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.

Blogger Spotlight: Lara glamps in Joshua Tree, California

By Jessica Armstrong

Packed Perfectly is Lara's specialty platform for making all things travel easy, enjoyable, and one-of-a-kind. Newly back from her trip visiting Joshua Tree, this glamping gal can tell us a thing or two about how to make summer last all year long.

With fantastic amenities, complete seclusion, and a rustic decor, Lara's glamping cabin made the perfect desert home-away-from-home. With over 100 different accommodations to choose from in Southern California, we know we want to be heading to visit these luxurious cabins in Joshua Tree, too.

Lara gives us her thoughts on glamping, travel, and what inspires her below.

Enjoy the warmth of Joshua Tree's desert-like climate.

Lara embraces the rustic appeal of Joshua Tree.

What do you like most about glamping?

I like things that push the social norm, and glamping is that push. Anything that gets you closer to nature while still having that comfort of a warm bed and modern amenities is more appealing to me than a five-star hotel. I crave experiences and glamping indulges those cravings.

Tell us three words to describe this accommodation.

Experience-curated, creative, and rustic-chic.

The cabin's veranda overlooks an endless stretch of rural, countryside scenery.

An accommodation elegantly furnished to match the rustic scenery.

Do you prefer to travel alone or with a larger group?

I think there is an overwhelming need for solo travel, one where your phone is not used as a crutch and connected to your hand at all times. Most of my happiest and transformational moments have come from solo travel, as it brings about radical self-reliance and the self-confidence that comes from that.

Finding your tribe and being in a group is a great experience and fun, but you truly learn about who you are and what you bring to the world when it is you answering your own thoughts—where you should go today, what you should eat for dinner, should you be gregarious and meet people or stick to yourself? Everything you do depends on your mood and you create your own adventure.

You add to your social capital this way and become a global citizen, which does affect the way your view the world and the help you bring to it. Any time you step out of your boundaries and comfort zone you become a more interesting human, so bring a few books, and make sure your suitcase is packed perfectly.

Enjoy this vast and spacious glamping site.

The refreshing outdoors is just as welcoming as the cozy cabin comforts.

Where is your dream destination?

It changes with every dream destination I accomplish. I never just dream about a destination—more of an experience I want to have while at a destination. Today, it is paddleboarding through the glaciers of Antarctica and scuba diving with orcas.

If you were to go glamping tomorrow, where would you go?

I am plotting out my trip to Patagonia and want to book this immediately! I have been dreaming about finding this, especially this location:

This cozy dome rental is perfect for a couples' getaway in Patagonia.

Find this glamping site nestled in the Chilean foothills of Patagonia.

What was the most memorable experience at your most recent glamping stay?

My most recent experience was to Joshua Tree. I glamped at
an isolated, yellow cabin decorated on the inside like your grandmother's house if your grandmother is an electric-type with impeccable taste and attention to detail in every room.

Perfectly equipped for outside living, the five-acre property features a stunning outdoor stone fireplace and a picnic table topped with a beautiful chandelier for long cozy dinners.

My built-in after dinner activities began with horse shoes. I cannot tell you the last time I played a good game of horse shoes.

Lara finds the private pool just steps away from her cabin rental.

A private pool is the perfect escape from the hot, desert sun.

Living in the technology age of constant over-stimulation the essence of properties like this in Joshua Tree is to bring you back to what is important—simplifying in all aspects of life including and most importantly, play. The cabin, designed by Joshua Desert Retreats, might as well specialize in reconnecting you with nature, as they carefully curated your day around it.

In the heat of the day, you can enjoy the pool. The hot tub is perfect for watching the sky rainbow itself through sunset. You will find yourself moving to the ginormous comfy swing, perfect to watch the constellations appear at dusk. If you want to get the most out of your Joshua Tree experience, make sure you book yourself into a property that knows what you want to experience before you do.

What is your top tip or recommendation for a first time glamper?

