|Glamping at Whitepod - campers are warm and dry in a tent - in mid-winter! Photo courtesy of Whitepod|
One day I will go glamping in the Swiss Alps - in the winter - and I will be warm!
For those not familiar with the term, 'Glamping' describes an unlikely fusion of glamor and camping. Hard-core campers will think this is just plain weird. Hard-core ended for me years ago though - about when my two little darlings started tagging along with their piles of toys and their unwelcome tendency to track sand into my sleeping bag. Now I've have had enough of shivering nights, sharing slumbers with a buzzing host of biting bugs, and the cold chill of indoor morning dew. Now the camping (sadly) has to go, or the roughing-it has to go.
Along comes 'Glamping', and I must say, this is BRILLIANT!
Who says I can't go for a girls weekend in the wilderness and love it? Or go tenting with the hubby and still enjoy a catered romantic dinner for two? Or spend a week sharing a tent with dirty boisterous kids and come out clean and sane? Glamping says you can and the options are as varied as your imagination.
My ultimate favorite is glamping at Whitepod in the Swiss Alps. First picture yourself camping in frigid sub-zero temperatures with the frost coating the inside of your tent, wind billowing walls, and a white cloud accompanying each frozen breath. Now instead picture yourself on a soft bed, warm as toast beside a blazing wood stove. You're minutes from the resorts private ski lifts, and one transparent wall of your 'igloo' provides a panorama of rugged wilderness beauty. In keeping with the spirit of camping and roughing-it, lots of activities will keep you active and outdoors, from dog-sledding and snow-shoeing to hiking with a mountain guide. And if you think your glamp experience has been a little short on the glamour side of things, enjoy a relaxing hot oil massage or a glass of wine in the Finnish sauna.
Who knows, perhaps a little 'roughing-it' at Whitepod may even entice a few hard-core campers to add a little glamor to the experience.