There’s always that moment when the reality of camping sets in. Perhaps it’s when you lose cellphone reception and Wi-Fi service. Or when the sun sinks into darkness and the mosquitoes come out to play. Slapping the bugs away, you zip yourself into a tiny triangle on ground so hard you could tap dance on it. Or maybe that moment arrives when, after wrestling with the tent, you finally dig into the pouch of freeze-dried beef stew that seemed so promising, but didn’t quite deliver on the gourmet guarantee.
Glamping — the brilliant marriage of glamour and camping — was designed for those who still relish the quiet only the great outdoors can deliver but under less rugged conditions.