Top Glamping Sites to Bring a Luci Light To

By Jackie Dreyer

At glamping’s very core is the ability to have a unique, nature-based experience. Choosing an eco-friendly accommodation is the easiest way to align your vacation values with Mother Nature, and Glamping Hub has a plethora of options. Once you’ve found your ideal “green” destination, there’s one thing you absolutely must add to your packing list: the Luci Light.

alt

These ingenious and environmentally-friendly lights are lightweight, making them easy to throw in your bag, and waterproof, making them practical for any glamping environment. In addition, these lights are also solar-powered, helping you easily align your glamping belongings with your eco-friendly rental.

What’s more? This week, for every purchase of a Luci Light, you’ll be entered to win a contest with Glamping Hub and MPOWERED. The top five winners will receive a $250 Glamping Hub gift certificate and a Luci Light, while the five runners-up will receive a $150 Glamping Hub gift certificate. Read on to see what top glamping sites we think would go great with your new Luci Light.

1. Tree House Suite at Eco-Friendly Glamping Retreat near Charlottesville, Virginia

alt

This tree house suite near Charlottesville, Virginia, is already a fan of eco-friendly lighting—the entire accommodation is outfitted with LED lighting with a dimmer! However, this environmentally-friendly property doesn’t stop there. Their accommodations feature natural flooring, energy-efficient windows and doors with thermal shades and curtains, and green appliances, cleaning products, and toiletries. The hosts even do single-stream recycling and make compost for their garden using coffee grounds.

2. Eco-Friendly Tents on Organic Farm in Tulum, Mexico

alt

Cozy up in one of these luxurious bell tents in Tulum, Mexico, which are nestled on an organic permaculture farm outside the hustle and bustle of the city. Perfectly suited for couples, these bell tents come with an outdoor table and chairs, where a romantic evening for two can be shared as your Luci Light casts a romantic hue over your glasses of wine.

3. Eco-Friendly Elevated Cabin Rental for Tree House Experience near Asheville

alt

Let the sounds of the leaves blowing gently in the breeze lull you to sleep each night at this elevated cabin near Asheville, North Carolina—providing the ultimate tree house experience. Its sheer beauty aside, this environmentally-conscious accommodation puts forth a number of efforts in order to uphold its green status, including using recycled paper products or cloth alternatives; solar-powered outdoor lighting; non-toxic cleaning products; water-saving kitchen and bathroom fixtures; energy-saving windows; low-impact furnishings; and down comforters and renewable-resource linens. It even has a composting toilet!

4. Eco-Friendly Luxury Yurt Nestled in San Juan National Forest, Colorado

alt

Get ready to explore under canopy of pine trees and stars at this luxury yurt nestled in the San Juan National Forest of Colorado. From eco-friendly toiletries to a gravity-fed wine barrel shower, this property also includes natural linen sheets to snuggle up in at night in its comfortable bed after a full day of outdoor adventures in the aforementioned National Forest. Before you hit the hay, though, take advantage of the yurt's deck for a rousing round of cards or story telling gathered around your Luci Light.

5. Eco-Friendly Ultra-Lightweight Travel Camper Accommodations in Southern California

alt

Prepare for the road trip of a lifetime in one of these lightweight travel campers in Southern California! Outfitted with modern amenities, these quirky vintage caravans are both easy to maneuver, easy to tow, and can be towed with any vehicle, leaving your California adventure with no limits. They're even 100% solar powered. And you know that no matter where you set up your travel camper to explore, a Luci Light will come in handy, from curling up with a good book as the sun goes down to late-night strolls.

6. Remarkable Environmentally-Friendly Cabin in Secluded Woodlands near Pacific Ocean, Oregon

alt

Tucked into the woodlands of Oregon, this remarkable cabin rental near the Pacific Ocean comes complete with hardwood floors made from the 104-year-old Douglas firs that stood where the accommodation now does, as well as a private natural swimming hole just 100 yards from the house and a wet or dry sauna. Set up an outdoor meal at the picnic table, gather around the property's fire pit, or kick back and watch for local wildlife as you perch on one of the outdoor benches—the possibilities are endless at this eco-friendly luxury cabin.


Keep exploring for more accommodations to use you your Luci Light at www.glampinghub.com!

Blogger Spotlight: Amy Wren

By Jessica Armstrong

alt

Blogger and photographer Amy Wren is making unforgettable memories throughout this Australian summer season. From colorful brunches in Brisbane to adventures at the waterfalls in Bali, this busy travel gal, spent her first weekend of the New Year at one of Glamping Hub's most stunning Australian accommodations yet. After catching up on her unbeatable trip to this gorgeous glass house mountain rentalin Queensland, we are dreaming of a visit one day too.

Check out her blog to read all about her stay, and catch some of her summer travel favorites below for some major tips and a just a twinge of envy.

alt

What is your favorite thing about end-of-summer traveling?

