Blogger Spotlight: Kate

By Mahealani Schuman

Kate Houser is the content creator and founder of the blog Shady Kate. Her travel and fashion blog seeks to inspire "those who love to chase the sun in the trendiest shades and explore the warmest places in the coolest clothes." Kate always looks to blend together her love for nature and fashion with her wanderlust-filled soul.

She usually spends her weekends glamping, hiking, or backpacking around some of the most beautiful destinations and National Parks the U.S. has to offer. Naturally, a weekend away in one of our glamping tipis was a perfect fit!

If a weekend getaway filled with outdoor adventures, vineyards and wine tastings, and starry night skies sounds like your type of trip, let Kate show you how it's done.

All images courtesy of Shadykate.

What are the three words you would use to describe your glamping site?

Remote, Western, and mountainous.

How do you plan your vacations? Around destination? Around style? Around accommodation?

I usually plan my trips either around destination or lodging experience. If I have a specific place in mind, I will start there, but if I just want to get away but am not sure where, I'll do a search by type of accommodation. For example, I'm dying to spend a night in a tree house just to experience an elevated night's sleep under the stars!

How would you describe your glamping style? Chic and stylish or rustic and outdoorsy?

Rustic and outdoorsy, all the way. I'm an avid camper, so when I glamp, I can definitely appreciate the amenities and endless photo-ops most glamping accommodations provide, but I still love to keep some of that natural, rustic charm you get with camping.

What is your biggest piece of advice for planning steps before booking a trip?

Check the weather, and not just overall, but hour by hour. Most of the places I have visited can have a dramatic change in temps, so you'll want to be prepared to be super hot during the day but freezing at night. Make sure to pack a variety of clothes and learn to love the art of layering.

What are your five go-to’s for your glamping stay?

I love capturing my trips on video so I don't go anywhere without my GoPro, Nikon camera, or tripod. We usually hike wherever we glamp, so a hydration backpack is key, and lastly, I would say my partner-in-crime, Doug.

Where are you looking to glamp next and why?

I would love to go glamping in Alaska once the weather warms up a bit, but there is still some snow on the ground. I picture myself waking up on a lake with a moose outside of the tent—how amazing would that be!

If you're looking for something unique and exciting this summer in California, check out these great tipi and tent glamping sites.


If you want to keep up with Kate's style tips and glamping escapes, follow along on her blog, YouTube channel, and Instagram!

Blogger Spotlight: Andrezej and Jolene adventure to Noosa, Queensland

By Jessica Armstrong

Allow your glamping dreams to come true this year when traveling to Noosa, Queensland, to visit these luxury tent rentals. Andrzej and Jolene of Wanderlust Storytellers know a thing or two about turning a vacation into an extraordinary, romantic experience, and after they share some of their tips, you will want to make your next vacation a glamping getaway, too!

Whether you are making an escape to the beach to disconnect from the hustle and bustle or planning a picnic to share with a loved one surrounded by greenery, you can pitch a glamping tent wherever you heart desires.

Find out more about Andrzej and Jolene's epic outdoor adventure and all the romance that came with it below.

Andrzej and Jolene picnic in front of their luxury tent.

What are the three words you would use to describe your glamping site?

Romantic, peaceful, and elegant.

Do you prefer to go glamping solo or with other groups and couples?

I love glamping with my beautiful wife! To me, this is the best couples' treat, for sure.

For a birthday treat unlike any other, Andrzej gave Jolene the gift of glamping.

What is one of your most memorable glamping experiences?

Glamping with Glamping Hub is definitely on the top of our glamping experiences! You simply cannot beat the romantic set up that we had.

The tent itself was amazing. All of the pillows and blankets that were provided kept us cozy under the starry sky—not to mention the private fire pit in front of our tent, which made the whole experience just perfect!

A stay here is sure to help glampers recharge, relax, and rekindle the spark with that special someone.

What has glamping taught you about travel and nature?

I always loved camping, but glamping is next-level comfort. I guess what I’ve learned was: why go camping when you can go glamping?

What is your favorite type of unique accommodation and why?

That is a hard one! There are so many unique places that we have stayed at; however, glamping has got to be one of the most unique ones. It’s like it is best of both worlds. Although you are still camping next to a fire, you also have all the bells and whistles of a luxurious accommodation.

