4 Unique Ideas for a Romantic Getaway in Texas

By Giovanna Tapia

Looking to plan a romantic evening with your significant other, but running out of new ideas to keep the spark burning? Look no further, the Lone Star state has plenty of romance-filled options that will leave you wondering why it is referred to as the Lone Star state to begin with!

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Get up and off your couch—explore the great state of Texas in style with your significant other!

Here are just a few of our favorite romantic Texan activities to enjoy with your partner.

1) Explore the Vineyards of the Texas Countryside

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The wineries and vineyards of the Texas Hill Country are some of the largest wine producers in the United States.

Uncork and unwind by indulging in some Texan wine at one of the many vineyards stretching along the Texas countryside. Though Texas might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of fine wine, the heart of the state's countryside happens to be one of the largest and oldest wine-growing regions in the United States. Wine Road 290 is especially becoming increasingly famous for its scenic vineyards set along the rolling hills of the Texas countryside. Wine not check it for yourselves?

We recommend staying at this quirky and romantic cabin rental in the charming German-influenced town of Fredricksburg.

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Fredericksburg offers plenty of glamping accommodations for couples looking to experience Wine Road 290.

If you are looking for a bit more of a secluded experience instead, check out this adorable tiny house that sits within close proximity to some of the best vineyards:

Charming Tiny House for Two in Texas Hill Country

Join the tiny house movement and enjoy a stay at this hand-crafted tiny house in the Texan Hill Country.

2) Go Stargazing in the Desert

Stargazing in Texas desert near Terlingua

There are few places better than Western Texas for a romantic night of stargazing.

Embrace the Dark Sky Ordinance and go star gazing in Western Texas, where the dry desert air makes for some of the brightest stars you'll ever see. Allow yourselves to get away from all of the light pollution of the inner city and let the Texan stars light up your worlds instead.

If this sounds like something for you and your honey, head over to Terlingua, Texas, which is known to be one of the best places to experience total seclusion and truly dark skies. Snuggle up with your significant other in this unique eco-dome for a truly unforgettable experience.

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This unique eco-dome is just two miles from Terlingua Ghostown.

3) Explore a Geological Wonder

If you and your significant other are looking to get hot and sweaty, might we suggest taking one of the more strenuous hiking paths in the beautiful Big Bend National Park? This national park is located in western Texas and is so stunningly mesmerizing it is often referred to as a geologic wonder by geologists. The dramatic mountain range surrounded by weather beaten canyons and arid desert is sure to provide an adventurous getaway for any couple!

Glamping near Big Bend National Park, Texas

Big Bend National Park is wildly stunning natural region, with a fascinating human and geological history.

Check out this wonderfully unique adobe cottage rental that allows great access to Big Ben National Park, while also providing complete privacy and comfort.

This cottage is conveniently located near Big Bend Ranch State Park and Big Bend National Park.

4) Pamper Yourselves in Seclusion

Want to get away from it all, but without sacrificing style and comfort? Well then, allow yourselves to be pampered with massages, wine & cheese, chocolate covered strawberries and champagne while being just minutes from the gorgeous Guadalupe River at this rustic cabin.

Treat yourselves to a pampered getaway in the Texan countryside.

Here, couples can relax in the hammock, take a stroll through the gardens, cozy up around the fire pit, or soak in the outdoor hot tub, all while taking in the beauty of the surrounding countryside.

So what are you waiting for? Fall in love all over again while exploring the great state of Texas!


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What is the Tiny House Movement?

By Emily Nehme

Simply put, the tiny house movement is the recent trend to downsize physical living space. People are making the decision to give up their average-sized homes for petite households that range anywhere from 100 to 400 square feet. The result? An eco-friendly, cost-saving, and sustainable lifestyle. These creatively-designed properties have all the necessities of a cozy, comfortable life while offering the motivation to keep up with a more active routine. Gone are the days of hiding from the sun to lounge on the couch and binge on reality TV shows. Gone are the days of stressing about cleaning every corner of a three-bedroom home. Gone are the days of struggling to scrape up the funds to pay the mortgage. When living the tiny life, these worries diminish—giving you the opportunity to truly live life to the fullest.

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Upgrade by downsizing. Tiny homes like this are sustainable, stylish, and affordable!

