What is Eco-Tourism (and why is it the next big trend in travel)?

By David Pope

With World Wildlife Day right around the corner on March 3, Glamping Hub is taking the time to highlight the importance of sustainable travel. This week, we're checking in with Cameron Brown of The Thriving Collective, who's here to tell us what exactly eco-tourism is and why it's shaping up to be the next big thing in the travel industry.


What is eco-tourism?

Eco-tourism is all about traveling in a way that is responsible and deliberate—to affect global, positive change for the individual, the broader community, and the planet as a whole.

This sort of self-aware tourism is rapidly becoming a big trend in the travel industry and is set to become even more influential in the future. More and more people around the world—in many areas of life, both personally and professionally—are searching for that which gives them more meaning, something that gives them a sense of purpose, and above all that which allows them to really connect with something greater than themselves.

Eco-tourism is about using travel as a means to achieve this in a sustainable and purposeful way that is of benefit to not just the traveler, but the planet as a whole. On a more individual sense, it's about helping people to experience just what makes travel so special.

If, when traveling, you're just staying in a resort the whole time and not getting out and exploring your surroundings, you're really missing out on what makes travel so special. It's a unique experience that lets you take in another culture, see a spectacular piece of nature, and see what it is that makes that part of the world so beautiful. And again, most importantly, it's about making it easier to connect with something greater than yourself.

Why not give eco-tourism a try for yourself? This yurt rental is the perfect fit for a family.

Why should we take part in eco-tourism?

What I've found personally is that when I'm engaging in travel and experiencing and exploring new cultures and places, whether it be Idyllwild, California; northern Argentina; Columbia; or Costa Rica, these different places all have different reasons for why they are so special. It's so much harder to appreciate and respect these reasons if you're not out there exploring and experiencing it for yourself. What can happen then, if you're able to get out and discover it for yourself, on your own terms, is that this new experience is able to increase your compassion for that place and for the natural landscape that supports it.

Consequently, this kind of travel heightens your awareness of how and why to start making decisions, and taking actions, in a way that is of benefit to the planet as a whole. I really believe that this is a really important part of travel in general. Tourism can truly change the world, but only if we are doing it in a way that is thoughtful, self-aware, and purposeful.

How do I become an eco-tourist?

When it comes to being an eco-tourist, whether it is within the U.S. or abroad to other parts of the world, the questions that we should always be asking ourselves are:

  1. Is this going to be good for me?
  2. Is this going to be good for others?
  3. Is this going to be good for the planet?

When it comes to planning a vacation, a lot of people really only focus on the first one: "Is this going to be good for me? Am I going to enjoy myself?"

And to be fair, that's really important! People should be able to enjoy themselves on vacation (that's kind of the point, of course!), especially if they've had a really stressful working year and are taking this time to get away from it all. But to be a conscious and sustainable traveler, and to thus be an eco-traveler or an eco-tourist, it's vital to ask yourself those other two questions.

Yes, this is good for me, and yes, I'm going to enjoy myself, but is it good for others? This can be as simple as making sure that if you are traveling with others, whether they be family or friends, that it's good for them. But, more importantly, it's about ensuring that this travel is going to be good for the local community that you are visiting.


"Eco-tourism is about traveling in a way that is responsible and deliberate, to affect global, positive change."


I was recently traveling through Costa Rica, and I heard plenty of anecdotes from the people living there about how their communities were receiving barely any money from the commercial tourist cruise ships that flock to their shores each year. In cases like this, which happen every day in every part of the world, tourism is really not supporting the local community. This type of travel is not self-aware, it's not purposeful, and it's not sustainable. To be a deliberate eco-tourist is then to ask yourself; is what I am engaging in beneficial to the people who are supporting my travel here?

The third question we need to be considering is that of our impact on the global eco-system as a whole. Is this good for the planet? Given the increasing number of tourists who travel and base their stay in a resort for their entire experience, this question is more important today than ever before.

The need for new, luxury resorts in close proximity to spectacular scenery is causing bulldozing in these pristine environments at an alarming rate, gradually encroaching on and destroying those very same beautiful areas that they are striving to give their guests access to in the first place.

While spending time in these high-end resorts can be a totally acceptable part of even an eco-vacation, it's important to make this choice in a deliberate and self-aware manner and to also make sure that you're spending some time out in other areas, as well. Not only will this exploration give you an increased sense of discovery, and hopefully allow you to connect with something greater than yourself, you'll also know that you're doing your part to make the world a better place.

The importance of eco-tourism

Eco-tourism, then, is about acting in a way that is responsible and deliberate. It's part of a broader lifestyle choice that sees our impact on the world as something that is within our power to change. Utilizing travel as a means to make positive change in the world is not a new concept, but it is one that is surely more important now than ever before.

