The Ultimate Summer Giveaway with Glamping Hub & Friends

By Jessica Armstrong

Hey there glampers, summer is finally here and we are kicking it off with our "Ultimate Summer Giveaway"!

Ultimate Summer Giveaway Enter to Win 5 Incredible Prizes with Glamping Hub & Friends

What better way to plan your next glamping vacation than by entering to win some extra goods and gadgets to keep you stocked, prepped, and ready for adventure? By partnering with our friends over at MPowerd, Project 7, Wear Panda, and Hand in Hand Soap, we will be bringing you fun in the sun all summer long.

Don't wait any longer and enter to win before it's too late.


Want to know more about the "Ultimate Summer Giveaway" prizes? Check them out below:

1. $300 Glamping Hub Gift Card

Glamping Hub Gift Card

With over 10,000 unique glamping accommodations across the globe, grabbing a gift card is the first step towards filling your (or anyone's!) summer with adventure. Whether you're heading to Australia to sleep in a dome in the Outback, or to Mexico to stay in your very own beach-side tree house, this gift card is your ticket to get movin'.

2. Project 7's Summer Pack Supply

Project 7 Summer Pack Gum

With four new flavors of gum to give your palettes a burst of summer goodness, Project 7's summer pack is made for a getaway. With flavors including half & half, margarita, s'more, and cotton candy, this gluten-free, sugar-free gourmet gum is going to be every glamper's favorite treat this summer.

3. Wear Panda Monroe Sunglasses

Wear Panda Sunglasses

Stylish for both men and women, available in multiple colors, and fit for adventure and luxury, these sunglasses by Wear Panda cannot be beaten. Customers and reps love these glasses and you glampers will too. Plus, with every pair bought, Wear Panda helps to provide eye care to someone in need.

4. Hand in Hand Soap - 4 Pack

Hand in Hand Soaps

Hand in Hand Soap is bringing you your must-have toiletry item this summer, with four delicious scents you won't get enough of. You can bet that these bars made of Coral, Orange Blossom, Lavender, and Sea Salt extracts will be found in every glamper's luggage this year. And for every bar bought, Hand in Hand donates a bar of soap and one month of clean water to a child in need.

5. Three Luci Lights by MPowerdInc

Luci Lights by MPowerdInc

The newest thing in outdoor light technology, MPoweredInc is proud to introduce Luci Lights. With adjustable straps to make them easy to attach to any surface, these lightweight, waterproof lights are the perfect addition to any of your night-time glamping adventures. Explore the shore, beaches, mountains, and more, but not without your go-to Luci Light, available in different styles and colors.

Don't miss out on these one-of-a-kind products, enter here to win.

Where Our Famous Glamping-Loving Moms Should Spend Mother's Day 2017

By Jessica Armstrong

Looking to take a break from the spotlight to spend Mother's Day in a secluded and beautiful destination?

Michelle, Reese, Queen Bey, and all of you other lovely ladies, we have a special treat for you this year—and we can guarantee you won't want to indulge in this opportunity only once a year.

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Outfitted with the most lavish of luxuries and comforts to help guests relax and refresh, these glamping getaways are what every mama deserves this Mother's Day. Filled top-to-bottom with the most royal amenities and features that all leading ladies will not be able to get enough of, a glamping vacation or staycation is the perfect way to spend this special day, whether a solo getaway for mom or with the whole family in tow.

Sneak peak at a few gems and true treasures right here:

safari-tent-coloarado This beautiful safari tent in Carbondale, Colorado, will make every mother swoon the second they set their sights on its chic features and comfy four-poster bed.

tree-house-near-asheville Tucked away in Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina, this charming tree house is one for the whole family. Every A-list mother will want to share this one with her kids, creating memories to last a lifetime.

cabin-rental-near-tahoe-california This stunning cabin in Lake Tahoe screams nature meets glitz and glam. Wake up to a fresh cup of coffee and a view of the great outdoors like you have never seen it before.

barn-upstate-new-york Open the door to your beautiful Tivoli barn to splurge in the coziness of a home away from home right off the Hudson River in Upstate New York.

cottage-getaway-oregon Luxury enthusiasts cannot get enough of this peaceful cozy cottage nestled into Oregon's woodlands. This is the perfect getaway for any celeb couple who wants to make like Kim and Kanye and head up to Oregon via their very own jet.

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For all of you moms out there reading this, don't forget to drop your loved ones some hints that what you're really craving isn't a weekend at the spa, but a glamping getaway!


Our famous glamping-loving mothers adore these sites, and you will, too! Check out some of our most luxurious spots for every special mama here.

Blogger Spotlight: Inma and Jose

By Jessica Armstrong

After studying, volunteering, and working their way around the world, Inma and Jose launched A World to Travel to share their experiences around the world, their passion for music festivals, the great outdoors, and all things travel. You can bet their pup Rufoo will be included in the journey.

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When they aren't making new worldly discoveries, this Spanish couple makes time for charming getaways nearby their home in Northern Spain, including to this one-of-a-kind Spanish tree house.

