To Glamp or not to Glamp?

 

It seems the newest trend in camping is called Glamping!

This form of camping is a lot more glamorous & is designed for people who want to enjoy the outdoors but want all the comforts of a 5 star hotel.

As I was researching this topic, I realized there are probably a ton of people who would love to do this! It makes a great vacation getaway & you get to enjoy being outside too!

Campers – Glamping 101!

Most people start glamping when they move up to a camper!!! This is not the same as an RV Camper because we are talking basic camper with no amenities!

You can get them new or used but most have room to sleep anywhere from 2 to 8 people & have the basic kitchenette, bathroom with shower & toilet & if it’s a deluxe model it may even have a crank out awning on the outside!!!

There is also a table with benches that converts to a bed, usually a double bed in the front or back, sometimes both front & back & that’s about it!!

This, however, is “better” than an air mattress in a tent! I say that with a tad bit of sarcasm because camper mattresses are not exactly as comfortable as an air mattress, especially a queen size double deep air mattress!!! You don’t have to worry about losing air though so that’s a benefit

RV Camping – Glamping 201!

RV Campers today have all the amenities including electrical hookups so you can operate the refrigerator, microwave, TV & lights!! It’s like a home on wheels!!! They are even air-conditioned so you can go camping in style!

They also are equipped with a vehicle dolly on the back so you can bring the family vehicle to drive when you reach your destination & not have to take the RV into town for whatever necessities you may need. Most have rack on the back for bicycles too!

Besides the basics, they have luxury mattresses & the big bedroom is in the back. There’s a privacy curtain you can close in the front & usually the seats fold down & out to make another bed in the front of the RV. j

Deluxe models have multiple bedrooms on either side in the back of the RV so you can take a lot of people to wherever you’re going.

They have a full kitchen with microwave, stove & sometimes a dishwasher too!

The bathrooms are fully equipped facilities that are usually larger than a regular camper!

The bedrooms feature closets & are roomier than a camper.

They also have the outside awning that cranks out but a lot of times there’s also an outside stove that slides out of the RV for cooking. This is camping in luxury!


Glamping – Vacation style!

If you truly don’t like being in nature in the RV or tent fashion, you have the option to rent a vacation style Glamping palace not far from where you live or far, far away from where you live!!

The only thing you need to bring besides yourself are clothes!! Just like going to a 5 star hotel all the amenities are provided for your enjoyment!!! They literally are popping up all over the world!!

You can camp out on a tropical beach, go to the Grand Canyon, or Zion National Park. How about downtown Manhattan except on an island where Manhattan is your view?

If this is your idea of paradise it can be had at a per night rate and you can even have room service!!!

How amazing is that?

Glamping – Resort style!

Nothing beats going on safari without being on safari!! For the ultimate experience you can rent a luxurious huge tent with all the comforts of home & be surrounded by beautiful rain forest or amazing sandy beaches with beautiful blue seas!!

Some of these resorts require that you bring food but most have restaurants or general stores in the area to shop in. They are offering adventure in the outdoors with luxury accommodations to sleep, eat & relax. You will be able to keep your connection to the outside world with WiFi available in most of them!

This is a great way to get away from it all while being close enough, depending on the location you choose, to make trips into urban America and see the sights! You can even take in Broadway shows or shop in high end boutiques & stores!

This gives a whole new twist on family vacations that not too many people have thought about!! However, the popularity is gaining momentum so don’t wait too long or reserving a spot could get to be a lot harder it is now!

Conclusion

Glamping seems to be the wave of the future for a lot of people who otherwise wouldn’t get out in nature because they just don’t like roughing it!

If you find you are one such person, never fear, glamping has arrived! So start planning that next getaway & have a blast going somewhere you didn’t think would ever be possible for you to enjoy!

Any comments, questions, suggestions or ideas can be left in the comment box below & I will get back to you as soon as possible!

Happy Glamping!

Sharon

Camping Clearance Sales – Bargains, Bargains, Bargains!

 

 

There’s absolutely no better time of year to get great bargains on camping equipment, supplies & accessories!

Everything is on sale from sleeping bags, beds, tents, stoves, camp showers, etc!

Buying these items in the “off” season is one of the best ways to get new camping stuff & get a great deal

 

Shopping – Online

I am thinking that at this point in the year (November) there isn’t very much left in stores to shop for when it comes to camping equipment, unless you live in a much warmer climate than I do!

