Host Spotlight: Don

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 Don, who manages this luxury expedition property with beautiful tents that can be set up wherever glampers would like in Sedona, Arizona, and the Grand Canyon in Arizona, as well as a unique dome in Monument Valley, Utah.

One of the luxury tent offerings of this property in Arizona.

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

I wanted to offer my guests the experience of being surrounded by nature with comfortable luxurious accommodations. Glamping was a term that was a perfect fit for the company.

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

The concept of bringing luxury camping to my guests was truly the foundation of the business, to allow for authenticity with a personal touch for guests visiting the southwest. Our campsites are mobile and can be set up in a variety of locations according to the guests custom itinerary.

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

Amazing, spectacular, awe-inspiring.

A view of the river from the luxury tent in Arizona.

4. What was your first glamping/camping experience?

Many years ago while camping/hiking with my wife, she brought wine and cheese with dried salami platter in her backpack. We enjoyed the luxury touch to our outback adventure along with a good laugh.

5. Why would you recommend people to go glamping?

Glamping allows you to experience nature while maintaining a level of comfort not usually found when camping.

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

Our goal is to exceed the guests' expectations for comfort and service while vacationing in a wilderness environment.

The interior of one of the luxury tents in Arizona.

7. What makes your property unique?

We are fortunate to operate our glamping services in Northern Arizona and Southern Utah, in some of the most beautiful and iconic landscapes on earth. This includes one of the seven wonders of the world at the Grand Canyon.

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

Being able to give our guests a deeper understanding and appreciation for the areas we visit combined with a truly authentic experience.

The unique dome in Monument Valley, Utah, from the outside.

The unique dome in Monument Valley, Utah, from the inside.

9. What makes your property eco-friendly?

We work on natures terms utilizing solar power. Our company follows the principals of the Leave No Trace Community Stewardship Initiative, with all effort being put into recycling or reusing campsite-related items.

10. Anything else you’d like to add?

Our in-depth knowledge and special relationships with these areas, bring a level of service to our guests that goes above and beyond the usual visitor experience to these amazing locations.


Click here to book this luxury tent, the other luxury tent, or the dome today. For more southwestern vacation options, check out our Arizona Weekend Getaways page!

Blogger Spotlight: Jane and Drew

By Jessica Armstrong

Newly married and founders of Outdoor Junkiez, Jane and Drew Farwell have taken the time to share their experiences with both glamping and camping with Glamping Hub, including what differentiates and unites both vacation styles.

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Outdoor Junkiez connects travelers with the gear and goods for exploring the beautiful islands of Hawaii, and they know that getting all the insider tips and need-to-knows while planning a vacation can sometimes be overwhelming. That's why these two campers-turned-glampers made a stay at a one of Glamping Hub's finest Maui eco-retreats that much easier to book with their go-to guide for the ultimate Maui stay.

Pull out your yoga mats and snorkels, and let Jane and Drew take you on the adventure from here.

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eco-friendly reterat in maui, hawaii

What truly makes an impact in defining the difference between camping and glamping?

Glamping, an idea originally created as a style of glamorous camping, has taken the next step with Glamping Hub. Just like our campsites have evolved over the past 30+ years, we now find campsites with showers and bathrooms, and we bring mattress pads, coolers full of frosty beverages, and anything we can cook on a stick. Yet camping remains nostalgically simple—a space to escape, sleep under the stars, and reek of campfire smoke for a good 48-72 hours.

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The defining difference between glamping and camping, aside from the gl- and the c-, is experiencing someone’s special place on their property, designed specifically for a tranquil and relaxing vacation.

With camping you need to be prepared for the elements, which for Hawaii can be quite minor—a couple of rain showers at night, critters attracted to the blazing fire, and the occasional rooster who will think they’re being helpful by waking you up at dawn.

All of this is part of the camping experience, and once the tent is folded back up, the campsite is swept for any left over trash, and you get back into your car, and you feel refreshed yet very, very, dirty (nothing a beach shower won’t mend).

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eco-friendly reterat in maui, hawaii

Our experience in Maui was just this. We had spent four nights camping in Hana and sleeping in a yurt on farm and felt alive, yet in need of a good waterfall shower, dinner, and a comfortable bed to lay our heads. In our efforts to redefine the way people buy, use, and rent outdoor equipment, we have seen also how the idea of glamping is no longer bringing a fancy cot to sleep on and a cast iron skillet for bacon in the morning...it is much more, but bacon is always a nice touch.

