Blogger Spotlight: Pamela

By Jessica Armstrong

We're not the only ones hollering out a big yee-haw to the glamping treasures of Texas! Just check out travel guru, Pamela, and her family's visit to the eco-cabins of Texas Hill Country. It will only take a second for you to be convinced that a visit down south is bucket list-worthy. As Pam and her family aim to accomplish 12 trips in 12 months, Glamping Hub could not say no to being part of such a unique opportunity.

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With over 300 glamping rentals in Texas alone, we cannot wait to see where Pam's next trip will take her—perhaps a glamping getaway abroad?

To find out more about the luxuries of Texas glamping and what made the biggest impression on this blogger extraordinaire, read her Glamping Hub interview below:

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What is your favorite thing about travel and glamping in Texas?

One of my favorite things about traveling and glamping in Texas has got to be how diverse Texas is. I love that the agriculture allows for so much different plant life everywhere we go. On our last trip, we picked up a fun cactus as a souvenir!

Does the time of year affect your preference for accommodation?

A bit. I'm trying to experience a proper fall and winter this year, so during those times, I'll be on high alert for the prettiest destinations for fall foliage and snowflakes.

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

Dry shampoo. I usual exhaust myself with trips (even when "relaxing"), so dry shampoo is the best to keep me from feeling too gross.

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

I love to just RELAX. I do that by hiking, stargazing, or just laying around.

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

I'd absolutely LOVE to go glamping in Italy; I think every girl wants to get away to Italy once in her life. And I found the coolest cave to stay in, too!

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

I love to get away with just my husband and kids. Although trips with large groups is fun, I'm a control freak so they stress me out a bit. ;)

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What made the most lasting impression for you at the last accommodation you visited?

Seeing how comfortably we could live in around 200-ish square feet made me reexamine just how little I might need in my daily life.

This glamping site would be perfect for:

Groups, because it had mini cabins, so everyone would have their own area to escape but can come together in the outdoors.

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Can you please explain more about your 12 trips in 12 months Goal?

I came up with the idea (after a bit of wine) of taking 12 trips in 12 months with my husband and two kids. I have been too focused on being available for work (as had my husband) & not focusing on what really mattered to me. So this year we hope to take 12 trips together as a family and focus on making memories together. Because memories and family are what really matter.


To see where the next of her 12 trips will take her, check out Pamela's blog, Youtube Channel, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, and head over to the Texas Getaways page to see where your next dream vacation will take you.

Blogger Spotlight: Megan

By Jessica Armstrong

Where will your glamping getaway take you? Why not Australia? Blogger Megan of Lush to Blush was easily convinced that a glamping stay at these eco-friendly cottages in Bombah Point was the best way to dip her toes in glamping waters.

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When taking breaks from traveling the world, capturing stunning photos, and bringing her experiences to life through her blog, she likes to enjoy a relaxing vacay, so we can see why this cottage escape was the best way to end her visit to Australia.

To read more about her visit and travels, check out her interview with Glamping Hub below:

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Where are your favorite spots to travel?

I love traveling to places that are off the beaten path and aren't filled with tourists.

What is important to you in choosing a travel destination?

I honestly want to go everywhere, but some things that are important to me are friendly locals, rich culture, and good food!

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What types of accommodations do you think make great summer spots?

I love anything tropical and beachy. Island life all the way!

How would you prefer to travel to your glamping destination?

I love renting cars and driving around in foreign countries. I think it's the best way to discover unique sites!

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What do you look for when choosing an accommodation?

I really love places that are eco-friendly or that give back to the community. I also enjoy luxury, as I'm sure most people do, so my favorite places are those that combine the two.

What blogs do you read, websites do you look at to find more information, or people you consult on your destination before booking?

I don't like reading anything or consulting anyone before trips. I like to discover things on my own in an unbiased way!

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What is your favorite part about planning a trip?

I honestly try not to plan too much ahead of time. My favorite thing is just going with the flow once I get to my destination. I don't like being tied down by anything, so I pretty much just plan where I'm staying (if that!) ahead of time and that's it!

