How to Make Your Glamping Trip a Success

September 27, 2016 0 Comments

{This is a Guest Post from Louise Johnson of louiseclairejohnson.com

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If you’re intrigued about the idea of glamping for your next travel escapade, take a gander at these tried but true tricks of the trade to maximize your wilderness experience.

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  • 1. A Little Prep Goes a Long Way
  • A little glamping preparation will make the journey to your destination that much easier.

    Once you’ve booked your stay, I’d recommend connecting directly with the property host via e-mail or through the booking site. In my experience, asking about some of their favourite things to do in the area and if there are any special directions on how to get there, have proven extremely valuable. They know the ins-and-outs of the remote locale and often provide insider information on hidden gems you wouldn’t otherwise discover.  

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    Printing off directions beforehand and bringing a map (which I can never fold back properly again) has saved me many times. GPS is not the most reliable for many glamping excursions as you’re traveling off-the-beaten path!

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  • 2. Less is More

  • One of the biggest benefits of glamping is that most of the set-up is already done for you. There’s also usually an electrical supply and cooking facilities at your disposal, which makes reading by lamplight and boiling water for tea that much simpler than if you were regular camping. It’s extra convenient not having to bring your own pots, pans, utensils, etc.

    Gone Camping in Encircled’s versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.

    Gone Camping in Encircled’s versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.

    So, pack light!  You should be able to fit everything you need into a backpack and food/drinks in a small cooler. The whole point of glamping is to rest, relax and rejuvenate without the added stress of having to lug a ton of gear.  

    Glamping hosts are adept at providing the necessities for your stay and often go above and beyond by adding luxurious touches from little libraries, picnic baskets with blankets, and sometimes even robes and slippers.

    Gone Camping in Encircled’s versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.

    Gone Camping in Encircled’s versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.

    Clothing-wise, you can get away with wearing sweatpants and athletic gear the whole time, you’re secluded in nature after all! Hiking/running shoes, and warm socks are a must.  A camera, notebook and a pen to document the thoughts that finally have a chance to flow freely will come in handy. Oh, and don’t forget wine for happy hour (most sites have a corkscrew)!

    If you can get away with it, leave your cell phone at home. Some places provide wifi, but it’s a luxury in itself to have the opportunity to disconnect for a few days.

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    3. Dress for Success

    While packing light, be prepared for various climates. I’ve woken up to a layer of crystal white snow below my tree house in the middle of April and while in the middle of the desert, the days were sweltering but the nightly temperatures dropped drastically in my open-topped tipi. Versatile pieces, like the Chrysalis cardi, or thick scarves that double as blankets are what you should aim for!

    Gone Camping in Encircled’s versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.

  • 4. Early Bird Gets the Worm

  • Maximize your time by getting up with the birds! While sleeping in is great, there is nothing quite like rising with the sun, sipping coffee amongst the trees, going for an early hike before the heat of the day hits, or simply reading by the water. My favourite glamping trips have been when I got up early and made the most of every moment. While seizing the day I’ve stumbled upon hidden hot springs on an adventure hike or finished a book I normally wouldn’t have enough time to read.  

    Gone Camping in Encircled’s versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.

    Gone Camping in Encircled’s versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.

  • 5. Leave Room for Spontaneity

  • While a little preparation is great to get the lay of the land, it’s important to leave lots of open space in your glamping itinerary.  When you leave room for spontaneity, you’ll make some surprising local discoveries and allow for some well-deserved moments of repose.

    Gone Camping in Encircled’s versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.

    Gone Camping in Encircled’s versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.

    When you put these tips into practice, you’ll discover that a change of pace from your usual routine is exactly what you need to reflect on the past, savour the present, and prepare thoughtfully for the future.

    Go ahead; get your glamp on! The world’s wilderness is waiting for you.

     



    Gone Camping in Encircled’s versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.

    About the Author, Louise 

    Louise Johnson is a Toronto-based writer, visual storyteller, and professional glamper, who recently completed her master’s degree at Harvard University. She’s an old soul who collects typewriters, sends snail mail, and likes to weave words with nomadic notions and nostalgic nods. Having lived in Hong Kong, Switzerland, New York and Boston for study/work, her thirst for travel is insatiable and penchant for capturing moments in words, photographs and films; a lifelong endeavour. Follow Louise’s adventures on her Instagram or Website.

     

    Photos provided by Louise.

     





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    The Chrysalis Cardi

    Size
    Garment Length (Laid Flat) Garment Width (Laid Flat) Bust 
    (inches)
    Waist 
    (inches)
    Hip 
    (inches)
    Height 

    Regular

    (xs - xxl)

    38" 39.5" 32"-41" 25"-34" 35"-44" 5'2"-6'0"

    Petite

    (xxs - m)

    35" 34.5" 27"-35" 23"-28" 30"-38" <5'4"

    Maxi

    (xl - xxxl)

    43" 41.5" 41"-52" 33"-45" 44"-56" <6'0"

    Fit Advice: The Regular Chrysalis Cardi is a one size fits most garment ranging from sizes XS-XXL or 2-14. It can be easily belted in multiple ways, however the Regular is not recommended for petite or shorter woman due to the volume of fabric - See Petite Cardi. The Regular is also not recommended for curvier/taller women due to fabric pulling around the bust or bottom - See Maxi Cardi.

