New England's Fall Foliage

By Elizabeth Young

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Although not New England, Upstate New York is a great place to see the leaves change

There are many things that we all love about fall, but apart from the return of pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks, the changing of the leaves might be our favorite. As the leaves shed their verdant green summer dress for shades of red, orange, and yellow, escape the city and head for the country where you can truly appreciate New England's colorful chorus. Book one of these rentals today and spend your vacation apple-picking, visiting orchards, and hiking!

Where to stay: Fairy-Tale Cottage in the Berkshires
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One-of-a-kind rentals like this make for an unforgettable fall break.

This fairy-tale cottage is nestled in the heart of the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. Be swept off your feet by the magical ambience of the cottage while you enjoy exploring the surrounding area, only made more beautiful by the changing of leaves.

Where to stay: Rustic Log Cabin in Maine
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Enjoy the fall colors as you stroll down the beach.

If you're looking out the office or classroom window and wishing it was still summer, than check out this Rustic Log Cabin in Maine, where you can contrast the changing leaves with the sandy beach. While it may be too chilly to swim, the hiking trails surrounding the rental perfectly showcase the region's fall colors.

Where to stay: Luxury Cabin in Stratton Mountain, Vermont
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What could be better than relaxing on the deck surrounded by color?

If you're looking for a place where the whole family can get away, take a peek at this luxury log cabin. Not only can you spend days hiking and biking through the surrounding, colorful forest, but come winter, you'll find yourself right near the Stratton Ski Resort.

Where to stay: Tree House with Jacuzzi
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Remember, tree houses aren't just for kids

Near the White Mountain National Forest, this tree house is the perfect place to see the leaves change - among the trees. With room for family and friends, plus a private hot tub, this is sure to be a fall break you won't forget.


Didn't find what you're looking for? Head to Glamping Hub for a look at our full inventory worldwide.

4 Unique Ideas for a Romantic Getaway in Texas

By Giovanna Tapia

Looking to plan a romantic evening with your significant other, but running out of new ideas to keep the spark burning? Look no further, the Lone Star state has plenty of romance-filled options that will leave you wondering why it is referred to as the Lone Star state to begin with!

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Get up and off your couch—explore the great state of Texas in style with your significant other!

Here are just a few of our favorite romantic Texan activities to enjoy with your partner.

1) Explore the Vineyards of the Texas Countryside

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The wineries and vineyards of the Texas Hill Country are some of the largest wine producers in the United States.

Uncork and unwind by indulging in some Texan wine at one of the many vineyards stretching along the Texas countryside. Though Texas might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of fine wine, the heart of the state's countryside happens to be one of the largest and oldest wine-growing regions in the United States. Wine Road 290 is especially becoming increasingly famous for its scenic vineyards set along the rolling hills of the Texas countryside. Wine not check it for yourselves?

We recommend staying at this quirky and romantic cabin rental in the charming German-influenced town of Fredricksburg.

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Fredericksburg offers plenty of glamping accommodations for couples looking to experience Wine Road 290.

If you are looking for a bit more of a secluded experience instead, check out this adorable tiny house that sits within close proximity to some of the best vineyards:

Charming Tiny House for Two in Texas Hill Country

Join the tiny house movement and enjoy a stay at this hand-crafted tiny house in the Texan Hill Country.

2) Go Stargazing in the Desert

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There are few places better than Western Texas for a romantic night of stargazing.

Embrace the Dark Sky Ordinance and go star gazing in Western Texas, where the dry desert air makes for some of the brightest stars you'll ever see. Allow yourselves to get away from all of the light pollution of the inner city and let the Texan stars light up your worlds instead.

If this sounds like something for you and your honey, head over to Terlingua, Texas, which is known to be one of the best places to experience total seclusion and truly dark skies. Snuggle up with your significant other in this unique eco-dome for a truly unforgettable experience.

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This unique eco-dome is just two miles from Terlingua Ghostown.

3) Explore a Geological Wonder

If you and your significant other are looking to get hot and sweaty, might we suggest taking one of the more strenuous hiking paths in the beautiful Big Bend National Park? This national park is located in western Texas and is so stunningly mesmerizing it is often referred to as a geologic wonder by geologists. The dramatic mountain range surrounded by weather beaten canyons and arid desert is sure to provide an adventurous getaway for any couple!

