Blogger Spotlight: Kristina and Naizak

By Jessica Armstrong

There's nothing better than a summer glamping getaway (start planning yours for next year here!)—and even more so when (wo)man's best friend is coming along for the ride.

Kristina of Day in My Dreams and her best dog pal, Naizak, made their way over to a stunning Virginia cottage for their first Glamping with Pets vacation. We asked her to give us the inside scoop on glamping with her furry BFF, paw in hand.

Cottage with Mountain Views of Blue Ridge Parkway

Packs and pup in tow, Kristina is ready to go glamping.

What three words would you use to describe your Glamping Hub stay?

Relaxing, fun, and escape.

Cottage with Mountain Views of Blue Ridge Parkway

From the moment Naizak strutted through the door, he knew he found his home-away-from-home.

What are your packing essentials for every glamping trip?

Since glamping is a lot like camping, it's important to bring a few essentials! My must-haves include food (and plenty of it), bevies, your own toiletries, and a body prepped for relaxation.

What are your main steps to planning a getaway?

Scheduling a getaway can be difficult with a busy schedule. Set aside time in advance, and don't let other plans intervene—everyone needs time for themselves.

Cottage with Mountain Views of Blue Ridge Parkway

Enjoy this gorgeous view from the living room every day.

Do you prefer to travel in large groups, solo, or with a companion?

I love traveling in large groups or even alone! It's a totally different experience either way. If I have party pants on, I go with a group of my best girlfriends. When I need some time to unwind, I prefer to travel alone or with a single companion.

Cottage with Mountain Views of Blue Ridge Parkway

(Wo)man's best friend and glamper alike, these two pals sure are having a ball.

What is your main piece of advice for travelers planning their first glamping stay?

Be sure to think through your packing list thoroughly. If you're staying in a remote area, you may not be able to find what you need at the destination.

Cottage with Mountain Views of Blue Ridge Parkway

These plush couches are calling your name for some relaxation and a cozy afternoon nap.

What is your dream destination?

Bali!

If you were to visit a glamping accommodation tomorrow, where and what type would it be?

I would love to go glamping on a tropical getaway. It's so nice to be able to enjoy the luxury of some place exotic while having the comforts of a home.

Cottage with Mountain Views of Blue Ridge Parkway

A view this stunning never gets old.

What was the biggest surprise about your glamping stay?

The view was so much better than I had even imagined! We're already planning our next trip.

Cottage with Mountain Views of Blue Ridge Parkway

Until next time, glampers!

To have your very own Glamping with Pets stay, check out Kristina's cottage accommodation.


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