Meet Coco Bassey of Milenielle—fashion blog extraordinaire and newest member of the Glamping Hub community of global travelers. We can't get over Coco's recent stay at this beautiful elevated tree house in North Carolina, and we can bet you won't be able to either.
We asked Coco to sit down with us and share a bit more about her packing process, biggest glamping surprises, and plans for her future glamping getaways. Glampers, you can be sure this won't be her last trip to a tree house.
What three words would you use to describe your Glamping Hub stay?
Relaxing, Adventurous, Cozy.
What are your packing essentials for every glamping trip?
Lots of water and snacks, bug spray, a camera, comfortable shoes, and weather-appropriate clothing! My phone died on me while I was on my trip, and having my laptop was a lifesaver...so definitely double down on backup technology if you can!
What are your main steps to planning a getaway?
Planning the trip: Do I need to rent a car? How long is the trip and what are my target times to arrive and depart?
Activities: What do I want to do during my trip, and what do I need to pack along with me (e.g. hiking shoes, camera, boots, cards, campfire essentials, a book, my laptop, etc.)?
Wardrobe: What do I need to pack to stay comfortable throughout my trip?
Food and Drink: Always pack lots of extra food and water. Even though our tree house had drinking water amenities, you never know when you'll need it in an emergency! Snacks are great for the road trip, and if there's a fire pit, s'mores are a must!
Tourism and Photography: Research your destination before you leave—are there any spots along the way that you want to stop and see? We popped into Asheville on our way home, and it was such a great opportunity to double our travel experience!
Do you prefer to travel in large groups, solo, or with a companion?
I love traveling with one or two people, but there's always something so relaxing about taking a day to break out and explore on my own!
What is your main piece of advice for travelers planning their first glamping stay?
It's always better to over-plan and over-pack! Especially when it comes to clothes, water, and food...you wanna be ready for anything.
What is your dream destination? Why?
I've traveled quite a bit, but I can't believe I haven't been to the Mediterranean yet...I'm absolutely dying to do Spain, Italy, and/or Greece ASAP!
If you were to visit a glamping accommodation tomorrow, where and what type would it be?
I'd love to experience different regions, like a tropical beachfront bungalow in the summer or a winter cabin rental over the holidays.
What was the biggest surprise about your glamping stay?
I'm a city girl through and through, so of course, I had some negative presumptions about how rough it would be for me to step away from the hustle and bustle of my city life for a whole weekend! I'm so happy I tried it though—this Tree house had ALL of the amenities to make me feel right at home while providing the peace and quiet I was looking for during a quiet weekend getaway.
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