VENUE TYPE: Camping / Glamping

We Just Found The Vehicle You Should Be Driving When You Propose To Your Better Half
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27093
VENUE:
The Joshua Tree House
LOCATION:
Joshua Tree, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Mobile Fun
Desert Exploration
Joshua Tree
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

One of our favorite hotel landing spots in Joshua Tree, the Joshua Tree House is now offering up their ahhh-mazing little vintage 1969 International Vintage Scout 800A for daily rentals. That’s right, you can use this man-candy vehicle to romp around the desert and arrive everywhere on your list in style. Oh, and by the way, it’s painted white and (drumroll, please) everyone’s favorite Pantone color of the 2017: Greenery.

“And what would I do with such a baller vehicle in the desert?” you ask. Plan a picnic on a dirt road that’s only accessible via four-wheel drive. Book a photo shoot with a handful of the best vendors you know. Arrive in style to your own wedding. Use it as a mobile DJ booth or bar backdrop for an epic desert party. Pop the question – yep, THAT one – to your soon-to-be-fiancé in the middle of the Cholla Cactus Gardens. Throw a mattress on top and go star-gazing in the park. The options are limitless, friends.

We recently connected with Richard Combs, owner of The Joshua Tree House and our favorite Scout to catch up about his crush-worthy SUV. Here’s what he has to say about taking Scout on the road.

Words by Richard Combs | Photography by the Joshua Tree House
 


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A Magical Wedding Adventure Through the Sparkling Land of Egypt
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27039
VENUE:
Egypt
LOCATION:
Cairo
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Egypt Wedding
Desert Bohemian
Egypt
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

Once upon a time, a beautiful German woman working abroad in Egypt fell in love with a handsome Egyptian man. Flash forward to their non-traditional, non-denominational wedding, with the bride a Christian, the groom a Muslim, and together one of the most stunning couples to ever tie the knot. International love stories like these make for some pretty gorgeous photography. This love story is no different. When Susi and Omar ultimately decided to get hitched, they recruited an Australian photographer to capture their love and special day in the country where they started as lovebirds.

Based in Melbourne, Eric Ronald and his partner Katie Harmsworth flew to Egypt to shoot what they described as “a particularly special wedding.” Ronald was thrilled by the chance to shoot at such dazzling locations landmarks. It was one heck of a lineup of backgrounds too—Saqqara Pyramids (Cairo), The Great Pyramids of Giza (Cairo), Khan el-Khalili Market (Cairo), La Maison Bleue Resort (El Gouna). So we decided to chat up Eric about what he saw from behind the camera and talk to Susi about celebrating with Omar amid Egypt’s grandeur.

Words + Photography by Eric Ronald

 

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Sleep Cozy While Hanging Off the Side of a Peruvian Mountain at Skylodge
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27079
VENUE:
Natura Vive
LOCATION:
Sacred Valley
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Suspended Glamping
Relaxed Minimalism
Peru's Sacred Valley
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

The world’s most exotic escapes are sometimes the most dramatic as well. That’s certainly the case of the first-ever hanging lodge. Prepare to have your jaw drop and your heart stop—and start packing.

This week’s #BirthdayBucketList is Skylodge Adventure Suites, one of the absolute wildest places you can stay on this planet. Totally transparent and securely hanging onto the side of a mountain, these three single-room getaways are truly a sight to behold in the Sacred Valley of Cuzco, Peru. Imagine a dazzling green valley with the view of from a luxury hotel’s top-floor room, yet with an experience akin to camping or tiny living. There’s hardly a more unique stay out there.

 

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Escape to Tanzania For The Newest Glamping Experience In Africa
Heather Ash
REPORT
No. 27066
VENUE:
The Highlands
LOCATION:
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Birthday Bucketlist
High-End Glamping
Tanzania
REPORTER: Heather Ash


Situated in between a crater and a volcano is a brand new glampsite in the forests of Tanzania ready to fulfill your wanderlust wishes. The Highlands knows our penchant for adventure seeking thrills and they're ready to deliver not only the best hikes, climbs, safaris, and cultural experiences, but they're delivering it with a luxurious stay in there high end domed suites. If you're into true wilderness experiences while living large, then put this at the top of your birthday bucket list.


Tanzania's newst resort and safari is more than just your average glamping in luxury dome yurts

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Stay In An Eco-Luxury Snow Covered Pod In The Swiss Alps
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27047
VENUE:
Whitepod Hotel
LOCATION:
Switzerland
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Eco-Luxury Pod Hotel
Minimalistic Luxury
Swiss Alps
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy



There are certain dates you wait for in order to properly commence celebrating a favorite season. For spring, maybe it’s the first picnic or bike ride of the year. For summer, it’s likely the first beach day. For fall, most will say that it’s when they first see pumpkin flavorings hit store shelves or and coffee shop menus. For winter, this year anyway, it's December 9th, the day that Whitepod opened for the season.

This week’s #BirthdayBucketList is one of Switzerland’s most beloved winter attractions — and for good reason. Whitepod is an eco-luxury retreat that delivers an Alpine experience that’s wholly immersive in the landscape while remaining a supremely welcoming destination for those in search of chic design and comfortable living.

Venue + Images: Whitepod 


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