    We recommend watching the how-to wear videos to see how much fabric drape and length you would like in your finished garment. If you are in between sizes, it is best to size up and the garment can always be tailored shorter to better suit your look - you cannot add more fabric unfortunately!

    The Petite is best suited for women 5'4" and under with a smaller frame, although it will also work on women above this height (depending on preferred length when styled). 

    The Maxi is best suited for all women under 6’0” with a curvier shape to eliminate any uncomfortable fabric pulling, although it will also work on women who are a bit less curvy (depending on preferred length when styled).

    *If you have any questions on sizing, please contact us - Remember it is best to provide us with your height and size range of garments that you already own! 

     

    The Dressy Sweatpant

    WHEN WORN AT YOUR NATURAL WAIST

    Worn higher up to sit at natural waist - straight leg tapers from the hip to ankle opening.

    Size XS (0-2) S (2-4) M (6-8) L (10-12) XL (14-16)
    Waist (inches)
    23" - 25"
    25" - 28"
    28" - 32"
    32" - 34"
    34" - 37"
    Hip (inches)
    32" - 34"
    35" - 38"
    38" - 41"
    41" - 44"
    44" - 47"
    Inseam (inches) 26.5"

    Fit Advice: We recommend staying with your usual size if you are in-between sizes. The cut on The Dressy Sweatpants is more generous and the fit is meant to be drapey and slightly loose. 

     

    The Essential Long Sleeve Top

    Size
    0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M) 10 - 12 (L) 12 - 14 (XL) 14-16 (XXL)
    Bust 28 - 30" 30 - 33" 33 - 36" 36 - 39" 39 - 42"
    42 - 45"
    Waist 23 - 25" 25 - 27" 28 - 30" 30 - 33" 34 - 36"
    36 - 38"
    Hips 30 - 32" 33 - 36" 36 - 38" 38 - 41" 41 - 44"
    44 - 47"
    Front Length / Back Length 24 - 31"
    24 - 31"
    24 - 31"
    24 - 31"
    24 - 31"
    24 - 31"

    Fit Advice: The Essential Long Sleeve Top fits a bit larger than our usual tees. We suggest to order true to your normal size, however since the styling is more flowy than our other Encircled tees it is suggested to size down if you prefer a tighter look. As the fabric has a natural stretch, it will stretch to fit within ~1-2" of the measurements shown around the chest and hips. 

     

    The Evolve Top

    Size
    0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M)
    10 - 12 (L)
    14 - 16 (XL)
    Bust 27.5 - 29.5 " 30.5 - 32.5 " 33.5 - 35.5 " 36.5 - 38.5" 39.5 - 41.5 "
    Waist 20-22" 23-25" 26-28" 32-34" 35-37"
    Hips 30-32" 33-35" 36-38" 39-41" 42-44"
    Fit Advice: The fit of The Evolve top is drapey but tapers towards the hip and it tends to fit large. We recommend for you to size down from your normal size if you are unsure. The fabric on The Evolve top has a natural stretch that will stretch to fit within ~1-2" of the measurements shown. 

     

     

    The Flipside Legging 

    Size
    0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M) 10 - 12 (L) 14 - 16 (XL)
    Waist 20-24" 25-28" 28-32" 32-34" 34-37"
    Hips 30-34" 35-38" 38-41" 41-44" 44-47"
    Inseam 28" 28"
    28"
    28"
    28"

    Fit Advice: We recommend sizing up if you are in between sizes with your measurements. The modal fabric on The Flipside Leggings is not as 'taut' as synthetic fabrics like polyester, so if you prefer a snugger fit in the waist area of your leggings, size down. The Flipside Leggings are pre-shrunk.

     

     The Minimalist Legging + The Minimalist Crop Legging

    Size
    0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M) 10 - 12 (L) 14 - 16 (XL)
    Waist 20-24" 25-28" 28-32" 32-34" 34-37"
    Hips 30-34" 35-38" 38-41" 41-44" 44-47"
    Inseam

    28"

    (crop 20")

    28"

    (crop 20")

    28"

    (crop 20")

    28"

    (crop 20")

    28"

    (crop 20")

    Fit Advice: We recommend sizing down if you are in between sizes with your measurements. The bamboo fabric on The Minimalist Leggings is tighter than the Flipside Leggings. The Minimalist Leggings are pre-shrunk.