Be prepared to be hooked on the experiences glamping gives you that a hotel or AirBnb will not. These are the experiences we yearn for when we travel, plus you're not camping—you get fresh towels and a warm comfy bed.

What about travel inspires you?

I have taken the non-traditional approach to life in just about every aspect, especially where I have chosen to live. I am an Asheville-born, NYC-shaped, European-stylized, Australian, and newly Californian. I elongated the traditional gap year to fit my life and set out to live meaningful travel, wanting to experience cities through the eyes of a local. That desire has lead me to develop many friendships all over the earth, from all walks of life. My dinner table is a multi-cultural one, as are all global citizens.

Joshua Tree is known for its breathtaking sunset views.

There's nothing like a relaxing sunset to wrap up a fun-filled glamping retreat.

Whether I am standing on the edge of the world’s highest bungee jump in New Zealand, getting dared to eat a scorpion in Bangkok, riding a camel to camp in the Sahara desert, or racing across the Mekong Delta to play a pickup game of water basketball in Laos, the Talking Heads song “Once in a Lifetime” starts playing in my head. Travel inspires me to look at the world differently and what motivates me to seek out those unexplored corners of the globe.

Turns out, I am one of those weirdos that can embrace constant change with a childlike outlook—wandering into the unknown seeking knowledge and friendships. I basically want to turn over as many rocks as I can while I am on this Earth, adding to my social capital.

Lara explores the beautiful, vast stretch surround her glamping accommodation.

Until next time...

To visit your very own Joshua Tree cabin, check out our Southern California portal!


Check out Lara's adventures on her blog, Instagram, and Facebook.

Blogger Spotlight: Karen adventures to Washington

By Jessica Armstrong

Whether its playing with monkeys in Bali, taking strolls down the beaches of Belize, or cuddling by the fire on the lake in Washington, Karen and her family are always up for a getaway.

Travel Mad Mum has flewn all over the globe with her two babies, Esme and Quinn, and her husband, Shaun. These parents are travel pros and during their U.S. tour, they made their way to Washington's Olympic Peninsula for an unbeatable lakeside getaway.

From the comfort of this beautiful cottage, the jetsetting fam reconnected with nature and got some R&R between their crazy travel schedule. Hear all about their stay below!

Breathtaking sunset view of the Olympic Peninsula

Take a gander at Karen's surreal glamping retreat along the Olympic Peninsula.

What is your favorite thing about end of summer traveling?

On a personal level, I love traveling towards the end of the summer. As we have a newborn baby, it's a much more comfortable temperature for getting out and doing hikes or general exploring. As our kids are not school age just yet, everywhere seems less crowded with tourists. We quite often have special places all to ourselves, like our recent hike to a waterfall in the Olympic National Park—it was such a nice experience!

How does the type of accommodation you choose differ between the two seasons?

In the autumn, we love cabin stays in the forest. I love when we have a log burner and all of the tree leaves are turning orange outside. It's definitely all about the coziness in autumn.

In the summer, we love to stay in glamping tents, yurts, or beach cabins. We love being near the ocean in the summer so we can go for regular swims.

Suburban-style bed and breakfast cottage, perfect for family getaways.

This lovely two-story cottage housed Karen and her family for their end-of-summer excursion.

What kind of places do you prefer to visit in the summer? In the fall?

We are laidback most of the time and generally go where the wind takes us. However, as we have the newest addition to our family, Quinn, being only three months old, we always want to make sure it’s not too hot or cold or him. We have had some beach stays with him over the summer—as long as we have some shade, we are happy.

Furnished patio with view of the Olympic Mountains.

With stunning views like this, it may be hard to leave.

When traveling with your family, do you prefer cozy accommodations or spacious rentals?

We are just about to take a small RV through Yosemite National Park. In contrast, we stayed in a gorgeous cottage in Union a couple of weeks ago, and it was quite spacious for us. We are so easy about it, and I love that Glamping Hub has lots of options for all preferences.

