Thursday, June 21, 2018

No roughing it at this camp site

Glamping Slips Into the Mainstream.  (The New York Times, 6/15/2018)
Camping in the wild with all the comforts of a deluxe hotel, including real beds, plush furnishings and attending stewards, has been around since 19th-century African wildlife safaris. Now known as glamping — short for glamorous camping — the hybrid of camp and resort has exploded, bringing a wave of new glamping destinations this year in a variety of price ranges.

According to Merriam Webster, the first known use of 'glamping' occurred in 2005.

Other coinages from the same year
  • locovore
  • microblogging
  • ransomeware
  • sexting
  • truther

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