CATEGORY: Group Getaway Ideas

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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See Why Mystic Hot Springs is One of Utah’s Coolest Places To Go Before Winter Ends
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27068
VENUE:
Mystic Hot Springs
LOCATION:
Monroe
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Group Getaway
Hot Springs Escape
Mystic Hot Springs
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy



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



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See How This Group Of Influencers Styles Horseback Riding In Hawaii
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27064
VENUE:
Four Seasons Resort Lanai
LOCATION:
Lanai City, Hawaii
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Group Getaway
Foray Collective's Horseback Riding Experience
Four Seasons Lanai
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

What's better than trekking through the forests of Hawaii taking in all it has to offer? By adding horseback riding to the mix for an unforgettable experience. The girls of Foray Collective got on horseback, decked to the nines as cowgirls, and rode through the hills of Hawaii while their leader yodeled old western tunes. You can’t make this stuff up, people.

As part of our team-up with Foray Collective to send some top influencers on an adventure to Four Seasons Resort Lanai, the ladies signed up for a horseback ride through the hills above Koele. They’ve filled us in below on some of the behind the scenes action. So, giddy-up over to our exclusive offers for discounts on this experience.

Photos by Derren Versoza

 

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How Fashion Girls Explore Hawaii With Four Seasons' Lanai Experiences
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27063
VENUE:
Four Seasons Resort Lanai
LOCATION:
Lanai City, Hawaii
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Group Getaway
Foray Collective Girl's Getaway
Four Seasons Lanai
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

Our crew recently teamed up with Foray Collective to send some major fashion It Girls off to one of our favorite Hawaii vacay spots. Perched on a rugged red lava cliff that towers over the white sandy beach below, the Four Seasons Lanai was home base for a series of photo shoots and adventures for a handful of Foray Collective’s top fashion influencers.

While staying at this (did we mention gorgeous?) resort, the ladies rode horseback through the Lanai hills, hopped a catamaran to the best snorkeling spots in Hawaii, and indulged in lots of acai bowls. If you’re about that life, check out the offers you can book exclusively through The Venue Report. Perfectly timed, the horseback riding and snorkeling excursions are on special till just before Valentine’s Day (hint, hint).

Here’s the DL from Foray Collective about their experience at Four Seasons Lanai. We do not claim responsibility for the legit FOMO you’re about to feel.

 

Photos by Derren Versoza

 

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What Dinner By A Lake Looks Like When Urban Outfitters Dresses Your Squad
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26984
VENUE:
Whiskeytown Lake
LOCATION:
Redding
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Feast by the Lake
Bohemian Picnic
Rustic
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

Urban Dictionary defines Friendsgiving as, “the celebration of Thanksgiving dinner with your friends. This usually occurs on the Wednesday before or the Friday after Thanksgiving Day, since Thanksgiving is usually reserved for family gatherings.” Yet, here at the Venue Report, we define Friendsgiving as, “a time to gather all the crazy characters in your life to sit down at one beautiful table and eat too much, drink too much, laugh too much, and have an epic dance party in a gorgeous setting.” We’re willing to bet that most of you agree with the latter definition and have likely celebrated a holiday or two in this fashion. 

And since it’s not every day that we get to hear the scoop behind an awesome brand collaboration, you can imagine how stoked we were to interview photographer Hannah Merritt about this photo shoot she did with stylist and social media darling Mel Denisse. All clothing and some of the decorative accessories were provided by Urban Outfitters, and Mel put together the vision of this Friendsgiving by the lake. We’d say she pretty much nailed it, since now all we can think about is planning our next Friendsgiving. Check out what Hannah has to say about this cool collab.

Words + Photos by Hannah Merritt 

 

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