Thanks to Cameron for that insightful and inspiring piece! Be sure to check out his other fantastic work over at The Thriving Collective.


If you're looking to plan your own experience in eco-tourism, head over to Glamping Hub's collection of our most eco-friendly rentals right now!

How to Celebrate a Very Glamping Galentine's Day

By Jackie Dreyer

Leslie Knope from

What's Galentine's Day, you ask? "It's only the best day of the year," according to the beloved Leslie Knope. Our favorite "Parks and Rec" character has made it clear: February is not just for showering your S.O. with love and affection. Your gal pals deserve a major shout out, too!

Start celebrating Galentine's Day in 2018, and honor those strong female presences in your life and all of the devotion, support, and respect they give you day in and day out. Gift them a glamping trip, or plan a girls' getaway for February 13 to really pay tribute to these strong lady friendships.

The starry night sky of Texas, perfect for a Galentine's Day setting.

What better way to illustrate the power of "ladies celebrating ladies" than by imagining where the women of "Parks and Rec" would do Galentine's Day their way? We know just the spots.

Where Leslie Knope Would Glamp

The sheer number of beds at this enormous mountain cabin in Colorado would mean two incredibly important things to Ms. Knope. One? She would literally have space to invite every female who ever was important to her ever. And two? The many bedrooms at this accommodation are just screaming for a Pawnee Goddesses-style sleepover, complete with pillow fights, puppies, and candy.

A group-sized cabin for rent in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
View from a winter cabin for rent in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

That's not all this luxury, winter-perfect cabin has to offer, either! It's many amenities include four cozy, wood-burning fireplaces, Wi-FI in order to post envy-inducing photos all day long, and an inviting games room.

Where Ann Perkins Would Glamp

Being the "beautiful, naive, sophisticated newborn baby" that she is (Leslie's words, not ours—we swear!), a classic A-frame cabin is most certainly what Ann would book for a Galentine's Day escape with her best ladies. A fully-equipped kitchen ensures all the right tools for Leslie to surprise the girls with a full brunch—100% homemade, of course—and the wood-burning fireplace would be the perfect spot for the women to circle up and tell inspiring stories about their favorite females.

A luxury camping cabin in the woods of San Jacinto, in southern California.

P.S. What we really think is that if Ann let her wild side show juuuust a little, she'd be booking these funky, chic, repurposed shipping containers in Florida.


Where Donna Meagle Would Glamp

The pool next to a luxury villa for rent in Malibu

Without a shadow of a doubt, Donna would be screaming "Treat yo' self!" and reserving this luxury villa in Malibu, California, without batting an eye. Complete with a heated, freshwater pool (including waterfalls and a wading pool!), an outdoor bathtub overlooking the rolling hills of California, and opulent décor throughout the entire interior, the girls would most certainly be glamping in the lap of luxury, and let's face it—they deserve it.

Where April Ludgate Would Glamp

You know by now that April would pretend to go along with whatever Leslie's plan for Galentine's Day was, meanwhile sneakily swiping her credit card and booking her own February 13th celebration for just one gal (herself, obviously), far away from the others.

Inside a vintage airstream trailer for rent in southern California.

April would surely beeline for this upscale Airstream in Southern California, rejoicing in her good fortune to be alone and have a luxurious queen-size bed to roll around in all to herself. What could be better than a little peace and quiet in complete solitude? To April—and perhaps, to you—nothing.


We're certainly not saying you should forget about bae, either, though, so make sure you take a gander at our options for romantic weekend trips for Valentine's Day in 2018, too!

Glamping Trip Ideas for Valentine's Day 2018

By David Pope

Love is in the air—not the thick and polluted air of the city, but the fresh air of the great outdoors. This year, why not treat that special someone to a Valentine's Day they'll never forget, with a unique glamping getaway near you? Glamping Hub is here to help you with all things love and adventure, so we've put together some of our top trip ideas for making memories that will last a lifetime.

Chuck the chocolates, forget the flowers, and ditch the diamonds because Valentine's Day isn't a time for things—it's a time for unforgettable romance.

Adorable Tipis in the Woods of Oregon

Stay in these quirky tipis on a woodland retreat in Oregon for a completely secluded getaway this Valentine's Day.

Escape to the peace and quiet of rural Oregon to enjoy an intimate immersion into nature this Valentine's Day. These quirky tipi rentals offer an atmosphere of romance in the midst of a pristine landscape, perfect for getting away from the distractions keeping you from your special someone.

Unique Tented Cabins for Rent in Kings Canyon National Park, California

Fly as high as cupid when you stay in these luxury tents among the trees of a Californian national park.

