There’s nothing like getting away and enjoying some time off from the bright lights of the city. Camping is an awesome way to spend your vacation days, but it doesn’t necessarily mean people are living off the land or slapping mosquitoes in the woods. High-tech camping – also called glamping – brings all the comforts of home with you into the wilderness.
New and Improved RV Technology
RV’s are usually associated with uncomfortable beds, tiny bathrooms, and carsickness, but these homes on wheels aren’t trapped in the Stone Age. Companies like Airstream, Winnebago, and American Eagle are engineering their RVs to bring all the comforts of home on the road with you. The Airstream Interstate Grand Tour EXT, for example, comes equipped with power furniture, delightful counter space, flat-screen televisions, and lots more to give you the most comfortable ride on the road.
Additionally, this Mercedes-powered beauty is built with all sorts of safety features, like traction control and blind spot cameras, to make driving an enormous RV as safe as possible.
Bringing Tech on the Road
While mobile devices like tablets and phones can be great to keep you entertained during your road trip, watching on a small screen can cause eye strain or unsightly marks on your face if you fall asleep on it.
Equipping an RV with satellite technology and flat-screen TVs can be a great way to keep up with your favorite shows while on vacation. These televisions can be easily mounted in very small spaces or attached to pull-out mounts for easy adjustment.
Don’t Forget the Toys
Even if you’re bringing your TV along during your trip, there’s no reason to leave behind all the fancy high tech camping toys that can make your trip complete.
Don’t leave home without your charger. If you’re not in a campsite that offers electrical hookups and you have to be careful about your electricity usage, then you need something else to charge all of those mobile devices. The BioLite cook stove uses wood to cook food and heat water, and can also turn that heat produced by the burning wood into energy that can be used to charge your mobile devices. What a great way to multitask!
You can even enjoy your favorite coffee while out in the woods. The Handspresso maker uses hand power and air pressure to make a perfectly blended espresso without the need for power or a bulky espresso machine.
If you’re exploring the wilds around you, chances are you’ll get a little thirsty, but the last thing you want to do is drink out of the nearby rivers or streams. It’s OK, though, if you use a water purifying tool like a SteriPEN, which utilizes UV light to purify water and kill any potentially harmful pathogens.
Of course, none of this is necessary if you’ve parked your high-tech RV in a location where you’ve got water, electricity, and sewage hookups, but it’s always fun to have all the toys handy just in case you ever end up needing them.
There’s no reason to leave all the comforts of home behind while you’re enjoying your trip into the wilderness. Camping is a great way to get back to nature and enjoy the world around you, but you don’t necessarily have to rough it while you’re out there.