cosy than you think with its added luxuries. Plus it costs less than a hotel or resort. Here are some common myths that you should dismiss straight away.
Camping is boring
This is the most common misconception of camping in general. Camping is only boring if you choose it to be. There are camping sites throughout the world that are situated either within or near to popular tourist attractions. Campsites can be found by theme parks or swimming pools for example. You can also go on specially organised holidays to see areas of natural beauty and local wildlife. Aurora Dome glamping holidays make a fabulous once in a lifetime experience. You can sleep in a luxurious setting and you’ll see the Northern lights up close.
Remember that glamping is all about adding some luxury to standard camping. To keep you entertained on the evenings, you can bring laptops to play DVDs or music on. Glamping sites can offer some electric capabilities and even WiFi in some places. Glamping options are also available at popular music festivals. They will provide endless musical entertainment throughout your stay.
You’ll have to sleep on the floor
Sleeping on a hard, wet floor can be incredibly uncomfortable. Air beds are much more comfortable and are a glamping must-have. You can buy them in single or double sizes for maximum comfort in your tent. Glamping accommodation vary from just tents. A favourite glamping option is a Yurt, which is a more substantial tent like structure. They are often big enough to fit single or double beds into. So you definitely don’t need to worry about hurting your back from sleeping on the floor.
Camping is unhygienic
This is completely untrue. Most campsites equipped with fully functioning toilets and shower blocks. So you don’t have to worry about digging a hole in the ground. Running water is also a necessity that all campsites must have. So there are plenty of facilities available for you to keep clean and hygienic. It’s a good idea to take anti-bacterial gel and wipes for some additional protection. Glamping options also include things such as hairdryers and hair straighteners for their guests to use. So you’ll feel like you’re at home in your own bathroom.
These are just three of the many myths about camping that you should ignore. Glamping is a great bonding experience that everyone should try at least once. It’s not for everybody but don’t let these common myths stop you from having the time of your life.