Camping is, without a doubt, one of the most well-loved activities among Americans and their families. No other activity allows for pure, unbridled enjoyment of the outdoors and for some quality family bonding time.
And as camping vacations become more possible among virtually every demographic, a growing number of families want to spend their trips in a little more luxury — and thus, the trend of “glamping” was born.
Believe it or not, but glamping is actually possible for almost every budget and income. If you want to make your family’s next camping excursion an affordable glamping trip, be sure to check out these three tips we’ve compiled for glamping on a budget:
Don’t rule out state parks and camping sites
Did you know that many state parks and campsites offer rustic accommodations for campers? By staying in a cabin, you won’t have to worry about struggling to set up a tent and sleeping on the ground. Some state parks even offer yurts — a unique camping accommodation that’s a glamping staple. Staying at a state park is much more affordable than shelling out $200 a night to stay at a luxury campsite.
Rent an RV
Another great way to enjoy everyday amenities like electricity, running water and toilets is to rent an RV for the length of your camping trip. And when you rent, you don’t necessarily have to go with a traditional RV — it’s possible to get a Airstream trailer or Volkswagen camper bus for as little as $100 a night. Just remember to take gas prices into account as well!
Dine in luxury
The most affordable way to glam up your camping trip is to enjoy delicious, freshly-cooked meals. Say goodbye to canned beans and hot dogs and bring along steaks, vegetables and other gourmet fare to grill over the campfire. It’s the perfect way to add a little luxury to your experience, and it will give you and your family plenty of energy to explore the outdoors.
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