According to Wikipedia, glamping is described as; "a portmanteau of glamour and camping and describes a style of camping with amenities and, in some cases, resort-style services not usually associated with "traditional" camping. Glamping has become particularly popular with 21st century tourists seeking the luxuries of hotel accommodation alongside the escapism and adventure recreation of camping."
To us, glamping certainly encompasses this description, however, as a very busy family, it means so much more. We are like so many other families these days...running from home to work to school to after school activities to the dog park and everywhere in between. We find ourselves constantly thriving to gain more. What does more mean to us? Not more stuff or more things, but more quality time together. With limited vacation time, limited resources and a desire to explore every corner of Maine's wild beauty, camping has become, for us, a way of life. It keeps us close to home, connected with nature, connected to each other and doesn't completely blow our travel budget.
So what's the drawback? It can be really exhausting! The amount of energy it takes to gear-up, set-up, break-down and clean-up back home makes camping seem more like a daunting adventure than a relaxing vacation. Feel our pain? Then glamping may be for you. The ease of showing up to your cabin or campsite and having everything you need there waiting for you, including a comfortable bed for shut-eye, means you have more time with your loved ones and more energy to enjoy Maine's landscapes through relaxation and adventure.