Make Your Staycation Feel like a Real Vacation

By Hayley Donigan

Staycation Essentials

There’s a whole world of adventure right on your doorstep that you simply haven’t discovered yet—that’s why planning a staycation is so great. Of course, you want to feel like you are getting away from it all when you go away, so glamping is the perfect option.

With a wide variety of unique accommodations scattered across the U.S. that are completely secluded in nature, you will feel like you are a world away—even when you’re so close to home. Bring along these luxury camping essentials to make your staycation feel like a real vacation, and you’ll be good to go!

1. Food

As demonstrated by our photo contest with Natura Wine, we at Glamping Hub are big fans of organic wine. Push the boat out during your staycation and bring along a scrumptious bottle of Bonterra Sauvignon Blanc to share with that special someone.

You can’t have a bottle of fine wine without some gourmet cheese to go with it. Pair your Sauvignon Blanc with a block of mouthwatering Caciottona Capra, which is made from organic goat’s milk and is cut and wrapped by hand.

The best part about not traveling far is that you’ll be able to bring along some food prepared from home. Pack it in environmentally-friendly Crystalwave Tupperware so that it stays fresh for your arrival.

Many glamping sites have fully-equipped kitchens, but if you’re planning on exploring the wilderness surroundings, then this 40-can collapsible cooler may come in handy. Your wine, cheese, and Tupperware will all fit inside perfectly.

2. Accessories

Plan a refreshing picnic in the wilderness by taking along this Newbury picnic basket, which has plates and flatware for four. It even includes glasses and a corkscrew to help you out with that wine.

When you go on a picnic, you’ll want to find the absolute best spot, so be sure to wear some reliable hiking boots. These Grand Traverse hiking boots are not only stylish, but equipped to take you over the toughest of terrains.

To keep you hydrated, bring along a Camelbak water bottle, which is designed to be spill-proof while you’re hiking. Accessorize with a fashionable Havana Hat to make sure that you are shaded from the sun while you’re outdoors.

3. Gadgets

Although we generally encourage glampers to disconnect as much as possible during their outdoor getaways, it would be a shame to spend a staycation in the beautiful wilderness of your home state without taking photos for your scrapbook. Ideal for travelers, the Tough TG-3 camera is conveniently compact and can take outstanding photos of nature. If you would rather stick with your Smartphone, invest in an Olloclip, which will give you several more lenses to choose from.

If you want to bring along the tunes for you staycation, consider this Philips Shoqbox speaker, which has been designed for the outdoors and is completely water resistant. It even allows you to stream music wirelessly using Bluetooth technology.

Staycations are all about getting away from your daily stresses for a little while, so bring along a Kindle Paperwhite to enjoy all of your favorite books without having to pack them all in your suitcase. They are perfect for reading in the outdoors because of their glare-free screens, so feel free to do some sunbathing while you relax.

Now that you’ve got your staycation essentials sorted, you’d better put them to good use! Check out our list of the top 10 tree houses on Glamping Hub, as well as the 15 tree houses for your bucket list so that you can find exciting glamping sites near you!