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Glamping. Glamorous camping. Born from a collaboration by Oprah and Anthropologie, it's the Pinterest version of camping that will get all the likes in your Instagram feed. In fact, VSCO created an entire series of presets just to make your glamping snaps look glammy-er.

You don't even have to sleep outside to go glamping. You just need to have a lot of outdoorsy-looking things, a great outfit and an iPhone charger. Oh, and drinks! Here's what we're talking about in this week's cover story on glamping.

Where to glamp

There are many beautiful places to camp or glamp without going too far from home! Here are some of our favorites.

Ledges State Park

Located in Madrid, just 40 minutes from Des Moines, Ledges is known for its beautiful sandstone gorge, scenic views and miles of trails through Pea's Creek Canyon.

Pammel Park

Just outside of Winterset, Pammel Park has two yurts available to rent for the perfect glamping experience. These round cabins are equipped with A/C and heat, a kitchenette and a deck with a grill.

Two Mile Ranch

This cabin is a beautiful retreat about 60 miles south of Des Moines. The remote setting offers the peace and quiet of camping, while the cabin has all the amenities you need for a night or weekend away.

Knotty Pine Guest House

This cabin near Decorah sleeps up to eight people — perfect for a weekend away with friends or family. There are beautiful, remote spots to go fishing and camping along the upper Iowa River, but this cabin retreat is perfect for those who aren't quite ready for roughing it.

What to wear

Dressing for the great outdoors can be a challenge. With Iowa's notoriously moody weather, it's best to be prepared for all four seasons on any given day. Dressing in layers is one way to stay comfortable and cool no matter what the day brings. These looks add a little glam to your typical camping attire.

Shop the Shoot

Anthropologie, anthropologie.com

Apricot Lane, Valley West Mall, 1551 Valley West Drive #400, West Des Moines, apricotlaneboutique.com

Back Country, 2702 Beaver Ave., back-country.myshopify.com

Hill Vintage, 432 East Locust St., hillvintageandknits.com

The Peach Polka Dot, etsy.com/shop/thepeachpolkadot

WHAT TO EAT

Whether you are camping or glamping, there's no reason not to drink and eat well. Stick to recipes that you can prep ahead of time and easily assemble on site. These are tried-and-true, can't-go-wrong options that taste great and are easy to make! All are suitable for the campsite or the glampsite.

Ginger Peach Sangria

Sangria is one of those things that you truly can't mess up. There are endless combinations of fruit and booze that will taste great. This version is simple, sweet and refreshing.

Ingredients

2 bottles dry white wine

1 liter ginger ale

3-4 peaches, sliced

Instructions

1. Combine ingredients in a 2-gallon pitcher or beverage dispenser.

2. Serve over ice!

Glam Upgrade: Add freshly grated ginger and garnish with a fresh basil leaf.

Americana Trifle

A trifle is essentially just layers of cake, whipped cream and fruit. This red, white and blue version is great for the holiday weekend. Make it ahead of time in a large mason jar and stick the lid on for easy transportation.

Ingredients

1 angel food cake*

1 lb. strawberries, cut into pieces

1 pint of blueberries

1 container of whipped cream

1 64-oz. mason jar

*You can buy pre-made angel food cake in the bakery of most grocery stores, or if you are really motivated, you can make your own, but that is another recipe for another day.

Instructions

1. Tear angel food cake into bite-sized pieces, then cover the bottom of the jar with a layer of cake pieces.

2. Top with a layer of whipped cream.

3. Add a layer of berries

4. Add another layer of cake.

5. Repeat until the jar is full!

Glam Upgrade: Instead of making one large trifle, buy mini mason jars and repeat the same process for individual portions.

Caprese Salad

This dish is great any time of year, but being able to purchase local ingredients in season makes this an ideal summertime salad. You can use any type of tomato that you like, but we enjoy the sweetness of cherry or grape tomatoes.

Ingredients

2 lbs. cherry or grape tomatoes, halved

16 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese, chopped

2 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves, chopped

salt & pepper

balsamic vinegar

Instructions

1. Combine tomatoes, mozzarella and basil in a large bowl.

2. Add salt and pepper to taste.

3. Toss with balsamic vinegar.

Glam Upgrade: Instead of serving in a large bowl, make Caprese kabobs by alternating tomato, mozzarella and basil leaves on a skewer.

What to pack

Glamping essentials are similar to camping essentials, except cuter.

You'll likely be snapping most of your glamping pics on your smartphone, but a vintage film camera will look way cuter. Bonus points if you use Polaroid.

Mosquito bites are not cute. Stock up on citronella candles to keep bugs at bay.

Having several blankets on hand is a must when glamping. They can multitask as a tablecloth or picnic blanket and will keep you cozy around the fire.

Obviously.

Great for scoping out stars and all the flora and fauna at your glamp site.

GLAMPING IN THIS GORGEOUS 1962 INTERNATIONAL SCOUT

We borrowed the gorgeous 1962 International Scout featured in this shoot from Beaverdale couple Dan Reasoner and Sena Shebaro. Dan bought the truck as a Christmas gift for the two of them to enjoy. He shared a few facts about his blue beauty.

Where did you find the Scout?

The truck came from Wyoming, had Wyoming plates on it when we got it. The last two owners have been women. The previous owner said all she did with it was, "tool around in the mountains" or pull snowmobiles out when they got stuck in the winter.

Did you have to do any work to it?

The truck hadn't run for 5-10 years, it seems the last owner had it painted and never put it back together. It was all original (when we got it) except the 10-year-old paint job. We had the seats re-upholstered and had to buy new wheels and tires. I had to go through the brakes and replace all the gaskets and seals in the driveline, but overall it has very little wear. We are trying to keep it looking as original as possible but with better finishes.

Do you know any other history about the truck?

It has just under 31,000 miles on it. The hand-written log in the glove box shows the last oil change was in 1989 with a little over 27,000 miles on it.

Do you drive it often?

We drive it anytime the sun is out. She'll probably never see snow again.

Where did you find the Scout?

The truck came from Wyoming, had Wyoming plates on it when we got it. The last two owners have been women. The previous owner said all she did with it was, "tool around in the mountains" or pull snowmobiles out when they got stuck in the winter.

Did you have to do any work to it?

The truck hadn't run for 5-10 years, it seems the last owner had it painted and never put it back together. It was all original (when we got it) except the 10-year-old paint job. We had the seats re-upholstered and had to buy new wheels and tires. I had to go through the brakes and replace all the gaskets and seals in the driveline, but overall it has very little wear. We are trying to keep it looking as original as possible but with better finishes.

Do you know any other history about the truck?

It has just under 31,000 miles on it. The hand-written log in the glove box shows the last oil change was in 1989 with a little over 27,000 miles on it.

Do you drive it often?

We drive it anytime the sun is out. She'll probably never see snow again.

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