Camping and glamping are activities that are often confused with one another. While the concept of both activities are the same, “spending time outdoors, usually overnight” the two terms are not interchangeable. If you are considering going on a trip outdoors and you’re not sure which activity to choose, below are a few differences between camping and glamping to help you narrow down your options.
One of the main differences between camping and glamping is that your sleeping quarters widely differ.
Camping is usually associated with a sleeping bag. You are generally lying in the sleeping bag with only the floor of the tent to separate you from the ground. However, glamping includes a large, comfortable bed complete with pillows, blankets, mattress, and bed sheets.
If you are a bit more adventurous and would like to try out responding to the call of nature within nature, camping is the activity for you. Glamping, on the other hand, includes a bathroom with running water, either hot or cold, and fully functional toilets and urinals.
Camping makes use of the usual tent or makeshift shelter, while glamping includes an established shelter that features basic amenities such as electricity, a refrigerator, and air-conditioning..
One of the main reasons people choose to go camping is to experience isolation from civilization, live in a remote location and enjoy nature. Most likely, there will be no one in sight and the nearest retail stores are miles away. Glamping, on the other hand, chooses a location that is still only a short distance away from the nearest retail or convenience store. You’re also likely to have other fellow “glampers” set up near you.
Basically, the one word that could sum up the difference between camping and glamping is convenience. Though the activities and the concept are similar, glamping is a more glamorous form of camping, hence its name. If you are not yet ready to stray too far away from convenience, glamping is the right choice for you. If you think you’re ready to take that extra step with your adventurous spirit, camping is the choice for you.
Both activities have their own pros and cons. For example, camping may be slightly uncomfortable at times, while glamping may be no different than simply staying at your own home. In the end, it is up to you to decide where you would enjoy