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A Glamping Getaway at San Francisco Petaluma KOA

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We’ve just returned from an awesome glamping getaway at the Petaluma KOA just north of San Francisco near Napa Valley! I had seen a picture of their gorgeous Deluxe Cabins on Pinterest and decided to give glamping a try at the Petaluma KOA, just 6 hours away by car from Los Angeles. Our trip to Napa + Sonoma was the perfect blend of a wine getaway and a summer camping trip.

Can’t get to the Petaluma KOA? The Deluxe Cabin I stayed in is replicated at many of the campsites KOA has across the country, so there may be one near you! Here’s a look inside what I called our tiny house:

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Wine Country Loft Lodge – Our Deluxe Cabin featured a separate bedroom, a sleeping loft (great for kids), kitchenette,  toilet, shower, TV, gas BBQ, firepit, picnic table, towels and linens. The only thing I actually had to pack was this marshmallow roasting stick! I would also suggest bringing campfire chairs that we used for reading on our front deck during the day and around the fire at night.

I also loved having our own private washroom and not have to schlep to the shared facilities. I know it’s a luxury and a premium to pay – but it was totally worth it. One thing to note, there is no bathroom sink. We used the kitchen sink to wash dishes and brush our teeth. But the crew at Petaluma KOA did manage to squeeze in a lot in this small space. (more…)

5 Great Glamping Escapes

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I love glamping.

It’s one of the things I most look forward to when summer starts to roll around. I love being outside, chilling out and just being close to nature. I’ve done in a bit of glamping near Toronto and Los Angeles and thought I would share a few of my favourite glamping escapes near both cities.

Treebones Resort in Big Sur, California is one of the most memorable glamping trips I’ve been on recently. Breathe deeply as the marine layer rolls off the Pacific as you relax on the porch of your oceanfront yurt. You might be able to see dolphins or whales migrating from your perch.

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There’s nothing to do here but sip wine, go on long hikes, hang at the beach, read in the sun and drink coffee. WiFi is spotty.  The restrooms and shower facilities are shared and the yurts book up quite quickly. Rates from $225. Your best best is to go mid-week for the best rates and availability. Read more from my visit to Treebones Resort. (more…)

Travel Guide: Yurt Glamping at Treebones Resort

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By: Lisa Ng

A sponsored post. Photos have been captured with the Nokia Lumia 1020 by Microsoft Devices.

I have never been much of a camper.

As I expressed in this post, my family just didn’t grow up camping. Let alone hang out in a yurt!

So when the glamping trend hit it big, I was ALL over it in a big way. Glamping – or ‘glamorous camping’ affords you the modern luxuries of a queen size bed, nightstands, electricity and a heater inside a glamping yurt or safari tent.

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I had heard of Treebones Resort and their oceanfront yurts in a guidebook about California. It was also the spot where Paul’s colleague went for her honeymoon and where his brother had recently proposed. We have heard nothing but rave reviews and finally booked our own trip to this cliffside resort that basks in the ocean mist. (more…)

A Glamping Getaway at Long Point Eco Adventures

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One of the most awesome things that I did a couple summers ago was go ‘glamping’.

Yes, I said glamping.

Glamourous camping peeple – it exists and it’s a thing. A seriously awesome thing.

Okay, so this whole idea may seem ridiculous to those hard-core campers out there! But, it’s a terrific halfway option between a cottage/luxury resort and camping. And the price-point is reasonable too.

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Growing up in a very traditional Chinese household, meant that I did not spend my summers cottaging or have memories of camping with the family. In fact, we kept our screen door tightly closed to keep the bugs out! Soooo, glamping is sort of the perfect baby step for me. Gone are the air mattresses, sleeping bags, cramped tent quarters, coin-operated showers and gross bathrooms. I am generally not a happy camper and I didn’t grow up camping, so the whole thing is really foreign to me.

So when I had read about Long Point Eco-Adventures in Toronto Life magazine, I had to call them up right away and arrange a visit! I LOVE being outdoors, but I hate all the stress, organization and mosquito bites that come along with ‘roughing it’. It was the perfect balance of what I was personally looking for, a very unique getaway experience and only a two-hour drive from Toronto. So off I went with Paul to our eco safari tent in the woods!

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When we arrived, we checked into our super-awesome glamping tent which sat on a wooden platform with smooth hardwood floors on the inside. Two Muskoka chairs in front overlooked Long Point, which made the deck a great place to chill out. (more…)

Summer Camping Guide 2017!

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We’re almost midway through July – which means there’s still LOTS of time to go camp out in the woods!

After taking oh…about a TEN year hiatus from camping, I’ve finally re-embraced it after living in Oregon for just 2 weeks. There are just so many things to see and do here and being active and being outdoors is just part of the lifestyle.

So here’s what I recommend for your next trip: (more…)

This Beautiful Day’s 2016 Summer Round-up

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I can’t believe we’re already halfway through summer. 

I’m trying to make the most of what’s left of July and plan on doing as much as possible to get outside and soak up the sun in August. We’re thinking one more camping trip in August and something to celebrate our anniversary as well.

I’ve been keeping busy reading, trying new recipes, relaxing and getting all settled into life in Portland. I have a couple things that I’m in love with right now and thought I would share it with you in a little summer round-up: (more…)