Regular readers of this blog will know about my love for camping. Being outside in a tent is one of the best ways to see the world and get closer to nature at the same time. However, I also get that some people just aren’t suited to camping at all. They don’t like being in the wild and prefer something a lot more comfortable and luxurious when they go on holiday.
Does this sound familiar to you? If so, read on. Because there are plenty of more luxurious camping experiences to enjoy. From glamping in luxury bell tents through to caravanning, there are plenty of options for those that need more comfort. Camping really is for everyone, and today, I intend to prove it!
I would like to think that everyone has heard of glamping by now – it’s the upmarket version of camping for those that need a lot of comforts. There are many different and delightful glamping parks out there, so take a look around and see what you can find. Sure, you will pay a lot more than your average pitch in a field, but it’s a great way to get closer to nature and relax while you are on holiday.
Bell tents and wigwams
There are some incredible bell tents and tepees available for those that like a little more luxury than a bog standard tent. You can buy them complete with a wood burner, chimney, electrical points, and, of course, luxurious beds. Some of the wigwams you see on campsites these days are ginormous so you won’t be short of space. And, with that wood burner in action, you won’t feel a hint of the cold, no matter what the temperature is outside.
If you don’t like the idea of having a piece of material as your shield from the great outdoors, why not choose tin instead? Caravans are the perfect alternative to tents, as they keep the weather out, while still giving you a full-on camping experience. Caravans can be a significant investment, of course. But, if you want to keep your costs down, there are a couple of options. You can find used caravans for sale, or even rent them out – both of which will be significantly cheaper than buying new.
You could also seek out a cabin to rent as a holiday home. Again, there are plenty of options, from a cabin in the middle of a thick forest to huts in the midst of a national park. You will benefit from running water (maybe) and electrical power, giving you all the home comforts you need to survive. Plus, a cabin will keep you dry in the event of a little rain. Don’t get me wrong, staying in a cabin can still be a bit of an endurance test. But its rustic charm will more than make up for it – why not give a cabin a go?
OK, so there you have it – some remarkable ways of experiencing camping at its most luxurious. Surely there is something here for all but the most ardent anti-campers?