VENUE TYPE: Camping / Glamping

Birthday Bucket List
Winter in Finland, Through The Lens of a Travel Photographer
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown



There’s always a kind of magic about that fresh snowfall, when everything is just bright white and perfectly dusted, with not a track in sight. Maybe that’s why these photos Beth Squire snapped in Finland are so breathtaking. Or maybe it’s simply because we spend too much hibernating and not enough time exploring during winter. Either way, we’re completely taken with the setting, this venue and everything about Beth’s travel photography. 

We recently caught up with Beth about her trip to the Arctic Treehouse Hotel and the photography adventure that came with it. If you enjoy daydreaming about making snow angels as much as we do, you'll have to add this spot to your birthday bucket list!


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Birthday Bucket List
South African Treehouses & a Safari Adventure for Your Next B-Day
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown



When you think of your best birthday ever, it has to include a bit of adventure, a bit of romance and a bit of a destination. Now, what if we add watching wild leopards, sleeping under the stars and a trip to South Africa to the mix? We’re fairly certain that makes for a bucket list worthy bash.

Lion Sands Game Reserve in South Africa is a collection of lodges, treehouses and safaris to create the ulimate adventurous experience in the Sabi Sand. For your next birthday, round up your most thrill-seeking group and take over all four Lion Sands treehouses for a night. Report back to camp in the morning and compare field notes. 


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Real Gatherings
Farm-Forward Feasts in the California Desert
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown
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Blue Sky Center

1000 Perkins Rd, New Cuyama, CA, United States

Head out to the high desert of California’s Central Coast and you never know what you’ll find. With any luck (and possibly a tip-off), you might stumble upon Blue Sky Center, a gorgeous collection of cool eco huts and unique accommodations tucked away under the starry desert sky. This special spot is doing all kinds of great work in their Cuyama community, boosting up local farmers and artists alike.

Our friends over at Moonrise Standard recently hosted a farm-forward feast at the desert digs and filled us in on all the details. Here’s the scoop from Moonrise Standard co-founder, Alana Tivnan.

​Photography by Jesus Frayre


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Birthday Bucket List
We’ve Found Urban Glamping Paradise and It’s in Melbourne
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown

If a trip to the land down under is something you’ve always wanted to do for a birthday extravaganza, we’ve got just the place for you. High up on a rooftop in Australia’s most liveable city, sits an urban glamping paradise that’s a must-stay during your Melbourne adventure. St. Jerome’s – The Hotel is located in the heart of Melbourne’s Central Business District, making it prime real estate for city views and exploring the lively, art-filled downtown area. Camping? Nah, not really. Luxury camping on a rooftop? Yep, that’s more b-day worthy.

 

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Birthday Bucket List
These All-Glass Igloos in Finland Provide the Best Northern Lights Viewing Ever
Nicole Bradley
by Nicole Bradley

This place might be the COOLest way to spend your birthday yet. This quaint Finnish village is home to all-glass igloos (yes, you heard us right) that provide the best views of the Northern Lights possible - all while remaining warm and snug in your heated space. Add Levin Iglut to your #birthdaybucketlist this year, where sleeping in the middle of nature and radiant Northern Lights views are guaranteed.


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