Yurt Rentals & Yoga Retreats Across Europe

By Julia Dennis

Get your ohm on at these amazing yurt rentals and yoga retreats throughout Europe for a vacation that will leave you feeling refreshed and balanced. Slap on some colorful leggings and practice your Warrior II in peace before recharging your batteries in these surprisingly comfortable glamping accommodations that will bring you close to nature. Before you know it, you’ll be bustin’ out the crow pose no problem!

Inviting Yurts with Twinkling String Lights in Slane, Ireland alt

What better place to align your chakras than at these humble Mongolian yurts in Slane, Ireland? The abundant greenery surrounding you will be strongly therapeutic as you breathe deeply at the Hatha yoga classes available at this glamping site. If you’re looking to seriously step up your rejuvenation game, holistic treatments, such as Swedish massages, aromatherapy massages, and Reiki healing, are all available to guests.

It’s the small details that make this retreat truly memorable—from handmade soap to twinkling fairy lights and everything in between, you’ll be swept away in the perfect yoga wonderland at this yurt.

Cozy Secluded Yurt at Eco-Friendly Glamping Site in Alentejo, Portugal alt

Salute the sun in style in your own private garden at this tranquil, eco-friendly yurt in Alentejo, Portugal. You’ve never been luxury camping in Europe like this before—this green glamping site offers live music, yoga classes, and detoxing weeks. Located right on a pristine lake, guests can get some serious relaxation and sun in at its small and sandy beach, chatting with some friendly and like-minded fellow glampers.

For a change of pace, try some surf lessons in the popular waters at the stunning Zambujeira Beach, which is only a 15 minute drive away. This cozy and secluded yurt is the perfect way to escape to nature and rejuvenate in 2016 while glamping in Europe.

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Have a restorative European yurt holiday to remember at these yurts in Granada that offer yoga, Qi Gong, and meditation classes. If you’re feeling extra stressed, opt for one of the many holistic therapies that the owners offer, including Shiatsu, reflexology, mind-body-foot reading, mind-body acupuncture, a Tibetan bowls massage, or a holistic neck & shoulder massage.

After an unforgettable yoga session at your yurt, why not create a “Y” trifecta with a trip for some frozen yogurt in Granada? Check out the local dessert hotspot Los Italianos for some mouthwatering frozen yogurt, or if you feel like treating yourself, try their famous ice cream cake in a cone.

Looking for even more inspiration? For more boutique camping in Europe, hop on over to Our European All-Stars: Where to Stay in 2016.

Top Underrated Summer Vacation Spots in the U.S.

By Julia Dennis

Warm days and abundant sun rays are just around the corner, and it’s definitely time to begin planning your next great glamping summer vacation. If you’re tired of the same old predictable vacation destinations, these top underrated summer vacation spots in the U.S. will breathe a new life into your vacation routine. Instead of staying in a boring old hotel or resort, why not a safari tent, an Airstream, or even a geodesic dome?

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Montana could be considered the hidden gem of the United States, filled to the brim with unbeatable mountain views that tower over some of the most pristine lakes you’ve ever seen. What better way to experience the untouched natural beauty of this amazing state than by kicking back in these stunning tents?

One of the most underrated U.S. vacation spots that you have to visit, this glamping site is just ten minutes away from the entrance of Yellowstone National Park. You’ll be in close proximity to arguably the best park in the United States, offering you endless hours of hiking and sightseeing.

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You’ll get the quintessential New England experience when you stay at this Airstream camper on the Atlantic shoreline in Bar Harbor, Maine, for your next luxury camping summer vacation. Endless miles of rocky coastline and cups of mouthwatering clam chowder are waiting for you at this top summer vacation spot.

This is the perfect place for families to enjoy themselves with activities like an express fun train, pancake breakfast, campfire time, a tie dye workshop, and karaoke night. One of the best family vacation spots in the U.S., you and your loved ones will remember staying in this Atlantic Airstream for years to come.

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If you’re looking for a truly out-of-the-box summer in the U.S.A., this fantastic glamping dome will give you the most unique getaway you’ve had yet. Tucked away in the Appalachian Mountains, hikers and nature lovers will find a little slice of paradise at this underrated travel destination.

Just a 20-minute journey from the historic city of Ellijay, glampers can attend the annual Apple Festival, or visit a handful vineyards and apple orchards. Near this vacation spot is a plethora of hiking, mountain biking, scenic drives, fishing, boating, rafting and kayaking on more than 3,000 acres of woodlands.

