VENUE TYPE: Camping / Glamping

Explore the Majestic Ins, Outs, and Aboves of the World’s Lowest Point with White Desert Antarctica
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27033
VENUE:
White Desert Antarctica
LOCATION:
South Pole
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Luxury Glamping
Icy Escape
White Desert Antarctica
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy


It's hard to imagine that there’s anyone on the planet that isn’t at least a little bit curious to explore Antarctica. Even those who hate traveling or can’t stand the cold must have fleeting moments of expressing at least an if-only scenario or two—if only I’m wearing 20 layers and still walk, if only I’m constantly fed a hot cocoa diet, if only I could teleport there so I could pet a penguin and then teleport back to bed.

Well, if you’re curious about the coolest and most luxurious way to explore Antarctica (that actually exists), it’s called White Desert Antarctica and it’s amazing.

Words by Richard Godden of White Desert Antarctica 

 

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The Dreamiest Bucket List Trip: Exploring Thailand, One Four Seasons Resort at a Time
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27006
VENUE:
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
LOCATION:
Rim Tai, Chiang Mai
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Tour of Thailand
Trip of a Lifetime
Off-the-Grid Luxury
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

We often dream of waking up beneath new skies surrounded by unknown land. There’s even something dreamlike about actually experiencing that reality. We go places we don’t recognize in order to appreciate the world and our place in it. It’s just something we’re able to do much better away from the all-too-familiar walls that we call home. 

Back home, we cherish the family and friends that we’re able to rely on, laugh with, and join in this remarkable adventure of life. We toast to grand living and good health. Yet, each October, we are freshly reminded of breast cancer’s harsh reality, as we celebrate survivors and fundraise for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. That’s why last October, the Venue Report teamed up with Devin Brugman and Natasha Oakley from A Bikini A Day to raise money and awareness for breast cancer.

To really grab people’s attention, we decided to go big—really big. That meant bringing on Four Seasons as a partner to go the extra mile...or nearly 9,000 extra miles. So I guess we actually went really, really big, because after running a bitchin’ Instagram contest, we sent our winners to Thailand! Yup, that’s right. Thailand. See, as much as our venturesome team at the Venue Report loves to see the world, few things pump us up more than having the chance to send others on the adventure of a lifetime. Thanks to Four Seasons and A Bikini A Day, we were able to do just that.


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A Dreamy Woodland Wedding at Luxurious Summer Camp in Northern California
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 26981
VENUE:
Camp Navarro
LOCATION:
Philo, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Camping / Glamping
Natural & Whole
Pure Nature
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

Left to a kid's imagination—in its purest, most wondrous eternity, where anything is possible—a wedding is supposed to take place in the forest. That’s where the freshest air floats. That’s where the prettiest scenes of nature can be found. That’s where romance, adventure, and magic belong. The really surprising thing is that some children get their wish, even as adults.

Such was the case with David and Divah, two lovebirds who said their vows in the Northern California woodland wonderland of Camp Navarro. Sure, while it has twinkling lights of summer camp—aglow in every young dream—the historic 200-acre retreat makes for one heck of an adult getaway, given that it’s wine country to boot.

 

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Back to the Future Inspired Vow Renewal in Joshua Tree
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26990
VENUE:
Hicksville Trailer Palace
LOCATION:
Joshua Tree
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Joshua Tree Glamping
HIgh-End Hicksville
Desert Dreaming
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

A less famous line from Neil Young’s Harvest Moon immediately comes to mind upon reading about this wedding, “let’s go out and feel the night.” The seclusion of Joshua Tree and the secret oasis quality of this quirky cool airstream park mixed with the moody design scheme and harvest moon air make it seem like guests must've been completely wrapped up in feeling this gorgeous wedding night.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Hicksville Trailer Palace, trust us when we say it’s beyond your granny’s wildest campsite dreams. Colorful, eclectic, charming, and surprisingly low key, this is one of those Joshua Tree venues that almost seems like it’s part of the park. Gianna San Fillippo from Chic Celebrations talks us through the design ideas for this celebration, how the bride scored a Back to the Future style DeLorean, no-show caterers, and more. Sounds like it was quite the wild ride!

Words by Gianna San Fillippo of Chic Celebrations, Images by Tyler Branch

 

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See How Our Very Own Photo Editor Celebrates a Birthday Road Trip to Yosemite
Nathan Mueller
REPORT
No. 27002
VENUE:
Yosemite Road Trip
LOCATION:
Yosemite
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Glampground
Camp Vibes
Desert to Mountains to Forest
REPORTER: Nathan Mueller

What's better than a glamping birthday celebration complete with bike rides, hiking to waterfalls along a misted trail and close friends gathering in a iconic national park to celebrate among redwoods? Cheers, Yosemite. 

Our very own photo editor Nathan Mueller not only creates stunning visual editorials for The Venue Report, he also writes for his travel journal Long Live Sundays that celebrates allll the things we love; traveling and gathering with the best people, places and vibes.


Words & Images by Nathan Mueller for The Venue Report x Long Live Sundays

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