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.
What three words would you use to describe your Glamping Hub stay?
Relaxing, fun, and escape.
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.
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.
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.
What is your dream destination?
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.
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.