Sleeping under the stars has seen a serious upgrade. One advance is glamping
– a portmanteau of glamour and camping. Camping has always been a romantic, budget option though with the availability of cheap breaks to easy sunshine abroad, it became increasingly unpopular. Glamping changed all that. The term was recognised by the OED in 2016 and suggests that UK holidaymakers are looking for both escapism and physical comfort, paired with the romanticism of experiencing Britain’s wilds. The trend is now characterised by luxury yurts, tipis, tabernacles and bothies that have more in common with opulent Ottoman tented camps than they do with the leaky canvas of decades past.