Andrzej and Jolene found that these tents beautifully combine nature with luxury.

What trends do you follow when planning a glamping getaway?

The main thing is choosing a location that allows for total relaxation. This place must be off-the-grid and have no connection to the 'net and social media world.

How has glamping changed the way you vacation?

Glamping has definitely changed the way I think about camping experiences. My private tent has been long forgotten in the shed. These days, if we feel like a quick getaway, glamping is the natural choice. That way, we can still have a fire and marshmallows, and we don’t need to set up or pack up.

Now true glampers, Andrzej and Jolene have found a whole new way to define vacationing.

What was unique about your glamping stay?

The blankets and stack of pillows on the mat in front of the fire—that was the best for sure! Total relaxation and bliss, and having all of that under the starry sky, while listening to the fire crackling...it was simply perfect!

To plan your perfect couples' getaway in Noosa, Queensland, check out the luxury tents visited by Jolene and Andrzej here!


Want to follow along with this romantic duo on their next getaway? Check out their blog, Instagram, and Facebook for more tips and travels.

Blogger Spotlight: Karilyn and her family trip to Idyllwild, California

By Giovanna Tapia

Nestled amid the San Jacinto Mountains, Idyllwild provides the perfect setting for any glamper looking to escape the hustle and bustle of California's biggest cities, and instead enjoy a stay among the tall pines, fragrant cedars, and rugged trails of a small mountain town. Though it has become increasingly popular for tourists in recent years, Idyllwild maintains that small town charm that lured so many visitors to begin with.

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Karilyn, and her travel partners in crime— Folo and Cian

Most recently, Karilyn of No Back Home, visited one of our cozy woodland cottages in the heart of Idyllwild.

As a California native, Karilyn had been waiting to visit this secluded mountain town for some time but hadn't found the opportunity to do so. She was finally able to cross it off her list this past month, but we'll let her tell you more about her idyllic stay with her family in Idyllwild.

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Surrounded by National Park and Indian Reservations, this cottage is in the perfect location for nature hikes and historical discoveries.

Were you and your family familiar with glamping before your stay?

My family loves the experience of glamping. However, before our recent stay with Glamping Hub in Idyllwild, our views of glamping were a little less luxurious; it meant camping in a cabin without electricity! Glamping Hub has put a whole new perspective on this for us, and we love it.

Would you recommend glamping as opposed to regular camping to other families? Why or why not?

I think glamping is an amazing way to travel for families, as it is always easier to stay in a home with access to your own kitchen and space to move around. Many families struggle with the idea of camping with kids, worrying about the kids getting too cold (or hot) or freaked out in the wilderness, and wondering how their own bodies will adjust to sleeping on the ground. Glamping is a great alternative to get the kids out into nature without making the parents sacrifice their comfort!

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The loft-style layout of this cottage makes it unforgettably cozy

If you could pick anywhere to go glamping in the world, where would you pick and why?

If we could go glamping anywhere in the world, it would have to be Africa. Staying in the middle of the Savannah or jungle, listening to the wild animals around us, would be an amazing experience. Closer to home, I would love to stay in a tree house in Central America, where we could see majestic birds and monkeys hanging out in the treetops with us!

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This historic cottage is the perfect place for any glamper looking to get the most out of Idyllwood.

Why did you pick Idyllwild as your glamping destination?

Coming from a major city where our lives are always go, go, go, we really enjoy getting more in touch with nature while glamping. This is why we chose to visit Idyllwild—it's only a two-hour drive from L.A., but it felt worlds away. Sitting outside listening to the sounds around us, taking hikes, and spending quality time playing games in the cabin was the best part of our trip

What is your biggest piece of advice for glamping with a family?

For families looking to take the plunge into glamping, I recommend starting off somewhat locally. Pick lodging that works well for your family: think about stairs for children and elderly; pay attention to the amenities, such as fireplaces or hot tubs; and choose a location that offers comfort within a magical outdoor setting!

