Lauren Gay’s first experience tent camping left her cold.
“The temperature plummeted that night,” says Gay, who blogs at the Outdoorsy Diva. “We didn’t own sleeping bags, we just had tons of blankets, and it was not sufficient. It was a long miserable night.”
These days, glamping—camping with amenities, whether with a real bed, electricity, or a touch of glamour—is more her style.
Ever since pandemic guidelines indicated outdoor spaces were safer than indoor ones, families have been packing their cars and heading for the hills. The call of the wild rose to a roar as typically “indoorsy” folks went in search of space to breathe—comfortably.
“One of the best glamping experiences we had gave us fur electric blankets for overnight and gourmet chocolate to use for the s’mores,” Gay recalls. “I like that I can still hear the sounds of nature and walk right out and…