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In India, Fall Means Luxury Camping With Leopards And Tigers

Where: Rajasthan, India
September 12, 2014 at 9:01 AM | by | Comments (0)

The bad news, guys, is summer is ending.

The good news is, winter means opportunities to do things you couldn’t face in summer – like sleeping outdoors in India. Especially when it’s tiger season.

This month sees the (re)opening of three tented camps from Sujan in Rajasthan: Sher Bagh, in Ranthambhore, the Serai in Jaisalmer, and Jawai Leopard Camp.

Sher Bagh (top pic) isn’t new, but it’s been completely renovated for the 2014 season, with all tents getting their ensuite bathrooms refurbished and enlarged (yes, ensuite bathrooms being enlarged - as you can imagine, these aren’t your ordinary tents). Two new suites have also been created – one with a walled garden, one with a private pool (and both with butlers). The location, meanwhile, is tiger central – 81% of visitors last year saw at least two per day.

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Take Your Safari To The Next Level At Savuti Camp

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  Site Where: Botswana
July 2, 2014 at 8:26 AM | by | Comments (0)

The problem with safaris is that everyone’s doing them now, and in the age of Instagram, you need more than a close encounter with a member of the Big Five to impress your pack.

Step forward Savuti Camp in Botswana. It’s already your outdoorsy, tented safari camp, situated in the Okavango Delta. But now it’s introduced a “sleep-out” option – two outdoor decks, each sleeping four, overlooking the Savute Channel, far away from the main camp (a 20-minute drive or a 45-minute boat ride – take your pick). The only neighbours are the hippos, buffalos, waterbucks, baboons, and other animals you won’t have heard of.

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Glamping For Mustang Fans (Not the Car) at the Mustang Monument Eco Ranch

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  Site Where: HC60 Box 300 [map], Wells, Nevada, United States, 89835
June 30, 2014 at 12:58 PM | by | Comments (0)

Luxurious tipis/teepees like these should help you forget that the bathrooms are next door.

Here’s a summer glamping opportunity you can feel good about--a Wild West safari that contributes to the preservation of our nation's wild Mustangs. The Mustang Monument Eco-Resort and Preserve offers an up-close and personal experience of these beautiful wild animals along with some pretty cool accommodations to retire to.

This is a true wildlife sanctuary created by Madeleine Pickens--as in the former Mrs.T Boone Pickens-- who founded the Saving America's Mustangs Foundation. The Mustang Monument is spread across 900 square miles south of Wells, Nevada, where the views are pretty much the same in all directions. All desert, all the time. This is an all-inclusive luxury eco-resort offering two types of accommodations, the "Luxury Tipi" and the "Cottage."

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Singita's Sasakwa Lodge in Tanzania: Where Downton Abbey Would Feel at Home

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  Site Where: Tanzania
May 30, 2014 at 4:03 PM | by | Comment (1)

The Sasakwa Lodge, Singita’s premier property in Northern Tanzania, offers a heavy touch of old world, English opulence in the country's Grumeti Reserve.

If Lord Grantham were ever to take a trip to Africa, this is where he and other denizens Downton Abbey would lay their heads for the night. But today, even heads of state, royals and celebrities head to Sasakwa to soak up the authentic African ambiance and the expansive view of the vast Serengeti plains below.

The elegant, turn of the century manor house is counterbalanced with a carefully collected and well-curated mix of evocative African artifacts. It gives the posh property an African savvy meets boho chic appeal.

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Wilderness Safaris in Namibia Has a Lodge for Every Kind of Traveler

Where: Namibia
May 29, 2014 at 4:28 PM | by | Comments (0)

Nowhere in Africa is the landscape more diverse than it is in Namibia. But diversity is also found in the accommodations of the area and Wilderness Safaris has many camps across the country which cater to all all types of travelers. Here are a few that might fit your needs:

If you're an adventure traveler, then try Kulala Desert Lodge
Kulala's thatched African villas provide close proximity to the red dunes of Sossussvlei. A early rise is required to hit the dunes before the sun does, to capture the best light and keep cool for the arduous hike up the world's largest sand dune. Running down them feels like a mad mix of skiing, walking on the moon and rolling through a wall of cotton.

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DROP Mobile Eco-Hotel Goes XL

April 30, 2014 at 9:19 AM | by | Comments (0)

When In-Tenta Creative Design Group came up with mobile eco-hotel DROP a few years ago, we loved its design, environmental friendliness, and ability to be installed pretty much anywhere.

We’re still waiting for someone to pick up the idea and turn it into reality, but with summer arriving and festival season around the corner, DROP now has a big brother – DROP XL – which we think is the perfect answer to leaking tents, deflating air mattresses, and shared bathrooms.

