Join along in on the journey as Gina of What the Doost takes glamping by storm. From visiting charming cabins in Upstate New York to creating tips and how-to's for new glampers all over the globe, she has got it down. Check out her blog post and most recent visit to Hunter, NY to find all the information you need to know before embarking on your own outdoor adventure.
1. What are your top must haves when glamping in the fall?
When I first heard about this glamping trip, my thought was how perfectly aligned the season is for this. Watching summer turn to fall is one of my favorite seasonal things to do—I vibe with Mother Nature and all its beauty.
The first thing I grabbed was my camera and then my Arya essential face oil, as well as some Ritual products, too. A couple comfortable sweaters and my favorite sneakers to get plenty of hiking in were necessary, too.
2. How does your travel style change between seasons?
I love colors and being able to change my hues with the season is always exciting. For fall, I stick to tones of golden, red, and green. While traveling, I try to be as versatile as possible, so I often think of a theme and base my outfits around that.
3. How do you plan your vacations? Around destination? Around style? Around accommodation?
I plan my vacations around experiences and the destination. Everything else comes secondary. There are so many beautiful places in the world, and the more I see, the richer my soul feels.
4. Are you an overpacker or underpacker? How so?
I've managed to steer away from those days when I over-packed; I really enjoy traveling light. But like most people, I have those "oops" moments. Though I try not to stress over materials I forget—most things can be bought or replaced—I always love supporting the towns I visit.
5. What is your favorite piece of fall apparel?
Cozy sweaters, soft and big!
6. How do you advise fall glampers to plan for their glamping stay?
While there are many things to do, give yourself a good amount of time to do nothing—to sit out and take in the views, to be with your own thoughts, and to appreciate it all.
7. What was your favorite part of your glamping accommodation? Why?
I have two favorites for this one: the location and the built-in sauna. It was everything, beneficial for the mind, body, and soul.
8. How would you describe your glamping style and vibe? Chic and stylish or rustic and outdoorsy?
I love both spectrums, from stylish to rustic. For this trip, I would say our style was more charming, rustic, and outdoorsy. We rented a 2018 BMW convertible and really took advantage of the drive and nice weather. The scenery was so vibrant!
Make your next escape to the great outdoors a fall weekend adventure and visit one of our Upstate New York accommodations!