Travel Thursday // Glamping

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I’ve put together this short glamping guide for anyone looking to take a trip to the wilderness that ebbs on the more luxurious side. Trust me, this is a far cry from my childhood spent camping out old-school style by a river in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I was a Girl Scout after all, so I spent countless weeks at sleep-away camp growing up and loved every minute of it. The bugs and the darkness didn’t bother me one bit. But now, I have to admit I’d probably prefer camping out at one of these 3 uber-cool hideaways.

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1. El Cosmico // Marfa, Texas

This place is really one for the books. For anyone with an adventurous and wild spirit, El Cosmico is a hippie-esque camping spot scattered among the tumbleweeds. I imagine it being full of wanders seeking out their purpose or people just wanting to disappear. Either way, it makes for one out-of-this-world experience.

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2. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Tofino, Canada

Hidden deep in the Canadian Forest, the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort feels like a page right out of Little House on the Prairie. Complete with billards tables, wood burning stoves, and red velvet couches, this resort really seems to embody rustic glam. You can go horseback riding, hiking, whale watching, kayaking, rock climbing, or zip-lining. And they even offer archery and art classes. Count me in!

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 3. Jack’s Camp, Makgadikgadi, Botswana

If you’re looking for something more on the safari end of the spectrum, then Jack’s Camp will win you over. The super-luxe green canvas tents are equipped with Persian rugs, indoor and outdoor showers, and the coolest tented pool I’ve ever seen. It’s the ultimate secluded desert safari experience with unusual offerings like walks with local Bushmen and visits to a meerkat colony.

Jacks Camp, Uncharted Africa, David Crookes

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I’ve never actually been glamping before, so all these opinions are based on what I’ve seen and read online about these places. Have any of you ever been glamping before? I’d love to hear your favorite glamping destinations and suggestions.

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