Less tourists, better travel deals, and you can get five times the accommodation at a cheaper price!

How do the type of accommodations you choose differ between the two seasons?

For summer, I love staying in beach huts and beach resorts, and in the fall, a beautiful cottage in the countryside.

alt

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

In summer, I love beach destinations; my favorite summer hot-spots are Bali, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Greek Islands!

In the fall, I prefer doing two- or three-day city breaks. When I lived in London, it was the perfect time to escape to Berlin or Amsterdam and explore over the weekend before the weather got too cold! And I usually use all my annual leave on longer trips during the summer and save the weekend getaways for the fall.

alt

How does your packing style vary from fall to summer?

Summer is endless bikinis—I own so many! I buy a new bikini every summer; it's getting a little excessive. In fall, invest in good boots and a decent coat that'll take you through to winter.

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

Don't forget to pack sunscreen & weather appropriate clothing; there's nothing worse than getting sunburnt on the first day and having it ruin the rest of your trip. Also focus on one thing and stick to it—sometimes people get caught up trying to do it all.

If you want a city break with the noise and the buzz of the city lights and late nights, then cater for that. If you want to relax and rejuvenate, book a cottage or luxury cabin away, and be really clear from the beginning of the planning process what you want to achieve from your break.

It can be easy to get carried away in the early stages of the planning process, so I think it's best to have your intentions clear from the start to avoid getting overwhelmed.

alt

How does weather affect your travel plans?

I think it's best to always have a backup plan for bad weather and be open to experiencing new things you might not have planned to do. If it's raining, go and explore a local art gallery and never forget to pack a good book!

Tell us about one of your favorite summer trips.

I recently went to Bali with my cousin Holly, and this was by far one of the most fun trips I've had. We spent hours snorkeling, finding waterfalls, and island hopping. It was magical.

alt


To plan a glamping getaway to Australia like Amy, check out the hundreds of one-of-a-kind properties Glamping Hub offers here!

Our Favorite Glamping Spots in Andalusia

By Marta Gintowt

alt

Southern Spain is a popular vacation destination for those coming from near and far to experience the breathtaking landscapes, rich history, distinct architecture, and, last but not least, the impeccable gastronomy. From taking a stroll on an ancient cobblestone road in Cadiz to exploring the vast and seemingly untouched countryside in the Sierra Nevadas, the province of Andalusia in Spain is home to some of the most picturesque landscapes in the country.

What better way to experience the best of the natural Spanish landscapes than by staying in a unique glamping property? Whether you are on an epic European voyage or are just looking for some romantic downtime, there is something special for every traveler to discover while glamping in Southern Spain. Take a look below at our personal favorite glamping spots and locations throughout Andalusia, Spain!

1. Cádiz

alt

The city of Cádiz and the surrounding coastline is home to pristine beaches and many interesting outdoor activities. This particular property is located in El Palmar, otherwise known as one of the most beautiful beaches in the area. Featuring a romantic yurt, a traditional Moroccan style tent, and a fun tipi, guests can choose which accommodation suits them most. After a long day of surfing lessons or enjoying tapas with locals, relaxing in one of these accommodations while listening to the sound of the ocean will make anyone want to return to Cádiz.

2. Málaga

alt

The city of Málaga, located right on the Mediterranean Sea, is home to a great cityscape, mixed with ancient architecture and plenty of modern touches. Glampers who stay here can enjoy hiking through the mountains with ocean views and feasting on the famous local fried fish and delicious wine. With these romantic bell tents with panoramic mountain views, these luxury tents are nestled in a secluded olive grove, and finally to this private yurt, those who choose to stay in or around Málaga will be able to experience and authentic glamping getaway while taking it all in.

3. Granada

alt

Granada is an idyllic city that is home to Spanish tradition, rich history, and free tapas! Nestled just above the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Granada has amazing views of the highest mountain peak on the Iberian Peninsula—Mulhacén. What better way to take in the views than by relaxing on the porch of your very own quirky cabin with a private terrace, in a gorgeous mountainside cottage with a private pool, or in a secluded woodland cottage on the outskirts of the city limits. Whichever accommodation you choose, Granada and the surrounding countryside will steal your heart.

4. The Sierra Nevada

alt

The Sierra Nevada mountain range stretches from just south of Granada and wraps up to the north to a cavernous region home to amazing caves and an arid yes breathtaking landscapes. Home to the historic Alpujarras region, which is great for hiking, the Sierra Nevada range boasts many interesting and unique glamping sites. Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience while staying in an ancient yet comfortable cave, where guests can relish in the uniqueness if their accommodation.

Other favorite properties in this area can be found tucked away in shadows of the mountains or in the nearby forests such as this interesting bohemian-style caravan or in this breathtaking yurt with panoramic vistas. The Sierra Nevada mountains will not disappoint, and another visit will surely be necessary.