Luxury Safari Tents Perfect for Families Alongside the Grand Canyon, Arizona alt

This top summer vacation spot sits at the base of Bill Williams Mountain in one of the largest Ponderosa Pine Forests in the world, only 40 minutes away from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Glampers will be in bliss with train rides up the Grand Canyon, whitewater rafting on the Colorado River, and horseback riding tours—not to mention the complimentary meals that this glamping site offers.

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You will be blown away by the beauty of this glass cedar green house in Silverton, Oregon, surrounded by acres of lush green wilderness and abundant sunshine. One of our top summer vacation spots, glampers have a blast relaxing in the indoor cedar hot tub and relaxing on the back porch with a glass of wine and a book. For even more greenery and stunning views, Silver Falls State Park is just a short journey away waiting for you to go for a hike and enjoy the beautiful nature it has to offer.

Thinking about heading to Europe for something new this summer? Take a peek at our European All-Stars for some serious vacation inspiration!

Enjoy an Escape near Springfield, IL

By Julia Dennis

You don’t have to go far to get away with these stunningly unique glamping sites located just outside of Springfield, Illinois. From a converted caboose to a crazy gorgeous castle, you’ll be blown away by the options that are available to you for your glamping getaway.

Take advantage of everything Springfield has to offer by checking out the Henson Robinson Zoo, then head downtown for a scrumptious meal and a beer at Obed & Isaacs. After a long day of exploring, these fun glamping sites will be the perfect place to retreat you and recharge your batteries. Get ready to enjoy an escape near Springfield, IL!

Charming Caboose for the Whole Family near Six Flags, St. Louis alt

This cheery caboose is perfect for families looking to have a fun and memorable time together. Your kids’ eyes will light up when they see the fun, bright red caboose and climb into their bunk beds for the first time.

Just a mile away from Six Flags St. Louis, the whole gang will have a blast riding roller coasters and snacking on some fried dough. For a change of pace, take the family to pan for gold, emeralds, and arrowheads at the Old Fox Creek Gold Mine, an activity that family members of all ages will enjoy and get unique souvenirs out of.

Stylish Luxury Tent Camping on Private Pond near St. Louis, Missouri alt

Have the classic glamping experience at this stylish luxury tent, which is settled on a private pond and ready to welcome you with open arms. You’ll love kicking back and relaxing while reconnecting with nature during your stay, perhaps grilling up some burgers or kayaking on your private pond.

The nearby clubhouse will provide you a place to socialize, relax, and soak in the views of the marina. What could be better than falling asleep to the surrounding sounds of nature and drifting into a state of relaxation unlike any tent has provided you before?

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If you really want to glamp like a king, take a look at this pristine castle rental with a private lake near Springfield. You won’t have a shortage of luxury at this glamping site with its five bedrooms, hot tub and sauna, piano, and movie room. Take a group of your friends or your extended family to this castle for a getaway that you’ll remember for ages.

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This magical tree house rental is the perfect way to escape from the reality of your busy daily life and fulfill your childhood dreams by kicking it back in style up in the trees. From the cheetah-print chairs to the skylight with a view of the pines, this tree house is filled with quirky details that will make you smile. During your stay, say hi to Lily, the on-site dwarf Nigerian goat!

Can't get enough of Illinois? Keep on exploring this Midwestern state here on our all-things-Illinois page!

Where to Spend a Weekend Away near Miami

By Julia Dennis

If you’ve been searching for a weekend filled with abundant sunshine and a lively atmosphere, these weekend glamping getaways near Miami have got your back. This list of unforgettable accommodations will act as your Miami vacation guide, including many well-known points of interest and some of the best luxury camping near Miami. Whether you hit up the famous South Beach, stroll around and shop, or spend your time tasting the local Caribbean-influenced cuisine, you're bound to have a blast when you stay at these glamping sites.

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For those looking to go all-out during their weekend getaway, this luxurious villa on a private island will have glampers living like royalty. What could be better than enjoying the gorgeous Florida weather uninterrupted by loud neighbors?

Take a day trip over to Miami for some quality time spent shopping at the high-end Miami Design District—and later on dining at the scrumptious Juvia. To wrap up the perfect day of treating yourself, check out the spa at Mandarin Oriental for a relaxing experience that you and your overworked muscles won’t forget any time soon.

Up-Cycled Shipping Container Transformed into Luxury Accommodation, Florida alt

Spend your Miami vacation in these up-cycled shipping containers turned luxury accommodation that will give you the perfect place to escape for a weekend. Overlooking the peaceful Loxahatchee River, this is the perfect place to explore the natural wildlife of Florida and go for a bike ride on one of the many nearby trails.

