Blogger Spotlight: Christine

By Jessica Armstrong

Who doesn't love a good glamping trip to Lake Tahoe, California? Christine of Tour de Lust really showed us what we are missing out on over on the West Coast, so it's time to get packing and join in on the fun. Just take a look at this one-of-a-kind glamping cottage!

Christine sat down with us to share some of her favorite memories, experiences, and plans for upcoming travel with you glampers, so prepare yourself for a heavy dose of travel FOMO.

The studio cottage from the outside in Lake Tahoe, California.

Meet Christine, Founder of Tour de Lust, and California glamping extraordinare.

What was the most memorable experience during your glamping getaway?

I loved spending time on the lake. It's so beautiful!

What was the best surprise about your glamping site?

The overall experience at the cottage! I loved our location since it had a private beach access.

The blogger admiring the sunset over Lake Tahoe, California.

Talk about an amazing place to catch the sunset!

Where is your favorite destination to go glamping?

This was my first time glamping, and I loved it! Lake Tahoe is definitely a great place to go glamping.

Where is your dream travel destination?

There are so many dream destinations, but right now, it's Bali and the Maldives.

The exterior of the gorgeous log cottage in Lake Tahoe.

This glamping property offers the most charming accommodations.

What advice do you have for packing for a glamping getaway?

If it's during the summer, always bring sunscreen and bug spray. You will likely be outdoors a lot, so always stay protected.

What is your must-have when traveling?

My camera! I can never leave home without it.

The cozy bedroom in the Lake Tahoe cottage.

Glampers are sure to get the best sleep they've had in years.

Do you spend a lot of time planning your trips or are you more spontaneous once you arrive at your destination?

I do so that I make sure I don't miss anything. But being spontaneous is also good, too, because you will end up on a fun adventure!

Do you have your eye on another glamping site for the future? Where?

There are some awesome accommodations on Glamping Hub! I want to stay in a cool tree house in Mexico, but likely Yosemite is next for me.

The cottages tucked away among the large trees that surround Lake Tahoe, California.

Kick back, relax, and enjoy the tranquility of Tahoe's finest forests.

See more of Christine's touring around the globe on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


As summer comes to an end, there is still plenty of time to book your very own California glamping getaway. Get some pre-labor day inspiration on Glamping Hub's Discovering California portal!

Blogger Spotlight: Amy

By Jessica Armstrong

Travel-obsessed fashion and lifestyle blogger Amy Marrieta is taking this summer by storm. When she isn't creating content for her blog and brand, she is custom designing silk scarves that we can't wait to get our hands on. And somehow Amy still made time earlier this summer to pop over to California to visit one of Glamping Hub's most secluded and out-of-this world accommodations.

We can't wait to see what glamping site she visits next. Check out how to glamp the right way with some stellar tips, accessories, and must-haves via the globe trotter herself.

Blogger Amy Marietta*

Meet Amy Marietta, globe trotter, fashionista, and creative designer.
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What are your must-haves to bring on a glamping trip?

Sunnies, sunscreen, a Mophie charger just in case, and my A.M. CLUB silk scarves, because I'm constantly creating content and using them to tie up my hair.

Blogger Amy Marietta glamping in California*

Check out the amazing staircase connecting the lounge with the loft in this [unique dome](https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/pacificwest/california/northpalmsprings/unique-retreat-palm-springs/?checkin=&checkout=&guests=2).
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How do your essentials differentiate depending on the area you’re glamping in?

Weather and convenience. Snacks are pretty important if there isn't food close by! I try to avoid being "hangry" at all times.

Unique dome in California*

Exterior view of the surroundings and [unique dome](https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/pacificwest/california/northpalmsprings/unique-retreat-palm-springs/?checkin=&checkout=&guests=2) in Palm Springs, California.
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What do you do on the days leading up to your trip?

Lots of research. I'm obsessed with researching and planning—for some trips, I make Excel spreadsheets just to stay organized.

How do you prefer to travel to your destination and why?

It depends on where I'm going and how far. I always love a good road trip, but there have to be some stops along the way if it's a far one. I also love flying.

A bedroom in the unique dome in California*

The master bedroom of the [glamping accommodation](https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/pacificwest/california/northpalmsprings/unique-retreat-palm-springs/?checkin=&checkout=&guests=2).
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How do you research the accommodations amenities and features while preparing?

Google is my best friend when it comes to researching. I'll also check out tag locations on Instagram to see what other people post to understand the vibe.

What kind of events and activities do you plan before you arrive at the site?

It depends on the location. Joe and I like to try cool restaurants, jet ski, check out art installations or shows and go to beaches. We're not the biggest hikers but we do love to create, especially during sunset hours. He produces music, I write, we take photos and brainstorm ideas and plan—those types of things.

Exterior of part of the unique dome in California*

Entrance of the [unique dome](https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/pacificwest/california/northpalmsprings/unique-retreat-palm-springs/?checkin=&checkout=&guests=2).
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Which do you prefer: a daily itinerary or a go-with-the-flow game plan? Why?

I like to make a list and then each day when we wake up we decide, or maybe even the night before, so I guess kind of a mix. I'm a huge "to-do list" and "Post-it" person.

What is your top piece of advice for someone go glamping?

Research! Even if it's a last-minute trip, just do a little bit of research before so you know what to expect.

Amy Marrieta in the dome in California*

The windows of the [unique dome](https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/pacificwest/california/northpalmsprings/unique-retreat-palm-springs/?checkin=&checkout=&guests=2) give glampers gorgeous views of the windmills and desert.
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What are the five things you would never travel without?

Hmmmm, tricky. I'd say my phone, laptop, camera, toothpaste, and Joe.

Looking for your next California glamping stay? Get some inspo from Glamping Hub's Discover California Collection, here.


To see more of Amy's worldly travels and fashion trends, visit her blog, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.