What is your biggest piece of advice when planning a vacation in the summer? In the fall?

It's such a lovely time to get away from the traditional hotel stay and stay in the forest. We love doing it because of the cooler temps for hiking and exploring.

Hot tub conveniently placed for stunning views.

Reap the benefits of luxurious amenities, such as this perfectly placed hot tub, while still feeling right at home.

What was your family's best memory from your most recent glamping stay?

Most definitely hanging out on the private pontoon watching the sun set over the fjord. It was so beautiful!

Tell us about one of your favorite summer trips.

One of our favourite summer trips was glamping and surfing in northern Spain.

Hidden terrace with a lush garden found just behind the cottage.

The Travel Mad Mum even had access to a private garden for some well-deserved alone time.

Do you and your family have your eyes set on a new glamping getaway?

We are traveling full time at the moment. I noticed that Glamping Hub has some awesome places in South America, so I am sure we will plan another stay very soon.

The calm, reflective waters of the Olympic Peninsula.

What better way to end an activity-filled day than to take in this breathtaking sunset?

Washington is calling your name for a glamping getaway this fall, so find your dream destination here!


Check out the newest adventures of Karen and her family on her blog, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Blogger Spotlight: Marinel

By Giovanna Tapia

After working as a lawyer in corporate america for 15 years, Marinel decided to transition out of that lifestyle to become a full-time mountain nomad and trekker. Through her blog, Brown Gal Trekker, podcasts, and workshops, she hopes to inspire others to do the same and explore more of the beautiful world we live in.

The blogger, Marinel, in front of mountains.

Marinel on one of her many trekking adventures.

Most recently, Marinel went back to the her homestate of Washington, where she explored the stunning, glacier-filled Mt. Baker and the lush Snoqualmie National Forest. We'll let her fill you in on her stay in the Evergreen state!

A landscape photo of Mt. Baker in Washington.

It's no wonder Washington is called The Evergreen State, look at all that green!

What was the best part about glamping in Washington state?

I love the convenience of the accommodations, in terms of its location and proximity to the major sights and trails in the area. In Mount Baker, for example, the accommodations were near the town center, where I dined or bought any necessities. At the same time, the trail heads were just a few minutes away.

Describe each of the accommodations you stayed in, in three words:

Rejuvenating. Cozy. Convenient.

A photo of the cabin in Mt. Baker from the exterior.

This cozy cabin is the perfect place to relax and rest up after a long day of trekking.

How did you get into trekking and hiking?

I discovered it later in life when I moved from Seattle to Washington, D.C., where I practiced as a prosecutor. My job was highly stressful, and as a result, I was looking for an outlet to destress. That's when I discovered there was a large national park near D.C. and one day, I decided to try hiking it.

That first time hiking was somewhat unpleasant, because everybody was walking at different paces, and many hikers were being left behind. To be honest, it was almost my first and last time hiking, but for some reason I decided to try it again.

From there, hiking became a ritual to allow myself to get away from everyday chores and obligations. I then discovered wilderness backpacking, which quickly became my favorite way of spending time in the outdoors, besides my usual affinity towards traveling overseas.

A landscape of Artist's Point in Mt. Baker, Washington.

The gorgeous view of Mt. Baker glacial peaks from Artist's Point

Do you prefer traveling solo or in groups? Why?

I find joy in doing both. Obviously, travleing in groups affords the ability to share the experience with others which can add more meaning to it. However, going solo requires you to reconnect with yourself and enjoy sometime to reflect on life. Solo traveling is a great way to experience freedom in the sense that we are able to roam wherever, whenever, and however we want.

A stunning view of Lake Ann in Mt. Baker, Washington.

The pristine and calm waters of Lake Ann of Mount Baker make for a beautiful spot to sit and reflect (literally!).

What is your favorite season to glamp? Why?

