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Glamping is glamorous, luxury camping. If you just read that and thought, "camping is NEVER glamorous"  I encourage you to read on. Glamping is for those who aren't into sleeping on rocks or eating hot dogs. If you have kids who don't like the idea of sleeping outdoors or maybe you don't like the outdoors yourself, glamping could be for you.  

Glamping is all about bringing the luxuries of your home with you camping. As Jessica Simpson once questioned, "Is that weird, taking my Louis Vuitton bag camping?" The answer is no. She is a glamper and you can be one too. Check out these easy glamping tips to make your next trip more enjoyable:

Bedtime . Instead of just camping in a plain old tent with rocks in your back, glamp it up! Pick up an air mattress at the store to sleep on and if you hate sleeping bags, don't use them. There seems to be a misconstrued rule that if you're camping and sleeping, you must be miserable, but there is no reason for that. If you don't like sleeping in an even rectangle, sucked in by a zipper, why not bring that fluffy, down duvet with matching pillows? I bet you'd be more comfortable and your kids would be too. And if you're worried about dirt getting in your tent, bring your doormat from your front door to avoid tracking in dirt. This will give your tent that homey feel as well.  

Bring Extra Pleasures . Although most people will tell you to be a minimalist when you camp, the more you have the more comfortable you'll be. Bring that large mirror for styling your hair and don't shy away from bringing those scented lotions and shampoos. Pamper yourself—perhaps even bring a variety of magazines to read while wearing a mud-musk.

Lighting the Ambiance .  Everyone knows to bring flashlights camping, but we can do better than that. Bring scented candles to burn in a safe container or a beautiful lantern to hang on display. Just remember to practice fire safety!  

A Meal for Kings and Queens . Instead of using those dirty grills provided at some campsites, bring your own luxury grill like a [Link Removed] portable fire pit for camping. Portable fire pits give you the option of deciding where you'd like your dinner party set up and they give you control of your flame size for cooking optimization.  It's a convenience us glampers can't go without! Instead of just roasting hot dogs—spurge! Get those juicy steaks with all the fixings. Enhance your evening further by bringing a small foldout table and cover it in a fun print. Spread out a variety of beverages on the table to make a fun self-serve station for you and your family.  

Games . So you've heard of playing cards and that sounds like a pretty boring way to spend your afternoon, right? Toss those cards aside and bring other games like Yahtzee, Scramble, Horseshoe, Darts, etc. For your little ones, treat them to an exciting crawl tunnel or pop-up playhouse. You can pick one up on Amazon starting around twenty bucks and your kids will love it! They come in all shapes and sizes, and some even look like princess castles and choo-choo trains.  

If you're near a lake, splurge on a lounging tube for yourself and why not get some tubes for your little ones? Big floatation devices are great for kids to jump and splash on and it will give you a chance to relax, especially if you tie all the tubes to a rope on the shore.  

No need to worry about drifting downstream or too far out!
There are endless ways to enhance your ordinary old camping trip and take it to the luxury of glamping in style. If camping is still unappealing to you and your family, I hope you'll give glamping a chance because it truly can be quite glamorous and relaxing.


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