Happy Glampers

Luxury adventure travel: more options for the pampered camper

Tuck Fauntleroy

Urbanite Julie Heiner, from Atlanta, married a guy who loved rural Jackson Hole, Wyo., and dreamed of a family camping trip out West. "He's kind of this outdoorsy fellow who's definitely married to a city girl, and I think our three kids are citified too," she says. So instead of camping, they went glamping.

Glamping is short for glamorous camping. Why sleep on the ground with the snakes when you can opt for a real bed in your deluxe tent, yurt or treehouse? Glamping has been a feature of African safaris since Britain's colonial era. In modern times, hotels like Treetops...

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