Blogger Spotlight: Inma and Jose

By Jessica Armstrong

After studying, volunteering, and working their way around the world, Inma and Jose launched A World to Travel to share their experiences around the world, their passion for music festivals, the great outdoors, and all things travel. You can bet their pup Rufoo will be included in the journey.

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When they aren't making new worldly discoveries, this Spanish couple makes time for charming getaways nearby their home in Northern Spain, including to this one-of-a-kind Spanish tree house.

Looking to get the scoop on glamping around the globe like a Euro pro? Not only will you feel like a local anywhere you travel after browsing their blog, but you'll want to visit places you never even thought about adding to your bucket list! We know we do. Follow along below to make sure the next time you travel you'll be prepared, stoked, and ready for adventure.

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What are your top must-haves when glamping and traveling?

As little as possible! We are light packers and, unless it is strictly needed, we never check in luggage. That way we can save time, money, and possible losses or thefts. Anyway, we rarely miss anything after having honed the art of packing up over the years.

Our photography equipment takes more than half the space of our suitcases and the rest are functional clothes valid for any season and destination. Here's our trusty and minimalist packing list for long-term travel. Check it out!

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How does your travel style change depending on the time of year and season?

Since our plans may change last minute, we need to have both warm and light clothes with us pretty much all the time. For instance, two years back, I traveled for a few months and went from -18ºC in Finland to +45ºC in Dubai.
Therefore, layers are key. Apart from that, we usually take something warm in case it gets really cold, something waterproof, something stylish enough to go on a date, and something comfy for the great outdoors.

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

We used to plan them to take advantage of as many cheap flights as possible, combining multiple destinations in one go. Today, however, this has changed, as our way to travel is shifting accordingly with the times we are living.
We no longer stand for low-cost solutions that in the end might have a huge carbon footprint attached. These days, we only search for meaningful experiences and responsible travel.

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What is your favorite activity to participate in when visiting a new place?

Absorbing the local culture and getting to know some locals is a must. Something that cannot be reproduced anywhere else and definitely one of the things we try to do everywhere we go. Apart from that, we usually spend way too much time with our cameras looking for the most gorgeous spots to take pictures at sunset.

The great outdoors never cease to amaze us, and we have learned we get tired of big cities sooner than anything else. In any case, as Spaniards, we always look forward to enjoying life. As a result, we usually end up coming across the most awesome experiences.

Finally, music festivals keep us entertained in summer. We are already looking forward to next season and planning to drop by a few of the world's coolest music festivals!

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Are you an overpacker or underpacker? How so?

We never thought we would say this, but after more than 15 years packing almost every month, we can finally say loud and clear that we fall into the underpacker category.

How do you advise glampers to plan their wardrobe for a vacation to a glamping retreat?

I think any approach you take is valid. In the last few years, the rise of glamping has become a global trend. Therefore, tons of fashion and lifestyle gurus seem to have the perfect formula and wardrobe for a glamping vacation.

However, be aware that there is no right way to do this, just your own. And simply pick whatever items you are comfortable and happy with and get ready to have some serious fun and enjoy nature at its best.

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What is your favorite type of accommodation to visit, and how many glamping trips have you been on?

No matter their shapes, all glamping accommodations are usually ridiculously cool. Safari tents, caravans, tented cabins, bell tents, cottages, log cabins, tree houses, huts, caves, barns, tipis, domes, campervans, yurts, igloos! I think I need to try them all before answering your first question. :)

As for the glamping trips I have been on, there has been a few of them. Right after launching my travel blog, back in 2013, I won a two-week Mexico trip on a writing contest and got to spend a couple of nights in a luxurious elevated log cabin in Tulum. In 2014, I fell for a very unique and spacious hut in Kerala, India, surrounded by a deep forest. And last year, I went on a Luxembourg hiking and glamping trip and got to sleep in a safari tent.

But without any doubt, the most special glamping experience I had to date is spending one night at these tree houses in Galicia—they are simply otherworldly.

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

Outdoorsy chic!

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Do you want to make this exquisite tree house your next glamping stay? Discover this site and more in the Spanish Viajes Portal, here.


Inma and Jose are planning some amazing getaways for 2017! Follow their adventures on their blog, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Photo Credit: Inma and Jose

Staff Picks: The Best of the Best in Spain

By Jessica Armstrong

Staff Picks: Every two weeks, we'll be bringing you one of our staffer's favorite glamping sites. This week, Jessica is here to share which accommodations she's chosen!

A quick look through our incredible glamping offerings in Spain is enough to give anyone travel envy—I, myself, am dying to visit ever single one! Luckily, my time in Spain has given me the opportunity to visit, albeit briefly, a number of these properties—villas, yurts, and tents, to name a few!—but I'm still hopeful that, one day, I'll get to take a tree house for a spin, too.

Prepare to be inspired by my favorite glamping picks for the best of the best in Spain—you'll be booking a trans-Atlantic flight to España in no time!

1. Luxury Villas and Tents in Malaga

High above the coast of Malaga, these undeniably lovely glamping accommodations offer up the ultimate luxury vacation by the sea. While the site has two different types of accommodations on-site—both villas and tents—glampers can't go wrong no matter which accommodation they choose.

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For our stay, my boyfriend and I opted for the villa, as we went during the winter months, and the tents were being updated for spring. It's the perfect excuse to come back! I can't wait to experience the breathtaking view, the amazing service, and full Spanish breakfast all over again.

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2. Yoga Yurts at 30 minutes from Seville

Tucked away into the secluded valleys of southern Spain, this charming glamping property offers yogis and glampers the experience of a lifetime in these yurt rentals. With an offering of fully organic and delicious fruits and veggies (some even grown right on-site!) for guests, this glamping yoga retreat will feed your mind, body, and soul—leaving you feeling refreshed and renewed by check-out.

Most travelers will end up starting their trip to southern Spain by flying into this Andalucian capital. So, this is the perfect place to head to after checking out all of the things to do in Seville itself!

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Glampers have the option of staying in an apartment, yurt, or tent when visiting this unique yoga center for a getaway. What's more? You can go for a relaxing dip in the pool every day after practicing yoga and meditating. If it were up to me, I would nama-stay here forever.

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3. Safari Tents in Cadiz

Thanks to this property, you don't have to go all the way to Africa to experience an authentic safari tent. Located just a couple miles off the shore, these stunning tent rentals can be found in the natural parks right off of Cadiz proper.

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The warm weather, beautiful green scenery, and high-end features found in each tent are enough to make any traveler fall in love with southern Spain. Having visited these tents a couple times now, each experience has been unique and left me with new memories. Perfect for both couples or groups of friends, these luxury tents are definitely the best way to visit Cadiz.

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4. Tree houses in Galicia

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I've had my eye on these beauties for awhile, and I think it's finally time to make my dreams become reality. From the breathtaking treetop views right from the accommodation to the ultra-luxurious amenities, I don't know what's taken me so long to book a stay here. Just close your eyes and imagine waking up to those sky-high vistas every morning without ever having to leave your bed. Needless to say, off to Galicia, I will soon go!

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Check out last week's Staff Picks post and browse more one-of-a-kind Spanish glamping treasures here!