What’s the Difference Between Camping and Glamping?


What’s the Difference Between Camping and Glamping?

Spending time outdoors can often be a great idea. It allows you to momentarily escape the busy and stressful city life to enjoy some peace in nature. And one way you can do so is by camping.

Many of us have experienced camping in the outdoors, whether as a child with our family or as an adult. However, there is this relatively new twist to camping that offers more comfort and often luxury. This new experience is called glamping.

What Is Camping?

Before we discuss glamping, let’s first go back to the basics and talk about camping. Camping has been around for ages and typically involves setting up a tent and spending the night in the wilderness. It is also accompanied by other outdoor activities, such as hiking and fishing.

Everyone’s camping experience is different. For some, camping means time spent with the family in safe campsites. And for others, it may mean roughing it up with nature as an exciting challenge.

Whichever the case, you’ll need to bring some camping equipment to help you survive the night. Aside from a tent to offer your shelter from external elements, you’ll also need a sleeping bag to help you get comfortable as you sleep. Since it can get pretty dark when you’re deep in nature, you also need to have some flashlights or lanterns. And, of course, don’t forget to bring essentials to light a campfire.

What you need for food can vary depending on your plan. Some may want to catch some fish to cook for dinner, so a fishing rod would be necessary. Others will bring pre-prepared meals while some will decide to cook at the campsite. For the latter, you will need a portable outdoor stove and a cooler to store your meat and fresh produce. 

Don’t forget to bring some utensils and other kitchen items you will need to cook. And for the classic camping experience, you have to have graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows to make some s’mores.

What Is Glamping?

While camping may be an uncomfortable experience for some, glamping can provide you with the comfort you need. Glamping is basically short for “glamour camping”, and it’s only been around for a few decades. 

Essentially, glamping provides an upscale camping experience with better amenities. Some may define that as simply having an RV or camper van to stay in. But some glamping sites take it to the next level by providing private bathroom facilities, modern entertainment, air conditioning and even gourmet food. Glamping is less about roughing it out in nature and more about bringing the comforts of home in an outdoor setting.

Which One Is Right for You?

The choice between camping and glamping really depends on what experience you want to get out of it. If your goal is to take a break from your typical life in modern society, then a classic camping experience is best for you. But if you want to enjoy nature in a fully comfortable way, glamping can give you a mix of both indoor and outdoor life.

Enjoy nature comfortably with the help of Canvas Hamlet. We have created a luxury pop-up Anglesey glamping site for you to enjoy, which is just one of three locations. You can find the two other glamping sites in Forge Farm Near Llangollen and Bala. Each site has fully knitted out bell tents available for booking. Book your stay now!