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.
CATEGORY: Birthday Bucket List
Utah is secretly the best place on earth, says photographer Renata Stone. It’s not hard to see why if you’ve ever visited the Beehive State. It's a dramatic landscape that's as alien as it is western, and it’s either drenched in sunlight or starlight. In short, IT’S AMAZING.
So when Stone's friends came to visit, she had a good number of stunning spots to take them. Her ultimate choice was Mystic Hot Springs in “middle of nowhere Monroe.” Thanks to her beautiful photography skills, you can see her and her merry band soaking in outdoor tubs on what looks like another planet. It’s a good life when you have friends in the right places—and Utah’s definitely one of them.
Photography by Big Bear Photo Co
We’ve all heard about ice hotels and decked out glamping igloos, but this winter we’ve got our birthday bucket list goals set on the world’s first ice hotel to be open year-round. What’s more birthday worthy than heading to Sweden to chase the Northern Lights, sleep in an igloo filled with ice sculptures, and sip on one of thousands of icy cocktails at the Icehotel 365?!
This gorgeous, icy enclave of luxury igloo suites set in a small Swedish village emphasizes art, architecture, snow sports, and the joys of getting far outside your (typically warm) comfort zone. So go ahead and add some winter furs and puffy coats to your birthday wishlist, because it’s about to drop below zero.
Photography by Icehotel 365
There are certain dates you wait for in order to properly commence celebrating a favorite season. For spring, maybe it’s the first picnic or bike ride of the year. For summer, it’s likely the first beach day. For fall, most will say that it’s when they first see pumpkin flavorings hit store shelves or and coffee shop menus. For winter, this year anyway, it's December 9th, the day that Whitepod opened for the season.
This week’s #BirthdayBucketList is one of Switzerland’s most beloved winter attractions — and for good reason. Whitepod is an eco-luxury retreat that delivers an Alpine experience that’s wholly immersive in the landscape while remaining a supremely welcoming destination for those in search of chic design and comfortable living.
Venue + Images: Whitepod
A destination that perfectly marries the majesty of the outdoors with beautiful modern architecture and a storied past, Norway’s Juvet Hotel is an architect fanatic’s paradise as much as it is a nature haven. So, dust off the ole bucket list and start making plans for your next birthday adventure, because this is one for the books.
Photos: Juvet Hotel