I find anytime can be the perfect time to glamp, especially since glamping means you have the comfort of having a warm bed, hot showers, and home-cooked meals. That's exactly why it's quite a treat to be able to glamp as opposed to camping or staying overnight in the outdoors—glamping allows for you to spend time in nature anytime without worrying about the weather or other natural elements.

A view of the Chain Lakes Loop and Lake Ann trails in Washington.

Marinal hiked along the Trail Lake Loops in Mount Baker, pictured above.

Where are your favorite places to travel in the fall?

Fall is my favorite time for hiking and trekking—so traveling in general would take me to the national parks in the West Coast or perhaps overseas in Europe somewhere or in far away places like Mongolia.

Where are your favorite places to travel in the summer?

As summer can be rather hot in the U.S., I would prefer to travel to places in South America or Africa.

For more unique, nature-based getaways in Washington, have a peek at our Washington portal!


Check out where else Marinel's trekking and travels have taken her on her blog, Facebook, Twitter,and Instagram. You can also hear more about her transition from working as a lawyer in corporate America to becoming a full-time nomad on SoundCloud!

Blogger Spotlight: Megan glamps in North Carolina

By Jessica Armstrong

When she's not sharing her serious yoga skills with yogis across the globe, Megan of North Carolina Yoga Girl is spending time with her family and loved ones at a glamping cabin on the lake. But who said you can't multitask on vacation?

Megan shows off her yoga skills on the indoor balcony of the large, family cabin.

Megan appreciates the beautifully-structured cabin from every possible angle.*

Glamping and yoga go hand in hand. There is nothing like getting back in touch with nature while also getting back in touch with yourself. Travel with Megan as she guides, shavasanas, and downward-facing dogs her way through Glamping Hub's North Carolina Getaways. You will not want to miss out what she has to share from her most recent stay at this perfect lakefront retreat.

Megan stretches on the patio while enjoying the stunning view of Lake James.

Relax, stretch, take a deep breath, and enjoy the incredible lake view.

What was the most memorable experience during your glamping getaway?

Getting to spend time with my whole family. It doesn't happen very often, and I love that we all got to stay under the same roof and make some amazing memories in such a beautiful location!

Children turn the cabin's neatly-furnished office space into a play place.

There's plenty of fun to go around for even the smallest of glampers.

What was the best surprise about your glamping site?

It was so much bigger than I was expecting! I walked in, and it looked like we had walked into a castle! The accommodation had absolutely everything we needed and we never ran out of things to do! The theater room was so fun at night, the game room had ALL kinds of entertainment, and just when we thought we were going to have to buy life vests to ride the pontoon.. we found some at the rental, too! There was even firewood for you to use for the outdoor fire pit—helloooo, s'mores!

The large, beautifully structured cabin can accommodate up to 10 guests.

With up to 10 people in a house, you'd think this place would get crowded.

A hammock can be found on one of the several balconies that overlook the forest.

But you'll find several quiet places to sneak off to.

Where is your favorite destination to go glamping?

This was my first time staying at a glamping site, and it definitely has me hooked. Lake James was beautiful!

Where is your dream travel destination?

I actually have three! Bora Bora has been a dream of mine and my husbands since, well, forEVER. Santorini, Greece, is also up on the list! Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants might have something to do with that...And Ireland. Ireland is where most of my family's heritage is, and I would love to go explore where we came from!

What advice do you have for packing for a glamping getaway?

Be sure to pack cute outfits and bring a camera, because you're going to want to take lots of pics!

The lakeside cottage comes with a boat that can be taken out for a day on the water.

Time for some light stretching.

Sensational view of North Carolina's Lake James.

Feeling relaxed yet?

What is your must-have when traveling?

A travel buddy! haha But seriously, no matter where I'm going, I ALWAYS have my laptop, camera, and yoga clothes!

Do you spend a lot of time planning your trips or are you more spontaneous once you arrive at your destination?

I'm definitely more spontaneous. I typically book places we're going to stay in advance, but once we get there, it's exploration time!

