While purists argue that camping is best for getting in touch with nature, being more open and exposed to the natural elements, some argue that glamping improves the camping experience by providing home comforts. But which one is best? We compare the two to find out:
Contact with nature
With both camping and glamping, you are surrounded by nature – all you need to do is open your tent to take in the fields and trees. It is true however that when camping, you are learning to live with nature better by collecting water for instance or making a fire to keep warm. With camping however, water and heating supplies are provided for you. Although it takes away the challenge of learning to live independently alongside nature, many people would prefer this as, after all, it is a holiday, where people want to relax and have fun, rather than having to make sure that they are warm and watered.
When you go camping, arguably part of its charm is a lack of home comforts such as electricity, comfortable furniture and Wi-Fi, and it is what you make of this experience that is important, allowing you to truly escape from your day-to-day life for a short while. Glamping, therefore, appeals to those who wish to get away from day to day life, but would like the simple luxuries such as electricity when they need them.
From treehouses to yurts, glamping beats the traditional camping tents hands down, beautiful both inside and out. The look of where you choose to stay makes a quirky difference to your holiday, with log cabins and tipis making far more of a talking point than a bog-standard two man tent. Of course, the views from both can be just as stunning, as both put you at the heart of nature.
When we weigh up all of the pros and cons of both camping and glamping, we can’t help but come to the conclusion that glamping takes on all of the pros of camping while solving the problems that the cons of camping provide, such as home comforts and a more relaxed experience. Why not check out our Pembrokeshire glamping page to try it for yourself in this wonderful part of Wales?