What are tiny houses?

Tiny houses come in a variety of creative shapes and sizes and can accommodate an entire family. They can be built suite-styled to resemble a hotel room, or tall and narrow for a modern twist on lofted accommodations. They can be stand-still timber huts, or miniature portable homes on wheels ready to take you all over the globe. The endless, innovative designs inspire a unique combination of simplicity and comfort—a lifestyle that will make you wonder why you ever dreamed of owning a many-storied mansion.

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Tiny living is the new coast to coast trend—and even beyond, like this tiny home in Hawaii!

What are the benefits of tiny living?

The benefits of tiny living are plentiful. This life is suitable for anyone looking to go green as the small property uses minimal resources and can easily be powered using renewable energy. Additionally, the smaller physical capacity calls for less things in general, reducing the amount of clutter that seems endless in today’s materialistic world. Fewer things and less space also means diminished costs! We’re all looking to cut down on expenses and know that downsizing is ultimately one of the best solutions. Lastly, tiny living adds the feeling of freedom to the mix. The accommodation provides all the necessities needed for a comfortable lifestyle but now, the temptation to waste away indoors is lacking. The tiny-house movement is suitable for anyone looking to benefit from these perks—and let’s face the truth, everyone is.

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From chic to rustic, tiny houses provide a unique combination of elegance and comfort, and this tiny home in Texas is no exception!

Why glamp in a tiny house?

The tiny house movement is a spectacular phenomenon, but it does require drive and commitment to start. For those who are still on the fence, why not give a tiny house glamping getaway a try? Adventurers, explorers, and nature-lovers in general are bound to enjoy a change of scenery every now and then. One of the best kind luxury glamping retreats are those that relax you at no additional expense. Cue tiny house glamping! Think about the possibility of eliminating the stress of high costs, both monetary and environmental, while reaping the benefits of an exclusive getaway.

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You can even take your tiny home on a tiny adventure, if it has wheels!

You might be living small, but don’t be afraid to act big! As inviting and cozy as the tiny houses can be, the adventure begins from the first step out the door. Whether you’re hidden away in a national park or facing a beautiful lake, glampers have access to an endless number of activities including hiking, biking, canoeing, bird watching, and more. Take your pick of chic, modern tiny houses-- from wheeled-huts nestled in the wilderness to mini-beach houses overlooking a stunning ocean view, we’ll find the best tiny glamping spot suitable for you.

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Glamp in style at this tiny home in New Jersey.

Take the first step in the tiny-house movement and glamp at any one of Glamping Hub’s tiny homes from across the U.S. and beyond!


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Host Spotlight: Cindy

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 Elizabeth, who manages the tree houses of our childhood dreams near the White Mountain National Forest in Maine.

white-mountain-tree-house This tree house rental near White Mountain National Forest is just waiting to be discovered!

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

About 3 years ago.

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

Sleeping in tree houses—to me that's the ultimate form of Glamping.

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

A unique, peaceful, and fairytale-like experience.
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Tree houses like this don't grow on... Well, they're still worth checking out!

4. What was your first glamping /camping experience?

Sleeping in tree houses.

5. Why would you recommend people to go glamping?

You still get all the joys of camping without the stress of setting up a tent.

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Enjoy views like this when you go glamping in a tree house near Augusta, Maine

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

A one-of-a-kind experience, from a luxurious tree house with all the amenities including Wi-Fi and Directv, to a nature lover's dream, tucked away in Maine's beautiful woods.

7. What makes your property unique?

We are the only tree house glamping resort in New England.

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

I get to meet so many wonderful people and share in the joy that we can offer them.

9. What makes your property eco-friendly?

We have built the majority of our treehouses with lumber that was taken right from our property.

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Glamping comes in all shapes and sizes, and this caravan rental by a lake in Maine is proof of its diversity!


Interested in a glamping escape to New England? See more of what Cindy's tree houses and glampsites can offer here, or take a look at the other thousands of unique rentals we offer on Glamping Hub.

The Four Best Weekend Trips from Seattle

By neilgraham

Looking for something to do this weekend? Glamping Hub has you covered! With these four unique weekend trip and getaway ideas all around Seattle, every weekend can become an adventure.

