Hard-Learned Lessons from Seasoned Glamper

For those, like me, who forgot how to relax.

I’ve had the joy of numerous glamping adventures, but I’ve also had my fair share of (mis)adventures as well. I don’t repeat the same mistakes but, I learn a few more lessons about every time I glamp.

1. The hum of the highway fades away

When you let the sounds of nature envelop you, the noise emanating from roadways simply disappears.

2. It’s OK to relax

Some glamping spots beg to be enjoyed for as long as you can.

If you’re so lucky as to find that perfect escape into the wild, don’t fight the urge to nest, and let yourself be immersed in nature from your site.

3. No, you don’t have to hike

Sometimes, I put so much pressure on myself to explore as much as possible that I forget how to unwind.

This time, I wandered for a few hours, but my homing beacon always brought me back to the cabin to sit in the sun and enjoy the view.

4. Go swimming with your clothes on

If it’s a beautiful day, don’t make any excuses not to cool off in the water.

Even if you don’t have a swimsuit, get in the water anyways. I didn’t get one before a trip, so I just jumped in the lake fully clothed.

It was so very refreshing.

6. It’s OK not to take a thousand photos per day

Never let the number of photos you take determine the quality of your trip’s memory.

Soak in every moment you can.

7. Love the wild things from afar

It was such a delight to be surrounded by so many wild birds and animals. There were a few over-curious chipmunks and red squirrels, but we let them know that there were no snacks for them here with the stomping of our feet.

These wily creatures have either been fed by other glampers or have discovered food scraps before to have become so bold.

Remember to Leave NO Trace!

8. In a beauty contest, nature always wins

So, forget that mirrors and razors exist once you start a trip.

May the length of your chin hairs measure the breadth of your adventures.

9. It’s OK (not) to miss home

For the first getaway of the season, it was nice to get away for a solo night and have company break the silence on the following two days.

I’m also truly thankful for the hamburgers and hot dog meals Lindz@IBBTravel brought!

10. When You’re IN Bear Country

Whenever I go out exploring, I’m ready.

I hope that when you’re in bear country, you’ll follow all proper precautions!

Like, carry bear spray and know how to use it!

Clap and sing periodically while hiking to announce your presence.


Wow, did I ever make mistakes while glamping in Algonquin! You should read about it!

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