By BRVR Staff
This article reviews the top 10 best books about glamping available online.
Glamping, or glamorous camping, is the fun concept of going camping but by way of some much more luxurious accommodations than what is usually seen in traditional camping methods. Such improved accommodations can include upgraded gear, fabulous RV experiences, the use of technology and awesome gadgetry, and much more. For those wanting to maximize their glamping knowledge, though, one of the best ways to polish up on the secrets others have discovered is by checking out some awesome books on the subject. In that very spirit of helping you achieve the best glamping experience possible, we’ve reviewed the field and come up with the top 10 best books about glamping out right now. Follow along for the scoop.
1. Glamping with Mary Jane: Glamour + Camping
MaryJane Butters, herself being quite the camping aficionado, gives readers a great, all-around go-to guide on doing camping glamorously. Learn how to easily make fires, change a flat, cook with cast iron, and more, with a notably enjoyable attitude from the author throughout. Maybe, best described as a lilly that’s just slightly rough around the edges, Butters teaches memorably and with personality, not just through regular instructions.
2. Glamping as a Business
Glamping as a Business, by Samantha Lazzaris Newport, offers a very unique take on the entire glamping concept – from a business perspective. What accommodations serve glampers the best, and what other features make sense for a glampground to have in order to draw the most patronage? Even if you are not considering glamping as a business concept in particular, there is plenty to learn from all sides of the coin in this top pick.
3. Martinis & Marshmallows: A Field Guide to Luxury Tent Camping
Author and glamper Cara Schulz shows readers just how its done with this gem of a book on glamping today. Complete with recipes, clever tutorials, and more than 130 great pictures throughout, it’s easy to envision and then go on to apply these very same concepts yourself. Anyone can become a master meal-maker, martini-maker, and overall more at ease amid the beauty of the great outdoors with this great read in hand.
4. A Glamper’s Guide to Camp Cooking
As its name suggests, A Glamper’s Guide to Camp Cooking is an excellent glamping guide that is more tuned to the food side the glamping experience. With a special flare for 50’s-style vintage manner, author and established glamper Dianne Linderman gives readers a great lesson on the finer side of food without the need for an actual kitchen. Learn new tools, tricks, methods, recipes, and more as she keeps things refreshingly connected to the outdoor experience so well.
5. Handmade Glamping
Yet another unique angle and great read on glamping comes to us courtesy of author Charlotte Liddle. Handmade Glamping puts the reader squarely into a world of taking matters into their own hands and crafting their way to luxury and glamour in the outdoor setting. Anyone with an interest in handcraft arts is well served here as Liddle teaches by way of 35 unique and memorable projects.
6. A Woman’s Guide to the Wild: Your Complete Outdoor Handbook
Author and experienced camper Ruby McConnell does a great job here of exploring the many ins and outs of camping specifically from the shoes of a woman today. Glamping is only possible when you know yourself and what does it and what does not do it for you. This is the fun, truthful, and eye-opening guide to being a successful camper, that anyone can benefit from, but that is geared specially toward the woman’s heart and mind.
7. Campfire Cuisine: Gourmet Recipes for the Great Outdoors
Robin Donovan, herself a renowned cook, gives us the quintessential bible of how to make fine cuisine in an outdoor setting. While a physical kitchen as many know it may not be present out in the wild, that doesn’t mean you can’t virtually make one of your own at the campfire amid the fresh air and nature. From delicious to healthy, savory, sinful, and everything between, Donovan bestows a treasure trove of knowledge in this best-selling top-pick.
8. Comfortably Wild: The Best Glamping Destinations in North America
If you’ve ever wondered where the best places for camping and glamping are, then this very well may be your ultimate guide. Comfortably Wild: The Best Glamping Destinations in North America explores exactly which factors make a location perfect for glamping and spills the beans on exactly where some of the actual, best spots are located. Travel the roads of North America with authors Mike and Anne Howard, and discover some of the best, hidden gems out there.
9. Camp Sunset: A Modern Camper’s Guide to the Great Outdoors
Glamping is much about the application of modern tools and know-how to the camping experience, and this book, Camp Sunset, provides a complete focus on this exact principle. Written by the expert team at Sunset, this glamping book must dives into which modern tools and methods work best in exactly which situations. Complete with check-lists, tutorials, photos, and even a great constellation map, this is definitely one of our favorite picks in the glamping book category.
10. Mary Jane’s Outpost
Mary Jane Butters’ expertise is enough to make our list again, this time with her great resource, Mary Jane’s Outpost. This piece is all about helping the reader to find the inspiration and drive needed to really get out and enjoy the outdoors to begin with. Step one to being a glamper is always being in the right mindset, and with this classic, it’s all about the mental hows and whys that then lead to greatness and fulfillment everywhere else.
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