Think outside the big-box hotels and discover North America’s most inspiring outdoor getaways. In the first travel guide of its kind, authors Mike and Anne Howard of the acclaimed blog HoneyTrek.com dive into the origins of glamping and the 21st-century craving for unconventional experiences that effortlessly connect us with nature, family, and ourselves. Each chapter of Comfortably Wild offers a unique way to vacation, like the boutique farmstays in “Cultivate,” wellness retreats in "Rejuvenate,” and action-packed journeys of “In Motion.” Alongside hundreds of gorgeous photographs and inspiring stories from the Howards’ 73,000-mile quest, this glamping book offers practical tips to find your ideal destinations and to mobilize a lifetime of unforgettable adventures.
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Mike and Anne Howard left on their honeymoon in January 2012 and never came home. They created HoneyTrek.com to chronicle their journey across all seven continents and help people mobilize their travel dreams. Their story of the World’s Longest Honeymoon, savvy tips, and blog have been acclaimed by over 100 media outlets, from USA Today to Lonely Planet. Having scouted hotels around the world for Honeymoons.com, blogged for Glamping.com, and authored National Geographic’s best-selling book on couples adventure travel (Ultimate Journeys for Two), the Howards were poised to write the first-ever book on glamping in North America. Their original research, on everything from the history of glamping to this travel style’s scientific benefits, has earned them a respected place in the glamping community, including a seat on the American Glamping Association Board of Advisors.
Through their writing, photography, public speaking, glamping consulting, and social media, the Howards hope to inspire more people to explore outside their comfort zone. Follow their adventures @HoneyTrek.
“I have always believed that if you understand and appreciate the process, that’s the only time you can value the product. And that’s exactly what Anne and Mike have done here in addressing the brave new world of glamping. For those who are both adverse to as well as unable to pitch a tent—let alone survive in one—but still want to enjoy the wonders of life outdoors, this book is for you." —Peter Greenberg, travel editor at CBS News —
"The word "glamping" has been misinterpreted by many...Yes, glamping suggests comfortable accommodations. But the other elements, according to the Howards, include creative structures, access to nature, environmentally sustainable experiences, and trips so engaging as to be unforgettable. The range of sites recommended make this guidebook especially attractive." —Judges of the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition. Comfortably Wild was awarded the bronze for Best Guidebooks of 2020"