VENUE TYPE: Hotel / Resort / Spa

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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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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Call it a Comeback: 2018 is the Year to Visit Detroit
Jené Shaw
by Jené Shaw



Detroit’s rocky past is no secret: In 2013, the Motor City filed for bankruptcy and it looked like the once-thriving metropolis had hit rock bottom. Flash forward to five years later, and Detroit has turned one glorious corner. It has managed to resurface as one of the liveliest cities in America, with a strong community dedicated to its comeback. Last year, the New York Times listed Detroit on its 52 Places to Go in 2017 list; this year, Lonely Planet—which called the city “America’s most ambitious renovation project”—put Detroit in the number two slot on its list of best cities to visit in 2018


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Celebrate Your Birthday the Balinese Way
Scout
by Scout



Another birthday, another celebration – but where to? Bali is calling your name. Celebrate yourself at the Balinese resort Wapa di Ume and overlook the rainforest and rice fields as you ring in another year. Travel alone, with a companion or bring your closest family and friends to get in touch with nature the luxurious way. Can you see it now? Wading in your private pool overlooking the Balinese rainforest. Sounds like a birthday celebration dream come true. 


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This 140 Year Old Resort in the Alps Just Got a Makeover
Scout
by Scout



This 140 year old Swiss hotel just got a makeover. And by makeover we mean everything from a destination spa to a wood-heated grotto to 142 rooms with bubble lamps and Swiss modern art. Waldhaus Films Hotel and Spa has aimed to reclaim a property that began in 1869 as a spa and later became a hotel in 1877. The end product is a luxurious destination that is both grand in scale and in hospitality. 

Just ninety minutes out of Zurich, this resort in the Alps is commanding attention. Some of its features include a stylish library, a ballroom, a prosecco bar and five in-house restaurants. Indulge in Alpine luxury and breathe in the mountain air at Waldaus Films Hotel and Spa. 

 

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