Glamping near Big Bend National Park, Texas

Big Bend National Park is wildly stunning natural region, with a fascinating human and geological history.

Check out this wonderfully unique adobe cottage rental that allows great access to Big Ben National Park, while also providing complete privacy and comfort.

This cottage is conveniently located near Big Bend Ranch State Park and Big Bend National Park.

4) Pamper Yourselves in Seclusion

Want to get away from it all, but without sacrificing style and comfort? Well then, allow yourselves to be pampered with massages, wine & cheese, chocolate covered strawberries and champagne while being just minutes from the gorgeous Guadalupe River at this rustic cabin.

Treat yourselves to a pampered getaway in the Texan countryside.

Here, couples can relax in the hammock, take a stroll through the gardens, cozy up around the fire pit, or soak in the outdoor hot tub, all while taking in the beauty of the surrounding countryside.

So what are you waiting for? Fall in love all over again while exploring the great state of Texas!


Want to book your romantic getaway for this fall? Check out our Fall Getaway Collection for a countrywide selection of our unique acommodations!

What is the Tiny House Movement?

By Emily Nehme

Simply put, the tiny house movement is the recent trend to downsize physical living space. People are making the decision to give up their average-sized 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.

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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-styled to resemble a hotel room, or tall and narrow for a modern twist on lofted accommodations. 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.

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Tiny living is the new coast to coast trend—and even beyond, 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 the small property uses minimal resources and can easily be powered using renewable energy. Additionally, the smaller physical capacity calls for less things in general, reducing the amount of clutter that seems endless in today’s materialistic world. Fewer things and less space also means diminished costs! We’re all looking to cut down on expenses and know that downsizing is ultimately one of the best solutions. 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.

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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 a tiny house glamping getaway a try? Adventurers, explorers, and nature-lovers in general are bound to enjoy a change of scenery every now and then. One of the best kind luxury glamping retreats are those that relax you 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.

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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 the tiny houses can be, the adventure begins from the first step out the 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 suitable for you.

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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 homes from 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, take a quick peak at our blog.

Host Spotlight: Cindy

By Jackie Dreyer

Editor's note: Each month, we'd like to introduce you to one of our wonderful Glamping Hub hosts and what inspired them to create a glamping site. This month, we have Elizabeth, who manages the tree houses of our childhood dreams near the White Mountain National Forest in Maine.

white-mountain-tree-house This tree house rental near White Mountain National Forest is just waiting to be discovered!

1. When was the first time you heard the term glamping?

About 3 years ago.

2. What inspired you to have your own glamping site?

Sleeping in tree houses—to me that's the ultimate form of Glamping.

3. If you could describe your property or the glamping experience you offer in three words, what would they be?

A unique, peaceful, and fairytale-like experience.
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Tree houses like this don't grow on... Well, they're still worth checking out!

4. What was your first glamping /camping experience?

Sleeping in tree houses.

5. Why would you recommend people to go glamping?

You still get all the joys of camping without the stress of setting up a tent.

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Enjoy views like this when you go glamping in a tree house near Augusta, Maine

6. What should people expect when they come to your glamping site?

A one-of-a-kind experience, from a luxurious tree house with all the amenities including Wi-Fi and Directv, to a nature lover's dream, tucked away in Maine's beautiful woods.

7. What makes your property unique?

We are the only tree house glamping resort in New England.

8. What’s your favorite part about owning a glamping property?

I get to meet so many wonderful people and share in the joy that we can offer them.

9. What makes your property eco-friendly?

We have built the majority of our treehouses with lumber that was taken right from our property.

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Glamping comes in all shapes and sizes, and this caravan rental by a lake in Maine is proof of its diversity!


Interested in a glamping escape to New England? See more of what Cindy's tree houses and glampsites can offer here, or take a look at the other thousands of unique rentals we offer on Glamping Hub.

Best Ways to Cure Back to School Blues

By Elizabeth Young

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Maggie Valley, NC is just one amazing fall destination.

