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U.S.-Based Hipcamp Acquires Australia’s Youcamp as Travelers Heed Call of the Great Outdoors

Sky Mountain yoga retreat near Bear Lake State Park in Idaho. Hipcamp, a San Francisco-based startup, has acquired Youcamp, its counterpart in, Australia that lets property owners charge campers on their land. Hipcamp Skift Take: Hipcamp thinks that courting landowners like farmers, ranchers, and vintners can help unlock new supply for outdoor recreation. It’s an […]

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Camping for the first time

When my friends ask me to go camping, I usually have an arsenal of excuses ready. “Sorry, I’ll be out of town,” “Sorry, I already have plans,” or “Sorry, I might be getting my wisdom teeth out just for fun.” I have never camped before in my life. The idea always intrigued me, but the […]

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RV and Outdoor Recreation Companies See a Boom in Bookings

Enney Ranch is an 850-acre cattle and grain ranch in Paso Robles, California, which is open to guests who book tents via Tentrr, an online service. Tentrr Skift Take: The great outdoors is appealing to many people who have been cooped up under stay-at-home restrictions. It’s no wonder that several booking services for camping and […]

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The best glamping and camping spots

Florida has, not completely unfairly, become the butt of a lot of jokes. Botch multiple elections and give the world headlines like “Florida Man Arrested for Operating Retirement Home Chop Shop” and you’re not escaping the late-night comedy circuit. That said, Florida is still full of natural beauty, much of it beyond its world-renowned beaches. […]

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The best luxury forest accomodations

For generations, Americans have ventured into the vast, ancient forests of the United States seeking spiritual, emotional, and physical rejuvenation, indelibly blending the concepts of restoration and peace with being in the woods. That notion of forest wellness still persists to this day, but instead of decamping into the woods to sleep in a tent […]

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Digital detox spots

Even though summer always has a more leisurely pace, it also lends itself perfectly to planning an escape from the stresses of city life. Pleasant temperatures and longer days mean getting out into nature is a lot more inviting, and spending a few days off your phone and in the trees can recharge you for […]

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Things to do to make camping easier

Poking sizzling logs in the fire pit while sipping a beer and listening to crickets chirp in the background… camping is the antidote to a busy lifestyle. A necessary escape from the bustle of daily life. And yet camping can seem like another thing on your to-do list, something you struggle to make time for. […]