Outdoorsy glampers will find their little slice of heaven during a winding kayaking trip down the river surrounded by lush green scenery, allowing them to take advantage of Florida's unforgettable wilderness. Who knows, maybe you'll even run into a crocodile? (Just don't get too close!)

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Bring your pooch on your weekend getaway to this unforgettable Miami vacation rental in a vintage airstream! You’ll never get bored at this site with its seasonal planned activities, snorkeling facilities, interactive dog park, beach volleyball courts, and more.

Head to Haulover Beach near Miami, a dog-friendly beach in which both you and your pup can enjoy white sand and crystal blue waters together. At the end of the day, relax and unwind in this glamping site’s hot tub, and grab a fruity drink at the tiki hut pub for the perfect way to enjoy yourself during an amazing weekend getaway.

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If you’re looking for an off-beat way to escape for the weekend that will yield a handful of brilliant pictures, then these hand-painted campervans for rent near Miami Beach are going to put a huge smile on your face. Covered from bumper to bumper in brilliantly colored murals, you’re sure to be the center of attention when you roll up in these eye-catching campervans.

Have a scenic picnic in the stunning South Pointe Park, complete with towering palm trees and pristine ocean views. Your Miami Beach vacation is going to be perfectly quirky when you stay in these hand-painted campervans!

We've also got you covered if you're looking to go glamping on the Florida Coast—or anywhere else in Florida, for that matter!

All the Best of Albuquerque

By Julia Dennis

You’re going to fall head over heels in love with Albuquerque’s endless sunshine and abundance of fun activities. From the ABQ BioPark Zoo to the Petroglyph National Monument, there’s a little bit of something for everybody to explore in Albuquerque. You’ll enjoy the unique terrain and stunning views of the area from the comfort of these top Albuquerque vacation ideas that will ensure you have a getaway that you’ll remember for ages. Get ready for us to show you all the best of Albuquerque!

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What could be cuter than this 1960’s vintage Airstream nestled in the New Mexican desert? Cute, quaint, and quirky, this Airstream is perfect for couples or friends who want to glamp in Albuquerque and escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to an amazing desert fairytale.

Take in the 360-degree views of the Chama River and Pedernal Mountain from the patio, later on peeking your head out again to gaze at the thousands of stars that will dot the clear New Mexico sky. For a unique activity that will perfectly complement your stay in this Airstream, rent a brilliantly colored hot air balloon to serenely glide over the endless views that Albuquerque has to offer.

Rustic Safari Tents and Wilderness Adventures in Chama, New Mexico alt

These rustic safari tents are the bee’s knees! Here, you’ll truly get the best of both worlds: the ability to get up close and personal with New Mexico’s amazing wilderness while vacationing in style with the amenities of a luxury hotel. Between the full-size beds, hardwood floors, and hot showers, this is definitely an upgrade from your standard camping trip in a nylon tent.

This luxury camping in Albequerque offers a host of fun activities, depending on the time of the year, including outdoor skills, horsemanship, and fishing camps. To continue the theme of thrilling outdoorsy activities, take a hike through Albuquerque’s Elena Gallegos Park, famous for its beautiful vistas and abundant trails.

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If you’re looking for an Albequerque vacation rental that will offer you complete serenity and the opportunity to relax and unwind, this remote cabin without distractions in Chama Wilderness, New Mexico, will get the job done. Complete with amenities such as a french press, large outside deck, and solar-powered energy, this isn’t your typical camping experience.

Writers, artists, and musicians will find their muse in the breathtaking views that surround this perfect little hideaway, complemented by the sounds of babbling streams and chattering wildlife. With nothing but nature outside the front door, hiking enthusiasts will find their own little slice of heaven in this remote cabin.

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This charming cabin in Abiquiu, New Mexico, is the perfect summer escape for couples, friends, and families alike. You’ll have a blast at the nearby soaking pond, decked out with inflatable kayaks, a water trampoline, and an inflatable snake known as Slither the Loch Gallina Monster. It’s going to be hard to believe the view from the sleeping deck, perfect for afternoon naps or galaxy searching through the provided telescope.

For something that the whole gang will love, take a trip up the Sandia Peak Tramway for a thrilling way to catch some views that you’ll never forget. There are a lot of things to do near Albequerque—later on, head over to Old Town Albuquerque for some shopping, local food stands, and historic buildings. You’re sure to fall in love with everything Albuquerque has to offer while staying in this charming cabin.

To find out more, read all about our other New Mexican getaways here!