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Karilyn and her family took full advantage of all the natural beauty that surrounded their cottage

Want to plan your own mountain getaway? Check out some more of our best peak-top trips here!
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To follow more of Karilyn and her family's adventures, check out her blog, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Blogger Spotlight: Marissa Tejada

By Mahealani Schuman

It might not feel like it just yet, but summer is right around the corner! The East Coast snows have piled up just enough, leaving us dreaming of our summer destination spots. At just a few months away, we have more than enough time to start planning. Travel blogger Marissa Tejada is a professional at picking the best spots to go in Europe—from the beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean to the rolling countrysides of Italy—and you can find the best tips and tricks on her blog to make the perfect Euro-trip.

Talking with Marissa, we asked her about how she plans her amazing trips and what’s on her list for this year!

When and how do you to start your planning for your next vacation? Do you start with destination or the accommodation?

I like to plan my trips around the destination. There are many places I’d love to see and tick off my travel bucket list. If the opportunity comes up, the plans go in motion, and then I figure out the logistics, from flight to accommodation.

When planning a trip to a place you have never been before, what’s the best tip of advice on where to start?

I think you need to start by being inspired by the destination. The beauty of travel is that we all travel differently and see the beauty of a place differently. That’s exciting. So, when you start with sheer inspiration, I believe the logistics fall into place. Online research about anything about that trip from what to eat, what to do and where to stay becomes that much more fun!

What is your favorite time of the year for traveling?

I don’t have a particular favorite time of year to travel. I think all seasons offer something special when considering a destination. I must admit, however, that I love beautiful beaches and tropical island scenery, so if the weather is beach weather at a destination, that is a big plus.

What is your top must see this year?

Now that I am living in the U.S. again, I’d love to see Hawaii—I've never been!

What is your favorite type of glamping accommodation?

I love the fact that glamping combines luxury and nature. The design to me is just wonderful to experience so I think my favorite type of glamping experience would be one that is truly dedicated to showing off the local flavor, culture and nature of a place.


Marissa Tejada is an author, travel writer, and award-winning journalist. Her work is featured in CNN Travel, BBC Travel, Forbes, Fodor’s, Lonely Planet, Telegraph Travel, and an array of travel and lifestyle magazines. She also publishes a top niche travel blog, Travel Greece, Travel Europe.

Marissa is originally from New York and lives in Seattle; however, part of her heart will always be in Athens, Greece, where she lived for eight years. Keep up with her travels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!

Blogger Spotlight: Amber adventures to Costa Rica

By Jessica Armstrong

There is nothing quite like watching a majestic, Costa Rican sunset from an infinity pool on the cliffs of Guanacaste. Did you know, glampers, that this could be a reality for yo,u too? Just like Amber Torrealba, professional skimboarder and Red Bull ambassador, all of your epic glamping goals can be fulfilled the second you say yes to adventure in the great outdoors.

On Amber's most recent stay at this beautiful villa rental near Playas del Coco and this breathtaking beach getaway looking over Palo Verde National Forest, she surfed some waves, she explored the jungle's rivers and hot springs, she relaxed on the beach, and she took glamping to the next level.

Read on as Amber shared why this retreat is the top destination to visit this year—and even more so if you're ready to escape winter temperatures for a little bit.

Infinity pool with view of Palo Verde National Park

A guest favorite at this villa rental in Costa Rica is the private infinity pool that offers surreal views of Palo Verde National Park.

What is your favorite thing about post-summer traveling?

Less crowds! It’s great to be able to adventure and film when areas are less busy, and you can feel more into the nature of the experience. Also, when summer ends in the U.S., it starts in the Southern Hemisphere, so that’s always something to look forward to!

How do the type of accommodations you choose differ depending on the trip you take?

The type of adventure I’m looking to have will help me decide on the spot. When I’m looking for a more outdoorsy experience and to enjoy a camping feel, I love to stay in tipis, cabins, and yurts. When I’m adventuring and filming outdoors all day and want to relax when I get back, I would really enjoy a cozy condo or even a house by the water or up in the cliffs to unwind.

Modern and beachy living room of villa rental in Costa Rica

Amber found what it really means to glamp by staying at this modern designed villa that is surrounded by Costa Rica's beautiful, natural rainforest.

Tastefully furnished patio overlooking Playas del Coco

Just by relaxing on the deck, glampers are in for a treat with these stunning beach views.

What kind of glamping experience do you prefer and why?

