When it comes to camping, there’s generally two camps about it. Forgive the pun, but it’s true! One is old school camping, with no frills allowed, and the other is all about those creature comforts and breaking the rules. You may have heard it referred to as ‘glamping‘, or glamorous camping, and it’s catching on. All the fun of camping, and all the fun of living well, too!
No more sore back, no mosquitoes, no ‘don’t care if it gets dirty’ outfits. This type of camping is a far more evolved beast. Some may call it city camping, others may call it simply cheating. But for many of us fans out there, it’s the only way to go. So here it is, everything you need to know to go camping– in style!
Nothing gets scaled back just because you’re out in the woods! This pertains to everything. Everything! Your bed, your clothing, your snacks, your entertainment, your living quarters, your technology, and your meals. This is no time for one tent and shivering in your sleeping bags– this is camping in style! Set your state of mind accordingly.
You’re going to want the big mobile camper– rent one if you don’t have one. Well, we’re ahead of ourselves. You want the camper, if and only if, decent accommodations are NOT available. We’re talking nice log cabins, outfitted suites, and gorgeous housing with rooms, working bathrooms, dining room tables, couches, televisions, and even optional butlers, in house chefs, and more! Someplace where you can pull out the wine and get your camping trip started off right. So do your research, find out what’s possible, and make those reservations. You have to sleep somewhere– make sure it’s somewhere nice.
Depending on where you’re staying, you have a realm of options. Well, not really. It all comes down to whether you’re that fancy that you want to eat out for every meal, or you’re going to bring your own high quality, delicious food, or you’re going to get it delivered to where you are; or the personal chef inside your cabin and the refrigerator will be the main source of your meals now. Debate, evaluate, talk it over with your friends, and then decide.
These days, getting access to entertainment is increasingly easy. We all have smart phones, and they work. Decide what your level of preparation for entertainment needs to be! This could be as simple as bringing your all time favorite movies with you, or packing a few books and glossy magazines for fun reading. It could also be board games, drinking games, music, whatever. Know what you want and when the time comes to hit the road, have it with you!
We know you’re doing your in style camping thing, but you’ve GOT to have at least one barbecue or grilling session to officially make it camping. Therefore, schedule some time before you roll into your camping quarters to shop at the local grocery store and grab up some food for the grill. This could be burgers, shrimp, corn on the cob, vegetable skewers, steak… whatever your group wants! That fresh-grilled flavor is one camping experience you need to go country on. Cook that food up and enjoy your flame roasted meal!
Don’t forget to have fun! Camping in style is all about kicking back, relaxing, and taking a little vacation. Enjoy nature, the fresh air, and the fact that your iPhone is charging and the good times are rolling.
That’s all you need to know! Camping in style is not hard at all– it’s totally enjoyable. If anything, it’s the prep work that’s the exhausting part. Make the To Do list, consult with friends, and then go off to enjoy your camping trip! It may not look anything like a traditional camping trip, but that’s the point, isn’t it? Have fun!