So shopping online would be the way to go & that’s just fine with me! It is convenient & I can do it from my living room! I do really enjoy being inside watching the snow fly & shopping for warm weather stuff is amazing fun then!

The point is you can get some amazing bargains this time of year on camping tents & equipment, accessories and even boats online because most people are totally focused on Christmas shopping. By the way, if you want camping stuff for Christmas don’t be shy about telling your family that it would be ok with you to get that for Christmas!! They like bargains too I’m sure!

I doubt they will by you a tent or boat or anything really pricey unless they join together to buy 1 item that they know you truly want!! If your family does that, you are truly blessed!! However, individually they can purchase littler items that can be just as important & relevant to camping.

Shopping – In Store

At this time of the year I really haven’t seen too many stores that have a lot of camping equipment or accessories in stock.

However, specialty stores like Gander Mountain do so If there is one in your town, go look if you would prefer to shop for clearance bargains in store. Since hunting season is coming it’s a big possibility that these types of store do have a lot of items your looking for.

Another good store to shop is Cabela’s Bass Pro Shops. Besides having outdoor equipment on sale right now, their stores are just beautifully decorated for Christmas & it’s pretty cool to go shopping there.

Shopping – social media sites

There are several social media sites that have marketplaces where even though the items are used & being sold by private parties, you can find some very good deals on camping equipment & supplies.

Facebook marketplace is one of them & so is Pinterest! On Facebook at the top of the news feed page just click on the little store front icon & then it gives you categories to choose from.

It may take a little time to go through the ads on there but that’s what shopping is! Pinterest you just need to search for what you’re looking for like tents for sale or grills, boats, etc.

These are the only 2 sites that I know of but that doesn’t mean there aren’t more out there.

RV Shopping – Deals galore!

Now this may be the craziest idea yet but it seems to me since RV centers aren’t exactly congested right now that from now until spring might be the best time in the world to find a great deal on a camper!!!

I know it’s not exactly the same thing but they need to move their inventory also so why not stop in to see what kind of deal you can get if you have always wanted a camper??? What do you have to lose?

Conclusion:

No matter what kind of deal you’re looking for in camping equipment, whether that is tents, RV’s, boats, grills, etc. now is the best time to shop for it!

Yes these items will be on sale in the spring but that is one of the highest volume times to shop for camping stuff. So the prices will adjust according the supply & demand!

If you have any questions, comments or ideas, please don’t hesitate to comment below & I will get back to you as soon as possible!

If you are interested in great deals on camping tents, equipment, or accessories click here!

Thanks

Happy Camping!

Sharon

 

Product Review – Camp Chef Pro60X Bundle

Sometimes I need to do a product review because certain products will stand out as a great value & can last a long time so that even though the initial investment is larger, the product will last a longer period of time!

Product Review:

The Camp Chef Pro69X Bundle comes with a lot of accessories to use with it such as;

The hose to hook up the gas cylinder, the burner box to grill bread & buns in, a single burner griddle to cook pancakes, potatoes, etc. & a 12 inch iron skillet with a 5 piece utensil set!!!

Set up is easy & clean up is a breeze!!

Cooking on this camping stove is easy since it has 2 side boards (one on each side of the cooking area) to put utensils, plates or even hot food or the 12 inch cast iron skillet that’s included!

Storage:

This stove has legs that fold up & down for storage or set up, whichever one you’re doing!  This is great for being able to cook on it because you can literally stand at the stove & cook!

Both side boards fold in the cover the cook top so you can fold up the entire cooking surface & store it in a nice dry place until the next camping adventure!!

Durability:

This product looks very durable & since it’s easy to clean & store, it will last for years.  Easy to set up, easy to use, easy to clean & easy to store!!!

Accessories:

Most camping stoves come with just the stove set up.  This bundle is amazing!!  Where can you find a griddle, burner box, 12 inch cast iron skillet & 5 piece utensil set that goes with the stove?

This is a great deal & it’s on sale too!

Conclusion:

The Camp Chef Pro60X Bundle is a great buy and there’s no time like now to start getting ready for the next camping season in style!

It’s a great camping stove with awesome accessories & it’s on sale!

Best place to buy:  Amazon.com

Please feel free to comment below, if you have any questions I will get back to you as soon as possible & if you would like to share recipes, favorite adventures or anything else, please feel free to do so!

Happy Camping!

Sharon