Going camping, but with glamour. A combination of the two words. It's like regular camping , but with nicer things than usual, being warmer, and more comfortable. Glamping isn't done by usual outdoor types who climb mountains.
History of GlampingThe claim to the true history of glamping is still up for grabs. They didn’t use the term glamping, but the Turkish Ottomans would set up extravagant tent cities as a mobile palace for the sultan. These luxurious tents were complete with silk fabrics, embroidery, expensive rugs and furnishings*.
Fast forward to the early 1900’s in Africa. Wealthy American and European travelers demanded luxuries while on safari. Sure, they wanted to have a wild adventure outdoors, but didn’t want to part with their king sized beds and furniture. These canvas safari tents usually included nice Persian rugs, luxurious bedding, and a chef to prepare meals.
Modern day GlampingSo, when did this movement pick up in the modern day? According to Google Trends, the keyword first started being searched on Google in early 2007. The searches were most saturated in Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Ok, enough history...let's see the pics!