CATEGORY: Reporters on the Road

This Videographer Quit His Day Job And Is Now Crossing Off Every Travel Goal On His Bucket List
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27147
VENUE:
Around Paris
LOCATION:
Paris
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Travel Advice + Tips
How To: Explore Paris Like A Local
Paris, France
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

We've all daydreamed at some point about quitting our 9-5, hailing a taxi and bolting straight to the airport to check off those #bucketlist travel goals. Ted Willis, former videographer for She Knows and frequent explorer did just that with the research and know-how to back up his itinerary and adventure timeline. 

This past December, Ted strategized how to make his 2017 intention a reality. Now, he's exploring the world with his camera in hand and partnered with us to go behind the lens. "I’m on the hunt to experience cities with the people who live there. Simultaneously I am working to create documentary videos that highlight the beautiful people who find themselves in vulnerable situations around the world" says Ted Willis. Several days a week, he'll be posting travel videos on YouTube - Yep, we found a millennial traveler who's documenting every part of his journey with advice and tips on how to expand your penny and travel like a local. If you aren't already following along on social - You know what to do...  

Photography + Video by Ted Willis

 

This Videographer Quit His Day Job And Is Crossing Off Every Travel Goal On His Bucket List

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The Ultimate Guide to Tulum In Four Days
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27083
VENUE:
All Over Tulum
LOCATION:
Tulum
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Guide To Tulum
Guide To Tulum
Tulum
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

The Mexican state of Quintana Roo is no doubt one of the best places to travel from November to January due to the warm temperatures and gorgeous beaches. Home to second largest barrier reef, Mexico’s Caribbean coast runs the gamut of sites to see and exploring. From the touring the ancient Mayan temples and pyramids, deep diving adventures in magical cenotes, hopping around jungle bars to relaxing just outside the jungle on endless white sand beaches with crystal blue water at your fingertips, Mexico has so much to offer to every type of vacationer - whatever your style. 


Our Art Director, Sarah recently ventured up to popular hotspot, Tulum to experience the Maya culture, indulge in it's tropical paradise and get the full scoop! Her vision of a well spent vacation complete with the perfect amount of adventure, shopping, site-seeing, tasting local cuisine and of course rest and relaxation comes to life as she shares all about how she made the most of her trip by covering every to-do within 4 days during her stay in the Yucatán Peninsula. Whether it’s a family vacation at an all inclusive, destination wedding, girl’s weekend, romantic getaway, or spring break, Tulum is an unexpected destination for your next foliage filled getaway. .

 

The Ultimate Guide to Tulum In Four Days

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Balloons, Picnics, And A List Of The Most Scenic December Road Trip Spots In Your Area
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27052
VENUE:
Palomar Mountain
LOCATION:
San Diego
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
A Winter Adventure
Gloomy Mountain Picnic
Palomar Mountain
REPORTER: The Venue Report

We've all been there. Anxious for adventure but lazy with weakness from the past week. Especially in the busy colder months. Winter has become known as the season to hibernate, stay cozy and stay away from anything outdoors unless it has something to do with buying all those holiday gifts. It's time to wake those bones up, folks. We gotta get out there! And what better way to explore than to explore with your better half, your person, your human. This month we challenge you to plan a surprise date adventure that will WOW that special someone. Whether you've been dating for 5 months, married for what may seem like centuries, or just trying to get inspired for a first date. From East to West, North to South, we've got you covered with the best places to road trip and sites to see this winter. 

What prompted this report? Well, our very own, Nathan Mueller, recently gave his gal a balloon and whisked her away to Palomar Mountain just in time to catch the winter gloom and fog after a passing storm. Yea, it all started with a balloon. You see, when you give a girl a balloon you must follow with a surprise adventure and a picnic at a scenic location. It's the perfect formula for a winter date. Sometimes life's best adventures are the most simple. Want to copy and paste at a rad sought out destination near you? See below!

 

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A Blindfold, A Shaman, And A Beautiful Couple Are The Recipe For This Gorgeous Guatemalan Wedding
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27022
VENUE:
Isla Verde Hotel
LOCATION:
Guatemala
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Destination Wedding
Richly Colored Tropical
Eco-Friendly Hotel
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 


If your version of a gorgeous wedding goes deeper than simply admiring the aesthetics of a beautiful gown and stunning bouquet, this Guatemalan soiree certainly delivers the depth you’ve been on the hunt for. A soul-felt, intimate affair, this Shaman-led ceremony overlooking Lake Atitlan has us feeling truly connected to Mother Earth. And for the visual junkies, the canoe swing boat, blush-toned walls, and classic rustic thatched roof make for some real eye candy too. With its unrefined, rustic approach to architecture and everyday living, Guatemala is the kind of place that feeds your soul. In the case of this couple, Rachael and Jason wanted to share that calming, healing vibe with their closest friends and family, basking in that energy throughout the course of their wedding celebration.

Extraordinary photographer Phil Chester was along for the ride and agreed, “Their wedding was nothing short of magical… it felt remote and as connected to nature as it gets.” The first look, blindfolded, was especially magical for the duo that fell in love during their first trip to Lake Atitlan.

Photography by Phil Chester




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This Couple Just Hosted Everyone’s Dream Tuscan Villa Wedding
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26999
VENUE:
Villa Catureglio
LOCATION:
Tuscany, Italy
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Destination Wedding Week
Rustic, Modern Elegance
Ancient Italian Villa
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown


Tuscan villa weddings never cease to inspire. There’s something so magical about that fragrant Italian air, the rich history, and the gorgeous architecture. And Italians seem to host weddings with such an air of simplicity, like it’s no big deal to host a dinner party for fifty or sixty people outdoors, under the clear Tuscan sky. Sara and Patrick’s wedding at Villa Catureglio has us all in total fantasy land over here, what with the Chestnut hunt in the mountains, vineyard tours, and the gorgeous meals they celebrated with.

Sara and Patrick recently filled us in on all the details of their wedding planning from afar. They worked with the creative and brilliant duo, Elyse and Katie, at BW Theory in Austin to make all their great ideas into a reality.

Words by bride, Sara + Katie Moore of BW Theory | Photography by Matthew Moore Photography 


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