For someone who is planning a glamping trip for the first time, what would your main piece of advice for them be?

Remember that it is a form of camping. Things aren't all glitz and glamor, but it's a great authentic way to experience a new place.

To see more of Megan's travels around the globe, follow her blog, Instagram, and Facebook, and do not miss out a stay at the Eco-Friendly Cottages of Bombah Point.

Blogger Spotlight: Jeanette and James

By Jessica Armstrong

Grab your sweetie, and get glamping! That's exactly what Jeanette and James of Traveling Honeybird did this January when catching the last rays of summer in the vineyards of Victoria at some of Australia's most charming bell tents.

If you are still looking for a way to make your summer travels last, then Australia is the place to be! Get the scoop with these two travel extraordinaires from Down Under on how to make your travel goals happen.

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Where are your favorite spots to travel?

Oh, this is a tough question! It's almost like asking which one is your favorite child. There are so many different elements that make a spot special. I always love an area that's near water—mountain streams, rivers, or even the simplicity of the ocean. I'm not a great swimmer, but I love getting my toes wet, splashing around, and just enjoying the general beauty around water.

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What is important to you in choosing a travel destination?

I am always aware of who I'm traveling with when I'm choosing a travel destination. Not everyone shares our sense of adventure. I like to choose a travel destination that will keep all members entertained and hopefully happy! For James and I, well, we're an active couple. So for us, it's important that a destination has a lot of activity happening. It doesn't always need to be a big, huge, hustlin' bustlin' city. A place that has great food, wine and coffee is always a winner for us. Throw in some culture and maybe some outdoor adventures, and we are in!

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What types of accommodations do you think would make great summer spots?

I love areas that let you experience summer in all of its glory—the sun, the warm nights, and generally longer days to enjoy yourself. That's the joy of spending the night in a tent and off glamping. You get those little extra nice bits but still have an amazing adventure.

I love any type of accommodation that allows me some peace and quiet to read a book, which is probably why I dislike hotels. The thin flimsy walls and hearing your neighbors—it doesn't always end up with the most relaxing evening away.

How would you prefer to travel to your glamping destination?

Living in Australia, we pretty much have to drive anywhere and everywhere. Long road trips are a part of our regular travel routine. Though I wouldn't say no to arriving on horseback or yak...

What do you look for when choosing an accommodation?

Cleanliness! It really is next to Godliness. I really like to see bright photos that truly represent the accommodation on offer. Not everywhere is going to be five-star, and that's ok! It just needs to be a true representation of what's on offer.

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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'm usually the travel directory reference for friends and family. I have to admit to being a bit of a Google fan. If I'm in the travel planning mood then I start to google areas and accommodation options. Throw in a few keywords like "experience" or "review," and you can get some really good blogs and websites to look at.

What is your favorite part about planning a trip?

ALL THE PLANNING. I love planning, plotting, and scheming. And then the final steps of booking everything. I think it's the wonderful dreams that you get to have along the way. I know we won't ever spend $1,000 a night on a hotel, but it doesn't hurt to look and dream.

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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?

Don't be afraid. You can do all the research in the world, read all the books, and think you're prepared—only to turn up and discover you've forgotten socks, jocks, and your toothbrush. (True story: it's happened to me before.) In the end, it doesn't really matter. Just go out there and enjoy yourself. Life's too short for bad coffee and terrible travel.


Follow along the adventures of Jeanette and James on their blog, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

To get some more ideas on where to visit Australia, check out these amazing collections here.

Blogger Spotlight: Christine

By Jessica Armstrong

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What sounds better than a winter getaway to Upstate New York? Christine of C'est Christine gave braving the chilly New York winter a go this January and visited this modern cottage in the Catskills. When she isn't busy traveling the globe, she finds a weekend getaway just a couple hours from home to be the perfect travel plan.

To find out what makes the ultimate trip to a home-away-from-home, pick up some of her favorites and check out her tips on her blog and in our interview below!

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What is your favorite thing about travel and glamping in the winter?