Mount Rainier National Park

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A prominent figure in the distance of the Seattle skyline is the towering Mount Rainier. Its snow-capped peak rises to 14,410 feet and its National Park is a 370-square mile state reserve of breathtaking natural beauty. If it’s a rejuvenating escape to the wilderness you’re looking for then there is no better place for your mind, body, and soul than the fresh, crisp air of Mount Rainier, just an hour and a half’s drive southeast of Seattle. Visitors can hike along outrageously beautiful trails past glaciers and waterfalls, ski down the world-class slopes of Crystal Mountain or kayak on the pristine waters of Tipsoo Lake.

Orcas Island

view of Orca's Island

The largest of the San Juan Islands in the northwest of Washington state, Orcas Island offers visitors the perfect setting to unwind away from the congestion of the city and take it easy in the fresh ocean breeze. The Islands are renowned for their unspoiled landscape and their abundance of native wildlife including red fox, Columbia blacktail deer, and over 200 species of birds while orca whales, dolphins, and Pacific Harbor seals can be regularly seen from the shore. Visitors can explore the luscious Turtleback Mountain Preserve and Moran State Park where hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails provide magnificent views or simply enjoy a leisurely afternoon browsing the art galleries and artisan shops before ending the evening with an exquisite seafood dinner as the sun sets.

Take the Washington State Ferry from Anacortes, around an hour and a half’s drive from Seattle, to Orcas Island or Kenmore Air and land in either West Sound Bay or the village of Eastsound for the easiest journey.

Leavenworth

The enchanting town of Leavenworth is located around two and a half hours from Seattle on the east side of the Wenatchee National Forest—although visitors will feel like they have arrived in southeast Germany as the entire town center as been modeled on an idyllic Bavarian town. The town hosts their very own Oktoberfest celebrations from the end of September to mid-October where visitors can enjoy live music, traditional German food, and great beer while year round, Leavenworth’s wineries offer tastings and tours on the banks of the Wenatchee River. Head to Waterfront Park for a peaceful walk by lakes and snow-capped mountains and in winter, Ski Hill’s slopes accommodate winter sports enthusiasts of all ages while a visit to the Reindeer Farm gets everyone in the Holiday spirit.

Bainbridge Island

The pride and joy of Bainbridge Island is the stunning Bloedel Reserve, a 150-acre reserve made up of formal gardens with a wide variety of plants and flowers as well as a woodland, a moss garden, and marshland. Built in the 1950s with a 1920s décor, the Bloedel mansion is fun to explore with the whole family. Hikes, nature walks, bird-watching—all this and more is possible in this paradise of color!


Looking for more ways to fill your weekends with adventure and nature? Check out more fun-filled getaways ideas on our blog, or head to glampinghub.com for listings and unique accommodation galore!

Most Underrated Cities to Travel to in the U.S.

By Chloe Stein

Photo of Providence Rhode IslandPhoto by: Estately Blog

Which city is your number one?

New York? San Fran? How about Chicago? Well, from Sinatra tributes to killer hot dogs, these guys get a lot of credit.

Isn't it time we shed a light on some of the underdogs?

And if much like Frank himself, and also left your heart in San Francisco, maybe it's time you pick it back up and head elsewhere? Travel to some of these underrated—yet oh, so beloved—cities and re-discover our top Davids of Goliaths, if you will.

Asheville, North Carolina: "San Francisco of the South"

Photo of Asheville, North CarolinaPhoto by: The Reserve at Lake Keowee

Why visit: Set against the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is where it's at. This southern gem is known as the San Fran of the south for three reasons—great art, good food and funky breweries. From the historic Biltmore House to its vibrant arts scene, this city oozes character and—on top of that—its quite the looker, if we do say so ourselves.

Where to stay: Eco-Friendly Bungalow

The eco-friendly bungalow in North Carolina from the outside.

Park City, Utah: "Festival City"

photo of Park City, UtahPhoto by: Sotheby's International Realty

Why visit: Just east of Salt Lake City, we can see why Park City can often go unnoticed. In spite of these obstacles, Park City shines in our book as a lavish ski destination and the pinnacle of cozy winter relaxation. On top of that, there's hot chocolate on a stick. What!? how!? why1?—you ask? Well, we're not entirely sure of the how, but the why is quite obvious.

