Month: April 2014

Legend Lodges Safari Camps in Waterburg, South Africa

Unaware of what it really meant at the time, I first went glamping on a trip to South Africa back in 1992.  We were up in the Sabi Sand at a private game reserve called Kirkman’s Camp.  It was quite a memorable experience since I left the U.S. single and returned engaged. I proposed during […]

River Glamping Cabin Attracts Worldwide Attention

It’s a boyhood dream to build a tree house, to create a retreat from the everyday, a getaway perched high in some unforgettable setting with an amazing view, presumably difficult for adults to reach. This may be a common dream, but some who actually act on it often build them in uncommon places, and not always […]

Glamping Review: Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle

From the lookout at the highest point of the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, I could see Myanmar and Laos from my Thailand perch. To make matters even more exceptional, I had just come from meeting a herd of rescued elephants I would trek with the next day. In a state of shock and […]

Glamping Review: Tierra Patagonia

As I turn the lights off in preparation for bed, I head to the window, in need of some fresh air. I crack it slightly, and the sound of the howling wind rushes in. Just across Lake Sarmiento, the snow on the surrounding peaks reflects the moonlight, even as low clouds roll in around it. […]

Glamping News: Glamorous Camping in Shantytowns

One of the top news stories this week that had nothing to do with glamping was the announcement that Stephen Colbert would be taking over for David Letterman when he retires from “Late Night” sometime in 2015. If you’re an avid viewer of his late night satirical television program on Comedy Central, The Colbert Report, […]

Neiman Marcus Glamping Yurt

Inspired by the 1960’s television show I Dream of Jeannie, Neiman Marcus enlists yurt-maker Rainier and designer Rebecca Vizard to create “Dream Folly” to be part of the most recent Neiman Marcus Christmas Book. The yurt itself was designed and constructed by the Seattle-based company Rainier. Rainier has been in the tent business since 1896 starting with […]

Glamping on the Rise: Travel + Leisure Lists 20 Glamping Properties Among 70 Best New Hotels in the World

It’s official: glamping has arrived, landing on the 2014 Travel + Leisure “It List” in no small fashion. With only the “coolest new hotels that are changing the travel landscape” making the list, glamping makes its mark with 20 properties (nearly 30%) that feature glamping as their primary accommodation, nestled among urban trendsetters, scene makers, […]

Glamping News – Treehouses for Adults

When’s the last time you spent time in a tree house?  Chances are, it was probably when you where in elementary school.  Well tree houses are not just for kids anymore.  Savvy hoteliers and entrepreneurs the world over are designing incredible structures for sophisticated travelers looking for a uniquely different experience and a deeper connection […]

3rd Day at the Ranch at Rock Creek

When I woke up on Wednesday at the Ranch at Rock Creek, it was clear that old man winter wanted to make an appearance– not really a surprise in March– and there was light snow. We once again skipped the full breakfast because we didn’t want to overindulge before heading out to our trail ride. […]