Glamping is focused on thinking (or sleeping) outside the box, to experience a 100% sustainable eco-retreat tucked back into the lush jungle and gardens of Maui. It gives you the opportunity to stay places you’d never thought you’d experience and brings a new perspective to your trip.

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Now having experienced glamping, will this influence your future outdoor getaways?

Drew and I grew up camping, him on the East Coast, me in California, and both in Washington and Hawaii. For us, camping has always been a one- or two-day escape from the hustle and bustle of town. This was the main reason we started Outdoor Junkiez here in Hawaii, provided the low-cost rental option for both travelers and residents to check out and see Hawaii in it’s rawest form.

Glamping Hub is the perfect component to balance out the more rugged style of vacationing while holding on to a lot of what we believe is a better way to travel. Staying in eco retreats, yurts, and 100% off-the-grid cottages, to name a few, is the perfect compliment to our conservation through recreation lifestyle.

Next on the list is to stay in one of the stunning tree houses listed...

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What positive experiences in both can you share with our readers?

Living in Hawaii and promoting a platform to reduce the amount of waste entering our landfills, while also getting more and more people outside, has been the most positive experience we could ever ask for. Our connection to one another and this island we call home only grows stronger with each weekend get away.

You literally have to pinch yourself as you watch the sun set over the ocean into a fiery orange and purple haze, while humpbacks play in the water no more than 300 yards away. You get to disconnect—our phones are only used, if ever, to play music and record a video here and there to document and hopefully inspire others to get outside, too.

There's nothing better than falling asleep to crashing waves while shimmying into the sand to create the perfect sleeping body mold, only to wake up with the sun for a salty dip.

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Our experience in Maui while glamping at the Maui Eco Retreat was nothing short of wonderful. Being a part of someone’s land and their efforts to create a sustainable and relaxing environment is both humbling and inspiring. We did as much as time allowed us, from swimming in the waterfall pools and eating delicious Thai food to sleeping in a comfortable bed listening to the bamboo rustle in the wind.

Glamping gives an elevated experience to camping while still holding on to the idea that being outside is better than being inside. Also, the glamping amenities did not go unnoticed to this camping couple! A hot shower, fresh eggs to cook in the morning, and a beautiful deck to lounge, read, and relax on were all welcomed aspects to what glamping has to offer.

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eco-friendly reterat in maui, hawaii

What is one thing you will not forget about your stay in Maui?

Hopefully we will not forget a single moment from this trip, but if one would have to stick out, it would be skinny dipping in a jaw-dropping waterfall overlooking the ocean. It was cold, refreshing, and all to ourselves. I tell you, if you haven’t skinny dipped in a waterfall...you haven’t lived!

For your very own luxury getaway to Hawaii, browse the selection of one-of-a-kind tropical stays, here.


Be sure to catch up with Drew and Jane and their next adventures on their blog, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Your Perfect Cottage Stay in the Lake District

By neilgraham

Recently awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO, the Lake District is England’s largest National Park and attracts 18 million visitors every year, due to its picturesque landscape. Home to pristine lakes, lush valleys, and craggy mountains, this area of sublime natural beauty is located in the northwest of England in the region of Cumbria, offering glampers an idyllic setting for an unforgettable getaway.

Where to admire the views

The lakes and hills of the Lake District.

At 978 meters, England’s highest summit, Scafell Pike, is a rewarding hike that offers spectacular views of the Lake District on its many routes of varying levels of difficulty, making it accessible to anyone willing to brave the Cumbrian weather. Visitors can also take their Kendal Mint Cake along the challenging twin ridges of Helvellyn or the popular trail to the peak of Skiddaw. The Langdale Valley is inspiring all year round and a great day out for budding photographers.


Escape to the English Countryside with Modern Cottage in North Cumbria

Unique cottage rental from the interior in North Cumbria.


Where to eat and drink

People clinking together glasses of beer.

A well-earned pint can be enjoyed at the Drunken Duck Inn in Ambleside where the cozy ambiance makes for a great place to soothe any aches and pains after a day in the hills. If you’re traveling with your furry friend, pop into the pet-friendly Dog and Gun Pub in Keswick for a steak and ale pie and a pint of the region’s finest craft ale while Fido makes friends with the other canine companions.


Elegant Countryside Getaway with a Garden in the Southern English Lake District

Cottage in English Lake District.


What to see

Wray Castle from the outside.