Where to stay: Luxury Cabin

A cozy shot of the interior of the glampign cabin in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Madison, Wisconsin: "Madtown"

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Why visit: Madtown, with its bounty of college students, is an absolute treasure for those who love local music venues, chic coffee shops and water views. From boating events to mouth-watering food trucks, this city is a divine mix of everything that's good in the world—plus, The Great Lakes, farmers markets, and outdoor concerts. Can it get any better than that?

Where to stay: Barn Rental

An exterior shot as night sets over the barn rental on Madeline Island in Wisconsin.

Providence, Rhode Island: "Renaissance City"

photo of Providence, Rhode IslandPhoto by: Ed King Photography

Why visit: If you consider yourself quite the foodie—or even shrug at the word foodie—you can bet your bottom dollar, this city will satisfy your distinguished palate. Among its charming architecture, this city is a gastronomical-hub, consistently blossoming with new and culinary treasures. Furthermore, it just a drive away from the Martha's Vinyard ferry and the beautiful beach town of Newport. Summer getaway, anyone?

Where to stay: Luxury Cabin

A sofa and armchair to cozy up in at this luxury rental in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.Click above to see this listing!


In the mood to explore? Click here, and check out all of our U.S. cities, both far and wide. Or, if you're in the mood for something a bit more exotic, take a gander at our Glamping Guide to Sri Lanka.

Top Fishing Tips for Glampers

By David Pope

Glamping is shore-ly the best way to explore the great outdoors in style and comfort, with some-fin for every type of traveler! While for some, the peace and quiet of secluded glampsites are enough to inspire relaxation and tranquility, for others, it's the call of outdoor activity that sparks a getaway. So why not par-hake in that classic camping experience, and add some fishing to your glamping trip? Here are our top tips to help you get started! Sweet breams are made of this!

1. Choosing the location

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Canada makes for the perfect place to sit back, relax, and enjoy a day by the water.
Whether you're looking for a roe-mantic (or is that row-mantic...) cabin or a spacious lodge for groupers, the location of your glamping getaway can make or break your fishing trip.

No matter if fishing is the sole reason for your glampventure, or if your just tackle-ing it on, making sure that you choose the right location is of paramount importance. Some lakes and rivers require permits or licenses, so be sure to check that your rental matches your needs.

2. Packing for the fish

Wahoo! You've booked your stay, so what next? We don't want to carp on about this, but preparation really is the name of the game. Mahi-king sure that you've researched what fish are nearby will help ensure that you stock the right type of bait, as well as the best practices for catching them.

Luxurious Cliffside Cabin Rental with Private Pool in Canyon Lake, Texas

Enjoy the views of Canyon Lake from this stunning cabin.
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3. Learning the craft

Fishing, like any other sport, requires plenty of training and knowledge, so prepare yourself with plenty of tips, or even take a lesson! Thatfishing.com has plenty of tips and tricks for knowing the trade and even offers up a handy guide for beginners, so be sure to check them out. Mullet over, but to enjoy your trip, you've cod to prepare!

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Start your morning right at this glamping site. You know what fishers say, "Early fish gets the bait."
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4. Be patient

Fishing requires time, lox of time. And sometimes, you might be out in the water, beckoning and cursing fish until you're blue fin the face. But for those patient enough to enjoy the serenity of nature, as stoic as a monk, this is the beauty that the act of fishing can provide in even the most barramundane moments.

Sardinely, this is a great ray to enjoy the natural surroundings present at each glamping site.

Thanks to our friends over at That Fishing for the helpful tips on how to make the most of a fishing and glamping trip!


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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.

altCharming Family-Friendly Cottage Rental with Ocean View near Mauna Kea Volcano, Hawaii

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.

altLuxury Cottage Rental with Lava Rock Swimming Pool on Kohala Coast, Hawaii

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!


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Guide to Hawaii's Best Glamping Activities: Kauai

By Jessica Armstrong

Hope you all enjoyed the last set of epic Maui activities, because Kauai's glamping guide is packed with even more to see and do.

