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Jun 28, 2010

Sunset Magazine July Issue




This months Sunset Magazine is featuring several camping articles and one is about CAMPING IN STYLE. Not all of these articles can be found in the magazine.

Here is a list of a few articles and links, If your reading this prior to July 2010 you can still pick up the magazine.


El Capitan Canyon by Thomas J. Story

 
Glam camping: Rethink the pitched tent Camp in style with a new generation of streamlined trailers and deluxe tent cabins.


Go into the wild (in style) Swap your sleeping bag for a feather bed at one of these luxurious campgrounds



Find the right campground for you. We play matchmaker, pairing your camping personality with places you're sure to love


Last-minute camping around the West - 25 favorite no-reservation campgrounds from California to Colorado



Teardrop Photo by E. Spencer Toy


Portable feasts: 21 great camping eats

Sunset Magazine Link

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SEE LIGHTING FOR GLAMPING IT UP
SEE GLAMPING CAMPING BREAKFAST















Jun 27, 2010

FUN FIND - Pillow & Chair Wondawedge






The WondaWedge is an inflatable pillow made of sueded vinyl with an attached plastic ground sheet. It lays at various angles, which makes it versatile for many activities. Use it at camp, on the beach, reading in bed or anywhere where you want to recline in comfort. Available in 6 colors. MSRP: $24.00


http://www.wondawedge.com/

I will be trying out the WondaWedge in a few weeks on our next camp trip so I'll let you know what I think about it.


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SEE WHAT IS GLAMPING
SEE CAMPING WITH SOUL

Jun 25, 2010

How I Glamp It Up Water Side

OK I'm about to turn 45 and am no longer a size 9. But I still love to swim and love camping near water. As earthy as I am I still want to feel my best when I hangin' out half naked. I did grow up at the beach and even though I'm camping or Glamping Light I want to feel stylin'. This is how I do it.
Suit by Land's End not a photo of Ruth



A solid black one piece from Lands' End that flatters my figure and FITS right, comon' ladies and gents you know what I mean by waring a suit that is too big or too small.
Also NOT ME or my BUM



A black cover up also Lands' End to keep the sun off me and well let's be real, cover up my tummy hugging itself when I sit down. Especially in a low beach chair.

A pair of black sunglasses, just to add a pinch of Hollywood to the whole enchilada.



A pair of cute but comfortable water shoes, something that matches the look. And if I can swing it painted toe nails, that's if I can swing it, but at least they are trimmed.
Oh yeah a rockin' Peter Grimm hat I bought in Truckee last year ties it all together and makes me feel goooooood.






Here are a few other items that are Glamp for the Camp!



















  

Jun 23, 2010

Glamping/Camping Breakfast - Fresh Fruit Crepes w/ Honey Greek Yogurt

I know this sounds crazy but really it's not. Crepe pancakes can be frozen and reheated easily. Just add fruit and some yogurt, preferable Greek w/ honey and you have a decadent but easy breakfast.

Here is a basic recipe for crepes


Glamping Breakfast - Fresh Fruit Crepes w/ Honey Greek Yogurt

Ingredients
1 cup all-purpose flour

2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions


1.In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and the eggs. Gradually add in the milk and water, stirring to combine. Add the salt and butter; beat until smooth.


2.Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each crepe. Quickly tilt the pan with a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly and as thin as possible.



3.Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown. Loosen with a spatula, turn and cook the other side. Fill crepe w/ fruit of your choice, roll, top with yogurt, more fruit, nuts, go to town with what you like.



NOTE ABOUT FREEZING: To freeze crepe pancakes, layer between wax paper and stack 4 crepes maximum. Then gently roll and wrap in plastic wrap, freeze for up to 30 days. When packing for camping be sure to keep dry and do not crush. Thaw first, gently unwrap and place one crepe in a heated pan on medium heat, and add a few drops of water and steam with lid for just a minute or two. Add toppings and serve.

