Glamping…What is it? AND Can I Be a Glamper?
Let’s start by saying that I am not a camping or maybe even a glamping type of gal.
The thought of being out in the wilderness and having none of the conveniences of home just does not appeal.
Many years ago, I did have a glamping experience while in Kenya in East Africa (this was before the glamping craze). It was a discovery trip for a travel company that I was working for at the time. I must admit that we were definitely not “roughing it.” Our tents were beautiful with four-poster beds, antique oriental rugs; separate WC with marble topped vanities. We even had our own Masai guard that stayed outside of our tent. He would bring us coffee or tea and homemade ginger snaps every morning before we would head out on safari. Nice touch.
It could be a little scary out in the middle of the “bush” and hearing all of the animal noises in the night, but we felt safe with our Masai always guarding our area.
Fast-forward to now…could I glamp? I think so, with the proper conditions. I love the idea of traveling to the various state parks, but would probably need something more like an RV or a nicely appointed tent. Even Ralph Lauren has teepees on his property outside of Telluride for his guests. There was even a show where Oprah stayed there. Can you imagine the “glamp style” provided by RL?
Check out this House Beautiful site for some incredible luxe locations. After all, we are trying to live a luxurious life every day, are we not?
I do love to cook and would probably enjoy cooking over a campfire and having a glass of wine (or two or three) while overlooking a beautiful site. Hiking the area and discovering new regions does sound appealing. Now that we are retired, maybe we will try a glamping trip someday. I think my grilled mustard chicken would be a big hit with the other glampers. Add some roasted potatoes and grilled asparagus and you have an easy and delicious meal. Oh, and don’t forget the wine.
We have traveled all over the world, but have not explored many areas and would like to explore the western US. There is always next year. Maybe glamping is in our future.
This year is a month in Napa. Cheers!