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Boho, Gypsy, Hippie, Glamping On A Budget Travel

I grew up during the 60’s & 70’s when VW’s and camping was all the rage. We enjoyed waking up by the water and hearing the sounds of nature around us. Our parents made sure we had plenty of marshmallows to roast over an open fire. We bathed in the river and fished for our meals. We met new people and enjoyed many activities that involved nature. Our sleeping bags kept the mosquitos away during the night and our tents provided comfort from the elements. Sometimes we’d ride horses and other times we’d get out in the water on paddleboats or canoes. Mom would help us make flower crowns and feather headbands and we ran around like wild kids. Nowhere to go and nowhere to be. I knew what I knew and what I knew was enough.

Boho, Gypsy, Hippie, Glamping On A Budget

Those were the days.

Today, Boho, Gypsy, Hippie, Glamping is a very popular outdoor activity that can be a super fun and a fulfilling way to be close to nature while vacationing. To me, the difference between camping and glamping is the conveniences glamping has over camping. Glamping can become expensive but it can also be a cheap way to travel if it’s done right.

Boho, Gypsy, Hippie, Glamping On A Budget

If you plan to do a lot of glamping, you’ll want to invest in a vintage camper. A tent might be a more affordable option for you. Staying at campgrounds is an inexpensive way to spend the night compared to hotels/motels/resorts. You could even buy a Volkswagon van or gypsy wagon and update it to your preference.

Boho, Gypsy, Hippie, Glamping On A Budget

Use bedding you already own. Pack sheets, pillows, and blankets. If you’re staying in a camper, you’ll have a built-in bed to sleep on. If not, you might want to shop for sleeping bags or air mattresses. I’d recommend buying the air mattress. They are easy to pack away when not in use and they don’t take long to blow up when needed. At my age, sleeping on the ground lost it’s appeal after I discovered air mattresses.

Buy your cookery at thrift stores. You can find anything you’d need from pots & pans to silverware. I could spend hours in thrift stores because I always find great deals on the things I need. You could pick up paper plates and plastic silverware if you’d rather have the convenience disposable products over washing dishes.

Pack your own food. You can either invest in a one-time cost of a nice cooler or pick up a cheap styrofoam cooler. If your camper has a fridge, you may be able to fit everything in it. I’d still take along a cooler with ice, but that’s just me. Before you go shopping for your glamping meals, make a meal planner checklist of what you’ll need and be sure to print out coupons before shopping.

Boho, Gypsy, Hippie, Glamping On A Budget

You’ll need batteries for your spotlights or flashlights if your camper does not have a way to connect to an electrical outlet at the campsite. You might want to invest in a generator as well. I personally stay stocked up on Emergency Survival LED Lanterns, year round. They are Ultra Bright & Compact.

Boho, Gypsy, Hippie, Glamping On A Budget

Don’t forget your bathroom essentials. Toilet paper, towels, washcloths, shampoo, toothbrushes, etc. And goodness knows, don’t forget your deodorant as being outdoors will cause you to perspire more. You’ll also need a drying rack to hang towels, washcloths and any wet clothing on. Clothes will mold if they stay wet.

Most of all, have fun. Find a location that everyone will enjoy. Be sure to check out the beautiful Glamping locations at Georgia State Parks.

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15 Comments

  1. Georgia Travel High Falls State Park Camping Glamping – Shabby Chic Boho

    March 19, 2017 at 11:42 am

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  2. Julie Syl Kalungi

    December 24, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Wow Your childhood memories sound superb amazing, We loved to go to the village and do the same only with no campervan or tents :)
    Today we love to be more comfortable, creature comforts around us and nature maybe by the beach…how times change!

  3. Dhemz

    December 23, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Glamping is the best way to go. I’m looking forward to rent an RV next summer and go on a road trip. Awesome tips! Thanks for sharing.

  4. krystal

    December 22, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    I have ALWAYS wanted to rent an RV and go camping but glamping sounds ways cooler!! I love the images you chose for this post, very relaxing!

  5. Lisa Rios

    December 22, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    I have never been to glamping before, but I am sure this is one such fun outdoor activity that I am missing for long. Despite being expensive I am sure it has some wonderful experience to cheer about!

  6. Ron

    December 22, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Glamping is amazing! Love this RV too!

  7. Rosey

    December 22, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Isn’t that vintage camper cool! My son used to have a tent like that… you don’t see the real deal much anymore.

  8. Elizabeth O.

    December 21, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    I’ve never gone glamping before! It’s really a fun concept behind camping and it would be nice to do it with friends! I think these are great tips!

  9. Courtneylynne

    December 21, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Hehehe I’m kinda obsessed with the idea of glamping!!!! I have yet to go, but based on how much I do talk about it to people, I hope to go soon lol

  10. Cindy Ingalls

    December 21, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    This brings back so many memories of going camping as a kid. I used to love spending time out in the woods in a tent under the stars.

  11. Our Family World

    December 21, 2016 at 2:31 am

    Wow! I’ve never thought that it would be perfect bus like an RV! But this one is looks better than RV

  12. kelly reci

    December 21, 2016 at 1:44 am

    wow. never experienced glamping! i always dreaming about doing it with just a small amount of money to spend but i guess glamping needs enough money to make it happen, but as you said “glamping can become expensive but it can also be a cheap way to travel if it’s done right.” .. thanks for the information!

  13. Victoria Heckstall

    December 21, 2016 at 12:32 am

    I would love to have an that buses and I will make it turn into a beautiful bus with beds inside.

  14. Lisa Favre

    December 20, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    That lantern looks so sleek and modern! These are great tips for anyone who wants to go on camping adventures!

  15. Travel Blogger

    December 20, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Oh my gosh I really want to turn one of those old VW buses into a glamping type RV.

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