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glamping: the not-roughing it version of camping

Most of us have a love of nature and a bit of the nomadic spirit dwelling inside.  Summer is really the time to enjoy all that nature offers, but the concept of camping keeps many from immersing themselves deep in the wilderness- think bug bites, mud, no showering for days, smelling like campfire.

Sleeping under the stars, has begun to take on a new look in Europe and America with 'Glamping'-glamorous camping, luxury style camping with extra amenities. There are a couple of great websites that are resources for this new way to see nature, check out: Glamping GirlGo Glamping, both linking to many glamping options.

Glamping has been around for decades in African Safaris and Thailand experiences. But new to us, this rustic luxury allows for the much love outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, swimming, etc. while adding extra benefits like bug-less yurts, chef-prepared dinners, mattresses & linens,  swimming pools and shelter from the elements.

Some of the best looking options in the 'Glamping' world are:

Baja Camp, Isla di Espiritu Santo The Sea of Cortez- gather fish and shellfish for your own dinners.

Treebones Big Sur which offers 16 yurts and 5 campsites while there you can swim in the heated ocean view pool & hot tub, enjoy the convenience store or enjoy their Wild Coast Restaurant serving sushi & tapas food with a full menu of ingredient options grown locally.

Eco Camp Patagonia dome style accommodations, direct access to wildlife preserves

Paws Up A Montana Ranch with tent accommodation with spa style bathrooms.

Clayocout Wilderness a remote Canadian resort with activities and adventures and conservancy programs for all ages

Canvas Chic French site- stay in yurts while attending programs and classes with community dinners.

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