About Us

We’ve come a long way
since we were just a
twinkle in the eye.

About Go Glamping

From the much acclaimed stable of BirdBox Media, the UK’s leading specialists in niche Travel Websites, Go Glamping was the first website of its kind dedicated to luxury camping, or 'glamping' as it is now more widely known.

Go Glamping was developed 9 years ago by founder Garri Rayner and still retains the hand-crafted attention to detail that sets it apart from other more automated travel resources.

Both Go Glamping, and its sister website HolidayPad, head The Guardian’s list of “Best Travel Websites ever” and, along with Garri's Hotel Haiku website, all have been critically acclaimed in the media world-wide.

Now in its second generation, and with a brand new design, Go Glamping has introduced many new features that vastly improve its usefulness to both holidaymakers and luxury camp owners whilst still retaining its ‘personally curated' approach that has made it so successful.

We hope you like the new design, there’s much more to follow in the coming months and years.

We also always welcome feedback and are always looking for ways to improve the site so if you have any suggestions then please visit our contact page and let us know.


Who we are

Garri Rayner


Former record label owner and BirdBox Media head honcho Garri Rayner is the founder and driving force behind the world's first and best loved Glamping website. His hands-on approach and personal curation has seen GoGlamping raise the bar for others to follow.

Steve Villiers


Steve’s a highly creative award winning digital media professional with more than 20 years experience. He currently runs, a travel resource for Edinburgh and specialises in providing owners with quality videos, photos and marketing advice for their establishments.

What is Glamping?

Glamping derives its name from Glamorous Camping, a form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping.

Glamping is all about the ‘experience’. It’s about immersing yourself in your surroundings, taking great gulps of air, feeling the earth under your feet and dissolving away your daily stress. It’s about getting back to nature without getting back to basics. You won’t be living out of a rucksack and sleeping on the floor. No, Glamping is most definitely luxury camping.

More recently the term Glamping has encompassed any kind of travel accommodation deemed unique or unusual such as geodesic domes, tree houses or Airstream caravans for example.

You can generally define a glampsite as follows:

  • Its structure is free-standing and self-contained. (In theory it could be dis-assembled and moved fairly easily, unlike a traditional bricks and mortar dwelling such as a hotel).
  • It opens out onto the great outdoors. (ie there’s no lift to the foyer!)
  • Creature comforts come as standard (ie bed, hot water and even electricity)

The very nature of Glamping means there’s an accommodation type for everyone. From locally sourced and built eco-pods which offer complete protection from the elements to igloos to traditional Native American tipis to a vast range of wooden and tented cabins to VW Combi Vans.

The comfort levels and price of these also range wildly so there really is something for everyone and for every budget.

For more information about glamping, please visit our what is glamping page.


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