The serenity of the Lake District is a huge draw for poets, writers, and artists, with an array of galleries, museums, and artisan markets prevalent throughout the region. The enchanting former home of Beatrix Potter, the author of the famous children’s story, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, is based in the town of Ambleside, where visitors can explore the quintessential English cottage for a memorable family experience.

The Pencil Museum gives you the opportunity to sharpen up on your local knowledge and get an insight into life in the world’s first pencil factory and Wray Castle in Hawkshead is the impressive former training center of the Merchant Navy radio officers, which can only be reached by boat or bicycle.


Romantic Waterfront Cottage Rental on Lake Ullswater in England

A waterfront cottage on Lake Ullswater in England.


What to do

Two people kayaking on Lake Windmere.

It’s not all about walking and hiking in the Lake District, Lake Windermere is the place to be for kayaking and sailing while scenic boat tours of Lake Derwentwater offer breathtaking views of the surrounding fells. The forested mountain park of Whinlatter is home to an array of wildlife as well as the Lake District’s longest purpose-built biking trails including the Quercus Trail, a modest eight-kilometer route, and the Altura Trail, a route designed for experienced cyclists with a high level of off-road skills required.


Check out all of our glamping accommodations in Cumbria, which are just as magical as the Lake District itself, and find the perfect adventure for you!

Blogger Spotlight: Coco

By Jessica Armstrong

Meet Coco Bassey of Milenielle—fashion blog extraordinaire and newest member of the Glamping Hub community of global travelers. We can't get over Coco's recent stay at this beautiful elevated tree house in North Carolina, and we can bet you won't be able to either.

We asked Coco to sit down with us and share a bit more about her packing process, biggest glamping surprises, and plans for her future glamping getaways. Glampers, you can be sure this won't be her last trip to a tree house.

Coco on the deck of the tree house near Asheville.
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Meet Coco Bassey of [Millenielle](http://millennielle.com/sugar-creek-treehouse-review/).
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What three words would you use to describe your Glamping Hub stay?

Relaxing, Adventurous, Cozy.

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A majestic view of [Sugar Creek Tree House](https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/southeast/northcarolina/greenmountain/tree-house-near-asheville/).
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What are your packing essentials for every glamping trip?

Lots of water and snacks, bug spray, a camera, comfortable shoes, and weather-appropriate clothing! My phone died on me while I was on my trip, and having my laptop was a lifesaver...so definitely double down on backup technology if you can!

What are your main steps to planning a getaway?

Planning the trip: Do I need to rent a car? How long is the trip and what are my target times to arrive and depart?

Activities: What do I want to do during my trip, and what do I need to pack along with me (e.g. hiking shoes, camera, boots, cards, campfire essentials, a book, my laptop, etc.)?

Wardrobe: What do I need to pack to stay comfortable throughout my trip?

Inside the kitchen of the tree house near Asheville.

Inside the tree house near Asheville.
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Interior shots of this beautiful [Asheville, North Carolina Tree House](https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/southeast/northcarolina/greenmountain/tree-house-near-asheville/).
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Food and Drink: Always pack lots of extra food and water. Even though our tree house had drinking water amenities, you never know when you'll need it in an emergency! Snacks are great for the road trip, and if there's a fire pit, s'mores are a must!

Tourism and Photography: Research your destination before you leave—are there any spots along the way that you want to stop and see? We popped into Asheville on our way home, and it was such a great opportunity to double our travel experience!

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Coco enjoying the surrounding forests while at her [tree house stay](https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/southeast/northcarolina/greenmountain/tree-house-near-asheville/).
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Do you prefer to travel in large groups, solo, or with a companion?

I love traveling with one or two people, but there's always something so relaxing about taking a day to break out and explore on my own!

What is your main piece of advice for travelers planning their first glamping stay?

It's always better to over-plan and over-pack! Especially when it comes to clothes, water, and food...you wanna be ready for anything.

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A view of the dreamy loft bed room at this [getaway](https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/southeast/northcarolina/greenmountain/tree-house-near-asheville/).
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What is your dream destination? Why?

I've traveled quite a bit, but I can't believe I haven't been to the Mediterranean yet...I'm absolutely dying to do Spain, Italy, and/or Greece ASAP!

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The perfect nook to get some musical inspiration.
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If you were to visit a glamping accommodation tomorrow, where and what type would it be?

I'd love to experience different regions, like a tropical beachfront bungalow in the summer or a winter cabin rental over the holidays.

What was the biggest surprise about your glamping stay?