This week's Hawaii Guide, brings us: Kauai. Glamping is meant to give us access to the great outdoors: its natural splendor, raw beauty, and fresh breezes. And where is the best place in Hawaii to find all of these, you ask? The Garden Isle, of course.

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Tranquil Luxury Villa with Spa in the Mountains of Kaua'i, Hawaii

From quaint beach cottages to lovely cabins for two, Kauai has the perfect glamping setting for you and your party. No matter which glamping accommodations you choose, rest assured that your surroundings will be nothing short of awe-inspiring, as nature rules supreme on the island. Deep valleys, lush rain forests, epic waterfalls, the NaPali Coast, and perhaps the best hiking in Hawaii await you. So grab your surfboards, hiking boots, and beach towels, because Kauai and these amazing activities to give a go are calling.

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Luxury Villa Rental for Groups on Kauai, Hawaii

Holo-Holo Charters: Explore the glorious NaPali Coast on a custom-built catamaran made for Kauai’s waters. You’ll enjoy snorkeling with Hawaiian green sea turtles, endangered monk seals, and a rainbow of tropical fish. And there’s plenty to see above water, as well- sparkling waterfalls, lush valleys, and ancient sea caves are yours to admire. You even have the option to head to The Forbidden Island of Niihau and snorkel around Lehua Crater, home to Hawaii’s most remote and pristine snorkeling and native bird sanctuary. A delicious continental breakfast, deli-style lunch, and assorted beverages round out their epic adventures.

Kauai Hiking Adventures: If you’ve never hiked The Garden Isle with Kauai Hiking Adventures, you have no idea what you’re missing! KHA’s expert guides believe in exploring the land in a respectful way while discovering the island’s beauty. Their half-day and full-day hikes are great for all types of hikers and fitness levels; whether you’re looking for a leisurely rainforest or beach stroll or a challenging hike to the NaPali’s coastal ridge tops. Let Kauai Hiking Adventures help you find your perfect trail.

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Tranquil Luxury Villa with Spa in the Mountains of Kaua'i, Hawaii

Tread Lightly Kauai Tours: Perhaps no one knows Kauai better than the company’s owner and guide, Jay Dorrance. A Kauai explorer since the 1970’s, Jay’s love and respect for The Garden Isle shines through in his light hiking tours, and he will customize your private tour to meet your needs. Know exactly what you’d like to see? Jay will take you there. Not sure where to go but want to "go where the locals go?" No problem. Head to famous movie locations, lovely waterfalls, bamboo forests, charming old towns, ancient Hawaiian structures, and so much more. Enjoy all these adventures, as well as loads of information you’ll never find in any guidebook.

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Capt. Andy’s: First, choose your NaPali adventure: laid-back sailing or thrilling high-speed rafting. Second, decide when you’d like to tour. How about a relaxing sunset dinner and cruise? Or maybe a fun sunset sail with appetizers, drinks, and live Hawaiian music? You can even set sail in the morning and enjoy a big adventure, complete with continental breakfast, snorkeling and exploring galore, a BBQ lunch, and drinks. No matter what time of day it is, it’s always a good time to explore the NaPali Coast with Capt. Andy’s.

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Safari Helicopters: Much of Kauai is difficult to access by land, as the terrain is just too remote, harsh, or inaccessible. That’s why a helicopter tour is the easiest and fastest way to see the best sights The Garden Isle has to offer. Soar over waterfalls, including the famous “Jurassic Park Waterfall” and Wailua Falls from Fantasy Island. Gaze into Waimea Canyon, known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” Dip down into the Hanalei Valley’s tropical rain forest. Land at the Kauai Wildlife Refuge. There’s so much to explore and no other helicopter tour company brings it all to you like Safari Helicopters.

Be sure to catch the next feature, when Hawaii Guide shows us a killer time on the Big Island!


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

By David Pope

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

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

A mock-up of glamping tents on ING headquarters

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

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

Glamping tent mock-ups

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

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

Blue prints of the GlampING Project

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

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

Click here to see more!

Guide to Hawaii's Best Glamping Activities: Maui

By Jessica Armstrong

Hey, glampers—we have got a special treat for you! Summer is coming fast, and nothing screams kowabunga like a glamping getaway to Hawaii. Our friends over at Guides of US have provided you with the best activities Hawaii has to offer. When planning your one-of-a-kind stay, it's important to know what activities are going to make this experience that much more epic.

