Articles tagged “camping”

Airstream Is Turning Recreational Vehicles Into Smart Homes

Airstream Is Turning Recreational Vehicles Into Smart Homes

Kyle Stock, Bloomberg

The classic American camper brand will now let digital nomads control their campers by iPhone. Airstream started taking orders for a $1,000 kit that will convert any of its vehicles into a smart home. The move gives new meaning to the phrase "turn on, tune in, and drop out."

2 days ago

Airstream Partner Raises $115 Million for Luxury Trailer Hotels

Airstream Partner Raises $115 Million for Luxury Trailer Hotels

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

The company is capitalizing on the renewed popularity of the iconic American camper, but tweaking it for people who don't really want to camp.

3 weeks ago

Government Shutdown Leads to Closure of Joshua Tree National Park

Government Shutdown Leads to Closure of Joshua Tree National Park

Associated Press

Even with park supporters and local community members volunteering their services, the government shutdown is taking a big toll on some national parks.

1 month ago

Luxury Pop-Up Camping Has Arrived in New York City

Luxury Pop-Up Camping Has Arrived in New York City

Nic McCormack, Bloomberg

Camping is camping no matter how much you try to dress it up. But, for the huddled masses of busy New Yorkers trying to escape the summer heat, this is the closest thing to backyard camping you can get.

8 months ago

More Americans Are Traveling to Escape From Scary Headlines

More Americans Are Traveling to Escape From Scary Headlines

Claire Suddath, Bloomberg

Camping trips, travel, and even a film about Mr. Rogers are helping many U.S. citizens tune out what many are calling the nation’s lowest point in history.

8 months ago

More Black Travelers Hit the Great Outdoors as Camping Activity Jumps

More Black Travelers Hit the Great Outdoors as Camping Activity Jumps

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Black outdoor enthusiasts are camping, hiking, rock climbing, and RVing in greater numbers. But it’s not because white America, which dominates the sector, reached out. Black America made it happen.

8 months ago

How Driving Defines Us: The Future of American Road Trips

How Driving Defines Us: The Future of American Road Trips

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Road trips in the United States are statistically on the rise due to both economic and cultural factors. These vacations have incredible potential to reflect what's simmering beneath the surface of contemporary America.

9 months ago

Brexit Has Been a Boost For UK Camping Staycations

Brexit Has Been a Boost For UK Camping Staycations

Lisa Pham and Joe Easton, Bloomberg

Camping in the UK is a beautiful thing to do even when Brexit isn't causing economic turmoil, which a certain Skifter witnessed first-hand this past summer. Hotel stays, however, are a more lucrative type of staycation that the government hopes more tourists will opt for.

1 year ago

Hawaii Tries to Stop Airbnb From Renting Beachfront Campsites

Hawaii Tries to Stop Airbnb From Renting Beachfront Campsites

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press

While Airbnb set the bar high for verified user identities, it does a poor job verifying legitimate addresses.

3 years ago

Campers Today Care as Much About Smartphones as Toilet Paper

Campers Today Care as Much About Smartphones as Toilet Paper

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The arguments for and against connectivity in nature are often considered in relation to national parks. Kampgrounds for America, however, has a business objective of attracting as many guests as possible and Wi-Fi is becoming an evermore important role in doing so.

4 years ago

Las Vegas Gets Campervans For Outdoor Adventures

Las Vegas Gets Campervans For Outdoor Adventures

Richard N. Velotta , Las Vegas Sun

What happens on these mini-RV/campervan trips stays on these trips. This could be a nice a family option or a way to combine sin and sun.

5 years ago

A new take on the digital detox: Silicon Valley summer camp

A new take on the digital detox: Silicon Valley summer camp

Isabel Choat, The Guardian

Although the buzz surrounding digital detoxes continues, the concept's been around long enough that savvy travelers realize they can create their own detox with a little will power and a stern concierge.

6 years ago