They say that love makes your spirit soar above the trees. Well, with a Valentine's Day getaway to a luxury tented cabin like these ones, high above the sequoia boughs, your body won't be far behind. Aside from the elegant rental, included in the daily rate of this site are meals prepared in the fine-dining alfresco pavilion, so that you won't have to lift a finger to keep the romance high on the agenda.

Romantic Safari Tent Rental in Woodlands of Olympia

Tucked away in the lush, green woodlands of Washington is this romantic safari tent, perfect for enjoying a secluded Valentine's Day getaway. In addition to the cozy king-size bed, there is also a fireplace to add that extra spark to the romantic ambiance—plus a spot for cuddling up!

Unique Bell Tent Camping near San Antonio, Texas

Everyting is bigger in Texas, even the romance!

Gazing over the stark and austere beauty of the Texas Hill Country from the private deck of this unique bell tent near San Antonio is sure to invite contemplation and romance. With a surprising amount of space and a comfy queen-size bed, this quiet retreat seems made for lovers!

Luxury Safari Tents in Enchanting Finger Lakes Region, Upstate New York

If love is an adventure, then a safari tent makes for an appropriate accommodation, right?

The Finger Lakes region of New York is perfect for romance, with quiet forests and rolling hills cascading into fertile valleys covered in a thick blanket of winding vines bursting with fruit and color. With this romantic safari tent rental, you'll be able to treat your Valentine to all this and more! So go on, book it now, romance waits for no one.


Looking for more romantic destinations in which to spoil that special someone? Check out the rest of our listings over at Glamping Hub and let your inner romantic shine. Looking for stuff to do on your romantic getaway? How about these picnic ideas?

9 (Unusual) Alternatives to a Valentine's Day Dinner

By Julia Dennis

Valentine’s Day is coming up faster than you can say “dinner reservations,” and it’s time to start planning your next big move to woo your boo. If you’re looking to step it up a notch from a cliché candlelit meal this year, you're in luck.

We've played Cupid for you and gathered a handful of overlooked activities that will have your loved one swooning. Your getaway will be even more enticing with these 9 alternatives to a Valentine's Day dinner that are guaranteed to make this February 14 better than 1,000 boxes of chocolate.

1. Hot Air Ballooning near Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Take your loved one’s breath away with a tranquil hot air balloon ride above Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. This luxurious expanse filled with picturesque mountains and sunsets will make you swear you’re staring at a painting, all while floating peacefully over pristine lakes and enjoying the scenery.

After a few hours of thrilling hot air ballooning, these nearby luxury cabins will prove to be the perfect comfy abode. You won’t need to give candles as a gift when you can just open your windows and let the sweet smell of tree sap waft in!

2. Mansion Tours in Newport, Rhode Island

Live in luxury like the Vanderbilts did when you stay in this charming lighthouse in Newport, Rhode Island. Snuggle up to a cup of warm New England clam chowder in the lighthouse tower with your honey while you take in the stunning views of the surrounding ocean and quaint harbors.

Later on in the day, pretend as if you live in the gilded age by touring these stunning socialites’ mansions and gasp in awe when you see just how extravagant every detail, down to the last door knob, is. An air of romance shrouds these grandiose summer homes, bringing you a Valentine’s Day so special that it will make all of your friends question why they didn’t think of it first.

3. Long Walk on the Beach in Santa Barbara, California

This whimsical Airstream trailer near Santa Barbara, California, will have you swept away in its glimmering exterior, charming patio, and quirky decorations. Live the laid-back California lifestyle this V-Day by riding the two beach cruisers down to one of Santa Barbara’s many expansive beaches.

Take a long stroll lined with towering palm trees on one side and steady rolling surf on the other that will have you filled with some happy, relaxed vibes. You and your companion are sure to leave here with some color on your face and joyous memories in your heart.

4. Wine Tasting in Vendée, France

What says romance more than a day full of wine tasting in the countryside of France? These luxurious tents on a historic estate are in the prime location for easy access to Mareuil-sur-Lay-Dissais, a small village where you can taste high quality wine to your heart’s content.

Let the sweet aroma of these fine wines grown in the Vendée region overwhelm you with an air of passion and enchantment. With a trip for two to these amazing luxury tents, you and your partner’s love will grow deeper than the red of the wines you’ll be tasting!

5. Hiking in the Green Mountains, Vermont

For outdoorsy couples, this tree house in Vermont will provide the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, where you can spend some quality time hiking, fishing, or just relaxing and breathing in the fresh forest air. Nothing beats being secluded in the great outdoors, where you can spend some alone time with your loved one and won’t be bothered by anything more than a passing squirrel.

The 31 windows in this tree house allow for views of the gorgeous foliage that will really set the scene for the perfect Valentine’s Day. This year, you’ll be able to pick your own flowers instead of buying them from the store!