Looking to get the scoop on glamping around the globe like a Euro pro? Not only will you feel like a local anywhere you travel after browsing their blog, but you'll want to visit places you never even thought about adding to your bucket list! We know we do. Follow along below to make sure the next time you travel you'll be prepared, stoked, and ready for adventure.

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What are your top must-haves when glamping and traveling?

As little as possible! We are light packers and, unless it is strictly needed, we never check in luggage. That way we can save time, money, and possible losses or thefts. Anyway, we rarely miss anything after having honed the art of packing up over the years.

Our photography equipment takes more than half the space of our suitcases and the rest are functional clothes valid for any season and destination. Here's our trusty and minimalist packing list for long-term travel. Check it out!

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How does your travel style change depending on the time of year and season?

Since our plans may change last minute, we need to have both warm and light clothes with us pretty much all the time. For instance, two years back, I traveled for a few months and went from -18ºC in Finland to +45ºC in Dubai.
Therefore, layers are key. Apart from that, we usually take something warm in case it gets really cold, something waterproof, something stylish enough to go on a date, and something comfy for the great outdoors.

How do you plan your vacations? Around destination? Around style? Around accommodation?

We used to plan them to take advantage of as many cheap flights as possible, combining multiple destinations in one go. Today, however, this has changed, as our way to travel is shifting accordingly with the times we are living.
We no longer stand for low-cost solutions that in the end might have a huge carbon footprint attached. These days, we only search for meaningful experiences and responsible travel.

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What is your favorite activity to participate in when visiting a new place?

Absorbing the local culture and getting to know some locals is a must. Something that cannot be reproduced anywhere else and definitely one of the things we try to do everywhere we go. Apart from that, we usually spend way too much time with our cameras looking for the most gorgeous spots to take pictures at sunset.

The great outdoors never cease to amaze us, and we have learned we get tired of big cities sooner than anything else. In any case, as Spaniards, we always look forward to enjoying life. As a result, we usually end up coming across the most awesome experiences.

Finally, music festivals keep us entertained in summer. We are already looking forward to next season and planning to drop by a few of the world's coolest music festivals!

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Are you an overpacker or underpacker? How so?

We never thought we would say this, but after more than 15 years packing almost every month, we can finally say loud and clear that we fall into the underpacker category.

How do you advise glampers to plan their wardrobe for a vacation to a glamping retreat?

I think any approach you take is valid. In the last few years, the rise of glamping has become a global trend. Therefore, tons of fashion and lifestyle gurus seem to have the perfect formula and wardrobe for a glamping vacation.

However, be aware that there is no right way to do this, just your own. And simply pick whatever items you are comfortable and happy with and get ready to have some serious fun and enjoy nature at its best.

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What is your favorite type of accommodation to visit, and how many glamping trips have you been on?

No matter their shapes, all glamping accommodations are usually ridiculously cool. Safari tents, caravans, tented cabins, bell tents, cottages, log cabins, tree houses, huts, caves, barns, tipis, domes, campervans, yurts, igloos! I think I need to try them all before answering your first question. :)

As for the glamping trips I have been on, there has been a few of them. Right after launching my travel blog, back in 2013, I won a two-week Mexico trip on a writing contest and got to spend a couple of nights in a luxurious elevated log cabin in Tulum. In 2014, I fell for a very unique and spacious hut in Kerala, India, surrounded by a deep forest. And last year, I went on a Luxembourg hiking and glamping trip and got to sleep in a safari tent.

But without any doubt, the most special glamping experience I had to date is spending one night at these tree houses in Galicia—they are simply otherworldly.

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How would you describe your glamping taste? Chic and stylish or rustic and outdoorsy?

Outdoorsy chic!

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Do you want to make this exquisite tree house your next glamping stay? Discover this site and more in the Spanish Viajes Portal, here.


Inma and Jose are planning some amazing getaways for 2017! Follow their adventures on their blog, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Photo Credit: Inma and Jose

Guide to Hawaii's Best Glamping Activities: Big Island

By Jessica Armstrong

How 'bout that boat ride in? We know Kauai sure made a huge impression, but we saved the biggest and best for last! What is a trip to Hawaii without visiting the grandest island of them all: The Big Island.

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Not only is the selection of glamping accommodations on the Big Island, well…big—and so are the adventures. A peek at your Big Island bucket list would likely reveal volcanoes, black sand beaches, Kona coffee, history, culture, and waterfalls, right? If so, then you’re in luck because we have handpicked these Big Island tours not only because will they show you the best the Big Island has to offer, they’ll do so in a way that makes your Hawaiian vacation simply spectacular.

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The Volcano Van: No trip to the Big Island would be complete without touring the volcanoes and surrounding areas, and that’s where The Volcano Van comes in. Tour the famous Kilauea (caldera, summit, and steaming bluffs), Thurston Lava Tube, Rainbow Falls and Boiling Pots, Waimea Town, Akaka Falls, Onomea Bay, and so much more. They can even customize a tour just for your party. Plus, their knowledgeable guides are flexible, keep groups small (or private if you prefer), and focus on fun.

