The major question of the summer is, how can we travel while still remaining socially distance to protect ourselves and others?
The answer: glamping.
This “glamorous camping” trend became popular within the last ten years or so and has increased in popularity more recently. Gone are the days of pup tents and sleeping on an air mattress. Glamping provides luxurious accommodations in the great outdoors—largely away from other people.
In the travel industry today we are seeing a large shift toward U.S. travel and staying close to home and suppliers are taking note of this. Imagine spending the day out in the warm summer air and then retreating to your spacious tent (if you can even pair it in that category) complete with running water, electricity, a comfy bed, and sometimes even your own private bathroom. No more runs to the community campground bathroom in the middle of the night for you!
Glamping provides the unique opportunity to enjoy being closer to nature without having to give up many of the comforts of home. And better yet, you don’t have to worry about driving cross-country in a massive RV to still enjoy those comforts.
Glamping adventures can be enjoyed all over the U.S., from Alaska to Hawaii, most national parks from the east coast to the west coast and every place in between. These trips are so fun to do with the family or simply a fun weekend to get away with some friends. And again, it gets you away from the crowded hotels and into your own private space. It’s a social distancing dream!
Now this, of course, brings up the age-old question, can’t I just book this on Airbnb or any website of the like? With all that has been happening over the last few months, the importance of working with a travel advisor has becoming extremely evident.
Below are just a few of the many reasons why booking your glamping adventure with an agency like Sunset Travel & Cruise is so important.
1) We are here for you!
Booking with an online travel website, such as Airbnb, doesn’t give you the personalized service that we need in these times. By working with a travel advisor we are here for you and only a phone call away. If something goes wrong before, during or after your trip or you need to cancel, we handle it, not you.
2) One great package, zero hassles.
By booking your glamping adventure with a travel advisor we are able to build one big package including transportation, accommodations, and tours. How about a horseback ride through the Grand Canyon with your own private guide before taking a late afternoon nap in your cozy, yet glamorously rugged lodgings? Having everything booked in one place allows you to relax and enjoy the trip the way it was meant to be. Additionally, and most importantly, we can provide comprehensive travel insurance plans that cover the entire package for extra peace of mind.
3) Cleanliness guarantee
Airbnb hosts are required to ensure the cleanliness and safety of their homes, but they are not professionals and many are not hiring professionals to clean, even now. All properties that we sell are committed to the safety of their guests and go to great lengths to ensure this. Extra measures are taken and there are reputable companies standing behind these precautions. We would not sell them if they weren’t.
So when thinking about this summer’s adventures, add a glamping stay to that list! If you’re heading out on the open road like many Americans, let us make the plans for you. We have countless amazing ideas that will suit every traveler and every level of “glamour” in mind. Contact Sunset Travel & Cruise in Chicago today!