What sounds better than a winter getaway to Upstate New York? Christine of C'est Christine gave braving the chilly New York winter a go this January and visited this modern cottage in the Catskills. When she isn't busy traveling the globe, she finds a weekend getaway just a couple hours from home to be the perfect travel plan.
To find out what makes the ultimate trip to a home-away-from-home, pick up some of her favorites and check out her tips on her blog and in our interview below!
What is your favorite thing about travel and glamping in the winter?
Snow isn't very fun in day-to-day life in New York City: it's slippery and tough to commute in and turns gross and black almost immediately. I love escaping to cabins upstate in winter to be able to really enjoy all of the beautiful snow and the crisp fresh air.
Does the time of year affect your preference for accommodation?
When I'm traveling in the summer, I love to be right on the water, whether it's on a lake or the ocean. In the fall and winter, I love escaping a bit more into the mountains and the colorful trees.
What is your go to-must-have for winter travel? Summer travel?
A good book—either to read by the fire or out on the beach.
What is your absolute favorite activity to do when winter glamping? Why?
Drinking hot chocolate and playing board games by a roaring fire. I love to be super cozy inside while watching the snow fall outside the window.
If you could pack your bags to go glamping anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would it be and why?
I'd love to check out a tree house in Central America!
Do you prefer glamping trips with a couple people or a large group?
In general, I like staying in small groups—usually just my boyfriend and another couple.
What made the most lasting impression for you at the last accommodation you visited?
It was only a couple of hours from the heart of New York City, but it was so serene and beautiful. Falling asleep to the sound of absolute silence and waking up to deer outside our window felt like worlds away from our life in Brooklyn—it was so rejuvenating, and we didn't even have to go to the airport.
This glamping site would be perfect for “...” because “......”
A couple of New York couples...it's so close to the city, and it's set up perfectly to fully relax and enjoy each others' company.
Where will your next travels be taking you?
I'm heading to the Caribbean on my honeymoon! Looking forward to plenty of sunshine, beaches, and rum cocktails.