Month: February 2014

Last Night & Morning at the Santa Barbara Auto Camp

I think it’s worth mentioning that the Airstreams are comfortable, but not particularly spacious– not surprising considering they are mobile homes.  They are best if used as a fun home base to explore the area, and the Auto Camp’s location makes that easy to do. After feeding Scarlet, we drove down to Sterns Wharf to […]

Day 2 at Santa Barbara Auto Camp

Scarlet and I woke up after a good night’s sleep and headed to Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf up the street for coffee. Then we drove to nearby Burro Beach, which is one of the many pet friendly beaches in Santa Barbara for a stroll. Next, we headed to a restaurant called Scarlett Begonia for […]

First Night at the Santa Barbara Auto Camp

Since I had my dog, Scarlet, with me during my stay at the Santa Barbara Auto Camp, riding one of the beach cruisers that came with my Airstream to the beach wasn’t an option for me during my stay, but it would be an easy ride 3 1/2 mile ride and the area is very […]

First Afternoon at Santa Barbara Auto Camp

First of all, let me say I was very excited and more than a little anxious about staying at the Santa Barbara Auto Camp. The rates are reasonable and with the mild February weather here in Santa Barbara, I was kind of waiting for the other shoe to drop… it somehow seemed too good to […]

Yurts Go Global

For most people, the term “glamping” is associated with luxurious tents, and for good reason.  From Africa to the American West, savvy travel outfitters have been offering ready made safari-style tents to discerning travelers for many years now. The art of glamorous camping, however, is no longer limited to just canvas tents.  Today, everyone from […]

A Vineyard Tree House

Text by Anne Collins Howard, Photographs by Mike Howard, The mountains and vineyards of Mendoza, Argentina are spectacular, but when enjoyed from Entre Cielos Hotel and Spa they become transcendental. Set on a vineyard at the foothills of the Andes, the Small Luxury Hotels of the World property has 15 rooms and one of the […]

Glamping Review: C Lazy U Ranch – Granby, CO

When planning your next dream trip, what plays the biggest role in deciding where to go?  Is it your budget . . . time of year . . . activities . . . accommodations?  How about the number of vacation days you have left?  Well it just might be that the weather ends up being […]

Glamping Properties Rank High Among Best Hotels in the World

What’s on your glamping bucket list?  If you’re a seasoned traveler, or aspiring to be one, chances are you probably have some sort of “Top 10” checklist of places we want to go and things we’d like to do.  But how about where you want to stay?  One of the beauties of glamping is that […]