Snow isn't very fun in day-to-day life in New York City: it's slippery and tough to commute in and turns gross and black almost immediately. I love escaping to cabins upstate in winter to be able to really enjoy all of the beautiful snow and the crisp fresh air.

Does the time of year affect your preference for accommodation?

When I'm traveling in the summer, I love to be right on the water, whether it's on a lake or the ocean. In the fall and winter, I love escaping a bit more into the mountains and the colorful trees.

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What is your go to-must-have for winter travel? Summer travel?

A good book—either to read by the fire or out on the beach.

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

Drinking hot chocolate and playing board games by a roaring fire. I love to be super cozy inside while watching the snow fall outside the window.

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

I'd love to check out a tree house in Central America!

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

In general, I like staying in small groups—usually just my boyfriend and another couple.

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What made the most lasting impression for you at the last accommodation you visited?

It was only a couple of hours from the heart of New York City, but it was so serene and beautiful. Falling asleep to the sound of absolute silence and waking up to deer outside our window felt like worlds away from our life in Brooklyn—it was so rejuvenating, and we didn't even have to go to the airport.

This glamping site would be perfect for “...” because “......”

A couple of New York couples...it's so close to the city, and it's set up perfectly to fully relax and enjoy each others' company.

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Where will your next travels be taking you?

I'm heading to the Caribbean on my honeymoon! Looking forward to plenty of sunshine, beaches, and rum cocktails.


To see more of her travels and what country she will spend her next birthday in, check out her blog, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Blogger Spotlight: Amy Wren

By Jessica Armstrong

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Blogger and photographer Amy Wren is making unforgettable memories throughout this Australian summer season. From colorful brunches in Brisbane to adventures at the waterfalls in Bali, this busy travel gal, spent her first weekend of the New Year at one of Glamping Hub's most stunning Australian accommodations yet. After catching up on her unbeatable trip to this gorgeous glass house mountain rentalin Queensland, we are dreaming of a visit one day too.

Check out her blog to read all about her stay, and catch some of her summer travel favorites below for some major tips and a just a twinge of envy.

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What is your favorite thing about end-of-summer traveling?

Less tourists, better travel deals, and you can get five times the accommodation at a cheaper price!

How do the type of accommodations you choose differ between the two seasons?

For summer, I love staying in beach huts and beach resorts, and in the fall, a beautiful cottage in the countryside.

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What kind of places do you prefer to visit in the summer? In the fall?

In summer, I love beach destinations; my favorite summer hot-spots are Bali, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Greek Islands!

In the fall, I prefer doing two- or three-day city breaks. When I lived in London, it was the perfect time to escape to Berlin or Amsterdam and explore over the weekend before the weather got too cold! And I usually use all my annual leave on longer trips during the summer and save the weekend getaways for the fall.

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How does your packing style vary from fall to summer?

Summer is endless bikinis—I own so many! I buy a new bikini every summer; it's getting a little excessive. In fall, invest in good boots and a decent coat that'll take you through to winter.

What is your biggest piece of advice when planning a vacation in the summer? In the fall?

Don't forget to pack sunscreen & weather appropriate clothing; there's nothing worse than getting sunburnt on the first day and having it ruin the rest of your trip. Also focus on one thing and stick to it—sometimes people get caught up trying to do it all.

If you want a city break with the noise and the buzz of the city lights and late nights, then cater for that. If you want to relax and rejuvenate, book a cottage or luxury cabin away, and be really clear from the beginning of the planning process what you want to achieve from your break.

It can be easy to get carried away in the early stages of the planning process, so I think it's best to have your intentions clear from the start to avoid getting overwhelmed.

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How does weather affect your travel plans?

I think it's best to always have a backup plan for bad weather and be open to experiencing new things you might not have planned to do. If it's raining, go and explore a local art gallery and never forget to pack a good book!

Tell us about one of your favorite summer trips.

I recently went to Bali with my cousin Holly, and this was by far one of the most fun trips I've had. We spent hours snorkeling, finding waterfalls, and island hopping. It was magical.

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To plan a glamping getaway to Australia like Amy, check out the hundreds of one-of-a-kind properties Glamping Hub offers here!