Glamping to Commence on ING's International Headquarters, Workers to go GlampING

By David Pope

Yes, you read that right. Glamping Hub is partnering with ING to give the finance giant's 3,200 global professionals a way to relax from the rigors of their day, by constructing glamping tents on the roof of the multinational headquarters and office buildings throughout the world.

The plan, labeled "GlampING," will begin on April 10 and will encourage the hard-working employees to take well-deserved breaks and upstairs getaways, in a variety of safari tents, tipis, and yurts.

A mock-up of glamping tents on ING headquarters

With the diverse locations of ING's international buildings, the tents are to be designed in a variety of durable materials to withstand everything from harsh monsoons to the steady unquiet of Dutch spring nights. We're not kidding—they're tough.

And, in the style of glamping at its finest, they'll also be completely eco-friendly, using canvas recycled from natural materials, backpacks donated by former children, and sails taken from the confiscated yachts of Russian oligarchs.

Glamping tent mock-ups

On the other hand, the towering wax palm trees will not be locally-sourced and are to be shipped from central Colombia with an arrival date of April 28, as construction will commence the week before.

The blueprints, exclusively leaked to the Glamping Hub Blog, detail the preliminary plans, including the free-form layout of the tents. However, this is, of course, subject to change.

Blue prints of the GlampING Project

"We've always planned on doing something like this," explains Glamping Hub co-founder, Ruben Martinez. "I mean, why else would we name it GlampING Hub?"

And for those ING employees with furry friends? They needn't miss out either! GlampING. with Pets is coming soon, offering four-legged ING mascots the chance to relax alongside their tented masters.

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Staff Picks: Putting the Amp in Glamping

By David Pope

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

It was a Tuesday when I first started working at Glamping Hub. Black clouds hung low and fat over the horizon, and I remember being dazzled by the photographs that seemed to shimmer on the wall as I took my first, tentative steps into the warmth of the office. There were yurts, tipis, tree houses, castles—each one a different mottle of colors and set in a different, far away place. Like portals to distant lands, they seemed to be asking me to step through their thin veneer of physicality and explore new sightscapes in an era of exploration continued from the first pushes of discoverers like Hercules and Magellan.

So, reader, that is what I would like to share with you today. These are just some of the places that inspired me to wildly explore in a way few do, and I hope that they also serve as inspiration for you to begin your own adventures.

1. Peaceful Cedar Green House In Silverton, Oregon

This may not be the first thing that pops to mind when you think glamping. It's not a tent or a tree house or a hobbit hole, it's not made out of recycled fur donated by a family of charming badgers.

But, for me, the greenhouse theme of this unique getaway in Oregon offers travelers the perfect way to immerse themselves in the sights of their natural setting. And, just like a greenhouse, those who stay inside also grow and change as they relax into their surroundings.

2. Rustic and Romantic Tree House Rental in Sonoma Wine County

Tree houses have that magical ability to not just take us to a new place, perched high above the troubles of the world, but to also take us back in time to the unremembered skies and snows of childhood.

This particular rental in Sonoma, California, is no different, transporting us to ourselves as much as to Californian wine country.

3. Mongolian-Style Yurt with Spectacular Views in Victoria, Australia

In 1969, Neil Armstrong took his first steps across the quiet surface of Earth's moon, cementing humanity's place amongst the stars and reminding us all of the importance of not forgetting pronouns when forging great quotes.

But this yurt doesn't care about that. It stands on an ancient Australian landscape that seems to suggest that it will outlast the orbit of the moon, and lets us enjoy a timeless escape.

4. Glamping Caboose Rental Perfect for Families near Clyde, North Carolina

Just as the castles of medieval warlords and feudal chieftains were transformed into the sumptuous palaces of royal elites, so to has this former train carriage been turned into a luxury glamping site. Choo-choo-choose it for your next getaway.

5. Pod on Stilts Surrounded by Vineyards near Mendoza, Argentina

The vines of Mendoza stretch out as a patchwork quilt of purples and greens that blankets the landscape of Argentina in color and vivacity. Making where you stay why you stay is the very core of the glamping dogma, perfectly encapsulated by this pod on stilts above vineyards bursting with life.


Like what you see? Stay tuned for our staff picks in the weeks to come or, if you're feeling adventurous, create a free Glamping Hub account and start your own wishlist today!

Glamping Hub's Newest Tree Houses in the U.S. for 2017

By David Pope

Going glamping lets your spirit soar high above the ground, so why not let your body soar, too? Taking a staycation or weekend getaway to a luxury tree house is the best way to see nature at its finest, with a vantage point up among quiet leaves and boughs.

These tree house rentals below are the newest that Glamping Hub has to offer, so why not check them out for a whole new way to travel?

Romantic Luxury Tree House Rental and Retreat in Walhalla, South Carolina

True romantics know that romance deserves more than one day per year, so ditch Valentine's Day and take a weekend getaway to this luxury tree house in South Carolina.

Found in the middle of a private woodland glade, this destination offers complete peace and seclusion to any glamper lucky enough to come here.

Stunning Artisan Tree House Rental Located on Secluded Ranch in Escondido, California

This charming tree house is tucked away on a tranquil ranch near Escondido in northern California and is built around a central tree trunk for a complete immersion into the landscape.

Romantic and Rustic Tree House Rental near Resort Town of Boone, North Carolina

Recycled wood taken from a 100-year-old mountain cottage forms the majority of this rustic tree house near Boone, North Carolina.

Two guests can enjoy an eco-friendly getaway here, with the rental also boasting a bathroom designed with repurposed galvanized tin.

Tree House Rental in Jungle with Ocean Views on Island of Oahu

Experience Hawaii like it should be, with this tree house hidden between tropical trees, high above the Pacific Ocean.

To make sure that no glamper goes without relaxation, there is even complimentary organic fruit included into the daily rate, in addition to a dedicated yoga spot.

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

Spoil the entire family to a unique tree house experience with this elegant rental near Asheville, North Carolina.

Up to six happy glampers can get away in style here, and even better, the entire accommodation is eco-friendly!


Hungry for more? Head over to Glamping Hub to check out more luxury getaways and unique accommodations, or take a look at the rest of our blog for more travel tips, tricks, and destinations.

Trip Ideas for Valentine's Day 2017

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.

Quirky Tipis Pitched at Charismatic Woodland Retreat, Oregon

Escape to the peace and quiet of rural Oregon to enjoy an intimate immersion into nature this Valentine's Day. These 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.

Luxury Tented Camp in Sequoia National Monument, California

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, 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.

Unique Bell Tent Camping near San Antonio, Texas

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

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 luxury 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?