VENUE TYPE: Field / Forest / Orchard

Real Women Report: This Adventurer Has Been Living On The Road For The Last 3 Years
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27202
VENUE:
All Around The World
LOCATION:
All Around The World
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Real Women Report
The Nomadic People's Kim Finley
All Around The World
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

The skill of true minimalism is actually quite rare to come by. As humans we naturally collect and spend colossal amounts of money on home decor, plants, art, clothing and things of all types to provide visual presentation to our lifestyle. What if one day you ditched 90% everything you owned and swapped your home decor for real life desert landscape, roads untraveled and sights unseen? For Kim Finley the trade was surprisingly simple. 

This adventure seeking, story telling traveler has been living life on the road with her husband and VW van for the past three years. Kim believes traveling is the only expense that makes you richer and value the experiences and memories of an adventure more than any possessions. We couldn't agree more. Keep reading for more on Kim's outlook on exploring, travel advice and more. 

Photography by: The Nomadic People

 

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This Picnic Took Place In A Rainbow Field Of Ranunculus Flowers
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27170
VENUE:
Carlsbad Flower Fields
LOCATION:
Carlsbad
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
The Picnic Project
Flower Fields
Carlsbad, CA
REPORTER: The Venue Report



Spring is literally in the air thanks to the California super bloom, leaving us dreaming of the outdoors to breath in the fresh (and slightly pollenated) air and to stop to smell the roses, wild mustard, and daisies. As temperatures rise to that perfect 75 and sunny, we were on the lookout for ways to, ahem, get out and gather with our besties, S.O.’s and families. As we completed our spring wish list, the Carlsbad flower fields began to bloom and our plans fell into place. 

The stunning rainbow of flowers produced by the 50 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus inspired our afternoon in the fields of picnicking, frolicking and champagne-ing for our newest installment of #ThePicnicProject (remember when our Media Design Manager, Nathan, celebrated his birthday with a picnic overlooking Yosemite Valley?). After all, is there a more replicable, ‘wait, I can actually do this,’ grab-and-go gathering moment than a picnic? Load up your baskets, pack your blankets and don’t forget the bread and bubbly for the must-do experience of spring.  

*No flowers were harmed in the making of this picnic

Photography by Brogen Jessup

 

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The Gentlemen Journal: This On-The-Go Photographer Talks About Managing Fatherhood While On The Road
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27162
VENUE:
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
LOCATION:
Scottsdale
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
The Gentlemen Journal
Inside The Life Of Daniel Kim
Around The World
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

If you are familiar with Daniel Kim's work, you'll easily spot his images at first glance. With illumination being Kim's primary focus, this natural light creative portrait and wedding photographer began shooting weddings in college while studying for his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Photography. Daniel in action is truly a sight to see as he naturally and effortlessly glides across every venue savoring each picturesque moment on film. 

Now you'll spot Daniel photoing alongside his wife, Ashley, with a tiny brown eyed babygirl strapped to his back. This on-the-go father does it all while capturing heirlooms for your family and children to come.

Photography: Daniel Kim + Ashley Kim 

 

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Real Women Report: Hello America's Kristen Blanton Tells All About Life On The Road
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27149
VENUE:
On The Road
LOCATION:
On The Road
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Real Women Report
Kristen Blanton of Hello America
On The Road
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

If you haven't already followed the Hello America IG account, you're seriously missing out. We've been admirers of this dynamic duo for quite some time now. Their travels captured on film instantly teleport you to their location in your mind, having you daydream about how you can copy and paste their adventures and make them your own. 

We recently chatted with photographer, explorer, freelance writer, and the co-creater of Hello America, Kristen Blanton while chowing down on some tacos and churros overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We know, dreamy. What was even dreamier was hearing the heart of Kristen while discussing her passions, upcoming projects, and recent explorations near and far. This kind soul and free-spirited wanderer shares some of the most intimate and authentic moments of life on the road including cooking in the back of her car and taking bathroom breaks in the desert (insert laughing emoji here) via IG. You can only imagine how excited we were to sit down with her in person - as you know, we are attracted to all the realness. And for all you fellow camp enthusiasts out there, keep scrolling for Kristen's tips so you too can be a pro adventurer. 

 

Photography by: Hello America 

 

camping, gadgets, this girl has the best tips and tricks

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This Family Ranch Has Been Lovingly Tended to for Decades, and Now It’s a Beloved Wedding Venue
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27090
VENUE:
Historic Seven Sycamores
LOCATION:
Ivanhoe, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
History Lesson
Rustic Garden
Sycamore Ranch
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy



In 1927, seven sycamore trees were planted in Ivanhoe, California, and the rest is history. The story doesn’t end there—in fact, it only gets better. That’s because, decades later, the orchard and farmland would become one of Central Valley’ premiere wedding venues. We're of course talking about Historic Seven Sycamores Ranch.

See, long before there were pergolas, brick paths, and ivy-laden trellises, there sat a warm and inviting homestead. Settled in the shadows of sequoias and surrounded by orange trees, the homestead remains gorgeously surrounded by its 120-acre ranch. History has remained a key component of the property, with its World War II observation tower and the barn's vintage windows being taken from a local school. New life has been no stranger either. Everything from olives to camellia flowers have popped up over the years. What may be most magical, though, is that current ranch owner Bob McKellar was raised on the property. His parents planted those iconic sycamore trees.


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