Thankfully Merriam-Webster has not followed the travel industry’s obsession with this irritating portmanteau. Starting in 2005, everyone seemed to have a new “glamping” experience to promote. Of course, plenty of the trend’s best examples—like Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in British Colombia and Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming—offer beautiful and luxurious experiences. Our beef is not with the experience, but rather the term. Let’s hope it doesn’t go the way of “irregardless” or “selfie” and become an official part of the English language anytime soon.