6. Romantic Road Trip near Cornwall, England

Turn on your favorite tunes and sing at the top of your lungs with your lovebug as you roll through the English countryside in style in this precious vintage V.W. campervan. Pack a polaroid camera, and park at a scenic overlook for some delightful memories and charming photos that you’ll have hanging on your walls for years to come.

Drive to a local market and pick up some of Cornwall’s delicious seafood, which you can roast up on this campervan’s BBQ grill for an off-beat way to celebrate the February 14, leaving your loved one smiling from ear to ear.

7. Skiing Adventure in the Ruby Mountains, Nevada

Instead of buying your significant other a box of chocolates, hand them a steaming cup of hot chocolate—sure to taste like a little slice of heaven after a long day of hitting the slopes in the Ruby Mountains of Nevada. For couples that are crazy for extreme winter sports, these solar-powered yurts will be the perfect place to come home to after a full day in the great outdoors.

Perhaps the most special thing about these yurts is that they come with a built-in ski guide, ensuring that your trip is as spectacular as possible. There is even a helicopter ride to the location, which is sure to make your loved one’s jaw drop open in amazement!

8. Horseback Riding in River Ranch, Florida

These luxury tents on a dude ranch in Florida will offer the ideal off-the-beaten-path escape. Equipped with a personal concierge and gorgeous wooden furniture, it’s guaranteed that you’ve never stayed in a tent quite like this before.

Here, you can have a blast horseback riding, biking around the ranch’s expansive grounds, or even trying your hand at archery. Maybe you’ll find out that you're as skilled as Cupid is with a bow and arrow!

9. Couples Massage in Tarn-et-Garonne, France

Enjoy a couples spa treatment in the romantic department of Tarn-et-Garonne, a section of France filled with picturesque villages and rolling green hills. You and your significant other can completely unwind at these spa tree house cabins where endless massages, complimentary breakfast, and hours of relaxation in the sauna are at your disposal.

You’ll fall head over heels in love with the private Nordic bath at your tree house and the breakfast baskets that will be delivered to your door daily. Here, you don’t need to worry about a thing.


Don't miss out on other incredible glamping sites with Valentine's Day availability this year! Check them all out here.

Why Taking a Break from Social Media Can Be Good

By Neil Graham

Checking social media on a cell phone at a coffee table.

Think about how much time you spend looking at social media. For most of us, the first thing we do when we wake up in the morning is to check that no one has tagged us in an embarrassing photo from the night before and then proceed to “like” all the latest memes and videos on Facebook.

After that, it’s a quick look at Instagram to figure out who exactly it was that started to follow you and whether or not you want to follow them back. This whole routine can last between 15 minutes to a half hour, and already, we're pushing back plans for the day.

Wouldn’t it be great to live the day just for ourselves and not for others to judge? Here’s why taking a break from social media can be good and why it’s necessary...at least every once in a while.

Disconnect from social media and reconnect with the outdoors

A woman enjoying a cup of coffee outside of her camping tent.

Putting the phone down for a few hours might leave some frustrated at not being able to feel “in touch” with the social media world, but we soon realize that the real world is pretty interesting, too. Have you ever been in the mountains or some other awesome part of nature only to find that your photographs never do the landscape justice? Maybe we should forget about trying to see the world as a potential profile picture and instead use the authentic #nofilter—our own eyes!

Have more time for life experiences

An artist working on a drawing at his desk.

The non-profit organization Common Sense Media reports that the average teen in the U.S. spends nine hours a day on social media, while the average adult spends around two hours a day. Therefore, the average person will spend roughly five years and four months in a lifetime on social media.

That’s enough time to become world-class at four different fields. (We'll wait for you to pick your jaw back up off the floor.) Malcolm Gladwell’s theory is that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to achieve mastery at something, which works out to only 417 days—talk about putting things into perspective!

Ruining nights out since 2004

A group of friends saying cheers with glasses of beer.

We all enjoy a good night out at the weekend; it’s a good opportunity to blow off steam with friends and catch up. It’s becoming more and more common, however, that we sit in silence, all looking at our cell phones—either “checking in” to let everyone know that we’re in the coolest spot in town (funny how no one does it when they’re visiting their grandma on a Sunday afternoon) or Whatsapping our partners to say we’ll be home soon when we all know there's still going to be one more round. We’re in good company—let’s set our phones down and make the most of it!

Let people learn more about the real you

A woman practicing violin on a bridge.

With a quick glance at one of our friends’ Facebook profiles, we may think they live a globetrotting, bohemian lifestyle, with their Ray Bans and Indie band-style photographs. In reality, I know Joe doesn’t know how to play the guitar, and Stephanie never wears flowers in her hair. Unlike Joe's Facebook friends, I know he has many hidden talents and unique interests that are considered not cool enough to “share” on social media. We say show off your talents, teach us more about your interests, and you’ll find you’re way cooler than your Instagram.

