Warm weather is upon us and that means time to shake the dust off of our camping gear. But what if the very idea of camping sends a shiver of dread down your spine? Love the outdoors, but hate the dirt, the cold, the inconvenience of being away from home?
Luckily, there’s a way to enjoy all that nature offers and still maintain your comfort. Glamping, or glamourous camping, allows you to have your cake…and bake it in an oven, too.
As Australians we are raised to appreciate and respect nature and the outdoors, but for many the idea of roughing it has no appeal. The good news is that a hot shower, heating and even gourmet food are not out of the realms of possibility for some campers. Known as ‘glampers’, they treat camping like it’s a 5 star holiday.
Lionel Mussell from the Australian Caravan Club says modern camping doesn’t mean sacrificing home comforts.
“Once you are settled at a campsite, decking it out with an instant hot water system, a fridge, portable heater and stove couldn’t be easier.
“By travelling with your own caravan or RV, outfitted with a fridge, stove, and hot water run by LP Gas bottles, you’re able to take all the comforts of home with you on the road.”
Glamping is a growing global phenomenon that combines camping with the luxury and amenities of a home or hotel. The range of camping related accessories is extensive enough to satisfy even the fussiest glamper.
“If you think about it, there is nothing you can do at home that you can’t do caravanning!” added Mussell.
It’s not just people that stand to benefit from glamping. By using LP Gas instead of electricity for water, cooking and heating during your travels, you can reduce your greenhouse emissions by a massive 50% to 70%.