We are here to help with planning your stay in Andalusia, Spain, as relaxing as can be by sharing some of our favorite glamping spots. Whichever location you choose, we know that it will be unforgettable. For even more options in Andalusia, keep browsing here!

Guest Spotlight: Serinda Swan

By Jessica Armstrong

Happy 2017 Glampers! We are kicking off a new year of guest spotlights with the amazing Serinda Swan.

This Christmas, the Canadian actress and her family wanted to "think outside the box" and experience a glamping getaway together to these stunning tents in British Columbia. We asked her to share some stories of her experience with us and can't wait to see where she goes next—hopefully bringing her adorable French Bulldog, Buddha, along for the journey again.

alt

Choose three adjectives to describe the glamping site you stayed at before your trip and another three words to describe it post-stay. How did your expectations measure up to reality?

Pre-trip: Tranquil, beautiful, and relaxing.
Post-trip: Perfection, wonder, and celebration.

Who did you go glamping with, and what was your favorite memory that you made together during the stay?

This year, my family decided to "think outside the box." Nothing would be given in boxes or bags, with bows or with ribbons; instead, we would give each other the gift of time with one another. We decided to wrap ourselves up instead, walk through the forest, tie scarves around our necks, and pull on hats as we explored the sea coast recounting the past year and telling stories. I think my favorite memory was playing crib with my family by the fire laughing and drinking wine.

alt

What was the best part about the accommodation? How does it compare to past places you’ve stayed?

The property. Waking up to that via every more was incredible and not like anywhere else I have stayed, as its so secluded and private.

Describe to us the area around the glamping site. What do you think the perfect time of year to stay here would be, and why?

Going in the winter was lovely, because you enjoyed the fire and hot soaker tubs, but in the summer, you would be out by the pool and kayaking so honestly I think any time of the year.

alt

Tell us one thing about your first glamping experience that surprised you and why.

It's just as luxurious, if not more, than staying in a hotel. The staff at the property were so helpful and created the perfect environment to relax and disappear but always there if you needed them.

If you could have invited a famous celebrity (dead or alive) over to your glamping site, who would it be, and what would you have done together?

I would ask to trade the "celebrity" for my grandmother, and we would have done the exact same things...laugh, hike, play crib, and sit by the fire.

alt

What is your ideal food item and beverage for a glamping trip, and why? If you have a special secret or recipe, please share with us—if you’re willing, of course!

Steaming hot coffee and the perfect breakfast consisting of eggs, toast, and copious amounts of avocado! Oh, and a hot Toddy!

Do you prefer a more active or more relaxing getaway? Which did you opt for at the glamping site, and what was the best related activity in the area?

Usually when I go glamping, it's to get away and relax. I like to be in nature and explore new places, and I found that at the resort, the area has some of the best hiking I have ever done (you can hike to waterfalls or secret ocean coves—it really is quite spectacular).

Fill in the end of the sentence: “This glamping site would be the perfect place for ____________________,” and tell us why!

My birthday! Just like Christmas, my birthday is a time I like to get all the people that are important to me together. I was born in July, so the weather would be incredible, and I know all my friends and family would love this property.

alt

Would you recommend glamping to family and friends? Do you see yourself going glamping again? Let us know why!

Of course! With glamping, you get the privacy and seclusion you are looking for, plus varying degrees of comfort you can choose from, so really, it's a perfect way to travel.

Follow the rest of Serinda's adventures on her social Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. You might even see her on another Glamping Hub trip very soon!

New Year, New Glamping Goals

By Jackie Dreyer

alt

In what direction will 2017 point you? Take the new year by the reins and decide where you want to explore this year—and let us do the rest. The new year means new glamping goals, new accommodations to discover, and new outdoor activities to try your hand at. Let us show you the newest and most popular additions to Glamping Hub so you can start adding to your list of glamping goals for 2017.

1. Unique Luxury Safari Tent Rentals with Private Balcony on Greenwell Point, New South Wales alt

2. Incredible Beachfront Glamping Cabin on Private Island near Olympia, WA alt

3.Luxury Bell Tent Vacation Rentals with Panoramic Views in Central Tilba alt

4. Contemporary Eco-Friendly Cottage Camping near Newcastle, New South Wales alt

5. Eco-Friendly Elevated Cabin Rental for Tree House Experience near Asheville alt

6. Beautifully Furnished Pop-Up Bell Tent Rentals in Margaret River, Western Australia alt

7. Spacious Outdoor Log Cabin Rental on Farm in Bath, New Hampshire alt

8. Luxury Seven-Person Cabin Rental with Outdoor Hot Tub in Idyllwild alt

9. Beautifully Furnished Glamping Tent Campground near Panama City Beach alt

10. Family-Friendly and Unique Bell Tent Camping near San Antonio, Texas alt


Keep adding to your glamping list for 2017 on Glamping Hub! We can't wait to show you the world.