You don't need social media to be social

A group of friends and family enjoying the sunset on the beach.

When we think about our favorite memories, they are all about being with loved ones or going on an adventure—maybe somewhere romantic or perhaps like that time when everybody couldn't stop laughing. They are certainly not about the day we looked at Facebook for 15 minutes on the bus.


Take a break from social media and use your extra time to explore the great outdoors with one of our unique glamping getaways!

Friendsgiving with Glamping Hub

By Ben Clarke

Thanksgiving, from its inception, has always been a holiday centered around those closest to you. More recently, we have seen the phenomenon of "Friendsgiving," a new emphasis on bringing together people from your wider social circle, perhaps best captured in the sitcom "Friends."

Thanksgiving

Although Thanksgiving is an American holiday, we, at Glamping Hub, feel that a season of such good cheer should be shared with all of our friends around the globe. That's why we've included accommodations from several different countries. After all, Thanksgiving is a good excuse for a well-earned vacation!

Fredericksburg, Texas

Big Bend State Park, Texas

The Lone Star State is perhaps the epitome of America—not afraid to do things bigger and in its own, innovative way. Nowhere is this truer than in the town of Fredericksburg, the heart of Texas Wine Country. There, they celebrate the holiday season in a big way.

Two days before Thanksgiving is the lighting of the German Christmas Pyramid. There is also an outdoor ice skating rink, a Christmas Party at the local theater, and so much more festive celebration.

It's also a great time of year to visit the local vineyards, many of which will be offering their own locally produced mulled wine. If you need perking up, there is an exhilarating hike up through the pink granite domes of the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.

Tranquil Log Cabin Farm Stay in Texas Hill Country near San Antonio

To fully enjoy the rustic Texan charm of Fredericksburg, why not rest your head at this tranquil log cabin on a farm?

Winter Park, Colorado

Winter Park, Colorado

The incredible Winter Park Ski Resort in Colorado is fully open by late November, and it offers something for everyone: skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and so much more. When you're not carving up the slopes, the town of Winter Park offers brewery tours, spa treatments, parks, picturesque hiking trails, off-road tours, and a buzzing nightlife.

Stunning Cabin Getaway Rental near World-Class Ski Resorts in Winter Park, Colorado

Once you've had a long day on the slopes, why not make your way back to this stunning cabin rental?

Hawaii

Waimanalo Beach, Oʻahu, Hawaii

Hawaii has long been a favorite for an American domestic vacation, and with good reason! The islands' Pacific location allow for the feeling that you've gone somewhere really exotic, whilst minimizing the cultural shock. Known for its brilliant weather in late November, where better to vacation? The island of Oahu has a range of attractions, including Diamond Head (a volcano that offers excellent hiking opportunities), a wide selection of spectacular white sand beaches, the historic Pearl Harbor, and Kualoa Ranch (a vast nature reserve offering ATV rides, a zip-line, and Hollywood film set tours).

Secluded Vacation Lodge Rental, Oahu, Hawaii

After you've spent a long day exploring the mysticism and tranquility of beautiful Oahu, why not cook up a Thanksgiving feast at this secluded oceanfront vacation lodge rental?

Sydney and the Blue Mountains, Australia

Blue Mountains, Australia

With an average temperature of 69°F in November, it's no surprise that visitors flock to the Blue Mountains of New South Wales to enjoy the incredible summer weather. Blue Mountains National Park consists of dramatic valleys and soaring mountain peaks, the most famous of which is the Three Sisters.

Many hiking trails intertwine and join onto the Giant Stairway, which descends down into the Jamison Valley. There is also a strong Aboriginal influence here; visitors can tour through Red Hand Cave, which displays some of the best cave art in all of Australia.

Unique and Rural Cabin Rental with Observatory in Leura, New South Wales

How better to enjoy the stunning views of this natural paradise than from this unique cabin rental with an observatory?

Sydney Opera House

The Blue Mountains are only an hour and a half away from Sydney, which is perhaps best known for the unique Sydney Opera House, overlooking the water. It is an excellent destination for anyone with an interest in the performing arts—be it opera, theater, music, or dance. Darling Harbor, a vast recreational area, offers shopping, restaurants, museums, an aquarium, and so much more. Bondi Beach, just across the bay, is one of Australia's most iconic beaches and offers excellent surfing and a relaxed dining atmosphere.

Cozy Tent Rentals

Why not get back to nature and sleep under the stars in these cozy tent rentals?


Inspired to check out some more Friendsgiving ideas? Check out our website and blog.

What is the Tiny House Movement?