I'm a city girl through and through, so of course, I had some negative presumptions about how rough it would be for me to step away from the hustle and bustle of my city life for a whole weekend! I'm so happy I tried it though—this Tree house had ALL of the amenities to make me feel right at home while providing the peace and quiet I was looking for during a quiet weekend getaway.

The fire pit at the tree house.*

Nothing better than ending a gorgeous day with a campfire and s'mores.
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To find your perfect North Carolina Getaway this summer, click here!


Don't miss Coco's next glamping getaway, and make sure to keep up with her on her blog, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Staff Picks: The Age of Glamping is Here, so Set Your Watches to Yurt

By David Pope

"Camping is a thing of the past," a friend once remarked to me between bites of a macaroon. "This is the age of glamping!"

She was, of course, wrong, as it was the early 1980s. But if she had waited just a few short decades, she would have been dead right, in an obvious kind of way. As her spoon dove through layers of trifle, an excellent choice given her outfit, she continued to gift me pearls of wisdom that stick with me today like sticky pearls.

"Sleeping bags won't cut it anymore, and regular tents are just soooo 1,000 B.C." The moonlight bounces off of her eclair as she speaks, casting the shadow of a tipi. "Mark my words, the future is calling, and the phone is inside a yurt."

I laugh, but not at anything she's said. "But how will people know what glamping sites to visit?" She's quiet for a moment and then pokes her head through her croquembouche pyramid in a charmingly conservative kind of way, while replying, "Sorry, what was that you said?"

But I knew what she meant.

She meant that there'd need to be an expert's guide, the words of a sherpa to bring the un-glamped to glamping. So let this serve as that, my personal pick of the best spots to glamp from across the world.

**1. Inviting Cabins in the Trees Surrounded by Redwoods near Big Sur, California**

glamping cabins in redwood forests in California

I was born and raised in Brisbane, a small pineapple farm-turned-city on the avocado-drenched heartland of Australia's east coast. My mornings were spent the same way as all Brisbanite children, in a sweatshop drawing satirical cartoons for The Economist, dreaming about escaping to the redwoods of northern California (pun intended).

These picturesque cabins surrounded by forest are exactly the place to which my infant mind would have somnambulated, with the trees keeping things cool in summer and heaters ensuring coziness in winter.

2. Charming Couples' Yurt Rental with Air Conditioning in Texas Hill Country

yurt glamping tent in Texas Hill Country

The soft, rounded edges of this glamping tent in Texas Hill Country call to a mind a sense of vulnerability reminiscent of a young Grace Kelly, or an elderly Chris Hemsworth. Equipped with a sumptuous queen-size bed and air-conditioning, this getaway is a sure-fire hit for couples seeking romance or a glamping tent.

3. Stunning Luxury Airstream Rental Outside of Portland, Oregon

Airstream for rent near Portland

I never had the intention of becoming a glamper. In fact, most of my youth was spent protesting against the influence tree houses have in the pharmaceutical industry. But it was Airstreams such as this rental that drew me closer to the concept.

In addition to a super-trendy decor and exterior, guests here will be able to enjoy a comfy bed and a well-equipped kitchenette for a fully-appointed and unique getaway.

4. Mongolian Yurts for Two & Four People near the Costa de la Luz in Cadiz, Spain

Yurt for rent near Cadiz, Spain

It was the comfort-seeking society of the Mongols that first came up with the idea of the yurt, with king-of-cuddles Genghis Khan himself saying that his yurt was the only place he could find a decent cushion upon which to update his Twitter.

This yurt rental on the Costa de la Luz in southern Spain is no different, offering elegance, comfort, and style in abandon. Glampers will feel secluded and come away restored and recharged.

5. Unique Underground Camping Pod Rental on Crop Farm for Vacation near Nashville, Tennessee

Unique vacation rentals near Santa Fe, TN

With hobbit home rentals like these, it's easy to see why Tennessee is officially known as "the foot hair state." Glampers traveling here will find delight in these underground pods, each one filled with a rustic decor. Guests will also be able to enjoy the bounty of nature, with the property home to a variety of seasonal fruits and veggies.


Hungry for more? Check out other unique glamping getaways at Glamping Hub or head to our blog for more travel tips, tricks, and destinations.

Three Summer Must-Haves for a Pet-Friendly Getaway

By Jessica Armstrong

Is your pet feeling a bit stressed from the ruff hustle and bustle of everyday life? Is he or she looking to frolic through the great outdoors where he can bark, lounge, and holler without a worry in the world?