Back in the office or classroom and already staring out the window wishing it was summer again? While we can't turn back the clock, we can suggest some amazing places to relax, recharge, and pretend you're still on summer vacation. From the spectacular terrain of the Rockies to the rolling hills of Texas or the colorful forests of New England, one thing's for sure this fall—you´ll be asking why you had never gone glamping before.


Big Sur, California
The breathtaking beauty of Big Sur beckons, with unmatched natural scenery where the cliffs, rocks, redwoods, and bubbly surf create an amazing backdrop for an glamping getaway.

Where to stay: Restored Barn with 360º Views
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With 360º views down to Avila Beach, near San Luis Obispo, this barn has been tastefully restored. With modern amenities it still has a rustic feel and is ideal for a weekend of rest and relaxation with loved ones and a great starting point for exploring Big Sur.


Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Pagosa Springs, in southwest Colorado, is surrounded by the rugged San Juan Mountains and national forest and is famous for its hot springs. Fishing, hiking, skiing, and much more can fill your days when you spend a weekend here.

Where to stay: Mountain Tree House
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With a private hot tub and room for 12 guests, this one-of-a-kind tree house is a luxury getaway sure to rid you of your "September blues." With modern amenities,stunning mountain views, and enough space for the whole family, you'll be wondering why you haven't come before.


Fredericksburg, Texas
This charming town in Texas Hill Country is known for wineries and characterized by its German heritage. Hiking, biking, wine tastings, candlelit dinners, and a touch of history—just think of all that you could do here instead of sitting at your desk. The possibilities are endless, so check out Fredericksburg and book today.

Where to stay: Private Cottage
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This private cottage is complete with a hot tub and a pool, so four guests can relax and unwind after days spent hiking or visiting the local wineries. Located near Enchanted Rock, the cottage will have you planning your return from the moment you arrive.


Woodstock, New York
Made famous for it's music festival in 1969, Woodstock remains an amazing place to escape to. Forget the deadlines or running to catch the subway, head up to Woodstock for a weekend of hiking, apple picking (in season), and total relaxation.

Where to stay: Cabin on Private Pond
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This cabin getaway in Woodstock is perfect for your family, and is even pet-friendly so you can bring Rex along for the adventure! It has a private pond and a lovely screened in porch, so that even when you're home, you can be in the fresh air.


Hungry for more? Check out the rest of our listings over at Glamping Hub for more ideas. For this fall, take a peek at our Fall Getaways

The Four Best Weekend Trips from Seattle

By neilgraham

Looking for something to do this weekend? Glamping Hub has you covered! With these four unique weekend trip and getaway ideas all around Seattle, every weekend can become an adventure.

Mount Rainier National Park

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A prominent figure in the distance of the Seattle skyline is the towering Mount Rainier. Its snow-capped peak rises to 14,410 feet and its National Park is a 370-square mile state reserve of breathtaking natural beauty. If it’s a rejuvenating escape to the wilderness you’re looking for then there is no better place for your mind, body, and soul than the fresh, crisp air of Mount Rainier, just an hour and a half’s drive southeast of Seattle. Visitors can hike along outrageously beautiful trails past glaciers and waterfalls, ski down the world-class slopes of Crystal Mountain or kayak on the pristine waters of Tipsoo Lake.

Orcas Island

view of Orca's Island

The largest of the San Juan Islands in the northwest of Washington state, Orcas Island offers visitors the perfect setting to unwind away from the congestion of the city and take it easy in the fresh ocean breeze. The Islands are renowned for their unspoiled landscape and their abundance of native wildlife including red fox, Columbia blacktail deer, and over 200 species of birds while orca whales, dolphins, and Pacific Harbor seals can be regularly seen from the shore. Visitors can explore the luscious Turtleback Mountain Preserve and Moran State Park where hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails provide magnificent views or simply enjoy a leisurely afternoon browsing the art galleries and artisan shops before ending the evening with an exquisite seafood dinner as the sun sets.

Take the Washington State Ferry from Anacortes, around an hour and a half’s drive from Seattle, to Orcas Island or Kenmore Air and land in either West Sound Bay or the village of Eastsound for the easiest journey.