By Emily Nehme

Simply put, the tiny house movement is the recent trend to downsize one's physical living space. People are making the decision to give up their full-size homes for petite households that range anywhere from 100 to 400 square feet. The result? An eco-friendly, cost-saving, and sustainable lifestyle. These creatively-designed properties have all the necessities of a cozy, comfortable life while offering the motivation to keep up with a more active routine.

Gone are the days of hiding from the sun to lounge on the couch and binge on reality TV shows. Gone are the days of stressing about cleaning every corner of a three-bedroom home. Gone are the days of struggling to scrape up the funds to pay the mortgage. When living the tiny life, these worries diminish—giving you the opportunity to truly live life to the fullest.

A tiny house in the woods.

Upgrade by downsizing. Tiny homes like this are sustainable, stylish, and affordable!

What are tiny houses?

Tiny houses come in a variety of creative shapes and sizes and can accommodate an entire family. They can be built suite-style to resemble a hotel room or tall and narrow for a modern twist on a loft. They can be stand-still timber huts or miniature portable homes on wheels ready to take you all over the globe. The endless, innovative designs inspire a unique combination of simplicity and comfort—a lifestyle that will make you wonder why you ever dreamed of owning a many-storied mansion.

A tiny house in Hawaii.

Tiny living is the new coast-to-coast trend—and even beyond the coasts, like this tiny home in Hawaii!

What are the benefits of tiny living?

The benefits of tiny living are plentiful. This life is suitable for anyone looking to go green, as these small structures use minimal resources and can easily be powered using renewable energy. Additionally, the smaller physical capacity calls for less material posessions, reducing the amount of clutter that seems endless in today’s materialistic world. Fewer things and less space also means diminished costs!

Lastly, tiny living adds the feeling of freedom to the mix. The accommodation provides all the necessities needed for a comfortable lifestyle but now, the temptation to waste away indoors is lacking. The tiny-house movement is suitable for anyone looking to benefit from these perks—and let’s face the truth, everyone is.

A tiny house in Texas.

From chic to rustic, tiny houses provide a unique combination of elegance and comfort, and this tiny home in Texas is no exception!

Why glamp in a tiny house?

The tiny house movement is a spectacular phenomenon, but it does require drive and commitment to start. For those who are still on the fence, why not give tiny house glamping a try? Adventurers, explorers, and nature lovers are bound to enjoy a change of scenery every now and then. One of the best kind of luxury glamping retreats are those that allow you to relax at no additional expense. Cue tiny house glamping! Think about the possibility of eliminating the stress of high costs, both monetary and environmental, while reaping the benefits of an exclusive getaway.

Tiny house movement in Florida.

You can even take your tiny home on a tiny adventure if it has wheels!

You might be living small, but don’t be afraid to act big! As inviting and cozy as tiny houses can be, the adventure begins from when you first step out of the front door. Whether you’re hidden away in a national park or facing a beautiful lake, glampers have access to an endless number of activities including hiking, biking, canoeing, bird watching, and more. Take your pick of chic, modern tiny houses—from wheeled huts nestled in the wilderness to mini beach houses overlooking a stunning ocean view, we’ll find the best tiny glamping spot for you.

Tiny house movement in New Jersey.

Glamp in style at this tiny home in New Jersey.

Take the first step in the tiny house movement, and glamp at any one of Glamping Hub’s tiny houses across the U.S. and beyond!


Hungry for more? Click here to see Glamping Hub's thousands of luxury accommodations worldwide. For more information on types of glamping, keep exploring our blog!

Top Fishing Tips for Glampers

By David Pope

Glamping is shore-ly the best way to explore the great outdoors in style and comfort, with some-fin for every type of traveler! While for some, the peace and quiet of secluded glampsites are enough to inspire relaxation and tranquility, for others, it's the call of outdoor activity that sparks a getaway. So why not par-hake in that classic camping experience, and add some fishing to your glamping trip? Here are our top tips to help you get started! Sweet breams are made of this!

1. Choosing the location

fishing vacation rental in canada

Canada makes for the perfect place to sit back, relax, and enjoy a day by the water.
Whether you're looking for a roe-mantic (or is that row-mantic...) cabin or a spacious lodge for groupers, the location of your glamping getaway can make or break your fishing trip.

No matter if fishing is the sole reason for your glampventure, or if your just tackle-ing it on, making sure that you choose the right location is of paramount importance. Some lakes and rivers require permits or licenses, so be sure to check that your rental matches your needs.

2. Packing for the fish

Wahoo! You've booked your stay, so what next? We don't want to carp on about this, but preparation really is the name of the game. Mahi-king sure that you've researched what fish are nearby will help ensure that you stock the right type of bait, as well as the best practices for catching them.

