Let Alena of ModaPrints take you to a place where the land is filled with trees and mountains, where the horses run wild in the wild, and the glampers instinctively flock like birds flying south for the winter—a little place called Colorado.
What are the five things you have in your suitcase for every glamping trip?
Lotion because I can’t handle being dry, wipes when you are feeling lazy to walk to the bathroom and wash your face, a hair brush, wine, and tennis shoes!
How do climate and weather affect what you pack?
I checked the weather, and it said snow, but knowing Colorado, it snows for an hour and everything melts by noon and it’s so warm! I packed snow boots and a jacket just in case but also brought shorts and warmer clothes, too! I actually used my jacket for sitting my the fire late at night and shorts during the day, because it was actually hot after a long day of hiking!
Comfortable and casual or chic and trendy? What’s your travel style and why?
It really depends on what we have planned. I brought comfy and causal, as well as a trendy outfit for our dinner plans.
What kind of amenities do you make sure the glamping site provides before you pack them, and why?
Coffee, because I will literally be a grump all morning if I don’t have at least one cup, and milk for my coffee! I’ve never experienced glamping before so I looked to see if they had a shower and bathroom—that’s all I really need.
Overpacker or underpacker? Why? Also, do you have any special tips on how to avoid being one or the other? What are they?
I used to be an over-packer and said enough is enough! I look at the weather and make plans on what we will be doing each day and lay out my outfits to make sure I am bringing everything I need. This helps with underpacking and overpacking, planning your days, and knowing what you will be doing helps.
What are your favorite things to bring glamping and why?
Stuff to make s’mores with, my laptop with at least two movies downloaded, and a bottle of wine! S’mores because glamping without a camp fire and s’mores is no fun. Two movies because we love staying up and watching old classic movies with a glass of wine!
What was your most memorable moment at your glamping stay?
We loved how peaceful it was and how my husband and I had absolutely no service unless we walked to the bathroom to get Wi-Fi. We loved being able to just talk and get away from the crazy, busy lifestyle we have back home.
What surprised you about glamping?
How nice everything was and just how we felt so at home!
If you could visit another site soon, where would it be?
Somewhere by the beach would be a dream come true.
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