The cabin offers several luxurious amenities, including this king-size bed.

Everyone can use a vacation every now and then.

Do you have your eye on another glamping site for the future? Where?

YES! There are some amazing windmill villas in Santorini that have stolen my heart—I don't think I'm going to be able to forget about them.

Discover your very own North Carolina Getaway here!


Want to see where Megan is showing off her new moves? Check out her Instagram: North Carolina Yoga Girl.

Blogger Spotlight: Grace

By Jessica Armstrong

We heard there is nothing quite like Canada in the summertime—and we think you should check it out, too. Grace of Color and Grace took advantage of the amazing weather this summer and headed up north to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the U.S.

Cottage Rental with Private Lakefront Yard in Canada

Meet Grace, Founder of Color and Grace, and stylist by day and night.

Calling this cozy cottage rental—with its very own private lake!— a home away from home for a couple days was just what she needed to reconnect with nature and have a blissful glamping escape.

Check out her story on her blog as well as the inside scoop on her getaway below.
Cottage Rental with Private Lakefront Yard in Canada

The interior of this cozy cottage is a haven of comfort.

What was your initial reaction to arriving at your glamping retreat?

Looks even better than the photos online! You have to be there to feel the lakefront and the vineyard—just so breathtaking!

What are your top 5 travel must-haves?

  • Personal Wi-Fi hotspot if I travel internationally or a good Wi-Fi and cell phone reception if I travel domestically.
  • SPF 100 sunscreen, since I always like being outside or soaking up the sun.
  • A pair of super comfy and pretty walking shoes.
  • A pair of good looking and good functioning sunglasses to protect my eyes from the sun.
  • Hand sanitizing wipes and mosquito spray.

Cottage Rental with Private Lakefront Yard in Canada

Glampers will be enchanted by the colorful nature surrounding their accommodation

What is your most important piece of advice in planning a glamping getaway?

Do lots of research before booking anything. Don't book it just because the site or the accommodation is very pretty. Make sure there are plenty of activities that you love near where you may stay.

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

Beautiful, comfortable, and homey.

If you could travel anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would it be and why?

London. It is on my bucket list.

Cottage Rental with Private Lakefront Yard in Canada

With this kind of view, glampers are sure to feel relaxed and at ease.

Where do you want to go glamping next? Any accommodations in mind?

A real tree house!

What is your favorite memory from your glamping getaway?

There were a few. One was the yummy breakfast I cooked using the farm-fresh eggs at my cottage. We were chased by a group of roosters at a farm when we tried to take some photos. I chatted with many people while wine tasting and one place didn't even charge us.

Cottage Rental with Private Lakefront Yard in Canada

Cheers the night and another fabulous getaways in the books.

To see some of Canada's most stunning glamping escapes, check out our Weekend Getaways in Canada portal!


For more of Grace's adventures, check out her blog and Instagram.

Blogger Spotlight: Christine

By Jessica Armstrong

Who doesn't love a good glamping trip to Lake Tahoe, California? Christine of Tour de Lust really showed us what we are missing out on over on the West Coast, so it's time to get packing and join in on the fun. Just take a look at this one-of-a-kind glamping cottage!

Christine sat down with us to share some of her favorite memories, experiences, and plans for upcoming travel with you glampers, so prepare yourself for a heavy dose of travel FOMO.

The studio cottage from the outside in Lake Tahoe, California.

Meet Christine, Founder of Tour de Lust, and California glamping extraordinare.

What was the most memorable experience during your glamping getaway?

I loved spending time on the lake. It's so beautiful!

What was the best surprise about your glamping site?

The overall experience at the cottage! I loved our location since it had a private beach access.

The blogger admiring the sunset over Lake Tahoe, California.

Talk about an amazing place to catch the sunset!

Where is your favorite destination to go glamping?

This was my first time glamping, and I loved it! Lake Tahoe is definitely a great place to go glamping.

