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We’re having a harder time accepting that it’s August than the fact that we aren’t the One Less Lonely Girl Justin Bieber was referring to. The thought of Summer ending makes us want to pull a Brittany 07′. So, all aboard the D(enial) Train because we’re not ready to let go. Scoot over Rose, there’s room for two on that door…

We’ve made progress on our Summer bucket list of places to be and cocktails to sip, but one activity is still left un-checked… Get in! We’re going GLAMPING!

If you don’t know what glamping is, it’s glamour-meets-camping, ergo “glamping.” Relax to the max in the beautiful outdoors, without having to rough it. Because with limited vay-kay days, and novice experience camping, we’d rather not spend 10 hours trying to pitch our own tent.

See our list of glamping sites to visit around the globe. Don’t forget to grab some To-Go by CHLOE. before a weekend away (if ya know what’s good for ya).

Image Courtesy of Collective Retreats

 

NYC: Collective Governors Island

Nothing makes ya crave fresh air and foliage like living in the concrete jungle. Retreat from the city that never sleeps at Collective Governors Island. Just a ferry ride from the city, you’ll never feel so far away from your 9 to 6 grind. Enjoy a fancy, multi-course meal harbor-side, or schedule a DIY BBQ experience, sans the annoying set up and clean up. Rent a bike and explore Governor’s Island’s newest park, The Hills Park, or visit one of many nearby art installations. Tent accommodation choices are tiered, offering something for everyone. Go for a private suite equipped with AC and heating (Outlook Shelter), a rustic-meets-luxurious tent (Summit Tent) or a communal tent (Journey Tent).

 

Los Angeles: Treebones Resort

Leave the traffic-jams of LA to lounge along the coast of Big Sur. While the ocean views are sure to take your breath away, so are the yurts. Fully equipped comfy beds and running water, these hideaway havens are a slice o’ heaven. If you’re really trying to live your most luxurious life, reserve the Autonomous Tent. Shaped like a cocoon, running on solar energy and boasting a private patio for epic sunsets, you’ll never look at “luxury” the same way! If leaving LA to lounge along the coast isn’t enough Treebones also offers activities such as yoga, hikes, and seasonal whale watching.

 

London: The Glade at Avington

Experience true peace and privacy when glamping at The Glade at Avington. Made from all-natural and ecological materials and equipped with solar-powered lanterns, the tent “pod” is nestled in nature, and only accessible by a walking path through the woods. This secluded serenity doesn’t exclude any amenities too. It’s fully equipped with a king-sized bed, kitchen, loo, shower, and a food basket and champagne upon request! There are walking paths, golf and fishing nearby, as well as a few pubs (if ya really can’t take the Brit out of ya).

 

Maine: Sandy Pines Campground

Sandy Pines has gotten the art of glamping down. They offer three different types of rentals- 12×16 Camp Carriages on wheels, tiny A-frame Hideaway Huts, and large Glamp Tents, situated on wooden decks. Glamp Tents are the most popular, and for good reason. Each tent has a unique theme such as “Nautical Nights” or “Boho Luxury,” designed by different local designers. With a main campground site hosting movie nights, live music and games, you can choose to get social during your weekend retreat, if desired. 

 

Canada: Ridgeback Lodge

Say “toodle-loo” to that traditional tent and “haaaayyy” Dream Dome. Ridgeback Lodge offers the ultimate couples getaway with romantic Dream Domes and log cabins. Memory foam beds, 500 thread-count sheets, a beautiful view and a private wood-fired hot tub will help you forget the fact that there’s no WiFi or mini shampoos to steal. In terms of activities, there are nearby hikes, as well as a creek for canoeing and pond for swimming. You won’t regret this wilderness getaway.