WASHINGTON — Let’s face it: Camping is not for everyone. Whether it’s the bugs, sleeping on the ground, or the lack of plumbing, for some people, the Great Outdoors can feel more like a natural disaster than an adventure.
Glamping—a slightly obnoxious term short for “glamorous camping”—wants to change that. Instead of the hard ground and too-cold sleeping bags, glamping usually includes feather beds, comfy blankets, and yes, sometimes a flushing toilet. When you glamp, you get all the amenities of high-end hotels set in a natural environment that’s literally miles away from any city.
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