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Funky Friday: Saddle Up to The Bar at The Ranch at Rock Creek

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  Site Where: 79 Carriage House Lane, Philipsburg, Montana, 59858
April 11, 2014 at 4:01 PM | by | Comments (0)

Welcome to Funky Friday, a new segment we’re trying out which features one photo that we think singularly expresses a hotel’s inner psyche. We look for, and often find, a lot of wacky, wild and wondrous designs that seem to have one thing in common: a Type A personality. So why not have a bit of fun as we all wrap up our week by taking a quick look at some hotels that quite frankly, want our attention.

For this week’s Funky Friday, we’re taking a lighthearted look at the concept of dude ranch (a real ranch that has been converted to a pretend ranch) as hotel and more specifically, that of the luxury dude ranch. While it would be unheard of back in the 1800s, you’ll find it today at The Ranch at Rock Creek. (Yes, the site of the recent nuptials for Kate Bosworth)

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Funky Friday: Camping Out Urban Style at Hutten Palast, Berlin

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  Site Where: Hobrechtstrasse 65/66, Berlin - Neukolln, 12047
March 28, 2014 at 4:01 PM | by | Comments (0)

Welcome to Funky Friday, a new segment we’re trying out which features one photo that we think singularly expresses a hotel’s inner psyche. We look for, and often find, a lot of wacky, wild and wondrous designs that seem to have one thing in common: a Type A personality. So why not have a bit of fun as we all wrap up our week by taking a quick look at some hotels that quite frankly, want our attention.

For all the die-hard campers out there, there is finally a hotel designed just for you, only it's in uber-urban Berlin. As funky as this may sound, Hutten Palast is a different concept that's cleverly delivered, and it's a pretty good deal too at less than $100 per night. For these reasons and more, we think it's well earned a place in Funky Friday.

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Taking a Bucket Shower at Dunia Camp Tanzania

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  Site Where: Tanzania
February 25, 2014 at 8:48 AM | by | Comments (0)

Africa has many amazing safari lodges out in its vast, beautiful wilderness, with a specific subset being semi-mobile camps: having only temporary permission to set up in a particular location, a semi-mobile camp must be able to pack up and move on within a matter of days, leaving not even a hint of environmental impact behind.

This obviously protects the fragile ecosystem the camp passes through, but also allows for freedom to move with the seasons, and in the case of Dunia Camp in Tanzania, with the flow of the Great Migration through Serengeti National Park.

Semi-mobile means no plumbing, but that doesn’t mean you’ll lack any amenities: there are flush toilets in each luxurious tent, and one of the more charming bush experiences is only a butler’s call and brief wait away: the bucket shower, courtesy of old-fashioned boiled water and gravity.

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Muddy Shoes And Personal Development At Cresto Ranch Colorado

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  Site Where: 52068 Road 38 [map], Dolores, Colorado, United States, 81323
August 22, 2013 at 8:45 AM | by | Comments (0)

Since we love us some glamping, we were excited to learn last year that there was going to be an option closer to home than the African bush, with Colorado’s Dunton Hot Springs opening Cresto Ranch, a set of eight en-suite luxury tents four miles downriver from the main resort.

Open since June 1, and until October 31 for its seasonal closure, Cresto Ranch has partnered with Muddy Shoe Adventures to allow you to get your glamp on and have a ‘transformational adventure’ at the same time. What that means, we’ll tell you.

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Meet DROP, The Next Generation Mobile Eco-Hotel

December 7, 2012 at 1:32 PM | by | Comments (0)

With glamping still on trend, we see a lot of attempts to marry hotel-room comforts with Mother Nature, all wrapped up in an environmentally sensitive package. We’re totally on board with this, whether up in an English treehouse or out in the African bush.

So, it’s no surprise then that we’re a little in love with the DROP eco-hotel concept, the brainchild of Barcelona's In-Tenta Creative Design Group. A fully mobile “micro-architecture” project, DROP is specifically designed to be installed with a minimum amount of impact on its environment.

We know, a little brain cramp might be happening now, but we'll explain more.

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Brussels' Vintage Hotel Wants You To "Glamp" In Their Front Yard

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  Site Where: Rue Dejoncker 45, Brussels, Belgium, 1060
November 6, 2012 at 3:34 PM | by | Comments (0)

When we think of Brussels, we think about the European Union, beer and chocolate. Never had we thought of the city, although scenic and somewhat quirky with its love of surrealism, as the headquarters of cool. And then in 2009 along came the 29-room Vintage Hotel (a former home for the elderly), that's in a great location close to swish shopping street, Avenue Louise. Suddenly the "it" factor went way up.

Now, in 2012, the hotel’s added a symbol of pure 1950s Americana: a refurbed vintage 1958 Airstream trailer that has all of the mod-cons one expects.Yes, Brussels has discovered "glamping" !

We got a peek at this eccentric hotel and the Airstream Room (known as "Hazel") parked in the hotel’s courtyard. Hazel is outfitted with a double bed, shower and WC, a separate seating area, WiFi, a flat-screen TV and air conditioning. (BTW, it’s the only room at the hotel that’s air conditioned.)

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