I usually prefer to stay in a warm place by the beach. As a skimboarder and surfer, I’m extremely drawn to the coastlines and where the waves are. I love glamping experiences near outdoor adventure and beautiful scenes with opportunities for photography and videography!

What are the three words you would use to describe the accommodations you visited?

Epic, unreal, and perfect.

You, too, can enjoy the wildlife of Palo Verde National Park

*Amber found her adventurous side with a visit to one of Palo Verde's hidden gems: the volcanic hot springs.*

What was the most memorable part from each of your most recent glamping stays?

The cliffside views in Costa Rica were outrageous—the location of our stay combined with the uniqueness of the design. It was so open and beautiful overlooking the ocean. We even stayed at a place with an infinity pool, which is a videographers playland at sunset.

Amber relaxes in the infinity pool

For a chance to get away from it all, Amber embarked on a one-of-a-kind aventure through glamping.

What advice can you give to bloggers looking to glamp internationally?

Find a place that fits your style best. You can really stay inspired by your environment and enjoy the experience of the area the most that way. I like to plan adventures, find areas that I will be frequently spending time at, and then search for a glamping location nearby.

Stunning interior of villa near Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica

Amber's second villa rental reaches beyond expectations with it's stunning and unique decor.

What is your dream glamping destination?

My dream glamping destination would be in Bora Bora—and then surf and skim in Tahiti!

Sunset view of Playa Hermosa

Take Amber's advice and experience the opportunity of a lifetime with a glamping getaway in Costa Rica.

Find your perfect beach villa in these Costa Rica Getaways today!


To follow along with Amber's travels and adventures, check out her blog, Instagram, and Youtube channel.

Blogger Spotlight: Lauren enjoys serenity near Santa Fe, New Mexico

By Jessica Armstrong

Just outside of Santa Fe, glampers and friends will find these charming casitas waiting to give guests a unique experience in nature. Lauren Monitz can give you the full "Down Lo" on her stay at this gorgeous property and all the glitz, glam, and nature that came along with the visit.

From nights spent under the stars and getting to know neighboring guests to day trips to Santa Fe, Lauren was a big fan of her glamping getaway and you will be, too. Find out more about what makes these casitas so special as Lauren recalls her stay below!

Lifestyle blogger, Lauren Monitz, poses in front of her casita rental.

Lifestyle blogger, Lauren Monitz, first arrives at her casita rental, ready to explore.

What was your initial reaction upon arriving to your glamping spot?

“This is camping?” It’s a massive, beautiful compound.

What are the three words you would use to describe your getaway?

Serene, rustic, and eco-friendly.

The two-person casita, beautifully decorated with string lights.

The stunning casita is beautifully decorated, adding a little charm and delight to Lauren's glamping experience.

What activities did you most enjoy while glamping at your destination?

Getting to meet the chickens!

What are your tips for new glampers and beginners?

Glamping is a good way to ease yourself into camping. While most properties have some sort of technology to stay connected (TV and/or Wi-Fi), try disconnecting. It can feel really good to get off the grid for a bit and forge real connections without any distractions.

 The fully-furnished and stunningly decorated master bedroom overlooks the surrounding fields.

The cozy master bedroom invites guests to enjoy a full night's rest, after which they can wake up to the beautiful Santa Fe sunrise.

What are your five go-to’s for your glamping stay?

Take advantage of the peace and quiet of the ranch, but explore the area, too. You’re only 20 minutes from the art and history of downtown Santa Fe. The hosts are amazing chefs; get to know their culinary skills by hanging out in the kitchen.

Get to know the other guests. The ranch house is meant to be a shared community space—you may just leave with a new best friend. The property is huge, and there are plenty of places for hiking or biking, but you could just as easily park it in the hammock all day. And don’t forget about the hot tub!

Private pond perfect for relaxing by is found in the rental's backyard.

The private backyard is the perfect place to relax and escape the southern heat.

Can you share with us the top five items you always make sure to pack for a camping or glamping getaway?

  1. A headlamp, because it can get really dark.
  2. Layers, because you never know how cold it can get.
  3. Snacks, because you may be far from food options, and you don't want to get hangry!
  4. Yoga pants for comfort.
  5. Cards, board games, or music for entertainment.

What is your biggest piece of advice for planning steps before booking a trip?

