Glamour and camping hasn’t always gone hand in hand, but a new craze for ‘glamping’ is changing all that. Simply put, glamping is camping with all the nasty bits taken out – no leaky roof, no mouldy old campervan, and no waiting helplessly at the side of the road prodding an unreliable engine. Instead, glamping in a campervan makes it easy to enjoy the best of the countryside, while travelling and living in a reliable, fit for purpose, vehicle that it is comfortable and enjoyable to spend time in.
I’ve seen some fierce debate over glamping, and whether it provides an authentic camping experience. In my experience, it’s simply taking what’s great about camping – waking up to the sound of birdsong in amazing locations – and adding a little extra joy to it. While some people clearly take the phenomenon a little far – bringing widescreen TVs along for the ride and pitching tents that make the average mansion look a bit poky – there’s nothing wrong with adding a little luxury to your camping experience.
One of the best ways to do this is to buy a customised campervan. These vehicles provide all the joys of a campervan holiday, but have been specially adapted to make the experience even more enjoyable. As an example, a specially fitted, expanding roof makes all the difference when you’re cooking, allowing you to rustle up some food without having to crouch. I believe a campervan holiday is as much about the vehicle itself as where you’ll be travelling to. You’ll be spending a great deal of time with your campervan, so it’s important that you’re happy with it. If that means adding a little glamour to proceedings – then why not do so?
Having a campervan is a great way to try ‘glamping’ for yourself. You’ll be able to choose the most suitable vehicle for your needs, and discover the joy of a holiday where you have complete control over what you do and when you do it. As with all forms of camping, it’s the small details that either make or break your trip. There’s nothing worse than having to walk for miles to find a shower, or having to try and find a shop when everything’s closed on a Sunday morning. A campervan that’s ready for glamping will solve all of these issues for you. Waking up is easy and relaxing, with an outdoor shower attached and ready for use on the exterior of the vehicle. Extra water storage will ensure you never go thirsty. These caravans also have full kitchen facilities, including hobs and a fridge, making it easy to cook up a delicious meal to share a bottle of wine over.
Glamping is a great way to enjoy a campervan with a difference. These campervans still provide an authentic outdoor holiday, but simply ensure that it doesn’t come at the expense of enjoyment or comfort. It’s easy to see why these holidays are growing in popularity, as a campervan provides a great base from which to get out and explore.
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