CATEGORY: Group Getaway Ideas

This Colorado Glamping Venue is More Luxurious Than Most Hotels
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26996
VENUE:
The Vail Collective Retreat
LOCATION:
Wolcott, Colorado
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Remote Retreat
5-Star Glamping
Luxury Lodging
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

Picnics, s’mores and the great outdoors! Can we ask for anything more from an amazingly summer getaway?! We think not. A luxury tent camping venue, Vail Collective Retreat is one of the best spots for just such an experience and we’re feeling all the summer nostalgia after flipping through these pictures.

Colorado might be one of the best destinations for people who love to adventure, hike, bike, horseback ride, camp, or simply enjoy all of Mother Nature’s bounty. If the idea of getting back to the land has inspired a trek to the mountains, Vail Collective Retreat could be totally up your alley. While most people think of Vail as a winter destination for skiing and snowboarding, there’s no shortage of awesome things to do in the spring, fall and summertime too. This permanent glamping spot closes up shop for the season this year around October 14th and reopens again around May 11th. So, there’s still a little bit of time left to have that last vacation hoorah of 2016, or start planning next summer’s family getaway.
 

 

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DIARY OF A GIRLS BIRTHDAY GETAWAY: ENTRY #5: Into the Wild, Amazon Style
Michaela Trimble
REPORT
No. 26987
VENUE:
Samiria Ecolodge
LOCATION:
Napo 475, Iquitos, Peru
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Forest
Tropical
Amazon
REPORTER: Michaela Trimble

The massively talented "birthday twins," Michaela & Marianna of Nomadic Habit, a stunning travel writer and crazy amazing photographer, respectively, are winding down their #birthdaybucketlist South American soirees. From crafting flower crowns in Cartegna, Colombia to galloping down to the Galapagos, figuring out their work/life balance in Quito, Ecuador, kicking back in serious bohemian style in Nicaragua and now... venturing into the wild of the Amazon for their final South American stop.  This is the crown jewel of  trip that can only be described as it has been... a true birthday bucket list adventure, culiminating, of course, with a cruise down the Amazon and an exploration of the natural healing and medicines this wonder of the world provides... if you know where to look.   As always, they've chosen to walk to the beat of their own drum and we're in step right along with them, flower crowns perched prettily & intact.

 

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Birthday Bucket List: Have a Candlelit BBQ on the Beach at A Luxury Resort in Vietnam!
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 26958
VENUE:
Six Senses Con Dao
LOCATION:
Con Son, Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Hotel / Resort
Modern Luxe
Coastal
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

These days, Vietnam seems to rank high on every traveler’s list of hopeful destinations. Even with Instagrammers revealing the country’s jungle secrets, mysterious caverns, and lesser-known stretches of unspoiled shore, the country keeps an enigmatic quality to western travelers who want to disappear to its coast and hide away from the world. But there’s one all-villa resort that sinks its toes into the pristine beaches of Côn Lôn Island that can give you what you’re searching for, whether you’re there with family, friends, or your significant other.

This week’s #BirthdayBucketList is surrounded by epic green mountains, tranquil turquoise waters, and a coastline that seems more fantasy than reality. It’s called Six Senses Côn Đảo and you will likely never forget its name. In fact, there’s a good chance that, after seeing pictures, it’ll haunt you until you find yourself there, feeling your limbs go limp from relaxation while finding a bounce in your step you don’t recall ever having before.

 

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History Lesson: How An American Couple Designed Their Dream 'French Bohemian' Villa in St. Barts
Jamie Eddy
REPORT
No. 26968
VENUE:
Villa Palmier
LOCATION:
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
St. Bart's Beauty
Modern Island Luxury
Sweet (Beach) Escape
REPORTER: Jamie Eddy

Referred to as the ‘Cannes’ of the Caribbean, Saint-Barthélemy is world renowned for it’s natural beauty, awe-inspired hills and valleys, and pristine snow white beaches. In time, the perfect blend of French culture, gourmet cuisine, laid back vibes, and five-star accommodations, brought with it sophisticated seclusion for the rich and famous.

Clean, picturesque, timeless, and undoubtedly relaxing, Villa Palmier is just that. Owners Kate and Matt Holstein, an American couple from Aspen, Colorado vacationed on the island last year and within 2 weeks, they had bought a home, the quintessential beach retreat in the neighborhood of Anse Des Cayes. They put in months of hard work renovating the property made fit for travelers with a similar love for elegance, the desire to unwind, and love for the ocean. They believe in “a curated home, where every part of the house has a story, a purpose and aesthetic appeal.”

 

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A Glamping Getaway And Celestial Dinner Party Under The Stars
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26971
VENUE:
Cedar Lakes Estate
LOCATION:
Port Jervis, New York
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Adult Summer Camp
Bohemian Glampground
Luxury Lakefront
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

It’s not every day you will come across a bash celebrating the great stars above! Leave it up to the Wedding Artist Collective to host such a beautiful retreat with amazing creatives under the umbrella of such a celebratory celestial theme. Of course, the flawless execution by some of the best vendors in New York, doesn't hurt either. 

Arranged and planned by Loli Events, this overnight trip to Cedar Lakes Estate was a celestial fete of astrological proportion. The lucky guest list, made up of wedding industry folks from the NYC area, enjoyed an evening dinner on the farm followed by a little dance party and some tarot card readings. 

Cedar Lakes Estate was the ideal celestial spot to host this evening under the stars. A sprawling property in the Hudson River Valley, this adorable guest resort is as quaint as it is modern, with details anyone in the design industry can appreciate.

 

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