The Best of the Islands: Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

By Elizabeth Young

Are you headed to Hawaii any time soon? While you may be thinking surfing, beaches, and sunsets, there is so much more to the islands than their stunning shores. The interior of each island is filled with verdant green rainforests and teeming with adventure. Every island has its charm, that's for sure, but today we're going to focus on the Big Island of Hawaii and Volcanoes National Park. Get ready to get up close and personal with some of Hawaii's famous volcanoes, and take a look at what there is to do and where we recommend to stay!

The Property

You can really disconnect when you stay at this yurt. It's even hidden in the rainforest!

To visit the National Park, we recommend booking this family-friendly yurt, found in Fern Forest, about 15 minutes by car from the park entrance. The yurt can sleep four people and has parking for two cars, so you don't need to worry about where to park the rental. The hosts, Don and Gypsy, will welcome you for your 3 p.m. check-in and show you around.

You'll notice not only does the yurt have the basics—linens, towels, and a full kitchen—there is also Wi-Fi, a Roku for evening entertainment, and a barbecue on the lanai out back. Don and Gypsy even provide snacks! And did we mention the yurt is solar-powered? Really, what more could you need?

Take a peek inside!

Visiting the Park

A photo of the Kilauea Crater from a lookout point.

After you wake up refreshed and are ready to go, you can head out for Volcanoes National Park. When planning your trip to the park, make sure to check the hours and which parts of the park are open. Due to lava flows and repairs, certain parts of the park may be closed to the public throughout the year.

At night, you can see the lava even better.

To enter the park, every visitor must pay a fee. Each pass is valid for seven days; it is $25 per car, $12 per pedestrian or bicycle, and $20 per motorcycle. There are also certain days throughout the year that the park is free! Click here for more information.

The craters help you get a feel for how large the volcanoes truly are.

At the heart of the park lie Kilauea and Mauna Loa, both active volcanoes. The Crater Rim is a popular drive and hike in the park, allowing visitors to see several steam vent and craters, and it overlooks as the skirt the edge of the Kilauea Caldera, too. Visitors can head below ground and even walk through the Thurston Lava Tubes—get there early to avoid crowds and congestion—or go high and stop for a photo-op at the Kilauea Overlook, which spans two miles and drops 400 feet! Apart from the Crater Rim Trail, other popular hikes include Halema'uma'u Trail, the Devastation Trail, and the Kilauea Iki hike.

Out and about

After a day exploring the National Park, take a break and check out the town!

When you're not exploring Volcanoes National Park and the rainforest, the surrounding towns are home to some cool landmarks and delicious restaurants and cafés. Feel like eating breakfast out one day? Head over to Ohelo Cafe in Volcano Village or try the pancakes at the Kilauea Lodge, which are sure to be a hit. Other guests favorites include Kaleo's Bar & Grill in Pahoa, the malasadas at Tex Drive-In, Eagles Lighthouse Cafe, and Papa'aloa Country Store & Cafe.

Make sure to check out any one of the local farmers' markets.

After you've eaten your fill, take some time to see what else the island holds. There's a scenic drive down into Waipi'o Valley and beach; you can visit Akaka Falls, the Black or Green Sand Beaches, Rainbow Falls; and so much more!

The hike to Akaka Falls is the perfect way to spend a day!

Volcanoes, rainforests, waterfall hikes, delicious foods and even more beautiful beaches...what are you waiting for? Don't miss the chance to book a trip to the Big Island!


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Where to Go Tent and Tipi Camping near Yellowstone National Park

By Clara Zajde

The seemingly endless winter is finally coming to a close, and lovers of the outdoors are emerging from hibernation with a renewed itch to embark on an adventure. Airline websites are being browsed, tour companies called, and overnight accommodations perused with vigor. Everyone is hunting for the best travel deals for their next memorable holidays. Buckle in because we are here to offer you the ultimate vacation inspo.

We wouldn't repeat it if we didn't love it wholeheartedly: camping! You're probably here because you want to step into nature and enjoy a reprieve from a routine that may not offer you access to the world's natural beauty. What better way to fill your lungs—and your vacation days—with some fresh air and luxurious, yet authentic, outdoor living? You may be tuning out thinking that you've heard the camping spiel before, but hang tight, we've got something special up our sleeves.

Destination: Yellowstone National Park

As many seasoned glampers and travelers may already know, Yellowstone National Park is the first National Park in the United States and, arguably, the world, with abundant amounts of history, unique sights, and activities that attract travelers from all over the world every year.

The park spans over 3,000 square miles and is home to countless natural wonders such as rivers, lakes, canyons, and mountain ranges. The park's impressive expanse, which encompasses three different states, makes it a destination virtually impossible to visit in just one weekend.


Yellowstone’s vibrant ecosystem plays a huge role in attracting travelers to its gates. Many glampers choose to visit this National Park not only for its beauty, but also for the chance to lay eyes on North America’s largest supervolcano, the Yellowstone Caldera. The volcanic earth on which the park sits produces geothermal features, such as the Old Faithful geyser, that are difficult to find in other places of the world.

Of course, we must not forget to note the park's wild inhabitants when considering a visit. Yellowstone is famously known for being home to large bison herds, wolf packs, elk, and grizzly bears that are quite rare in other areas of North America. Needless to say, Yellowstone National Park offers a range of unforgettable experiences and breathtaking sights that cannot be missed by lovers of the outdoors.

Most of us select travel accommodations based on their proximity to the activities we want to enjoy while on our holidays. A trip to the beach will probably mean looking for a bed and breakfast with ocean views, while a stay in the Smoky Mountains will be more enjoyable from the comforts of a hillside cabin. So where should you stay to fully enjoy your immersion into the wilderness of Yellowstone National Park?

Hotels are busy and, let's be honest, you won't get the direct access to nature that you've traveled so long and far for. We believe that you'll be much better off getting comfortable in a unique tipi or a glamping tent, where you can enjoy the luxuries of being on vacation while also remaining in touch with the landscape and wildlife that you came for.

Where to Camp in Yellowstone National Park

Where does one go to encounter a luxury camping experience in the heart of Yellowstone National Park? Today is your lucky day because we have a collection of tipi and tent accommodations that are deluxe enough to make any glamper swoon on the spot. We don't mean to brag, but these tent and tipi camping locations are ideal for creating the best possible experience in Yellowstone National Park.

Jackson, Wyoming

The town of Jackson, Wyoming, has become increasingly popular amongst travelers, thanks to its proximity to Yellowstone National Park. Located within the Jackson Hole Valley, Jackson has made its mark as home to the largest elk herd in the country, an attribute that has both boosted the local economy and placed the town on the map for lovers of wildlife.

Your trip to Yellowstone National Park will be wildly enriched if enjoyed from the luxurious comforts of a tipi or tent in this charming town. You'll be proud to have chosen a camping accommodation that sits in the thick of Yellowstone National Park and exposes you to cool local cultural activities and industries at the same time.


Dubois, Wyoming

Okay, so maybe elk aren't quite your thing, or you're looking for something a little more historically enriching for your stay in this destination bursting with local culture. Not a problem—we have more options to offer you for a perfect camping accommodation in a tent. If we can recommend a unique and charming location, it's the town of Dubois, Wyoming.

This small town is ripe with history, due to its close connection to local Shoshone tribes that continue to influence the native culture today. Many relics, such as stone tipi circles, hunting traps, and other artifacts, can be found in Dubois and its surrounding areas, making this destination a truly enriching one for glampers looking to connect with Yellowstone's more authentic side.

What do you say? Are you ready to head off on an unforgettable adventure to one of North America's most stunning destinations?


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