From Camping to Glamping: Luxury in the National Parks
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Camping has come a long way over the last decade or so. Gone are the days where getting up close and personal with our natural landscapes required getting down and dirty.
Glamping as a trend began around 2005, but the concept of roughing it luxury style began much farther back in history — all the way back to the 16th century in fact, when it is said that a Scottish Duke kickstarted the luxury camping experience in the highlands of Scotland. Around that same time, the Ottoman Turks also had palatial, palace-style tents used on military missions.
However, the desire to experience nature with a “touch of luxury,” as The New York Times reports, is reaching a fever-pitch and with the centennial of the National Parks Service fast-approaching, The Times is showcasing the various galloping opportunities in and around our National Parks.
The article highlights REI Adventures Signature Camping product, Backroads’ multisport adventures that feature family-specific departures and foodie experiences and luxury “glampsite” company Under Canvas.
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