[Editor's note: If pitching a tent in Central Park doesn't seem like her idea of a vacation, consider this trip from Rundown on San Francisco.]
Only girls go glamping.
Your manhood, on the other hand, requires you to toss and turn in an itchy sleeping bag as you wonder whether that weird noise outside your tent means you'll be immortalized in an episode of I Survived.
Or maybe not?
Enter Basecamp, a brand new boutique hotel in South Lake Tahoe.
Fifty rustic rooms — built to sleep as many as eight people — offer the camaraderie of camping with the comfort of sleeping in a real bed.
Return from a long day of mountain biking, wakeboarding, or backpacking and toss your stuff on the gear rack to dry before enjoying a hot shower.
All clean? Surf side-trail options via in-room WiFi or head up to the roof to soak up your sore muscles and watch the sunset over the mountains from the hot tub.
No, you are not really roughing it. But right now, that's a good thing.
4143 Cedar Ave., South Lake Tahoe
The Explorers Club: Organize a group of eight to share a cabin complete with an Xbox Kinect, HD projector, and walk-in shower with separate vanity area so everyone's ready to roll come morning.
Photo by Eva Kolenko