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Glamping: 4 Best Worldwide Luxury Campsites and Glamping Ideas

Glamping: 4 Best Worldwide Luxury Campsites and Glamping Ideas

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May 13, 20209766

Glamping’s prominence is attributable to social media influencers promoting it as a sort of travel alternative. We’re talking about glamorous camping, so-called glamping.

Table of Contents

Glamping: A 21st Century Travel Trend
Glamping for Dummies
In Search of an Experience
Turn up the Tunes
Glamping Sites Global Recommendations
Longitude 131, Uluru, Australia Glamping
Zuma Sanctuary, Malibu, USA Glamping
Al Maha, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Glamping
San Camp, Botswana Glamping
HOSHINOYA Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi, Japan Glamping
Glamping: 4 Best Worldwide Luxury Campsites and Glamping Ideas

Picture somewhere deep in a wooded glen. Trees arch gracefully overhead, swaying in the cool breeze. A campfire crackles as glowing embers race skyward into the cold embrace of night. The forest’s dayshift retires while the night crews emerge. Owls, bats, and myriad other small creatures take the stage. For some this is the epitome of vacation. A remoteness achieved only by detaching from the normal world and venturing forth. Fortunately we don’t have to leave it all behind to discover such magical moments. In recent years a new genre of outdoor adventure has sprung up. In this essay we take a look at glamping in general as well as some recommendations for where to go and how to enjoy yourself. This is a short guide to glamping.

Glamping: A 21st Century Travel Trend

Glamping is one of those travel trends that belongs to the 21st century. Only with the rise of portability and, more importantly, the ability to digitally record and share everything have we begun to shift our expectations for what is possible. Connected to each other 24 / 7 / 365, many find it not only daunting, but an emotionally fraught proposition to disconnect and isolate for any stretch of time. The very essence of camping as it were, going out somewhere remote with nothing but a tent and some basic gear, is simply too much to consider. Lamentably, the potential for relaxation actually drops as the anxiety of disconnection takes hold. It should come as little surprise, therefore, that the desire to maintain some level of comfort and familiarity would blend with the traditional camping experience. Glamping as we now know it was born.

Glamping for Dummies

What exactly is glamping? As noted, the movement’s sine qua non is blending luxury with a traditional camping experience. Historically, glamping was the province of royalty or the very wealthy. England’s Henry VIII would pitch elaborate tent encampments to host diplomatic and other events. Ottoman sultans made use of exquisite silk tents and the contemporary Saudi royal family is known to erect vast desert bivouacs complete with lavish banquet facilities. For those who don’t possess the financial backing of a small nation-state, there are still plenty of ways to score style points. A modern glamping experience might be as simple as a tastefully accoutered yurt overlooking an endless field of flowers. For a more princely outlay you might book yourself a futuristic geodesic dome sporting the latest in Boll & Branch linen.

In Search of an Experience

To get a sense for what’s possible, it’s best to first consider your vacation goals. Obviously while glamping can be an end in itself, most people pair it with traditional sightseeing or wilderness exploration. New purveyors have entered the market catering to localized tastes and traveler’s desire to have an “authentic” experience. There are offerings like staying in a covered wagon as if you were a colonial settler headed for the frontier. Spend the night in a tepee under a vast canopy of stars along the Great Plains. Snag yourself a rainforest treehouse in Costa Rica. Or go for a quintessential New England cabin and imagine yourself surrounded by talk of revolutionary fervor.

Turn up the Tunes

Glamping need not involve some fantastical experience or longing for historical reenactment. Your average summer music festival offers plenty of opportunity to spice things up a little. Multi-day music festivals are great places to glamp and commune. Most established festivals offer the basic necessities on which to build a memorable glamping vacation. Get yourself a reliable source of power, fire up the blender, and make yourself the toast of your row. For a more laidback experience, look for operators with offering near national parks. This is a growing trend particularly in the United States. Oftentimes there are great opportunities for glamping just outside national park boundaries. Yellowstone, Zion National Park, and Yosemite are excellent both for their supreme natural beauty as well as their many prime opportunities for some glamping.

Glamping Sites Global Recommendations

If you’re looking for some places to glamp around the world we’ve got you covered. Here are some of our favorites in no particular order.

Longitude 131, Uluru, Australia Glamping

Sacred to the indigenous Aboriginal peoples, Uluru is a magnificent natural rock formation deep in the heart of the Australian Outback. Longitude 131 offers some pristine views and choice accommodations. You can easily strike out and explore around before returning to some of the most impressive skies imaginable.

Zuma Sanctuary, Malibu, USA Glamping

Malibu is known for its famous beachfront and as a great place to escape from LA. At Zuma Sanctuary you will find yourself staying in a vintage Airstream camper. The silver bullet appears to have materialized straight from some 1960s backlot. It’s as if you’ve stepped back in time as this chic retreat.

Al Maha, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Glamping

The Emirates garner praise for shining cities rising out of the desert, but there’s a lot you can learn about glamping from Bedouin culture. Long a nomadic people, Bedouins were glamping before glamping was cool. Find some relaxation in the spectacular Arabian Desert among the stars.

San Camp, Botswana Glamping

If Southern California isn’t far enough removed, allow us to suggest San Camp in central Botswana. This Southern African nation is famous for its welcoming culture, immense open plains, and magnificent wildlife. San Camp is the perfect place for a safari. More of a place where you can leave it all behind, you’ll find San Camp an ideal getaway.

HOSHINOYA Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi, Japan Glamping

Japan brings some serious glamping game with this incredible establishment on Lake Kawaguchi. Imagine waking up to snow-capped views of Mount Fuji and the sounds of birds fluttering in the cherry blossom trees. Perfectly capturing that Japanese aesthetic blending form and function, this is a memorable place if ever we saw one.

Needless to say we’ve barely scratches the surface of what’s out there. As the world transforms to a new normal, finding those places where we can relax and reset will be paramount. It’s difficult to predict what the future might hold; however, we are certain people will continue to long for experiences providing a sense of connection and relative isolation. It’s no surprise our lives are changing in unimaginable ways. Glamping, we think, is a way to experience some of the best aspects of travel. It’s a trend we think will continue, especially as the world slips back to something resembling what we left behind and people look for ways to recover a sense of adventure.

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