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Thu Mar 8 20:25:59 UTC 2007
Glamping: Glamourous camping
From the AP, via CNN, 3/6/2007
"Did a bad experience turn you off camping? Maybe your tent leaked
in a rainstorm or you shivered all night in a borrowed, smelly
sleeping bag. Or that thin foam pad you were trying to sleep on
didn't do much to protect your back from the rocky, uneven ground
beneath your tent.
It doesn't have to be that way. Tour companies and resorts now offer
luxury camping, and the term "glamping" -- shorthand for glamorous
camping -- is starting to turn up in reports from the United Kingdom
and Canada. The New York Post recently mentioned "glamping" in an
article on a new Web site for luxury travel, http://www.globorati.com.
(The story also referred to "jetrosexuals" as a globetrotting jetsetter
who thinks nothing of hopping on a plane to Asia for a shopping spree.)"
(Globorati article cited above could not be found)
"In England, glamorous camping -- or glamping, as it is called -- is
fast becoming a national pastime, prompted in part by celebrity-studded
festivals like Glastonbury, where the likes of Kate Moss and Sienna
Miller make trudging through mud look chic"
Irish Times, 06/01/2006
"Want to explore life under the open skies but covet creature comforts?
Welcome to the world of "glamping", for people who only want to sleep
under five stars, writes Alanna Gallagher."
"Tom Hanks and Sean Penn are doing it. Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie
want to do it. What are we talking about? Glamping�? or glamorous
camping for those not yet in the know. Yep, according to trend watching
agency The Future Laboratory its going to be the thang to do in 2006.
So what does the modern camper need?"
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