Follow along the next few weeks, as we cruise from island to island, catching the gnarliest waves and exploring the most enchanting coves—all just steps away from your very own luxury glamping rental.

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Glamping is one of the trendiest and most memorable ways to experience The Aloha State’s gorgeous natural wonders. But how do you know which activities are the perfect complement to your glamping experience? How do you get the best up-close-and-personal experience, whether you’re looking to hike, fly, or paddle your cares away? Look no further than our island-by-island guide to the best glamping activities in Hawaii.

As a glamper, you want an adventure that will give you an intimate understanding of Hawaii’s unique landscapes, waters, flora, and fauna. That, and plenty of excitement, of course! Pack your bags—it's time to head to Maui!

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Sustainable Eco-Retreat Cabins near Beach in Maui, Hawaii

From the otherworldly and sacred slopes of Haleakala to the legendary Road to Hana, Maui is a glamper’s paradise—and let’s not forget Maui’s gorgeous beaches and pristine waters filled with some of the most fascinating marine life on the planet. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly excursion or a wild ride on the waves, these Maui tours are the perfect way to round out your Valley Isle glamping experience.

Maui Kayak Adventures: Kayak and snorkel with Certified Marine Naturalists who are eager to share their love of and respect for Maui’s waters with you. Swim with the curious Hawaiian green sea turtles at Turtle Town, spot spinner dolphins at Honolua Bay, or watch the majestic humpback whales in winter. The view from a kayak is simply unbelievable! Hard-core paddlers can even do the Molokini Challenge—out and back—and earn serious bragging rights along with views of unforgettable scenery.

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Hawaiian Paddle Sports: Honored by the Hawaii Ecotourism Association for their sustainable marine practices and dedicated to using their business to effect positive changes in Hawaii, Hawaiian Paddle Sports is committed to both the environment and to providing you with a superior adventure. Book a private surf or stand-up paddleboard lesson with their Certified Marine Naturalists; customize a kayak and snorkeling tour based on your desired destination and fitness level; surf the waves an outrigger canoe; and watch the humpback whales put on a show in winter. Simply amazing!

Redline Rafting: Looking for a fast and thrilling, yet safe, way to hit Maui’s hot spots and hidden gems all while enjoying personalized attention and the friendliness of a backyard barbecue? Look no further than Redline Rafting. Their guides will "talk story" over a delicious lunch, weave in old Hawaiian legends here and there, and share their extensive knowledge of Hawaii’s geology and marine life with you at every step of your adventure. Snorkel Molokini, spot the dolphins at La Perouse Bay, watch the whales in winter, or customize your own private day at sea.

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Pride of Maui: With over 30 years of experience in providing Molokini snorkeling adventures, Pride of Maui offers their guests outstanding service, amenities, attention, and fun. Snorkel with the kids and explore Molokini, Olowalu, Coral Gardens, and Turtle Town. Or try SNUBA diving: a great way to breathe freely without carrying a tank. If you’re a certified diver, a SCUBA tour is the ultimate underwater experience. Of course, winter whale sightings are guaranteed. With breakfast, BBQ lunch, and open bar options, as well as a glass-bottom boat for those who choose not to dive, Pride of Maui will make everyone’s Maui ocean adventure memorable.

Island Surfboard Rentals: Looking to surf and SUP on your own? Don’t want the hassle of driving around looking for a company and then having to return your equipment? Allow Island Surfboard Rentals to deliver and pick up your premium surfboard or paddle board right to your door—for free! Plus, you’ll get the right equipment for your needs and experience level, safety instructions, guidance, and tips on the best places to catch a wave. It’s fast, easy, and fun.

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FishMaui: Whether it’s your first time ocean fishing or you’re an experienced angler, you’ll absolutely love the thrill of fishing in Maui’s waters. Do a little deep sea fishing for marlin, ono, and ahi. Try your luck at reeling in a trevally, barracuda, or even a shark on a nearshore bottom fishing charter. You can even fish from the lovely white sand beach, if you prefer. Best of all, you’ll have the knowledge of expert guides who can help make your Hawaiian fishing dreams a reality.

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