The Glamping Show USA Expo and Conference 2022

Pursuing my dreams of owning/operating a ‘Space Colony Glamping Business,’ I registered to attend The Glamping Show USA 2022 in October as a first time attendee! I’m very satisfied with my choice of going to this glamping conference based on everything I learned and experienced firsthand! As the only U.S. Trade Event dedicated to the glamping industry, I’d recommend anyone who’s interested in pursuing glamping to attend.

Whether you are a seasoned glamping pro or the new kid on the block, the indoor/outdoor Expo is Wonderland. Picture swanky canvas tents, furnished wagons, cool new structures, creative amenities, new tech and a ton of other gems to help you take your glamping biz to the next level.”

The Glamping Show USA Website

The Glamping Show USA event offered many opportunities and experiences including:

  • Expert-Led Conference – learning from the best how to launch or evolve a glamping enterprise. Pros from every corner of the industry share their hard-earned expertise to ensure your success.
  • Networking Opportunities – gathering information, brainstorming and deal making. Fellow attendees face the similar business challenges and are key to helping find solutions.
  • Indoor/Outdoor Expo – perusing the wealth of glamping structures, products and services on display at the Expo to ignite the imagination and shape a vision for an outdoor hospitality business.
  • Pre-show Workshops – pre-show workshops offer in-depth information one needs to know to hit the glampground running.
  • E-bike Experience – vendors joined forces to bring e-bike test rides to the conference as potential amenities for glamping guests.
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Meow Wolf Denver’s Convergence Station Visit

meow wolf denver’s convergence station

Making the most of my trip, I had to check off Denver’s Meow Wolf art immersion experience! I had previously been to another mind-blowing Meow Wolf installation in Santa Fe – so I knew this was going to be a trippy mental and visual overload. This exhibition is 4-stories tall with over 70+ unique installations, rooms, and portals with art from 300 creatives (110+ from Colorado).

“Meow Wolf Denver’s Convergence Station is unforgettable, transformational, and not to be missed. Discover immersive psychedelic, mind-bending art and an underlying rich narrative as you take a journey of discovery into a surreal, science-fictional epic.”

Meow Wolf Denver Website

The premise of the “Convergence” story theme is the melding of four separate worlds and the memory wipe of all the displaced citizens. As part of this immersive experience, guests have to solve the mystery behind the convergence, specifically four separate women whose lives are somehow linked to this catastrophe.

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Denver Natural Science Museum Visit

Wildlife Halls at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

The last attraction I went to using the 3 Day Mile High Culture Pass was the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. This museum was the best of the ones I visited mainly because of how vast and diverse the collections and interactive exhibits were.

My initial entrance and wandering on the first floor took me past a large T-Rex skeleton and pinned down insect displays, primarily of butterflies and month species.

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Denver Art Museum and Clyfford Still Museum Visit

Denver Art Museum

After the History Colorado Center visit, I walked over to the Denver Art Museum and the nearby Clyfford Still Museum using the 3 Day Mile High Culture Pass. The Denver Art Museum is housed in a unique angular building that resemble shards of metal or jagged geometric cliff-side rocks.

“…the Denver Art Museum today is one of the largest art museums between Chicago and the West Coast. The museum’s global art collections represent cultures around the world, with more than 70,000 works of art in 12 collections, including African art, architecture and design, art of the ancient Americas, Asian art, European and American art before 1900, Latin American art, Oceanic art, modern and contemporary art, photography, textile art and fashion, Indigenous arts of North America, and western American art. The museum’s global collections also reflect work by artists from Denver and the Rocky Mountain region—and provide invaluable ways for the community to learn about the world.”

Denver Art Museum Website
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History Colorado Center Visit

Colorado History Center

I drove up to Denver for the Glamping Show Conference with some extra days for exploring the city and it’s attractions. While I didn’t have an exact plan of what I wanted to do, I came across the City of Denver’s Culture Pass. The 3 Day Mile High Culture Pass offered admission to several attractions in the area, and was well worth the price!

My culture pass took me first to the History Colorado Center in central Denver. The museum showcases a thorough history of Colorado and offers educational programs for the community. History Colorado the 501(c)(3) charitable organization and an agency of the Department of Higher Education manages this museum and other attractions and programs across Colorado.

“[The] History Colorado Center opened in 2012 in Denver’s Golden Triangle Creative District. An award-winning tourist destination and a hub of learning and entertainment, the center houses core exhibits along with traveling exhibitions through [their] Smithsonian Affiliation. It offers public programs, events, and educational programs that foster cultural understanding through authentic perspectives. The History Colorado Center is also home to the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, State Historical Fund, and Stephen H. Hart Research Center…”

History Colorado Website
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Roadtrip Day 2 – Photos

The second day of my roadtrip started off in Salina, KS with the day to drive to Denver, CO. I stayed the night at Country Inn & Suites, which had the softest mattress, sheets and pillows of all the hotels I’ve experienced. The following morning I woke up to DIY waffle buffet, a breakfast room full of Air Force Radio Operators in transition, and a Walmart next door where I resupplied for the trip.

I didn’t take many pictures on my way to Colorado, other than a few videos of how much the land looks like the drive through West Texas – only less red dirt, and about the same amount of windmills.

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