Elevate your camping experience by getting off the ground and into the trees. Tree tents are a relaxing and fun way to spend the evening and reconnect with nature. You just need the help of two to three trees as anchor points to create a tent that mimics the versatility of a hammock. Tenstile Tree Tents offers solo to up to 5-person tree tents so travelers can share the experience. Tents can be set up in 10 minutes or less and is ideal for steep or rocky terrain, or even above water for a tranquil and unique camping experience.
Hammocks repurposed into tents offer a lightweight, portable way to camp on the go easily. Climb inside the Hennessy Hammock to relax and read, or zip up for a good night’s sleep. The asymmetric hammock features a protective rain cover, side entry and double slider zipper. You can also build your own hammock by choosing a bigger rainfly, longer webbing straps and insulation. Campers get the benefit of weather protection and warmth without compromising on lightweight gear.
If sleeping in the trees isn’t unique enough, catch a snooze in a spherical Cocoon Tree Bed with a resistant waterproof membrane. The end result is an upscale camping experience where campers hang suspended in an orb. Add on a mattress and pillows for a luxurious night’s sleep.
Tree tents and hammock tents simplify weekend getaways or trips abroad, where you can take your accommodations with you wherever you go. Look for legal camping sites during your travels or ask a private landowner if you can borrow a few trees before heading out for the day.
Literature lovers have the chance to explore book settings across Asia with new itineraries available through Insight Guides. Where might your literary-inspired travels take you? Here are five designations Insight Guides recommends for literary inspiration in Asia.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
When you are hiking, camping or traveling, bag space is a hot commodity. Making sure you bring all the necessities without making your bag too bulky or heavy to carry can be a challenge. Matador helps you solve this problem with its innovative products like the Mini Pocket Blanket.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.