I’ve always loved the great outdoors that’s why when I was still in elementary school, I always looked forward to camping during Boy Scout activities. When I was in college and when I was working already, I was a member of a mountaineering group both at school and then at the company. There’s this wonderful feeling of connecting with nature, of going back to basics and enjoying the mountains by camping for a night or for a few days.
I can still remember spending time to find a good location at a particular mountain area, pitch the tent and the tedious process of setting it up. When it rained, if the tent wasn’t pitched good, water might come in and spend the night with some things wet. Eventually, due to work and travels, I haven’t been back to the mountains and camp and connect back with nature, again.
Then someone coined glamping. Glamorous camping. A luxurious way to camp, not necessarily in the rugged fastnesses of lofty mountains that I’ve been to before but usually in open spaces and accessible outdoors. It’s enjoying nature without giving up too much conveniences and a good way to spend quality time with family or friends. It’s also a novelty way to enjoy special events and celebrations.
Coleman, an international leader in the innovation and marketing of outdoor products founded in 1901 is in the forefront of introducing glamping in the Philippines with their new and innovative products that will be launched starting this month of May. The brand is an old reliable.
I remember having Coleman tents before and visiting their shop at Park Square in Makati to check for outdoor gear and stuff. Now, with their new glamping products, I’m sure many outdoors people will be delighted to check these out and try glamping, especially the 5 Minutes Campsite!
Coleman will be organizing its first Glamping event on 24 & 25 May at the Clearwater Resort and Country Club in Clark, Pampanga.
Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications.
He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces.
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