Glamping Is The Popular Camping Alternative For Not-So-Outdoorsy Types

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Camping is not for everyone. Sleeping on rigid surfaces, not being able to shower the way you're used to, hustling in and out of the woods to keep the fire going, mosquito bites — need we say more? 

Then again, all of these minor nuisances are what makes the camping experience unique and gratifying. Or so we thought.

Apparently, some people don't want to deal with all of this Stone Age BS, so they came up with a different way to enjoy camping that doesn't require them to step outside their comfort zone too much. 

Behold — glamping.

According to Urban Dictionary, glamping (short for glamorous camping) is "like regular camping, but with nicer things than usual."

The "nicer things" include amenities such as water, heat and lighting. It can also come with resort-style services, such as fancy dinner, massage, hot tub, etc.

The usual glamping spots feature king-size beds, comfy sofas, dinner tables, even chandeliers. So really it's nothing like regular camping at all, is it?

Despite its quasi-outdoorish approach, glamping is enjoyed by a great number of people all around the world.

Travelers say they like being able to relax, immerse themselves in nature, and "experience the great outdoors" without having to sacrifice basic luxuries.

Although this might be the first time you've heard about glamping, the concept isn't really that new. The term itself was coined back in 2005 by Brits.

The concept of glamping goes even further back, arguably the 16th century. The boom of African safari in 1920s has also contributed to its roots.

Over time, glamping gained many new forms and now isn't limited to luxurious tents, but can be enjoyed in pods, lodges, yurts, treehouses, igloos, etc.

Not a bad way to watch the stars, huh?

Check out more glamping examples below and let us know what you think of this style of camping:

(H/T: Today | Glamping.com)