Where is your dream travel destination?

There are so many dream destinations, but right now, it's Bali and the Maldives.

The exterior of the gorgeous log cottage in Lake Tahoe.

This glamping property offers the most charming accommodations.

What advice do you have for packing for a glamping getaway?

If it's during the summer, always bring sunscreen and bug spray. You will likely be outdoors a lot, so always stay protected.

What is your must-have when traveling?

My camera! I can never leave home without it.

The cozy bedroom in the Lake Tahoe cottage.

Glampers are sure to get the best sleep they've had in years.

Do you spend a lot of time planning your trips or are you more spontaneous once you arrive at your destination?

I do so that I make sure I don't miss anything. But being spontaneous is also good, too, because you will end up on a fun adventure!

Do you have your eye on another glamping site for the future? Where?

There are some awesome accommodations on Glamping Hub! I want to stay in a cool tree house in Mexico, but likely Yosemite is next for me.

The cottages tucked away among the large trees that surround Lake Tahoe, California.

Kick back, relax, and enjoy the tranquility of Tahoe's finest forests.

See more of Christine's touring around the globe on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


As summer comes to an end, there is still plenty of time to book your very own California glamping getaway. Get some pre-labor day inspiration on Glamping Hub's Discovering California portal!

Blogger Spotlight: Max & Alex

By Jessica Armstrong

Nothing says relaxation and luxury getaway like a trip to Bali, Indonesia. Filled with elegant tents and stunning villas, this island is a glamping heaven. Just ask Max and Alex—they can tell you firsthand that there is no paradise like a glamping paradise.

Check out some of their favorite memories and moments from their stay.

Elegant Tents Tucked Away in Bali, Indonesia

Upon arrival, you'll need a moment to take in this surreal experience.

What do you like most about glamping?

What we liked most about glamping was the unique accommodation. It felt like a luxury hotel placed right in the middle of the jungle. It was also obvious that a lot of thought went into the design of the place, as it was a dream to photograph and much more interesting than a typical hotel.

Tell us 3 words to describe this accommodation.

Unique, stunning, amazing.

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The view never quits, even from indoors.

Do you both prefer to travel alone or with a larger group?

We have no preference on traveling with a group or alone. It just depends on timing and destination. We meet up with people frequently to hike and take pictures, but some trips it doesn't work out, due to time restraints and busy schedules!

Where is your dream destination?

At this point, our dream destination is Iceland. We would love to see the amazing rugged landscape that Iceland has to offer.

Elegant Tents Tucked Away in Bali, Indonesia

Admire the lush greenery before diving into the crystal clear water of your own private pool.

If you were to go glamping tomorrow, where would you go?

Probably somewhere in Hawaii, as I would love to photograph the coastline and some of the hikes it has to offer.

What was the most memorable experience at your most recent glamping stay?

Definitely the food. Every guest that ate there had something to say about how great the food was. We enjoyed one of the best meals we have ever had during our Glamping stay.

Elegant Tents Tucked Away in Bali, Indonesia

Nothing says relaxation more than good night's sleep.

What is your top tip or recommendation for a first time glamper?

Take it all in and enjoy. It is one of the most memorable experiences you will have at an accommodation so relax and make the most of it!

What about travel inspires you?

Traveling is one of the best things you can do in your life. Not only does it open you up to new cultures and experiences, but it pushes you out of your comfort zone. It forces you to deal with difficult and unexpected situations head on and helps you to become a more well-rounded person.

Elegant Tents Tucked Away in Bali, Indonesia

Camping in a tent has never felt so luxurious.

To find your very own heavenly glamping retreat, visit Glamping Hub's Secluded Rentals.


You will definitely want to travel around the globe with Max and Alex. Check out their respective Instagram pages for more!

