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"Sorry, you want me to sleep in a tent?" I asked, after receiving this assignment.
When I was tasked with a project to go glamping, I wasn't sure if I could do it. As someone fearful of insects, going to the bathroom outdoors, and unidentifiable noises (i.e. is that a bear or just the wind?), adventure seeking isn't usually part of my repertoire. It's not that I'm high brow. I guess I'm just city folk.
But then I researched glamping and became intrigued. I could have a bed if I wanted. Access to plumbing if I played my cards right. Speakers, even.
Sign this city girl up.
Find out what I learned after trekking deep into the woods to find a yurt to call my own.
Instagram-worthy outdoor seating really mattered
The first thing I discovered after checking in to my yurt was that, while it was as cozy as a yurt could be, it wasn't designed for all-day hangs. Glamping is about being in nature, evidently, so having a place outside to reliably rest is very important. I was lucky enough to find a deck with my favorite: Adirondack chairs.
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A wireless speaker came in very handy
So, here's a thing I didn't anticipate. Wind, and lots of it.
From the moment I stepped inside of my yurt, the canvas cover rattled and rolled. It was hard to hear myself relax.
SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker II at my bedside was a smart way to drown out the noise, and it was equally as handy for outdoor use. Since it's wireless and lightweight, I brought it outside with me and synced up some music as I took in the view.
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I wouldn't have functioned without hot coffee
I'm one of those people who can't function more than five minutes in the morning without coffee. I consider it one of my many, er, strengths.
A french press makes the most sense for glamping, as all it requires is that you boil water (you can take glamping a step further and ask someone to boil water for you). To complete the experience, be sure to pack steel enamel mugs that hold up to 20 ounces of coffee.
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Wrapping up in a thick blanket was dreamy
Because it was much windier than I anticipated, having a
thick wool blanket enabled me to explore my surroundings without getting too cold.
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Bug spray, bug spray, bug spray (and other beauty essentials)
Depending on where you set up glamp, you might find pesky little critters swarming around outside. I was by the water, so I didn't have tons of bugs to battle, but if you end up inland, you'll want an eco-friendly bug spray at the ready. And, because you're roughing it, items like
dry shampoo, lip liner, and lip gloss are very important.
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An artistinal s'mores kit was clutch
The best thing about bringing a premade s'mores kit was that I didn't have to search for a roaring fire to chow down. Sure, melted chocolate oozing over fluffy 'mallows is the ultimate indulgence, but eating them "in the raw" is just as good.
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