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isn’t for everyone, but if you love the outdoors and don’t like the
idea of “roughing it,” then glamping might be for you. Glamping is a
way to enjoy camping without all of the work, bugs or dirt. When
glamping, no dirty hands are required. If you’re up for a glamorous
camping adventure, be sure to follow these 10 rules.
Do not make your own food. When you go glamping
you will be treated to gourmet food cooked by a chef. Depending on the
experience, the food could be cooked over an open fire on-site where you
can watch or it might come on a tray already prepared elsewhere. If
you go to Las Ventanas al Paraiso in tropical Cabo San Lucas you will
experience a wonderful private moonlit dinner on the beach before you
sleep under the stars on the roof of the hotel.
Do not make your own bed. One of the many benefits
of glamping is that there are people around to take care of the work
for you. With glamping you get out into nature and enjoy the relaxing
environment, without all of the work.
Do not make your own fire. When glamping, the fire
pit is lit before you can even snap your fingers. Forget sitting on a
rock or a stump that you pull up around the fire. When glamping you are
provided with soft comfy chairs or benches.
Do not set up your own tent. While there are
resorts and other locations that make you set up your own tent because
they feel that you are glamping at their facility because you can go
into the resort and get a massage, work out or buy a mixed drink, take
note: these places are just fancy campgrounds. To be glamping you won’t
need to get your hands dirty, unless you want to. The tents are
already set up and the bed is made with luxury linens, unless you sleep
in an air conditioned RV, cabin or Yurt, of course.
Do not sleep on the ground. Beds are provided for
you. Sometimes they are very exotic canopy beds and other times they
are traditional beds, but they have a nice mattress for you to sleep on
so there’s no need to worry about creepy crawlies or having to use a
rock for a pillow. With glamping you can enjoy luxury linens and down
You must take in your surroundings. Some glamping
areas are buried in the heart of the city, but you are sleeping out
under the stars and everything is taken care of for you. When glamping
in the city it’s a little like when you were a kid and you pitched a
tent in the backyard. There are things to go and do within walking
distance. Many other glamping locations are set in perfect
surroundings; overlooking a beautiful lake, high on a hill where you can
see for miles, in the mountains where you need to be dropped by
helicopter, or on an island where you can only arrive by boat.
Leave the kids at home. Some camps don’t mind kids
and there are lots of things for them to do. In fact, places like
Normandy Farms in Massachusetts have kids sized cabins that can be
placed on your site for the kids to play and sleep in. Others consider
glamping an adult only affair where the crowd is able to commune with
nature and enjoy adult food and drinks. Be sure to know if your resort
is family friendly before you pack up the kids.
Don’t wash the dishes. In a true glamping
experience, meals will be served on china instead of plastic or paper.
There is nothing glamorous about paper plates and plastic forks. You
don’t wash the dishes when you eat at a restaurant and the experience
will be similar while you are glamping.
Don’t bring an alarm clock. When you are out in
nature you will wake up with the sun or whenever you feel like getting
up. If you want to take an early morning stroll just let the concierge
know and he will wake you gently. Bring a sleeping mask if you’d like
to sleep past sunrise.
De-stress and enjoy yourself. The most important
rule of glamping is to show up ready to relax and to have fun. Glamping
is expensive and only for those that aren’t worried about the money
they are spending. Massages are often offered right in your tent.
Sometimes live music will be provided for your entertainment. Sit back,
relax and just enjoy the glamping experience.