Hiking always sounds like a fun way to spend a week or the weekend, but when it comes down to it, do you really want to give up the coziness of home just to tough it out in the wilderness? Maybe you prefer to stay curled up on your couch with a bowl of popcorn, watching Into the Wild instead.
So, if the idea of rural hiking is a total turn off, we’ve got good news for you: you can go hiking without giving up luxury. And instead of leaving home, you can take it with you. Here’s how.
Amazing Luxury Campers
RV’s don’t usually conjure up classy ideas of luxury and indulgence, but thanks to some amazing models, campers are anything but rusty, rickety and straight out of a 70’s film. Gorgeous hardwood floors? Check. Marble tables and countertops? You got it. Leather couches? Your wish is my command.
Foretravel Motorcoach lets you customize your wildest dreams when it comes to traveling. You can choose from Bubinga or African Mahogany for the cabinets. You can even add a dishwasher and a washer and dryer unit in your van.
Some campers don’t just make you feel like you’ve brought home with you. Instead, you can feel like you’ve upgraded to a 5-star hotel. Check out the 2015 Monaco Dynasty model. When you’re ready for bed, walk across the porcelain tile floor and tuck into bed with a memory foam mattress. Keep your personal belongings safely stowed in cedar-lined wardrobes and cabinets.
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Perhaps one of the biggest drawbacks to hiking is the tent. They’re cramped and don’t make for a very comfortable place to get some shut-eye. But tents are not what they used to be, and these tents prove it.
The Dream House Heavy Duty Glamping Tent fits two queen-sized mattresses and even has space for a stove. You’ll stay nice and dry inside the windproof and waterproof cotton enclosure, and when you want to open the “window”, mosquito screens keep bugs at bay.
The Stout Bell Tent is a lovely, canvas structure, complete with 4 windows, mesh screens, and features that allow you to roll up the tent walls to open your horizon. It’s waterproof and you can even add a chandelier inside for an intimate touch. Some happy campers say it’s the perfect place to listen to music, practice yoga or even meditate.
If you’d like to have a one-of-a-kind camping experience and you’re not afraid of a completely transparent space, look no further than the Outdoor Single Tunnel Inflatable Bubble Tent. This futuristic design will guarantee you can star-gaze all night long.
Its sturdy structure is three meters in diameter and you can easily fit a bed and nightstand inside. It’s waterproof, well-ventilated and keeps pesky insects out. The only drawback? Going in and out allows air to escape, and if you’re not careful, your tent can deflate quickly
South Korea’s ArchiWorkshop has created a fun, donut-shaped tent, or a long, curvy tent that offers a stylish and comfortable option for glampers. The fabric is water-, fire- and UV-resistant. The folding furniture is custom-made and the colorful walls are painted by local Korean artists.
Glamorous Accessories for Your Next Trip
Maybe a million-dollar RV or an Instagram-able tent is outside of your price range right now. But that doesn’t mean glamorous camping or glamping is off the table for you. There are lots of little things you can bring along with you to make you feel at home.
Whether you choose cashmere, mohair or wool socks, you can’t go wrong with this must-have accessory. They keep you warm, while letting your feet breathe, too. And don’t forget to stock up on several pairs. There’s nothing better than coming back “home” after a long day hiking and pulling on a soft, dry pair of socks.
Blankets don’t take up much space, and it will make all the difference on cool nights and rainy days. Microfibers, faux fur, fleece and wool throws are incredibly soft and the perfect way to stay warm and cozy when you’re out in the wild.
What’s more, they’re a wonderful décor piece that adds a pop of color to any space. To find the most suitable one for every occasion, take your pick from these throw blankets on Amazon.
S’well offers a wide range of insulated stainless steel water bottles that are perfect for any millennial who’s got a knack for the great outdoors. Everything from minimal marble designs to bubblegum pink prints are available. They’re lightweight but can keep your hot beverage warm for 12 hours and your cold drinks cool for up to 24 hours.
Whether you camp in the summer or winter, an aromatic candle adds a magical touch. And no, you don’t have to limit yourself to mosquito-repelling brands like Citronella.
Why not treat yourself to a Darling Clementine Jar Candle from Anthropologie? These soy candles are designed by Norwegian artists and can burn for up to 70 hours. Plus, each candle only weighs in at 9 ounces, so it won’t be too cumbersome to pack and the tin container guarantees that it will withstand bumps and falls.
Fragrant Essential Oil Mists
Bug bites can all but ruin an otherwise romantic and fun getaway. To protect your skin from insect bites without spraying any nasty chemicals onto your body, make your own bug spray using essential oils. All you need is some water, witch hazel and several essential oils, including peppermint, lavender, lemongrass, and citronella. Not only will it deter insects, but it will make your tent smell fragrant.
Nothing says cozy and glamorous as much as twinkling lights – the same ones you’d use on your Christmas tree. You can string them inside the tent for a soft, glowy effect. Or, you can hang them from surrounding trees to create a fairy-like camping ground.
Even if you wear cashmere socks and hang twinkle lights above your bed, there’s still one thing that can make or break your glamorous trip: your hair. To keep your hair looking fresh and fabulous, pack a regular or travel size bottle of Batiste Dry Shampoo.
You don’t have to leave the comforts of home when you go traveling and camping. You can bring them with you and feel glamorous even when you’re out in the woods.