     

    The Nomadic V-Neck

    Size
    0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M) 10 - 12 (L 12 - 14 (XL) 14 - 16 (XXL)
    Bust 27.5 - 29.5 " 30.5 - 32.5 " 33.5 - 35.5 " 36.5 - 38.5" 39.5 - 41.5 "
    42.5 - 44.5
    Waist 23-24" 25-26" 28-29" 30-31" 32-34"
    35-37"
    Hips 30-32" 33-35" 36-38" 39-41" 42-44"
    45-47"
    Length 28" 28" 28" 28" 28"
    28"

    Fit Advice: The Nomadic V-Neck fits true to size. If you want a more relaxed fit, size up. The length can be hemmed by a tailor. As the fabric has a natural stretch, it will stretch to fit within ~1-2" of the measurements shown around the chest and hips. 

     

    The Retrograde Kimono Dress

    Size
    XS (0-2) S (2-4) M (6-8) L (10-12) XL (14-16) 
    Bust (Inches)
    28 - 32"
    31" - 34"
    34 - 37"
    36 - 40"
    40 - 49"
    Waist (Inches)
    23" - 25"
    24" - 27"
    27" - 30"
    30" - 34"
    35" - 40"
    Hip (Inches)
    30" - 34"
    34" - 37"
    36" - 39"
    39" - 44"
    44" - 49"
    Length (Inches)
    At longest, 30"
    At longest, 31"
    At longest, 32"
    At longest, 33"
    At longest, 34"

    Fit Advice: The Retrograde Kimono Dress runs larger than our other Encircled designs and is our most "oversized" piece in the collection. We suggest to order true to your normal size to get the intended look. If you prefer a slimmer or tighter look, we suggest choosing a size down than your usual Encircled size.

     

    The Reversible Pencil Skirt

    Size
    XS (0-2)
    S (2-4)
    M (6-8)
    L (10-12)
    XL (14-16)

    Waist (inches)

    23" - 26"
    26" - 29"
    29" - 32"
    32" - 34"
    35" - 37"

    Hip (inches)

    32" - 34"
    35" - 38"
    38" - 41"
    41" - 44"
    45" - 47"

    Length Total (inches)

    20"
    21"
    22"
    23"
    24"

    Fit Advice: The Reversible Pencil Skirt fits true to size, but it's suggested to size up if you fall between sizes. The pencil skirt offers a smooth silhouette that slightly tapers from waist to hips and down through to the hem, hitting just at knee length. A pencil skirt should smoothly skim your curves, so to get a perfect fit, first identify your largest measurement then choose the size offering in that range while still allowing for some stretch. The fabric on The Reversible Pencil skirt has a natural stretch, that will stretch to fit within ~1-2" of the measurements shown.

     

     

    The Revolve Dress II + The Sleeveless Revolve Dress

     
    Size
    0-2 (XS)
    4-6 (S)
    8-10 (M) 12-14 (L) 16-18 (XL)
    Bust (inches)
    30.5 - 32.5 "
    33.5 - 35.5 "
    36.5 - 38.5 "
    39.5 - 41.5 "
    42.5 - 44 "
    Waist (inches)
    25-26 "
    28-29 "
    30-31 "
    32-34 "
    35-37"
    Hips (inches)
    33-36 "
    37-39 "
    40-42"
    43-45 "
    46-48"
    Length (inches)
    At longest, 34.5" Adjustable
    At longest, 35.25" Adjustable
    At longest, 36" Adjustable
    At longest, 36.75" Adjustable
    At longest, 37.5" Adjustable

    Fit Advice: The Revolve Dress is designed to fit drapey that tapers towards the hip. We recommend staying with your typical dress size. If your hip measurements are above the guide, size up. The length can be hemmed by a tailor. The fabric on The Revolve Dress has a natural stretch, that will stretch to fit within ~1-2" of the measurements shown.

     

    The Wanderer Sleeveless T 

    Size
    0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M) 10 - 12 (L) 12 - 14 (XL) 14 - 16 (XXL)
    Bust 27.5 - 29.5 " 30.5 - 32.5 " 33.5 - 35.5 " 36.5 - 38.5" 39.5 - 41.5 "
    42.5 - 44.5"
    Waist 23-24" 25-26" 28-29" 30-31" 32-34"
    35-37"
    Hips 30-32" 33-35" 36-38" 39-41" 42-44"
    45-47"
    Length 28" 28" 28" 28" 28"
    28"

    Fit Advice: The Wanderer Sleeveless T fits true to size. If you want a more relaxed fit, size up. The length can be hemmed by a tailor. As the fabric has a natural stretch, it will stretch to fit within ~1-2" of the measurements shown around the chest and hips. 

    The Reversibe Bandeau Bra  

    Size
    (XS/S) (M/L)
    Bust 30 - 33" 34 - 37"

    Fit Advice: The Reversible Bandeau Bra fits true to size and the wide elastic band provides light to medium support. To ensure proper fit, measure your bust and check our size guide.