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Sounds like your four-legged friend could use a pet-friendly vacation with Glamping Hub and Glamping with Pets. But don't forget to pack these three summer must-haves to make your pet's fur-cation even better!

V-Dog Kibble and Treats

V-Dog kibble and treats
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[V-Dog](https://v-dog.com/)—it's nose-licking good, according to this pooch. Photo Courtesy of: FatTonyPhoto.com or @FatTonyBMX
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Good for your pup's tummy and the environment? You better believe it! V-Dog is vegan, so now your pet can be, too. Making premium products that are animal and cruelty-free is just one of the ways V-Dog helps your dog contribute to bettering the environment one bone or biscuit at a time. Be sure to buy these yummy treats and doggy bags by the bunch so your dog can be eating the best of the best all summer long.

Olive + Atlas Collars and Leashes

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[Olive + Atlas](https://www.oliveandatlas.co/) has the top accessories to make your pup's summer colorful & stylish.
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They're hip, trendy, comfortable and will have every other pet barking for more info on where to get these unbeatable dog collars and leashes. Olive + Atlas have designed a look for your pet that will have them strutting through the parks without a worry in the world. And you know that it will be the first thing they will want packed for their pet-friendly getaway.

Glamping with Pets Gift Card

Glamping with Pets Gift Card

Book the ultimate pet-friendly getaway with your very own
Glamping with Pets Gift Card

The best thing you can do for your pet this summer is to take them on the vacation of a lifetime with Glamping with Pets. Buying a gift card allows your pet to help you decided where the adventure will take you, too. Whether that is a lakeside cabin in New York or a safari tent in Washington, a glamping retreat is calling you and your pup's names.

These three must-haves can be yours when entering Glamping Hub's Pet-Friendly Summer Giveaway—enter here!


Don't forget to visit our Instagram, too, to see how to prep your pup for the best glamping summer yet!

Best Places to Hike in Scotland

By Joe Endaya

A man going on a hike in Scotland.

We believe that the perfect detox for escaping that daily 9-to-5 grind is fresh air, exercise, the pure liberating feeling of freedom, and an adventure away from it all—even if it's just for a weekend. Shrouded in mist and mystery, the eclectic landscape of Scotland is the perfect destination for anyone looking for their next great experience. With miles upon miles of challenging trails for even the most seasoned of adventure junkies and breathtaking views that are sure to scratch that wanderlust itch, here is some of our favorite hiking spots in Scotland where you can lose yourself among the splendor of nature.

**1. For The Best Views:** The Magical Great Glen Way

A glamping cottage with a great view in Scotland.

The Great Glen Way stretches from coast-to-coast across the sprawling Scottish countryside. Sweeping hills to sprawling lochs, highlands to lowlands, and everything in between, this spectacular trail truly encompasses and encapsulates the diversity of Scotland's topographical landscape.

As you follow the prevailing winds toward the east, you'll feel as if you were dropped into a fairytale, wandering through marvelous castles and esoteric ruins of medieval strongholds from eons long gone. The trail even crosses the iconic Loch Ness, where you might catch a glimpse of the ever-elusive and legendary Loch Ness Monster. For an experience that is so quintessentially Scotland, this trail might just be the perfect fit!

**2. For Adventure Junkies:** A Third of the National Three Peaks Challenge

A hiker on a trail in Fort William, Scotland.

The illustrious National Three Peaks Challenge of the U.K. is perfect for outdoor buffs and thrill seekers alike. The challenge consists of three mountain climbs across the U.K., with the highest–and most challenging!–being the formidable Ben Nevis in Scotland, also known as the highest peak in the country. At an elevation of 4,409 feet, good ol' Ben Nevis poses a challenge for even the most seasoned of mountaineers.

If you're looking for an adventure like no other, there's no better way to fuel your adrenaline needs than climbing up to the pinnacle of Ben Nevis and reveling in the breathtaking views of the Scottish countryside's sheer beauty as your reward. With the vast mountainscape below and the pristine cerulean skies above, the views from the top promise to be a sight to behold.

**3. For Couples:** Finding Love at the Lover's Stone

A view of Lover's Stone in Scotland.

With France, Spain, and Italy in the mix, Scotland isn't always everyone's go-to spot for an intimate couples getaway, but Latin Europe sure doesn't have a monopoly on romance. With dramatic cliffside bluffs, enigmatic woodlands, and fairytale-esque castles abound, Scotland is just a good a place as any for couples looking to lose themselves in a magical land.

