06 May 2014

New Buzz Words: Glamping!

Have you ever glamped? Do you glamp? No, contrary to how it may sound at first, I’m not trying to be rude.

What strange word is this you ask? I must admit that when I first heard it, I too found it strange, but apparently glamping is the latest and most fashionable way to go camping!

Today, roughing it, as with traditional camping, is a thing of the past. Forget the old days of sleeping on the hard ground in a sleeping bag. Today, rich city slickers can escape all the hustle and bustle of the city without abandoning all the luxurious accommodations and facilities of the finest city hotels and still enjoy the great outdoors with some breathtaking backdrops.

Glamping is simply glamorous camping!

to rough it = to live without luxury and simply; to camp out
city slicker = someone from the city who is unfamiliar with country way. Word is derived from the adjective slick meaning clean and neat.
hustle and bustle = busy and noisy activity
accommodation = lodgings, a place to sleep; something that meets a need, a convenience
facilities = special features you find in a hotel such as mini bar, sauna, restaurant, spa, etc…
the (great) outdoors = the countryside; nature
breathtaking = impressive or beautiful
backdrop = everything you see behind the main thing you’re looking at

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1 comment:

  1. Hello M. Boën,
    How are you ?
    I'd already heard about "glamping", it's the contraction between "glamour" and "camping" ! Is'nt it ?
    Still something for "rich" people !... :o
    Personnally, when I'm going to camp, I break myself back on the ground and in my sleeping bag... :)
    By, see you in 2 weeks...


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