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Gaze at the Mediterranean From Your Private Terrace on This Italian Island
Jené Shaw
by Jené Shaw
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Principe di Salina

Malfa, Province of Messina, Italy



Pull up a map of Italy. Now zoom in on the Southern end and keep your eyes peeled for a string of islands near the tip of the boot. These tiny volcanic jewels are the Aeolian Islands, one of which is the ruggedly beautiful Salina, home to the family-owned Principe di Salina—a 12-room boutique hotel that feels like a luxury private villa, overlooking the Mediterranean. 

Open from April through October, Principe di Salina is the kind of place you picture when you dream about a getaway far, far, away from your cubicle. Between the infinity pool, Sicilian-inspired decor and meals alongside deep blue sea views from your own private terrace—excuse us while we go look for flights…

Photography by Gianluca Gasperoni + Lisa Poggi

 

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Transform Your Charcuterie Board With This (Fancy) Cheese Lovers Recipe
The Venue Report
by The Venue Report

 

The turn of the seasons is almost upon us and best celebrated together, perhaps with an Endless Summer party for those not ready to say goodbye or a Welcome Party for those celebrating fall’s rebirth. Whichever your choice, a transitional gathering is key for the season. The setting? Take it to the water’s edge with an open fire and create your feast.

Australian WILD Chef and traveler, Sarah Glover, is inspiring these thoughts with her very own waterfront feast that you can find amongst her other culinary adventures in her soon-to-be released cookbook. She gave us an exclusive, inside look into her intimate beachside banquet along with two heavenly recipe sneak peeks. The first is her Chargrilled Cheeses with Endive and Wild Honeycomb Platter - not only capable of inducing instant mouth-watering, it looks positively divine once done up. The second is The Hung Pork with Lemon Leaves and Blistered Grapes cooked while hanging over an open flame complete with a healthy splash pinot noir. Who's hungry?  

Photography by Luisa Brimble

 

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Hey Narcos Fans! Stay In Pablo Escobar's Mansion Turned Luxury Resort In Tulum
Jené Shaw
by Jené Shaw



If you’re fascinated by the history of Pablo Escobar (hey there, Narcos fans) or fancy yourself an art buff, this luxury boutique hotel—formerly owned by the infamous drug kingpin—will satisfy your appetite for both.

Located on the Gulf of Mexico in Tulum, Mexico, Casa Malca faces out to a white-sand beach on one side and a lush green jungle to the other. The main house offers nine eclectic, well-appointed suites and an additional row of beachfront villas bring the total up to 35 rooms, with more still to come. The whole resort is super eco-conscious, constructed using local materials and outfitted with organic cotton and bamboo linens.

 

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ARRIVE Weekend Event
See What Happens When We Collab With This Palm Springs Hotel To Throw A Weekend Long Party
The Venue Report
by The Venue Report
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ARRIVE

1551 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA, United States

 

ARRIVE in Palm Springs is an immersive local experience that celebrates the design and tastes of it's surroundings, taking notes from the expansive landscapes and mid-century modern architecture of this small yet luxurious town. When it comes to desert inspired gatherings and pool side play time, ARRIVE has every detail covered! When they asked us to join in on their Fan Club Grand Opening weekend, the answer was an obvious, OF COURSE!

We had the pleasure of spending two days at this palm tree and cacti covered oasis alongside the guests that came to celebrate summer’s grand entrance as well as take part in the events ARRIVE had to offer. It was a weekend to remember complete with the launch of The Venue Report’s exclusive Luggage Label Collection. Missed the memo? Don’t worry! Stay tuned for our 2nd Edition Luggage Labels coming soon.

Photography by Ashley Laprade

 

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Behold The Travel Yogi’s Amazing Adventure At The Ultimate Yoga Retreat in Bhutan
Jake Kilroy
by Jake Kilroy
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Amankora

Amankora Resort, Jakar, Bumthang, Bhutan

 

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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