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Glamping Luxury tents inspired by African safari-style resorts are part of the glamping offering (credit: Espen Bierud).

SAN FRANCISCO—For Americans, going camping has always suggested roughing it a bit. Fast forward to today and the great outdoors enjoys newfound appeal in more luxurious trappings, says Robert Stiles, managing director and founding principal, RobertDouglas.

This glamping, short for glamorous camping, is experiencing widespread growth. This form of experiential travel pairs traditional outdoor lodging with five-star fittings, guest service, dining and amenities. Specifically, luxury tents inspired by African safari-style resorts, classic Airstream campers fitted out with modern conveniences and tiny backwoods cabins with upgraded amenities make camping a step up from its predecessor.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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