Between traveling the globe, curating beautiful photos for her Instagram and blog, and finding a way to break cultural barriers through her educational foundation, Laura Lazzarino of Los Viajes de Nena has one big vision for teaching the world why travel is so important.
Having visited over 50 countries and currently touring through Africa, Laura and her partner Juan, stopped by this gorgeous property in Kenya to try their hand at glamping. With many different vacation, excursion, and camping experiences under their belt, glamping definitely had caught their attention.
To find out more about Laura and Juan’s’ glamping trip to Kenya and some when and how to’s on glamping and travel, check out their interview below.
What is your favorite season to glamp and why?
Spring and fall, when temperatures are not extreme, and you can get to appreciate the changes in nature.
How do seasons affect your glamping style?
In glamping, as in travel in general, I try to make the most of every season. If it is summer, I definitely choose a nice place by the beach, where I can swim or enjoy the sea breeze. If it is fall, then I love going to the mountains, where golden colors turn the landscape into a magic scenery.
Where are your favorite places to travel in the fall?
Salta and Jujuy in the northwest of Argentina are beautiful provinces to travel to in the fall, as it is warmer than in the rest of the country, and the mountain colors seem to be more beautiful than ever.
Where are your favorite places to travel in the summer?
The Caribbean Sea is my favorite place in the world. Any island or beach with white sand, fresh seafood, and a calm beach to swim at all day long makes me happy. But if I’m in Europe, Southern Italy would be my choice.
Tell us about one of your favorite glamping trips.
Well, I’m pretty new to glamping, and so far I’m loving it. That’s why I guess I will never forget my first time. It was in Kenya, traveling around Laikipia, when we had the chance to visit Sabuk, a beautiful lodge with gorgeous views. The privacy of the lodge, combined with a carefully planned integration with nature makes Sabuk an ideal place to taste African wilderness in a comfortable environment.
What is your biggest piece of advice about traveling in between summer and the holiday season?
Just do it! If you have the chance to travel before high season, then take advantage of it—prices are not high yet, places are not full, and you can enjoy the place at its best!
Tell us about one of the best parts of your most recent stay?
Having lunch while watching a whole family of elephants eat in the hills in front of us, going to bed with the sound of the river, waking up with the birds, and going on a camel safari were just some of the highlights of the trip.
What is one of your favorite things about visiting new sites?
I love the feeling of discovering new places, especially when they are so different to my country or my culture.