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SEE CAMPING WITH DOGS
SEE CAMPING RECIPES



Jun 20, 2010

RETRO Glamping

 I know I'm stretching the meaning of Glamping here. But to me Glamping is any non-traditional camping moving up the scale on the comfort meter. Take a look at a few places around the world that bring modern camping together with retro travel trailer style.








How about this............................ your ready to rest your tiered old 1940's travel trailer tin can and find a place to plug in. Your in France by the way.................. just turn into The Bel Repayre Airstream & Retro Trailer Park. Yes you will be in like company here because you won't be the only vintage on wheels.
The park sports a Lounge/Bar and host a slew of events like rallies and other vintage themed RV events. You can rent a trailer or park your own.




Now if you find yourself in South Africa you might want to untie your shoes here at The Grand Daddy. You got that right............... check out a few the the Airstream's for hire.


The Shady Dell is an American favorite. Here you have 11 different vintage trailers to choose from. Located in Bisbee, Arizona. A virtual tour might be what the doctor ordered.


 




Lastly I'm loving The Starlux in New Jersey. This is a retro hotel with an option for an airstream room starting at $79 a night depending on when you stay. They appear to have a roller coaster park near by and swimming pool. Check it out


 


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SEE CAMP COCKTAILS
SEE RETRO CAMP KITCHEN


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Jun 16, 2010

Camping With Soul


Hand Painted Tables From India - by Camping With Soul Image

This is what I'm talking about as far as Glamping Goes my style. This site it from the UK called Camping With Soul.


Poster - From Camping With Soul

Here is what they say:

Camping with Soul is for people who love flopping back somewhere calming at the end of a dirty day at a festival; for people who like to camp soft with fresh pillows, a duvet, a self-inflating mattress and a martini; who decorate their camp with ruined Persian rugs, sheepskins and silky drapes they picked up somewhere hot; who always have a hubbub of friends giggling in their tent.
Who hunt out exquisite beauty spots and negotiate a couple of nights and some fresh milk in the morning with the local farmer; who love lying in dappled woods with their kids, and watching the shadows stretch at sunset; who daydream about wilderness fishing in cool Norwegian summers; who leave no trace when they pack up camp.

Wood Stove - by Camping With Soul


Touareg Tent - by Camping With Soul


Jun 13, 2010

Lighting For Glamping It Up

When thinking of lighting remember you need some practical items like flashlights and a camp lantern but don't forget you can GLAMP things up with any solar lighting as well. Just make sure your solar lights have an on and off switch so you can turn them off when you go to bed.

We tried out a strand of solar butterflies that we got for our children's garden for a recent camping trip and they were super cute around the the tent and didn't take much space to pack.


Click on image to go to link.

Just a thought, what do you think?


The AMAZING 95 LED Aluminum Flashlight
Ling Ling The Panda Pink Flashlight
Coleman Table Battery Powered Deluxe Table Lamp
Coleman Family-Sized Rugged Rechargeable Battery Lantern
Round Portable Camping Tent Light with Wide Angle 48 LED Lantern 9314
Smart Solar 3705MR20 Solar Light String, 20 Multi Color LEDs with Translucent Butterfly Covers
Decorative Small Butterfly String Solar LED Lights
Decorative Small Daises Flower String Solar LED Lights
Solar Powered String Lights In Nectar
Solar Powered Yellow Sun Flower String Solar Light
 

Cyclops CYC-ULH1-CB Atom Miniature LED Headlamp, White LED, BlueColeman 8D LED Pack-Away Lantern
Smart Solar 3730WR30 Solar Star Light String, 30 White LEDs with Star Covers




Aurora Glow - Glass Solar String Lights - White (White) (3"H x 12"W x 3"D)Solar Sun JarRechargeable Flashlight - Catdon't for
get the kids with this one, our friend had this and it was cute and rechargeable by pressing the side, the kids loved it.