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    Beth Kirby of Local Milk Inspires With A Detox Recipe for Spicy Soba and Miso Soup
  • Behold The Travel Yogi’s Amazing Adventure At The Ultimate Yoga Retreat in Bhutan
    Behold The Travel Yogi’s Amazing Adventure At The Ultimate Yoga Retreat in Bhutan
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Stay At The Only Warrior Fortress To Ever Become A Luxury Resort
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27065
VENUE:
Alila Fort Bishangarh
LOCATION:
Jaipur
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
India Fortress
Restored Luxury Resort
Alila Fort Bishangarh
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

 

Relics of history, as fierce and formidable as they may have once been, can surely adapt to a new life—if lovingly restored. Such is the dramatic case of Alila Fort Bishangarh in the Bishangarh village of India’s Jaipur District. It’s an epic, stunning structure to say the least. Standing boldly atop a rocky hill—like a beacon of hope or power in some fantasy film—the fort is a unique example of Jaipur Gharana architecture, coming from both Mughal and British influence. It’s also ready to become your new favorite getaway.

This week’s #BirthdayBucketList is perhaps the only warrior fortress that’s been converted into a luxury resort. In the same structure that houses openings for firearms and turrets (known as burjs), you'll find multiple styles of royal suites and lavish public areas. It’s definitely one of a kind.

 

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Escape to Tanzania For The Newest Glamping Experience In Africa
Heather Ash
REPORT
No. 27066
VENUE:
The Highlands
LOCATION:
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Birthday Bucketlist
High-End Glamping
Tanzania
REPORTER: Heather Ash


Situated in between a crater and a volcano is a brand new glampsite in the forests of Tanzania ready to fulfill your wanderlust wishes. The Highlands knows our penchant for adventure seeking thrills and they're ready to deliver not only the best hikes, climbs, safaris, and cultural experiences, but they're delivering it with a luxurious stay in there high end domed suites. If you're into true wilderness experiences while living large, then put this at the top of your birthday bucket list.


Tanzania's newst resort and safari is more than just your average glamping in luxury dome yurts

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Beth Kirby of Local Milk Inspires With A Detox Recipe for Spicy Soba and Miso Soup
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27043
VENUE:
In The Kitchen with Local Milk
LOCATION:
Nashville
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Miso with a Twist
Japanese Cuisine
In The Kitchen with Local Milk
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

One of our favorite things about the start of a new year is setting goals like jump-starting a wellness-oriented year, or planning to travel to at least three cities we haven’t been to yet. This year, we are all about our goal of trying new things in the kitchen and beyond. We’ve turned to photographer, stylist, blogger, and recipe guru, Beth Kirby of Local Milk looking for her best post-holiday-binge-soup for cleansing, nourishing, and clearing the ole sinuses. 

Beth’s Spicy Soba and Miso Soup is a detox must for all your post-holiday blues. If you haven’t been following her Instagram account and blog, we highly recommend taking a look at her gorgeous imagery and lovely recipes. Here she’s given us the 101 on all things Soba and she even tells us how to prepare the elusive “perfect” boiled egg to throw on top. We’ll let Beth take it from here.

Photography and words by Beth Kirby of Local Milk

 

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See Why the White Sparrow Barn Makes for the Most Gorgeous Winter Wedding
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27072
VENUE:
The White Sparrow
LOCATION:
Quinlan, Texas
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Barn Wedding
Neutral & Feminine
Texas Countryside
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

In Union Valley, a vintage white barn sits in an open field, sparkling in the wild Texas sun. Surrounded by oak trees and flower gardens, The White Sparrow is one heck of a peaceful retreat from the busy and bustling city life of Dallas. The owners have even kept its natural wood floors and whitewashed walls for a comforting sense of old world elegance. In short, it’s perfect.

That’s why graphic designer Danielle and computer repair shop owner Trent decided to tie the knot there. Designed, built, and still maintained by the Huerta Family, The White Sparrow is a dream-come-true venue that welcomes both boots and heels. Beyond its rustic yet chic grounds, a breathtaking country landscape ensures that every photo taken is a keeper. Danielle and Trent took full advantage of such a dazzling space with a white wedding with touches of earth tones. The pair’s gorgeous wedding was shot by Danielle’s good friend and former wedding photographer teammate Allison Harp. Both Danielle and Allison had a lot of great things to say about the big day and the killer venue.

Words and photography by Allison Harp

 

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Behold The Travel Yogi’s Amazing Adventure At The Ultimate Yoga Retreat in Bhutan
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27044
VENUE:
Amankora
LOCATION:
Jakar, Bumthang
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Group Getaway
Yoga Retreat
Bhutan
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

 

To many, the ideal vacation is one of both exploration and relaxation. Most of us aren’t round-the-clock thrill-seekers or constant nappers. Instead, we like to go big and then take it easy. We want to see the big, beautiful world, but we also want to stop to smell the roses—and you need energy to do all the things you want. So, naturally, there’s a good chance you’ll feel better and be way more psyched on adventure if you start and end your day with delicious food and healthy yoga sessions. Get your blood pumping, loose up your muscles, fill your stomach with healthy treats, and prepare to take on the world around you!

This week’s #BirthdayBucketList comes courtesy of The Travel Yogi, who had a downright incredible time while staying at a Bhutanese wellness and yoga retreat. Since Bhutan limits its total availability of annual tourists visas, the country is able more easily maintain as well as sustain their colorful, wondrous culture. Luckily, The Travel Yogi went and, in turn, laid out a terrific 10-day adventure of fun and rest, based on the team’s journey as well as venue deets (yes, Amankora always has us drooling) and some insider's information providing everything you need to know before booking the ultimate yoga retreat.

 

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