VENUE TYPE: Field / Forest / Orchard

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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Better Together: From Besties To Married Folk, These Instagram Duos Inspire
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27099
VENUE:
All Over The World
LOCATION:
All Over The World
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Better Together
Couples That Inspire
All Around The World
REPORTER: The Venue Report


To many the month of love is all about red roses, chocolate and how you can impress that special someone in your life. Don't get us wrong, we love the romance of tradition. However, this year has us thinking differently. For us, February is about the people in our lives that make us better - that push us to be the best we can be in all situations including the lowest points in our lives. Thanks to the power of social media, we've been inspired by dynamic duos all around the world that not only crush it indivually but man do they kill it with their better halves. 

These leading characters inspire with their travels near and far, unique and on-point style, and of course, the other half to their whole. Follow along with these 20 power of romantics, BFF's, siblings, and professional pairs. 

 

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For A Steamy Valentine’s Day, These Hot Springs Are Better Than Chocolate
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27087
VENUE:
Hot Springs All Over The U.S.
LOCATION:
U.S.A
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
The Ultimate Hot Springs Guide
Steamy Valentine's Day Ideas
Hot Springs All Over The U.S.
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



Looking to heat things up this Valentine’s Day? We have the most literally steamy solution for you: hot springs! With a variety of locations from Cali to Colorado to Alaska, here are a few of our favorite places to cozy up with a loved one and soak up geothermal waters and snow-capped mountain views.

From free outdoor hiking spots to luxurious resorts, there’s a hot spring for every cuddly couple that will have you singing, "It's getting hot in here..." you know the rest. Grab your dear one and get your swimsuits ready, we’re going for the plunge.


 

Wild Willy's Heart Shaped Hot Spring near Mammoth Lakes

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Better Together: Two Girl Bosses, Rachel + Nata Share All About Their Working & Personal Relationship
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27088
VENUE:
All Over The World
LOCATION:
All Over The World
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Better Together Series
Two Girl Bosses Tell All
All Over The World
REPORTER: The Venue Report



Here at The Venue Report, the office culture tends to be different then most corporate enviroments. We have pink doors, disco balls in every corner, plants everywhere and leading the charge are founders, Cortnie and Donny Fausner. A married couple that started The Venue Report in their home. Throughout their journey of building this company from the ground up, the question, "How does your working relationship effect your personal relationship?", always seemed to get asked. Their response? "It doesn't. Plain and simple. We stay in our lanes and if we by any chance want to cross over we put our blinkers on. We love what we do and talk about work all the time. It's our other baby (Lola is what we like to call her offline) and doing what you love with the person you love is one of the greatest gifts." 

That response inspired our February series, Better Together. There are so many rad working relationships out there and we are so excited to share a few with you! This week's Better Together feature commences with long distance besties and Girl Bosses, Renata Stone (also goes by Nata) of Big Bear Photo Co. + Knottery and Rachel Lunghi of Siren Floral Co. + The Romantik Studio. Together they are the ultimate dynamic duo after hours and during. Having colaborated on multiple weddings, photo shoots and even vacation iteniarys, these two share how they better together. 

Photography by: Jess DownerTaryn Kent

 

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