Glamping site proposed for East Buncombe includes ‘Cloud…
Glamping site proposed for East Buncombe includes ‘Cloud… ASHEVILLE – While some want to spend a night by a warm campfire under... Read More
Winter glamping and the best in spring breaks
● Once upon a time glamping meant yurts, teepees and safari tents being gussied up with proper beds, rugs and maybe electricity if you’re lucky.
hen it got a major upgrade and incorporated high-tech wooden lodges, shipping containers, shepherd’s huts, Romany caravans and other things involving actual walls, heating, kitchenettes and ensuite bathrooms – all-year-round havens that don’t involve soggy bottoms on mucky groundsheets.
One such proposition is Further Space, whose nifty, ergonomic pods are dotted around Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland, and without a tent peg in sight. There’s still time to avail of its ‘100 pods for €100’ promotion for overnight stays this month, in which 100 lodgings are available for €100 per night.
Scenic sites include Belmullet in Co Mayo; Carrickreagh Bay in Co Fermanagh; and Cardross Estate near Loch Lomond, Scotland. further.space
● Regional airports can mean less traffic, thinner queues and crowds, and there are seven-night deals aplenty to Europe from Cork, Knock and Shannon with Sunway holidays.
From Cork: B&B in Dubrovnik on May 13 from €595pp, or room only in Sardinia on May 15 from €355pp. From Knock: seven nights self-catering in Mallorca on May 9 from €259pp, or room only in the Algarve on May 7 for €335pp. From Shannon: a hotel stay in Corfu on June 6 from €479pp, or B&B in Sorrento on May 3 from €579pp.
All include return flights and are based on two adults sharing. sunway.ie
● When SoHo’s five-star Crosby Street Hotel opened in 2009, it added a London eccentricity to Manhattan’s otherwise sleek hospitality scene, its British designer/Firmdale owner Kit Kemp running riot with busy prints and textiles without resorting to pastiche.
Firmdale’s The Whitby in midtown followed in 2017 – with a third, Warren Street Hotel, soon to open in trendy Tribeca.
It was built from scratch in the footprint of a car park, and all guest rooms over its 11 storeys will have loft-style floor to ceiling windows overlooking Downtown Manhattan – which means it is destined to be the buzziest hotspot in 2023. firmdalehotels.com
● Many of us still love curling up with a beautifully crafted travel magazine; those keepsake sources of inspiration and aspiration, with insider tips and beautiful photography. And anticipation mounts for Lodestars, an independent coffee table anthology that hones in on a different country each issue, exploring in particular its food, culture and nature.
Next up is the island of Ireland – whose cover story is bushcraft expert Tom Bàn, photographed by Orlando Gili – with featured destinations including Connemara, the Ring of Kerry, Waterford, Longford, Belfast, Mullaghmore, Dublin, Athlone, the Aran Islands, Tory Island, Boyne Valley and more.
It’s out in March, £15, and available for pre-sale at picsandink.com.
from www.independent.ie Source link