Don’t Like Camping? Try Glamping

Written by Chloe Harwood

Regular camping isn’t for everyone. Bad experiences of leaky tents and a lack of home comforts can put many people off camping for life. However, there is always glamping to consider. This luxury form of camping gives you the sense of living in the wild whilst adopting a few mod cons to make life a little cosier. Here are a few ways to upgrade to glamping.

Upgrade your accommodation

If life in a tent isn’t for you, there are still other types of accommodation that fit into the category of camping. Many campsites and festivals now having glamping zones with safari tents, yurts or cabins to stay in. These types of accommodation are already built for you (no hassle of having to struggle with tent poles in the rain) and may have certain luxuries such as raised beds and power outlets. Alternatively, you could consider buying a camper van or a caravan to stay in. Such accommodation may come with lighting, cooking facilities and perhaps even a working toilet.  

Stay connected

Having an electricity supply allows you to not only charge you phone, but bring certain home appliances along such as hairdryers, kettles and even electric grills. Some glamping accommodation will already have a power supply – if not you could consider camping generators. A more budget option meanwhile could be to bring a portable charger or to use your car as a power source.

Light the way

As mentioned, some glamping accommodation may already have lighting, although you may still want to bring along some outdoor lighting options. Candles are an easy option – you may even be able to bring citronella candles to deter bugs. You can also consider using solar lighting to guide the way to your tent as a low power option. If you’re bringing a generator, you may be able to bring a long plug-in lighting and feel right at home.

Bring some luxury bedding

When it comes to improving your sleeping arrangements, think beyond a standard sleeping bag. You consider bringing an air bed and a pump, giving you a springier surface to sleep on. Rather than bringing a sleeping bag, it may also benefit you to bring a duvet. There are lots of warm and lightweight duvets out there designed specifically for camping – this could be more convenient than having to bring a full-size duvet.

Keep food in a cooler

For dining on your camping trip, it could be worth bringing a cooler along. This could allow you to store cold drinks such as wine and soda as well as meats and dairy products. If you’ve got a power source you may even be able to bring along an electric mini-fridge to keep these food items chilled. Camper vans and caravans may already have a refrigerator – some of these have the option to run off electricity or gas.

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Chloe Harwood