The remote coastal St. Kilda is the perfect spot for a picturesque, intimate hike with your other half, whether you're celebrating your anniversary or newlyweds who can't tell the difference between a honeymoon and an adventure. Perhaps the most romantic spot of all is the Lover's Stone, with legends foretold of prospective grooms proving their dedication to their loved one by standing on one foot over the jutting rock atop the precarious cliffside.

**4. For Those with a Furry Friend:** Paws Up at Loch Lomond

A dog posing mid-stream in a river in Scotland.

If there’s one thing dogs love, it’s getting in touch with the wilderness. Any pup, pug, or poodle would feel right at home at nature, it’s in their blood. As pet owners ourselves, we know how important it is to let the pooch roam and frolic in the great outdoors. With a number of dog-friendly trails in Scotland, there's no excuse not to bring Fido on your next adventure.

Loch Lomond is just one of the many places in Scotland that welcomes hikers with both two feet and four. From splashing on the loch to running wild and free across vast, boulder-strewn fields, your furry friend can explore its inner wild side in the very same wilderness their very ancestors used to roam.

**5. For Just About Anyone:** Flying High in the Highlands

Lastly, we have the sprawling Scottish Highlands—the absolute perfect haven for adventure enthusiasts, thrill seekers, and nature lovers alike. With a meandering mountainscape stretching as far as the eye can see, you'll be able to find a number of mountain ranges, craggy pinnacles, sweeping valleys, plateaus, ridges, chasms, and other otherworldly geological wonders just waiting to be explored.

Some of the most dramatic trails can be found in the Highlands, as well as some of the most surreal sights that you're bound to come across. The area abounds with medieval ruins and other remnants of the past. From a full-on hiking expedition to a quiet afternoon amble, the Highlands might be the perfect backdrop for your next adventure.


That isn't all. For more potential adventure ideas in Scotland, check out our curated collection of Scotland's top glamping sites here!

Best Beaches in England

By Lucy Tyler

A girl on the beach in England.

A beach break in England? Does the sun even exist there? A country (unfairly) notorious for its unlucky weather, England isn´t the first place that springs to mind when planning a beach break, but rest assured, the following destinations are sure to send you into a frenzy that is proceeded with hasty suitcase packing and manic bikini buying. When the sun shows its face, there's no better place to be than exploring the unspoiled shores of the marvelous English coastline.

These national treasures are the perfect antidote to the chaos of city life. When sprawled out on a sunbed with an ice cream in hand, your worries will feel far, far away...

So ditch the TripAdvisor reviews, Glamping Hub has made our pick of the country´s most jaw-dropping shorelines that will make any beach bum burst with excitement and spark that inner wanderlust.

**1. For something a little different: Brighton Beach**

The boardwalk in Brighton Beach.

Although not the most typical beach that you had in mind, Brighton Beach is undoubtedly one-of-a-kind. Arguably one of England's most iconic beaches, Brighton oozes a unique and rustic charm you can't find on the likes of the standard west coast of California—or anywhere else for that matter.

Soak up the chilled vibes and the vibrant culture that Brighton exudes, and don't forget to buy a stick of rock, stroll the promenade, and check out the world-famous Brighton Pier. (And don't be put off by the pebbles—at least you won´t have to worry about sandy sandwiches!)

**2. For those seeking seclusion: Bamburgh Beach, Northumberland**

Beach glamping in North England.

Not a fan of your typical beach swarming with crowds of sun-worshippers? Northumberland is an oasis for those seeking an off-the-beaten-track getaway. One of northern England's best-kept secrets and a place steeped in fascinating history is the captivating coastline of Bamburgh Beach. It features an infinite stretch of untouched shoreline and the enchanting Bamburgh Castle, which dominates the skyline.

Comb the beach for marine life, enjoy a windswept wander along the coast, check out the shipwrecks, and hit the waves for excellent surfing. If you fancy a break from the beach, a visit to the castle is a definite must-do, as well as a walk around the quaint nearby towns for wonderful eating, drinking, and shopping.

**3. For an island getaway: Pelistry Bay, Isles of Scilly**

A lovely beach in Cornwall, England.

Out of all of England's vacation destinations, the breathtaking Isles of Scilly are up there with the best of them! With the glistening white sand beaches, turquoise, crystal clear waters, and small boats dotted along the horizon, you'll feel like you've been transported to the Carribean...and yet you're just a 15-minute flight from the mainland of England.

