Whats happenin' everybody! I'm Donny, explorer and co-founder of The Venue Report. We are going to introduce you to a member of our team each week, so if you missed Cortnie's you can read her report here.
My wife Cortnie is the one with all the experience in events and design, its her creative direction and vision that brought us here! My specialty is in traveling, writing and business. That's why they dubbed me the 'globetrotting music man', but I'm thinking up a new nickname. I spent my entire life traveling and have a passion for culture, history and geography. I have both visited and stayed at some of the most unique and beautiful venues around the world, enjoyed the company of Sherpas in Nepal to Sadhus in India. I am a musician/singer/songwriter and have always loved creative writing. I traveled around the world with a band in my younger years and recorded three albums along the way. I entered the finance arena straight out of college, and learned about entity structuring, business analytics and technical and fundamental analysis of stocks and commodities. This transpired into me becoming a vice president of a firm and asset management company, which has now led to me becoming the money guy for The Venue Report. You know, keeping things nice and tidy on the financial side. But I also get to exercise the creative element of my photographic skills, travels, and creative writing at the same time. Two words, DREAM JOB.
I have traveled to upwards of 40 countries around the world. What would my dream venue and celebration be? A farm to fork setting with friends and family atop Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina. We would have local Argentinian musicians playing folk, pop and classical guitar and would make our friends learn how to tango. We would do all of this surrounded by the fluorescent blue ice of the glacier (see photo above!)
I hope you will enjoy the reports, the travel, the photos and most of all the venues. Our goal is to make it easier for everyone to find that cool villa in Tuscany, the little chapel amongst ruins and greenery, the fabulous 5 diamond... over the top castle in Monaco or that rustic barn with open beam ceilings. Redwood forests or rolling fields, concrete jungles or foggy beaches, I am dedicated to finding it all for you and with you. So cheers to all you travel bugs and party animals with an affinity for celebration..... This ones for you. Where Will You celebrate?