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Safari Helicopters: Do you want to easily tour the Big Island and enjoy the best seat in the house, too? Want to explore the volcanoes and lava in the safest way possible? Then an island tour with Safari Helicopters is the way to go. Their expert guides will have you zooming over Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to spot bubbling lava lakes, craters, and lava tree forests. You’ll even see entire neighborhoods that have been consumed by the unforgiving lava. Then, “cool off” with views of waterfalls and the Hilo Bayfront if you’d like…ahhh!

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Hawaii Forest and Trail: There are tours; and there are tours that offer a profound insight into the natural history, geology, and flora and fauna that make the Big Island so unique. That insight, imparted by expert guides with a passion for the island, is what you’ll find at Hawaii Forest and Trail. Their half-day and full-day tours cover a variety of breathtaking experiences: hiking pristine rain forests; stargazing atop Mauna Kea; bird watching for some of the world’s rarest and endangered species; zooming along a zip line; swimming amazing waterfalls; and touring Kona coffee farms. There’s something for everyone at Hawaii Forest and Trail.

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Hawaii Forest and Trail: There are tours; and there are tours that offer a profound insight into the natural history, geology, and flora and fauna that make the Big Island so unique. That insight, imparted by expert guides with a passion for the island, is what you’ll find at Hawaii Forest and Trail. Their half-day and full-day tours cover a variety of breathtaking experiences: hiking pristine rain forests; stargazing atop Mauna Kea; bird-watching for some of the world’s rarest and endangered species; zooming along a zip-line; swimming amazing waterfalls; and touring Kona coffee farms. There’s something for everyone at Hawaii Forest and Trail.

Hope you all enjoyed the best activities and adventures brought to you by Hawaii Guide!


Check out Hawaii Guide on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and pick your fantasy Big Island getaways, here.

Blogger Spotlight: Jessica and Carla

By Jessica Armstrong

The weather is getting warmer, the sun is shining, and the East Coast is looking like a pretty good place to be right about now. Travel blogger BFFs, Jessica and Carla of Dining Traveler and Spicy Candy DC, would surely agree.

Just this March, they grabbed their bags, hubbies, and glamping must-haves to make their way over to the coziest cabin in Lexington, Virginia. A little getaway from Washington, D.C., to disconnect in the great outdoors was just what the doctor ordered!

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But what makes a glamping stay with your squad that much better? Find out below, as Jessica and Carla give Glamping Hub the full scoop on their most recent stay, and do's and don'ts:

What is your favorite thing about travel and glamping in Virginia? On the East Coast?

Jessica: Love the nature of Virginia. It's lovely to be able to live in such a dynamic city such as D.C. and have Shenandoah and the Blue Ridge mountains. The East Coast is so diverse. Would love for my next glamping experience to be in upstate NY. Having gone to high school and college in the area, I have an appreciation for the nature of the region, especially in fall.

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Does the time of year affect your preference for accommodation?

Jessica: It depends what you want. If you want to be outside, I recommend spring or fall. Our trip was at the end of winter, which made it nice to stay in by the fire and hang out at the cabin.

Carla: I think so! I'm not a big fan of insects (who is though?) but like I can't deal with mosquitoes so I prefer to travel to outdoorsy places during the fall.

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What is your go-to must-have for traveling?

Jessica: My camera. Love capturing the moments of my travels. When I was younger, I didn't take that many photos and I regret that. I've been to places like Kenya, Ethiopia, and Qatar and don't have many photos from those experiences.

Carla: I bring dry shampoo with me every time I travel! This minimizes the time in getting ready.

What is your absolute favorite activity to do when glamping? Why?

Jessica: Having a glass of wine by the fireplace with my friends. Love that cozy feeling!

Carla: Having a good glass of wine by a fireplace! There is something so soothing about the sounds of wood burning.

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If you could pack your bags to go glamping anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would it be and why?

Jessica: To New Zealand. It's been my dream destination for years, and I would love to be as close to nature as possible.

Carla: Oh man! I'd love to visit Colorado, but Tulum is also on my radar.

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Do you prefer glamping trips with a couple people or a large group?

Jessica: Rather do it with a small group, five people max.

Carla: Large group is always more fun! But I can totally see the romantic moments you can have if you go with just your significant other.

What is your most memorable experience from your stay in Virginia?

Jessica: Being able to share the experience with my close friends and family.

Carla: The bonding time we had during our cooking sessions!

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What do you recommend the most for a glamping stay?

Jessica: Staying in at least one night and cooking together. Really brings people together.

Carla: This glamping site would be perfect for anyone that is looking for a fun adventure outdoors!

This glamping site would be perfect for...

Jessica: A small group of friends or a family. I traveled with my four-month baby, and the experience was fantastic.

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To find more staycations close to home, check out the Virginia Getaways Portal, here, and follow Jessica and Carla's future travels on their blogs: Dining Traveler and Spicy Candy DC.