The picture-perfect Pelistry Bay can be found on St Mary's, the largest of these idyllic islands, which has been classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. St Mary's is a hub of activity, with a myriad of shops, cafes, restaurants, and fun attractions. And while the shores here are popular among tourists, Pelistry Bay is largely undiscovered, so let's just keep it between us, hey?

**4. For the adventurers: Durdle Door, Dorset**

Beach near glamping site in Dorset, England.

Another hidden gem of southern England's coastline with its remote setting, dramatic cliff backdrop, and magnificent, towering arch, Durdle Door is a place like no other. Carved into Dorset's striking coastline lies this stunning bay, which features in the movie Far From the Madding Crowd, the artwork of Pink Floyd, and even a Cliff Richard music video.

Durdle Door is one for the adventurers, with a slightly strenuous (but definitely worth it) climb down to the shingle beach. A few hundred steps lead down the cliff, which weaves down like a spiral staircase, offering breathtaking vistas and endless Instagram opportunities. Awaiting you down below lies pristine sand, sparkling water, and a secluded setting sheltered by the wind, perfect for whiling away the hours with a good book.

**5. For the surfers: Porthcurno Beach, Cornwall**

View of the beach from a glamping site in Cornwall, England.

A hotspot for surfers and bucket-and-spaders alike, Cornwall is undoubtedly one to tick off the bucket list. (no pun intended) Nestled into the towering bluffs of Englands southwestern peninsula, the famous Porthcurno Beach boasts a curve of dreamy, golden sand, reminiscent of the Mediterranean. The shores here are a wonderful blend of sand and shingle, and the powerful waves are a dream come true for boarders and water sports lovers.

The tall, granite cliffs provide protection from the blustery winds and this picturesque beach makes for the perfect spot to lay out in the sun while drifting off to the soothing sound of the waves crashing against the shore. Perched above, sits the unique and world-famous open-air Minack Theatre, where you can catch a Shakespeare show with an impressive, panoramic backdrop.


Want to see more? Feast your eyes on these wonderful English glamping getaways and let the adventures begin!

Blogger Spotlight: Titilola

By Jessica Armstrong

While helping her followers learn the best ways to dress to succeed, Titilola of Titi's Passion is giving us major glamping goals this spring!

Fresh off her very first glamping trip to one of Georgia's finest Airstream accommodations, we've learned two things. One? We need to make our way over to Ellijay stat because holy wow is Georgia b-e-a-utiful. And two, how about that breakfast provided by the hosts? Fresh fruits and farm eggs—yummy!

Welcome sign at Airstream in Ellijay, Georgia.*

You can be sure that the hosts of this [Airstream](https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/southeast/georgia/ellijay/tree-house-near-atlanta/) will go the extra mile for their glampers.
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Don't miss a chance to get some great insider tips and find out all the reasons why glamping, Titilola-style, is the way to go.

What was the most memorable experience during your glamping getaway?

The most memorable experience during my glamping getaway was definitely being close to nature. I have never had this type of experience even though I have been camping in the past. Glamping gave me the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors in comfort. I also enjoyed that it was an opportunity for me to unplug from my norm.

A photo from the exterior of the Airstream in Ellijay, Georgia.*

An exterior view of this [gorgeous site](https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/southeast/georgia/ellijay/tree-house-near-atlanta/).
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What was the best surprise about your glamping site?

The best surprise about the glamping site was the service provided by our hosts. Jeffrey and Fabrizio provided exceptional customer service—from the bottle of wine they provided when we arrived to getting fresh farm eggs to cook for breakfast.

A view from the tree house next to the Airstream in Ellijay, Georgia.*

This [glamping property](https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/southeast/georgia/ellijay/tree-house-near-atlanta/) is ideal for any secluded getaway.
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Where is your favorite destination to go glamping?

I went to Elijay, Georgia, for my glamping trip, which I love. It was my first experience glamping.

Where is your dream travel destination?

My dream travel destination is the Maldives.

What advice do you have for packing for a glamping getaway?

When packing for glamping my advice is to bring comfortable clothing, shoes, a good book and your sense of adventure.

On the tree house bridge at the Airstream site in Ellijay, Georgia.

Breakfast at the Airstream site in Ellijay, Georgia.*

This organic breakfast is giving off serious glamping goals.
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What is your must-have when traveling?

My must have is definitely a good book. As a busy mom, it is sometimes hard to find time to open a book with so much to do, but travel is always a great time for me to get lost in a good book.