Be open-minded with dates and destinations. Search by types of accommodations (like tree houses or caves) for a unique getaway.

Gorgeous dusk view from the casita rental.

Gorgeous views of the vast landscape surround the casita and stretch as far as the eye can see.

Where are you looking to glamp next and why?

I would love to do a safari in Africa and wake up next to the animals. Hakuna matata.

What was your most memorable moment from your glamping stay?

The nighttime—the skies get impossibly dark and the quiet envelops you. It’s the soundest sleep I’ve had in awhile.

Lauren enjoying the stunning sunset view.

Lauren ends her exquisite glamping experience, day-dreaming about the next adventure.

Find your perfect New Mexico getaway here!


Follow along with Lauren and see where her adventures will take her next on her blog, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Blogger Spotlight: Emily goes to Breckenridge, Colorado

By Jessica Armstrong

This winter, it's time to cozy up in a spacious cabin, and there's no destination more perfect than Breckenridge, Colorado. A trip to one of these extraordinary cabins is a real gift, and now that travel pro and fashion blogger Emily of Baily Lamb has visited for a getaway, she can give you the real inside scoop.

From snuggling up by the fire and lounging in the hot tub to and exploring the charming town of Breckenridge, you can see why Emily loved her glamping stay, and we can bet this will not be the last. Check out her getaway below, and start planning your very own trip!

Emily relaxes by the cozy fireplace.

It's time to kick back and relax in this beautiful mountain getaway near Breckenridge, Colorado—let lifestyle blogger Emily show you how it's done!

What time of year is your favorite to glamp and spend time in the outdoors, and why?

My favorite time to go glamping is in the fall. The foliage and changing leaf colors are so beautiful that they create this magical ambiance. I also love how the air is crisp for walks or hiking—it’s a perfect time!

This mountain gtaway is tucked in the alpine forests of Colorado overlooking the Rocky Mountains.

The stunning accommodation can house up to 13 guests—although there's nothing wrong with wanting the whole place to yourself.

What are your glamping how-to's?

Always research fun things to do where you are going glamping before you leave for your trip, like interesting hikes or scenery that you want to see and experience while there. This way, you can make sure not to miss out on anything fun the place to has to offer. Always pack thick socks, which will prevent blisters, and the knee high boots.

What are the three words you would use to describe this glamping rental?

Warm, cozy, and luxurious.

A beautifully furnished and spacious living room paired with stunning views of the Rocky Mountains.

The decor and structure really puts the glam in glamping.

Where are your favorite places to travel in the fall?

Some place with foliage or mountains.

What was the best surprise you found at your glamping site?

THe best surprise was the location—I had no idea how beautiful the mountain views were! Also, the glamping site had everything necessary to have a relaxing and worry-free trip. The hot tub overlooking the mountains was my favorite surprise.

View of the Rocky Mountains from the glamping accommodation.

Wake up every morning to the breathtaking site of America's longest mountain range.

Tell us about one of your favorite camping/glamping trips.

One of my favorite glamping trips was my recent trip to Breckenridge, Colorado. I have never been to the Rocky Mountains and being there for the first time was an amazing experience.

Emily enjoys a hot bath in the luxurious designed master bath.

Emily takes advantage of the luxurious lifestyle while still feeling connected to nature.

What is your biggest piece of advice about traveling in groups?

It’s important to find a glamping site that offers a variety of activities that everyone will enjoy so the whole group feels included.

Chicly furnished dining area suitable for all 13 guests that the cabin can accommodate.

The cabin is accommodating for families, friends, and groups of all sizes.

What glamping site are you looking to visit next?

I would love to visit Canada next.

What was your favorite part about your glamping site and the stay?

For someone who comes from a big city, my favorite part was being in the nature and the mountains, as well as the overall feeling of relaxation just from being away from the everyday, busy city lifestyle. The cabin was very cozy with beautiful mountain views, so I loved that it felt very secluded in the mountains, but yet still close enough to the town.

Stunning views of the Rocky Mountains can be viewed from the cabin's private, outdoor hot tub.

There's nothing quite like relaxing in a hot tub in the midst of autumn surrounded by snow covered mountains. It's as unique as it gets.

To enjoy your very own glamping getaway in Colorado, find your perfect accommodation here!