Leavenworth

The enchanting town of Leavenworth is located around two and a half hours from Seattle on the east side of the Wenatchee National Forest—although visitors will feel like they have arrived in southeast Germany as the entire town center as been modeled on an idyllic Bavarian town. The town hosts their very own Oktoberfest celebrations from the end of September to mid-October where visitors can enjoy live music, traditional German food, and great beer while year round, Leavenworth’s wineries offer tastings and tours on the banks of the Wenatchee River. Head to Waterfront Park for a peaceful walk by lakes and snow-capped mountains and in winter, Ski Hill’s slopes accommodate winter sports enthusiasts of all ages while a visit to the Reindeer Farm gets everyone in the Holiday spirit.

Bainbridge Island

The pride and joy of Bainbridge Island is the stunning Bloedel Reserve, a 150-acre reserve made up of formal gardens with a wide variety of plants and flowers as well as a woodland, a moss garden, and marshland. Built in the 1950s with a 1920s décor, the Bloedel mansion is fun to explore with the whole family. Hikes, nature walks, bird-watching—all this and more is possible in this paradise of color!


Looking for more ways to fill your weekends with adventure and nature? Check out more fun-filled getaways ideas on our blog, or head to glampinghub.com for listings and unique accommodation galore!

Most Underrated Cities to Travel to in the U.S.

By Chloe Stein

Photo of Providence Rhode IslandPhoto by: Estately Blog

Which city is your number one?

New York? San Fran? How about Chicago? Well, from Sinatra tributes to killer hot dogs, these guys get a lot of credit.

Isn't it time we shed a light on some of the underdogs?

And if much like Frank himself, and also left your heart in San Francisco, maybe it's time you pick it back up and head elsewhere? Travel to some of these underrated—yet oh, so beloved—cities and re-discover our top Davids of Goliaths, if you will.

Asheville, North Carolina: "San Francisco of the South"

Photo of Asheville, North CarolinaPhoto by: The Reserve at Lake Keowee

Why visit: Set against the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is where it's at. This southern gem is known as the San Fran of the south for three reasons—great art, good food and funky breweries. From the historic Biltmore House to its vibrant arts scene, this city oozes character and—on top of that—its quite the looker, if we do say so ourselves.

Where to stay: Eco-Friendly Bungalow

The eco-friendly bungalow in North Carolina from the outside.

Park City, Utah: "Festival City"

photo of Park City, UtahPhoto by: Sotheby's International Realty

Why visit: Just east of Salt Lake City, we can see why Park City can often go unnoticed. In spite of these obstacles, Park City shines in our book as a lavish ski destination and the pinnacle of cozy winter relaxation. On top of that, there's hot chocolate on a stick. What!? how!? why1?—you ask? Well, we're not entirely sure of the how, but the why is quite obvious.

Where to stay: Luxury Cabin

A cozy shot of the interior of the glampign cabin in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Madison, Wisconsin: "Madtown"

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Why visit: Madtown, with its bounty of college students, is an absolute treasure for those who love local music venues, chic coffee shops and water views. From boating events to mouth-watering food trucks, this city is a divine mix of everything that's good in the world—plus, The Great Lakes, farmers markets, and outdoor concerts. Can it get any better than that?

Where to stay: Barn Rental

An exterior shot as night sets over the barn rental on Madeline Island in Wisconsin.

Providence, Rhode Island: "Renaissance City"

photo of Providence, Rhode IslandPhoto by: Ed King Photography

Why visit: If you consider yourself quite the foodie—or even shrug at the word foodie—you can bet your bottom dollar, this city will satisfy your distinguished palate. Among its charming architecture, this city is a gastronomical-hub, consistently blossoming with new and culinary treasures. Furthermore, it just a drive away from the Martha's Vinyard ferry and the beautiful beach town of Newport. Summer getaway, anyone?

Where to stay: Luxury Cabin

A sofa and armchair to cozy up in at this luxury rental in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.Click above to see this listing!


In the mood to explore? Click here, and check out all of our U.S. cities, both far and wide. Or, if you're in the mood for something a bit more exotic, take a gander at our Glamping Guide to Sri Lanka.

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.

Elegant Tents Tucked Away in Bali, Indonesia

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.