Feeding the llamas at the Airstream site in Ellijay, Georgia.*

The furry friends on site love giving glampers a cheerful hello.
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Do you spend a lot of time planning your trips or are you more spontaneous once you arrive at your destination?

I am more of a planner when it comes to planning trips. I love looking up my destination to find out places to eat, sites to see, and where the locals are hanging out—that way I spend less time planning or asking questions once I am on my vacation and simply enjoy the time away from home.

Do you have your eye on another glamping site for the future? Where?

Yes I do, I am looking at glamping in Julian, California. I would love to experience California in a different way.

The outdoor bathtub at the glamping property in Ellijay, Georgia.*

Relaxation from this luxury outdoor tub cannot be beat.
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Looking for your very own Georgia getaway this summer? Check out the stunning collection of one-of-a-kind accommodations here.


To follow more of the trends and trips brought to you by Titilola, check out her blog, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Blogger Spotlight: Amy

By Jessica Armstrong

Travel-obsessed fashion and lifestyle blogger Amy Marrieta is taking this summer by storm. When she isn't creating content for her blog and brand, she is custom designing silk scarves that we can't wait to get our hands on. And somehow Amy still made time earlier this summer to pop over to California to visit one of Glamping Hub's most secluded and out-of-this world accommodations.

We can't wait to see what glamping site she visits next. Check out how to glamp the right way with some stellar tips, accessories, and must-haves via the globe trotter herself.

Blogger Amy Marietta*

Meet Amy Marietta, globe trotter, fashionista, and creative designer.
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What are your must-haves to bring on a glamping trip?

Sunnies, sunscreen, a Mophie charger just in case, and my A.M. CLUB silk scarves, because I'm constantly creating content and using them to tie up my hair.

Blogger Amy Marietta glamping in California*

Check out the amazing staircase connecting the lounge with the loft in this [unique dome](https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/pacificwest/california/northpalmsprings/unique-retreat-palm-springs/?checkin=&checkout=&guests=2).
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How do your essentials differentiate depending on the area you’re glamping in?

Weather and convenience. Snacks are pretty important if there isn't food close by! I try to avoid being "hangry" at all times.

Unique dome in California*

Exterior view of the surroundings and [unique dome](https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/pacificwest/california/northpalmsprings/unique-retreat-palm-springs/?checkin=&checkout=&guests=2) in Palm Springs, California.
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What do you do on the days leading up to your trip?

Lots of research. I'm obsessed with researching and planning—for some trips, I make Excel spreadsheets just to stay organized.

How do you prefer to travel to your destination and why?

It depends on where I'm going and how far. I always love a good road trip, but there have to be some stops along the way if it's a far one. I also love flying.

A bedroom in the unique dome in California*

The master bedroom of the [glamping accommodation](https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/pacificwest/california/northpalmsprings/unique-retreat-palm-springs/?checkin=&checkout=&guests=2).
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How do you research the accommodations amenities and features while preparing?

Google is my best friend when it comes to researching. I'll also check out tag locations on Instagram to see what other people post to understand the vibe.

What kind of events and activities do you plan before you arrive at the site?

It depends on the location. Joe and I like to try cool restaurants, jet ski, check out art installations or shows and go to beaches. We're not the biggest hikers but we do love to create, especially during sunset hours. He produces music, I write, we take photos and brainstorm ideas and plan—those types of things.

Exterior of part of the unique dome in California*

Entrance of the [unique dome](https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/pacificwest/california/northpalmsprings/unique-retreat-palm-springs/?checkin=&checkout=&guests=2).
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Which do you prefer: a daily itinerary or a go-with-the-flow game plan? Why?

I like to make a list and then each day when we wake up we decide, or maybe even the night before, so I guess kind of a mix. I'm a huge "to-do list" and "Post-it" person.

What is your top piece of advice for someone go glamping?

Research! Even if it's a last-minute trip, just do a little bit of research before so you know what to expect.

Amy Marrieta in the dome in California*

The windows of the [unique dome](https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/pacificwest/california/northpalmsprings/unique-retreat-palm-springs/?checkin=&checkout=&guests=2) give glampers gorgeous views of the windmills and desert.
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What are the five things you would never travel without?

Hmmmm, tricky. I'd say my phone, laptop, camera, toothpaste, and Joe.

Looking for your next California glamping stay? Get some inspo from Glamping Hub's Discover California Collection, here.


To see more of Amy's worldly travels and fashion trends, visit her blog, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.