Travel with Baily Lamb on all her upcoming trips by checking out her blog, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Blogger Spotlight: Nikki and her gal pals glamp in Georgia

By Jessica Armstrong

Any glamping gals looking for the perfect girl's getaway need to check out the trip that Nikki of Nikki Free Style and her ladies went on to Georgia. At this perfect cabin rental, the women not only had an unforgettable stay, but also found a new home-away -from-home.

Nikki enjoying a glass of wine on the cabin's front patio.

Take a page from Nikki Free's book, and treat yourself to a birthday gift like no other—a glamping weekend!

Not only did they turn the glamping notch up ten-fold, but they also got a chance to really reconnect and show us all what glamping truly is all about. If you need some tips on where to glamp this season, Nikki can tell you, having gone from beginner to expert by the end of her stay at this gorgeous cabin. Check out her tips below!

What is your favorite season to glamp and why?

Fall is my favorite season to glamp, as the temperatures are so accommodating, and the colors of the season are so inspiring that it makes being outside a joy.

Luxury cabin overlooking Georgia's Chattahoochee Natinoal Forest.

This stunning wooden cabin is nestled in the Chattahoochee National Forest of Northern Georgia.

Tell us the how-to's of glamping with your gal pals?

The secret to my success of traveling with my girlfriends, whether it is glamping or cruising or flying to our destination, is understanding the art of compromise. Not everyone likes the same things, and that’s ok. That’s what makes the experience so unique, because you learn or try something new every time, and we always end up even more connected than before.

Nikki and her friends ready for their glamping retreat.

In a cabin this size, Nikki was able to celebrate her birthday weekend with all of her closest friends.

For a group trip, how did you find the accommodation? Did it fit your group's needs?

The home is so very spacious and has so many little treasures for everyone to enjoy together or separately. For instance, the backyard fire pit was often a place we all would sneak off too to call home, check emails or just to take away from all the excitement in the house. Also, the fully-screened sun room was the destination for a couple of us each morning to get some fresh air without having to go outdoors.

The basement with it open windows and space was also a place of solitude when necessary, and there was a fully-carpeted secret room behind the bookcase in one bedroom, complete with bean bags and blankets!

What are the three words you would use to describe this glamping rental?

Fabulous, comfortable, and accommodating.

Nikki enjoying the luxury cabin's master bath.

Nikki found that her glamping getaway offered the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation.

Where are your favorite places to travel in the fall?

My favorite places to travel in the fall are the mountains in Georgia and Tennessee. You actually feel fall driving through these areas of the country—the colors are vibrate and awe-inspiring.

What was the best surprise you found at your glamping site?

That the townspeople were so friendly, helpful, and genuinely excited that we choose to visit and play in Clayton, Georgia. Our time in the small rural town was an extremely pleasant visit.

Stunning sunset view from the cabin's front deck.

The luxury cabin is perfectly situated for guests to enjoy breathtaking views all trip long.

Tell us about one of your favorite glamping trips.

This was my first glamping trip ever, so it is definitely my favorite. I can’t wait to do it again! In fact, because of this trip, I have friends and women who regularly follow my blog asking me to organize another glamping trip, because they want to share in the experience.

What is your biggest piece of advice about traveling in big groups?

Compromise is golden. Again, not everyone is going to want to dine, spa, beach, shop the same, and that’s ok. Plan a few group activities in advance (and pay for those excursions prior to arrival), but don’t sweat the small stuff if people want to venture out on their own or in smaller groups. After all, it’s a vacation!

What glamping site are you looking to visit next?

I would love to visit a glamping site in Montana or Utah and stay in a tent or yurt; I just think it would be an awesome experience.

Panoramic mountain view from the glamping site.

The surrounding wilderness and mountain scenery are essential for the perfect glamping experience.

What was your favorite part about your glamping site and the stay?

The host, Lisa Klein, was so accommodating and a pleasure to work with. I really felt like she truly wanted us to enjoy our stay at her home. I must also say that working with Glamping Hub's Head of PR, Jessica, to find the perfect accommodations for my glamping girls trip in celebration of my "Forty-Fine & Fabulous" birthday was a pleasure.

The entire experience from logging on to GlampingHub.com to our stay at this beautiful cabin was smooth sailing. I couldn’t have chosen a better group of people to work with. I am a forever fan!

