In the past few years, lots of new travel trends have been emerging. From active holidays that involve quite a lot of hiking and climbing through yoga retreats that promise to connect your body and soul all the way to eco-conscious traveling which should be the norm these days, new trends bring a lot of innovation into the way we do things. And another recent trend that has been sweeping the travel industry is glamping.
If you don’t know what glamping is, the word comes from the combination of glamour and camping, which probably already gives away the point of it. If you thought nature holidays and luxury amenities were mutually exclusive, think again.
Glamping combines the closeness of nature and all the benefits of it with comfort and everything you might need at your fingertips. These luxury camping grounds are popping up all over the world and they give you the best of both worlds. So, what are some of the most beautiful glamping destinations that you should check out? Here are a few suggestions.
When people think of the UK, the first thing that comes to mind might not be glamping. However, it would be a shame to disregard this country’s amazing natural sights which can finally take center stage thanks to these comfortable campgrounds. For instance, you can travel back in time and sleep in cozy and stylish yurts in Wales, enjoying the local mountain spring water and sit around a fireplace, sharing stories with your friends. Alternatively, you can travel to Northamptonshire and spend a few days unwinding at a truly hidden, charming glamping ground called Seren Wagon. This can be an unforgettable holiday for couples as there are even a hot tub and a private body of water on the property!
Eco-conscious travelers certainly already have New Zealand on their bucket lists for a variety of reasons. New Zealand has incredible landscapes, which makes it easy to see why this country is so eager to protect its nature. In New Zealand, you can visit Tongariro National Park with amazing emerald-colored lakes, explore dramatic geothermal regions such as Rotorua, see the beautiful rugged coastlines of Bay of Islands or even marvel at spectacular snow-capped mountain ranges such as Aoraki/Mount Cook. In addition, New Zealand boasts glamping grounds that will take your breath away. You can choose from lovely treehouses in Waiuku, hot tubs overlooking the mountains in Cheviot, or you can even stargaze at the crystal clear sky while enjoying the amenities of a completely sustainable minimalist glass hut in Manukau.
Tasmania is often referred to as a true natural paradise. This island state of Australia is covered by over 40 national parks, all of which offer unique views you will never forget. So, Tasmania holidays can be a great idea if you want to get away from concrete jungles and instead, breathe some fresh air. From towering cliffs and secluded beaches on the Freycinet Peninsula, where you can hike to your heart’s content, to the beautiful Arthurs Lake famous for fishing in Tasmania, all the way to untamed waters and amazing wildlife on Bruny Island. You can explore lots of different colors of nature while enjoying the amenities of glamping grounds. For instance, you can sleep on king-sized beds while you hike through the forests on Bruny Island, or you can marvel at the magnificent sunset on the Bay of Fires and then have a rest at luxurious bell tents that even have a shared kitchen.
If you’ve always dreamed about visiting this notable European country that is as romantic as it gets, consider France as your next glamping destination. An especially great choice for families who want their children to appreciate the great outdoors, you can travel to the Pyrenees and spend a weekend at La Serre. You will be able to sleep in luxurious tents while your kids can take advantage of the campground’s playgrounds and soccer fields! But of course, that is not all there is to this amazing country. For a more romantic feel, you can also rent charming treehouses in Raray or at Lake Bonnal and rest assured the views and the surrounding nature will be worth it.
Another favorite among European destinations, Greece also offers glamping grounds worth the hype. This country is not only about tourist-filled beaches – in fact, you can enjoy your own private beach section if you choose to go glamping in this country. You can opt for little wood houses in Paliouri as your accommodation, where you have all the amenities you need in a tiny and charming place, or you can go for luxury safari tents on the island of Lemnos, where you can enjoy unspoiled beaches and even activities such as surfing. Eco-friendly is the name of the game here, too, so it’s worth paying those few extra bucks, knowing that you’re not harming the environment with your choices.
A completely different experience from the previously mentioned ones, you can enjoy the California sun if you decide to go glamping in this amazing state. You can choose to sleep at one of the San Diego tents in the middle of the wilderness, or you can gaze at the stars in Palm Springs – the choice is yours. The desert sceneries will give you a unique feeling, but you can also opt for a seaside spot such as the Big Sur coast that has an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean and the setting sun.
As you can see, glamping is a very wide term that encompasses a lot of different kinds of accommodation. Whether you are going to go for an all-inclusive treehouse, tents and yurts or any other innovative and eco-conscious accommodation option is purely up to your preferences, but one thing is for sure – this experience is going to be unforgettable. Falling asleep under the night sky and spending some time away from the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives will rejuvenate you like nothing else.
Written by Nina Simons
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