Luxurious Cliffside Cabin Rental with Private Pool in Canyon Lake, Texas

Enjoy the views of Canyon Lake from this stunning cabin.
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3. Learning the craft

Fishing, like any other sport, requires plenty of training and knowledge, so prepare yourself with plenty of tips, or even take a lesson! Thatfishing.com has plenty of tips and tricks for knowing the trade and even offers up a handy guide for beginners, so be sure to check them out. Mullet over, but to enjoy your trip, you've cod to prepare!

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Start your morning right at this glamping site. You know what fishers say, "Early fish gets the bait."
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4. Be patient

Fishing requires time, lox of time. And sometimes, you might be out in the water, beckoning and cursing fish until you're blue fin the face. But for those patient enough to enjoy the serenity of nature, as stoic as a monk, this is the beauty that the act of fishing can provide in even the most barramundane moments.

Sardinely, this is a great ray to enjoy the natural surroundings present at each glamping site.

Thanks to our friends over at That Fishing for the helpful tips on how to make the most of a fishing and glamping trip!


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Blogger Spotlight: Jane and Drew

By Jessica Armstrong

Newly married and founders of Outdoor Junkiez, Jane and Drew Farwell have taken the time to share their experiences with both glamping and camping with Glamping Hub, including what differentiates and unites both vacation styles.

eco-friendly reterat in maui, hawaii

Outdoor Junkiez connects travelers with the gear and goods for exploring the beautiful islands of Hawaii, and they know that getting all the insider tips and need-to-knows while planning a vacation can sometimes be overwhelming. That's why these two campers-turned-glampers made a stay at a one of Glamping Hub's finest Maui eco-retreats that much easier to book with their go-to guide for the ultimate Maui stay.

Pull out your yoga mats and snorkels, and let Jane and Drew take you on the adventure from here.

eco-friendly reterat in maui, hawaii

eco-friendly reterat in maui, hawaii

What truly makes an impact in defining the difference between camping and glamping?

Glamping, an idea originally created as a style of glamorous camping, has taken the next step with Glamping Hub. Just like our campsites have evolved over the past 30+ years, we now find campsites with showers and bathrooms, and we bring mattress pads, coolers full of frosty beverages, and anything we can cook on a stick. Yet camping remains nostalgically simple—a space to escape, sleep under the stars, and reek of campfire smoke for a good 48-72 hours.

eco-friendly reterat in maui, hawaii

The defining difference between glamping and camping, aside from the gl- and the c-, is experiencing someone’s special place on their property, designed specifically for a tranquil and relaxing vacation.

With camping you need to be prepared for the elements, which for Hawaii can be quite minor—a couple of rain showers at night, critters attracted to the blazing fire, and the occasional rooster who will think they’re being helpful by waking you up at dawn.

All of this is part of the camping experience, and once the tent is folded back up, the campsite is swept for any left over trash, and you get back into your car, and you feel refreshed yet very, very, dirty (nothing a beach shower won’t mend).

eco-friendly reterat in maui, hawaii

eco-friendly reterat in maui, hawaii

Our experience in Maui was just this. We had spent four nights camping in Hana and sleeping in a yurt on farm and felt alive, yet in need of a good waterfall shower, dinner, and a comfortable bed to lay our heads. In our efforts to redefine the way people buy, use, and rent outdoor equipment, we have seen also how the idea of glamping is no longer bringing a fancy cot to sleep on and a cast iron skillet for bacon in the morning...it is much more, but bacon is always a nice touch.

Glamping is focused on thinking (or sleeping) outside the box, to experience a 100% sustainable eco-retreat tucked back into the lush jungle and gardens of Maui. It gives you the opportunity to stay places you’d never thought you’d experience and brings a new perspective to your trip.

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Now having experienced glamping, will this influence your future outdoor getaways?

Drew and I grew up camping, him on the East Coast, me in California, and both in Washington and Hawaii. For us, camping has always been a one- or two-day escape from the hustle and bustle of town. This was the main reason we started Outdoor Junkiez here in Hawaii, provided the low-cost rental option for both travelers and residents to check out and see Hawaii in it’s rawest form.

Glamping Hub is the perfect component to balance out the more rugged style of vacationing while holding on to a lot of what we believe is a better way to travel. Staying in eco retreats, yurts, and 100% off-the-grid cottages, to name a few, is the perfect compliment to our conservation through recreation lifestyle.

Next on the list is to stay in one of the stunning tree houses listed...

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What positive experiences in both can you share with our readers?

Living in Hawaii and promoting a platform to reduce the amount of waste entering our landfills, while also getting more and more people outside, has been the most positive experience we could ever ask for. Our connection to one another and this island we call home only grows stronger with each weekend get away.

You literally have to pinch yourself as you watch the sun set over the ocean into a fiery orange and purple haze, while humpbacks play in the water no more than 300 yards away. You get to disconnect—our phones are only used, if ever, to play music and record a video here and there to document and hopefully inspire others to get outside, too.

