Camping is known to be a universally recognized outdoor recreation. It can bring many benefits to your health and the opportunity to take a real psychological rest. However, it also has certain limitations, mainly in terms of comfort and hygiene, as well as the availability of fresh food and drinking water, so it cannot be recommended for everyone.
Glamping, which means “glamorous camping”, is the type of camping that can meet all the known limitations of camping. In other words, it is camping that overcomes all the disadvantages of this activity. Therefore, it can be recommended to anyone for unlimited periods of time. The only limitations regarding glamping are the assumptions that it cannot be considered camping.
Still, if this modification of camping can make it more popular and accessible to many more people than traditional camping, it is at least worth considering. Read on and you’ll learn more about this modern, comfortable type of camping and how it differs from regular camping.
1. Places to live
Glamping differs from ordinary camping, first of all in its treatment of comfort. Camping involves forgetting the usual comforts for a while and questioning yourself. However, with a 3-person 3-season tent, you can improve your camping comfort.
Glamping does not abolish or deprive of comfort, because its purpose is not to challenge but to please. This is why when camping you can only live in a tent that you put up yourself, glamping already offers comfortable shelters. In addition, in these places of life, you can find amenities such as electricity and a refrigerator. Also, glamping campsites are usually not far from cafes and restaurants offering delicious food.
2. Sleeping facilities
As research says, nighttime sleep is the foundation of your health. When camping the classic way, a thin tent and a sleeping bag inside your tent or under the sky are the most comfortable conditions you can have. Such sleep is often uncomfortable and even causes back pain over time. However, in four-season tents, the quality of sleep can become quite better.
With glamping, you are entitled to the comfort of sleeping on a wide bed with clean sheets under the roof of your dome tent opening onto the sky.
3. About the toilet
When you’re camping, to go to the bathroom you just go out into nature understanding that even if you’re a homo sapiens you’re an animal anyway so there’s nothing wrong with that.
Glamping implies more civilized conveniences for this need. You will just have an ordinary cozy bathroom with wooden decorations.
4. Kitchen equipment
To cook, campers must gather firewood, then roast vegetables or marshmallows over an open fire.
When glamping, you may also have regular cooking facilities such as electric or gas ovens.
5. Take a shower
Maintaining high standards of hygiene when camping is rather problematic, frankly speaking. First off, the idea of being clean isn’t popular in the camping community, and being dirty is even seen as fun. It’s also a sign of escaping civilization so not taking a shower is pretty fair and understandable.
When talking about glamping, the situation with hygiene is completely different. Glampers don’t need to tolerate odors on their own, and they have fully equipped bathrooms with showers.
6. Control the air temperature inside the living space
When camping, the means to control the temperature in a tent are limited and of compromised quality. You can only do this by closing the tent flap, changing your sleeping bag to a thicker or lighter one, or changing to warmer or lighter clothes.
Glampers, on the other hand, never feel bothered by the air temperature as each accommodation is equipped with heating and air conditioning units.
7. Storage of Supplies
There can’t be any furniture in your camping tent and the only way to store your stuff is to keep it in your backpack or car or hang it on the tree in a bag.
When you’re glamping, you don’t have to tolerate any inconveniences, including storing your supplies. In your yurt or cabin or recreational vehicle, you will have a chest of drawers for your wardrobe and a refrigerator for your food.
8. Water sources
While camping, the only way to get drinking water is to find a clean water stream nearby. But this water may need additional filtration or boiling to be safe.
While glamping you never have to risk your health so there is always a source of clean filtered water accessible.
9. Make coffee
To some this may seem like a trifle, but many people can’t imagine starting their day without a cup of coffee in the morning. In camping conditions where it is recommended to forget about the usual civilized way of life, not taking coffee may even be recommended. Still, if the desire to have a cup of this drink is stronger than any other idea by brewing it over the campfire, you will have your delicious cup of coffee.
In glamping, making a coffee is supposed to be much easier. A bag of coffee awaits you in a coffee pot in each living area.
By the way, scientific research testifies that the love of coffee can bring many health benefits – 9 science-based health benefits of coffee (healthline.com).
Camping is a great hobby that can open you not only to nature but also to yourself. However, it is also known to have limitations for certain categories of people, especially those who suffer from various health conditions. The lack of comfort, hygiene, normal sleep and sometimes even calm can harm the health of these people.
Glamping is an alternative way to rest in nature without giving up comfort. This glamorous campsite can also open you up to nature but without having to suffer the known inconveniences.
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