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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Travel Trend: Glamping

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Glamping is the urban dictionary slang for glamor camping, aka not really roughing it, but enjoying the outdoors in style. A trend that's growing in popularity with young urbanites to get back to their roots without completely abandoning creature comforts, glamping allows you to appreciate the great outdoors and sleep under the stars as if you were in a five star resort. Man-made wonders combined with the sights and sounds to rock you to bed. Although camping season is winding down, make the most of the cooler evenings at these glam camps, all of which have electricity to keep you warm and cozy by the fire.

Paws Up Resort- Montana
What's more indicative of enjoying the great outdoors than your own glamping butler to warm the s'mores and primp your linens?  Enjoy electricity, a spacious deck, private master bathroom, twice-daily housekeeping service, scrumptious meals prepared by your private chef and your own personal camping staff to swat the mosquitoes away if you so need. Your accommodations include 3-6 bedroom tents set along the majestic backdrop of the Blackfoot River or Elk Creek. The honeymoon tent even includes a Jacuzzi. Oh-la-la.

4 Rivers Floating Lodge
A secret off-the-beaten path rabbit hole in Cambodia, this floating lodge is truly one of a kind. Elevated on a pontoon platform in the Tatai River, you are surrounded by 360 degrees of nature. With origins in the safari veldt of Africa's game parks, each of the 12 double and twin-bed tented villas has a flat screen tv, minibar, wifi and dvd library. Take a kayak or boat trip down the river to enjoy the surroundings.

Serengeti Migration Camp, Tanzania
Rated #1 in East Africa by Conde Naste in the Reader's Choice category, this tastefully decorated camp emulates old word style. The split-level lounge, cigar bar, restaurant, sundecks and swimming pool are perched among the outcrops and overlook the vast and rugged landscapes that are home to the world's greatest mammal migration. Watch the wilderness from the comfort of your couch.

Hot Tub Safari- UK
Self-proclaimed "posh bedrooms with canvas walls," this adults only glamping resort is a true escape. Each tent has a private terrace with its own hot tub. Spend the afternoon soaking with a chilled bottle of fizz and then wander a few feet to the main house for drinks in the drawing room and dinner in the conservatory restaurant. It's like a real life game of Clue.

Teniqua Treetops, Western Cape
Positioned high on the foothills of the ancient Outeniqua mountain range in West Africa, these eco-friendly accommodations provide a safe canopy to experience a myriad of wild birds and game. On site and close to the homestead is a family braai (grill) area with table and seating and an indoor game room with exercise equipment and table tennis. Ideal for families and birding as over 50 species call the area home.