Nikki and her friends trekking in style through the glampsite.

Nikki and her friends truly embraced the glamour part of glamping.

Don't forget—you can plan your very own Georgia Getaway with Glamping Hub today!


Follow along with Nikki and her gal pals on her blog, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Blogger Spotlight: Liz falls head over heels for Michigan

By Jessica Armstrong

Look out for Liz of With Wonder and Whimsy, because she has got glamping down to a T, and we can't help but want to share her style and mojo. Cozying up with her hubby in a charming Michigan cabin was just one of the things that made Liz's stay even more wonderful and whimsical.

Why Michigan you ask? Well, not only does Michigan have an abundance of one-of-a-kind glamping sites, but it is a state where one can truly experience the wonders and magic of nature all around.

Check out more of Liz's romantic stay and how her style changes with her travels and the seasons.

Liz climbs up to the cozy cabin's elevated bedroom.

Meet Liz, the lifestyle blogger keen to guide you through her whimsical glamping adventure.

What are your top must-haves when glamping in the fall?

A fringed wrap and ankle bootie are two must-haves for glamping in style. And with embellished denim being so trendy right now, a style with embroidery, patchwork, or a released hem will definitely channel that rugged romance.

How does your travel style change between seasons?

My style always turns more bohemian and eclectic during the fall. There's something about the changing leaves and cooler temperatures that makes me crave earthier colors and cozier textured fabrics.

The rustic log cabin is nestled in the evergreen woods of Ellsworth, Michigan

Nestled away in the forests of her home state, Liz found her dream getaway accommodation.

How do you plan your vacations? Around destination? Around style? Around accommodation?

When it comes to longer vacations, I definitely plan around a destination's museums, restaurants, and tourist attractions. I want to experience the arts and culture scene of a place, and I love when I can find accommodations with a folksy, locals vibe.

Two chairs on the patio which are perfect for viewing the natural surroundings.

The cabin offers perfect views of Michigan's scenic fall foliage.

Are you an overpacker or underpacker? How so?

I like to keep with a single carry-on when I travel, even for a week abroad. To do this, I stick with a focused theme and color palette, and include pieces I can mix and match in a variety of ways. I love accessorizing my looks, so packing statement jewelry doesn't take much space, but it sure adds personality to a look.

What is your favorite piece of fall apparel?

This fall, I am loving ruana wraps. They are so chic and comfortable, and they have this relaxed elegance that fits right in whether you're visiting the city or the country. Wear one with a long-sleeved tee, skinny jeans, and riding boots. Or throw one over a little black dress for an evening out.

Liz models her chic outfit in front of the equally chic cabin.

Each day (and each outfit) calls for the new adventure.

How do you advise fall glampers to plan their wardrobe?

For me, the best part about glamping is the glamor element. It's an invitation to be fashionable and practical with your wardrobe. In addition to your standard flannels, blue jeans, and boots, pack a fun beaded necklace, a cozy fringed scarf, or a colorful printed kimono. Start by packing the practical items, and round things out with more fanciful statement pieces.

Liz's pup, Georgie, enjoys the cottage's spacious living room

Georgie sure enjoyed the change of scenery at this pet-friendly cottage.

What is your favorite type of accommodation to style for?

I love packing for a cabin getaway on the outskirts of town. I can dress up for an evening at the art gallery and wine bar. And then I can change into leggings and a wrap for a night by the fire with tea and a book. I like accommodations that give me different occasions to dress for, whether it's a morning walk through the woods, an afternoon drive to the orchard, or a sunset stroll along the beach.

How would you describe your glamping style? Chic and stylish or rustic and outdoorsy?

My glamping style is rustic-meets-romantic. I'll wear jeans and cowboy boots, but wear a pink fringed kimono and crystal beaded necklace. I'll pair a floral sun dress with ankle boots and a denim jacket or wear a tiered maxi skirt with a tied chambray shirt. It's about mixing feminine glamor with rugged bohemian elements for an eclectic effect.

Lake Michigan's glimmering beach is just a short walk from the cabin.

Keep in mind our many glampsites near lake Michigan when planning your next getaway.

To find your very own romantic Michigan getaway, get some inspiration from our fun glamping stays in the Upper and Lower Peninsulas!


