The word glamping is a combination of the English terms “glamor” and “camping” and describes a luxurious variant of a simple camping holiday. It was born from the idea of combining a luxurious and natural vacation. The trend started in the USA and England. Many celebrities, such as Ashton Kutcher, Kate Moss, and Jamie Oliver, are glamping fans. Glamping accommodations can be very different. From the safari tents and tree houses to fully furnished rental caravans, everything is included. And whoever thinks that glamping is unaffordable for the regular campers, is wrong. Prices vary from campsite to campsite and from accommodation to accommodation.
Plan your trip
Whether you are traveling solo or through an agency depends largely on your resourcefulness, but also the time you are willing to invest to arrange the trip. You can arrange most of your trip more conveniently on your own than agencies can do.
Bring your own gear
It is better to bring your gear or buy what you are missing while you are home, then to pay for it on your vacation. There are various Glamping destinations and accommodations. It will be cheaper if you opt-out for those that don’t have absolutely everything. Why? Because those tools that your accommodation is missing you can bring from home. Or you can buy it cheaper and have it forever which is better than to pay a more expensive accommodation in order to use those tools and gear just for one trip. If you are not sure where you can find affordable and quality equipment, you can always find your inspiration at GearWeAre.
Close to home
It may seem trivial, but the first thing to put in black and white is precisely the choice of travel destination. We know that all over the world there are an infinite number of places to visit, each with its own customs and culture, and choosing is certainly not easy.
Therefore, to select the right travel destination, we recommend putting personal desires and tastes first. Then, try to find that perfect destination as close to your home as you can. This will save you money and time so your vacation can start sooner. One of the tips for traveling cheap and having a good time is to travel to places you hardly hear about. Because those destinations are not living on tourism, the prices will be affordable.
Choose the date wisely
The calendar makes the difference when you book a flight or pick your holiday destination. For example, flying to Greece in August costs you more than at any other time of the year. But even the days of the week can save you money: by booking on the websites of low-cost airlines if you leave on Tuesday or Thursday you will spend even less than half compared to Saturday and Sunday.
Plan your budget
To better plan your trip, you must also consider the budget aspect. Get organized in such a way that you never run out of money and, above all, always have a credit card with you, just in case.
More than focusing on the last minute, if you want to get better prices on flights and accommodations, you should plan your vacation as soon as possible.
Organize your “travel diary”
We advise you to create a text document, or simply a notebook, in which you will write any type of information relating to the destination, the places you want to visit or the activities you want to do. For each activity, we also recommend adding the price in order to have everything under control so you can fully enjoy your vacation days!
Fill the car
Are you going on a long drive? Consider how many free places are in your car. You can offer that space in exchange for sharing the cost of petrol and any other expenses. You can use BlaBlaCar, the car-sharing site, and app that will save you some money.
Make the most out of your smartphone
Maps, guides, travel tips, etc. – prepare your phone. Today you can find numerous useful apps, not only to organize the trip but also to help you during your stay.