Reuters reports that celebrities have come up with a new holiday trend called glamping. As the name might suggest it (or not), glamping is a combination of camping and glamour, that is, the camper lives in the wilderness surrounded by all the comfort of the modern era.
Traditional summer holidays in the mountains or at the seaside have become outdated. Not necessarily for the middle class man who rarely affords to relax for several consecutive days, but rather for celebrities whose ingenuity knows no limits. This is how Justin Bieber and other too-young-to-be-so-rich stars have invented the so-called glamping holidays.
Glamping was created to meet the needs of all people who want to spend time outdoors without missing the comfort of the modern era. The special camper will thus install a tent and provide it with all the electrical tools and utensils that people normally have in their homes. To put it in Justin Bieber’s words, the person who stays in a glamping tent will sleep on a mattress bed, own a TV and use electricity according to their personal needs.
There aren’t many travel agencies providing this type of service, but glamping is frequently practiced in Canadian forests. Travel agents explain that this type of holiday has been invented for people who feel uncomfortable in the wilderness. Moreover, the modern technology that is usually installed in the tents is meant to make camping-nervous people feel at ease when using outdoor equipment. If electric lighting and modern furniture are not enough for you, you can also request chef-prepared gourmet meals, so you won’t have to waste energy to prepare food.
There is just one question that bothers me every time I read the description offered for glamping. Why would anyone choose this type of holiday when they can simply book a room at a remote hotel? After all, you’re getting the same services; it’s just the shape of the room that differs.
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