Blogger Spotlight: Carolyn

By Jessica Armstrong

There's no better time than summer to catch the best weather the Pacific Northwest has to offer. On top of the luscious greenery, gorgeous scenic views of the Cascades, and, hello, boating season, Washington offers you glampers the most unique and epic accommodations around.

Carolyn of Hey Pretty Thing is no stranger to taking advantage of Washington's stunning summers, and who could blame her? We are already planning our trip their too! Especially, with this beachside cabin on Herron Island calling our names.

Beachside Cabin in Washington

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An exterior view of this [gorgeous beachside cabin]((https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/pacificwest/washington/lakebay/glamping-olympia/)).
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Looking for more reasons to visit Washington and go on other glamping getaways across the globe? Let Carolyn give you the ins and outs on how to plan, prep, and perfect your vacation this summer.

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Enjoy lake activities including paddle boarding, steps away from the [property](https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/pacificwest/washington/lakebay/glamping-olympia/).
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Where are your favorite spots to travel?

The most special place I always travel to is Hong Kong, because that's where I'm from and where my family lives. The city is so energetic, and all the sounds and smells make me nostalgic for childhood. They say there is no place like home!

Another place is probably Iceland, because we recently traveled there in the summertime, and it felt like we were transported to another world. You can drive to soak in geothermal pools of the Blue Lagoon, check out the tectonic rift valley at Thingvellir National Park, and so much more.

I also love Italy. My husband and I hiked through the five towns of Cinque Terre, and the views were stunning. We ate and drank along the way (lots of pesto and limoncello!) so it was also a fun culinary experience!

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Guests can find the beach just steps away from the front door of their private [cabin](https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/pacificwest/washington/lakebay/glamping-olympia/).
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I have to mention Civita di Bagnoregio (nicknamed "the dying city") as well, where I traveled with my best friend. It was founded by Etruscans over 2,500 years ago, and the town itself is near collapse due to erosion. There is anywhere between 12-100 people who live there. The quaint community, surrounded by gorgeous sights of the Tiber river valley, is just so unique to visit. But as touristy as Venice is, the city of water, canals, and bridges is too charming to pass up.

What is important to you in choosing a travel destination?

I like to visit places I've never been. With that said, I take into account practical details like the time of year, weather, political climate, safety, etc.

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This [cabin](https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/pacificwest/washington/lakebay/glamping-olympia/) comfortably sleeps eight guests.
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What types of accommodations do you think make great summer spots?

For summer spots, I look for accommodations that are, in themselves, the destination. While I like to go out and explore, I also want downtime to lounge, so I like the accommodation to have a view or nearby activities and dining.

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Glampers can enjoy every meal from the deck of their glamping oasis.
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How would you prefer to travel to your glamping destination?

Any way! While flights are quicker and more direct, sometimes a road trip is the adventure.

What do you look for when choosing an accommodation?

I look for accessibility, safety, and uniqueness.

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Carolyn enjoying an early morning stroll next to the tranquil bay.
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What blogs do you read, websites do you look at to find more information, or people you consult on your destination before booking?

I do a ton of research online before booking. I look at Pinterest, read travel blogs, consult Tripadvisor, peruse reviews, and more.

What is your favorite part about planning a trip?

I enjoy the research aspect of planning a trip. That's when I learn a lot about the area's customs, history, neighborhoods, foods, etc.

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Interior view of this [stunning cabin](https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/pacificwest/washington/lakebay/glamping-olympia/) on Herron Island.
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For someone who is planning a glamping trip for the first time, what would your main piece of advice for them be?

For me, preparation is key to relaxation. While there are a lot more amenities included with glamping, you should still be prepared to bring some necessities like water, extra towels, food and snacks, sunscreen and bug spray, and more. If you have room, pack along secondary items like games and beach equipment. As long as you know what is provided and what you still need to bring, it's easier to be prepared and enjoy the trip!

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Interior view of the living space.
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To visit your very own beachside cottage on Herron Island, check it out here!


Be sure to catch Carolyn's latest adventures on her blog, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.