There's nothing better than falling asleep to crashing waves while shimmying into the sand to create the perfect sleeping body mold, only to wake up with the sun for a salty dip.

eco-friendly reterat in maui, hawaii

Our experience in Maui while glamping at the Maui Eco Retreat was nothing short of wonderful. Being a part of someone’s land and their efforts to create a sustainable and relaxing environment is both humbling and inspiring. We did as much as time allowed us, from swimming in the waterfall pools and eating delicious Thai food to sleeping in a comfortable bed listening to the bamboo rustle in the wind.

Glamping gives an elevated experience to camping while still holding on to the idea that being outside is better than being inside. Also, the glamping amenities did not go unnoticed to this camping couple! A hot shower, fresh eggs to cook in the morning, and a beautiful deck to lounge, read, and relax on were all welcomed aspects to what glamping has to offer.

eco-friendly reterat in maui, hawaii

eco-friendly reterat in maui, hawaii

What is one thing you will not forget about your stay in Maui?

Hopefully we will not forget a single moment from this trip, but if one would have to stick out, it would be skinny dipping in a jaw-dropping waterfall overlooking the ocean. It was cold, refreshing, and all to ourselves. I tell you, if you haven’t skinny dipped in a waterfall...you haven’t lived!

For your very own luxury getaway to Hawaii, browse the selection of one-of-a-kind tropical stays, here.


Be sure to catch up with Drew and Jane and their next adventures on their blog, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Blogger Spotlight: Titilola

By Jessica Armstrong

While helping her followers learn the best ways to dress to succeed, Titilola of Titi's Passion is giving us major glamping goals this spring!

Fresh off her very first glamping trip to one of Georgia's finest Airstream accommodations, we've learned two things. One? We need to make our way over to Ellijay stat because holy wow is Georgia b-e-a-utiful. And two, how about that breakfast provided by the hosts? Fresh fruits and farm eggs—yummy!

Welcome sign at Airstream in Ellijay, Georgia.*

You can be sure that the hosts of this [Airstream](https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/southeast/georgia/ellijay/tree-house-near-atlanta/) will go the extra mile for their glampers.
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Don't miss a chance to get some great insider tips and find out all the reasons why glamping, Titilola-style, is the way to go.

What was the most memorable experience during your glamping getaway?

The most memorable experience during my glamping getaway was definitely being close to nature. I have never had this type of experience even though I have been camping in the past. Glamping gave me the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors in comfort. I also enjoyed that it was an opportunity for me to unplug from my norm.

A photo from the exterior of the Airstream in Ellijay, Georgia.*

An exterior view of this [gorgeous site](https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/southeast/georgia/ellijay/tree-house-near-atlanta/).
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What was the best surprise about your glamping site?

The best surprise about the glamping site was the service provided by our hosts. Jeffrey and Fabrizio provided exceptional customer service—from the bottle of wine they provided when we arrived to getting fresh farm eggs to cook for breakfast.

A view from the tree house next to the Airstream in Ellijay, Georgia.*

This [glamping property](https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/southeast/georgia/ellijay/tree-house-near-atlanta/) is ideal for any secluded getaway.
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Where is your favorite destination to go glamping?

I went to Elijay, Georgia, for my glamping trip, which I love. It was my first experience glamping.

Where is your dream travel destination?

My dream travel destination is the Maldives.

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

When packing for glamping my advice is to bring comfortable clothing, shoes, a good book and your sense of adventure.

On the tree house bridge at the Airstream site in Ellijay, Georgia.

Breakfast at the Airstream site in Ellijay, Georgia.*

This organic breakfast is giving off serious glamping goals.
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What is your must-have when traveling?

My must have is definitely a good book. As a busy mom, it is sometimes hard to find time to open a book with so much to do, but travel is always a great time for me to get lost in a good book.

Feeding the llamas at the Airstream site in Ellijay, Georgia.*

The furry friends on site love giving glampers a cheerful hello.
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Do you spend a lot of time planning your trips or are you more spontaneous once you arrive at your destination?

I am more of a planner when it comes to planning trips. I love looking up my destination to find out places to eat, sites to see, and where the locals are hanging out—that way I spend less time planning or asking questions once I am on my vacation and simply enjoy the time away from home.

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

Yes I do, I am looking at glamping in Julian, California. I would love to experience California in a different way.

The outdoor bathtub at the glamping property in Ellijay, Georgia.*

Relaxation from this luxury outdoor tub cannot be beat.
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Looking for your very own Georgia getaway this summer? Check out the stunning collection of one-of-a-kind accommodations here.


To follow more of the trends and trips brought to you by Titilola, check out her blog, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.