Be sure to catch Liz's next vacay on her blog, Instagram, and Facebook.

Blogger Spotlight: Rachel visits British Columbia

By Jessica Armstrong

Safari tents, frozen lakes, and bears...Oh my! Majestic nature and more awaits glampers when visiting Canada for a glamping adventure.

Let Rachel of Meander the World take you on a mystical exploration through British Columbia. From kayaking over Chilko Lake to biking through local trails, Rachel found the adventure in glamping and we can't help but want to visit this safari tent heaven, too. Rachel shares details of her magical getaway below.

Enjoy this beautiful lakeside view from the safari tent cabin.

In pursuit of a new adventure, Rachel was lucky enough to stumble upon the incredibly scenic Bear Camp.

What was your initial reaction upon arriving to your glamping spot?

The initial reaction was a bit of wonder and panic of where to go first. The scent of a sweet and spicy treat wafted from the main building, which was a cozy log cabin that served as the dining hub. Beyond that was an elevated platform that housed the tents for sleeping in and overlooked the crystal clear green water of Chilko Lake, with a backdrop of pure wilderness. It was truly a gorgeous setting.

A view of the lake and safari tent cabin rentals.

One step outside the luxury tents leads to an endless path of exploration.

What are the three words you would use to describe your getaway?

So. Much. Fun.

There were so many extras included in our stay—all the food, booze, and sports equipment. The guide that showed us around was so friendly that we felt like we were staying with close friends rather than some anonymous hotel.

What activities did you most enjoy while glamping at your destination?

We started our first morning off with a paddle in a kayak along the misty river watching the sun rise over the mountain peaks. Each afternoon followed with further water explorations with other boats and SUP boards. We also checked out the local hiking trails by foot or with the mountain bikes. Not ones to sit around, we loved the ability to get out and see the abundant nature using a variety of activities.

A stunning glimpse of British Columbia's nature from the safari tent cabins.

Highlights include: paddle boarding on the reflective surface of the Tsuniah Lake...

The frosty lake in the early morning.

... kayaking through the morning mist...

A quick glimpse of a BC bear getting his breakfast.

...and of course, casual bear-spotting.

What are your tips for new glampers and beginners?

Pack a warm sweater or jacket, some cozy socks, and a tripod. The stars were out in full force during our stay, and we kept wanting to sneak out of our tents to enjoy the show. Having some warm gear nearby meant we could move easily from tent to deck without having to bring the blanket with us.

What are your five go-to’s for your glamping stay?

My main priority is going somewhere unique: a new location, a special type of house (in this case elevated wall tents), an area where being active is possible, the right time of year to experience all the best the region has to offer, and something that pops out as memorable. The location at Bear Camp in the Chilcotins covered all those needs.

Can you share with us the top five items you always make sure to pack for a camping or glamping getaway?

Cameras (something capable for night shots and action shots), warm socks, a toque (what us Canadians call a warm hat), bathing suit, and a warm jacket for the evenings.

The inside scope of the luxury tent rental.

The cherry on top of these beautifully-furnished tents are the electrical blankets that'll keep you warm in the cool Canadian air.

What is your biggest piece of advice for planning steps before booking a trip?

I’m a visual person, so I look around at the region with Google images to understand what types of things I’ll see when I’m there. I want to know if I can hike, bike, kayak or explore the area safely with a guide or on my own. I try to find out when the best time to go is for wildlife or weather. Understand the area you are going to so you can see things that would interest you rather than missing out and learning about the options after you’ve left.

Glampers will see their fair share of bears when visiting this retreat.

They don't call it Bear Camp for nothing!

Where are you looking to glamp next and why?

I love the wilderness of Western or Northern Canada and Alaska and will be definitely looking at glamping options there next. Being a local to this area, it amazes me how much glamping can add to a short break, feeling quite exotic and make a long weekend truly memorable.

What was your most memorable moment from your glamping stay?

Without a doubt, watching the sun rise among the mist of the river while searching for grizzly bears.

Glampers will not get enough of the epic views from the deck of the tent.

Sometimes the best vacations are the most unconventional.

Find your very own magical getaway in British Columbia, here.


Be sure to check out Rachel's future travels and adventures on her blog, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.