VENUE TYPE: Lodge / Mountain / Ski Resort

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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Real Elopement
This Wedding Planner’s Advice? Just Elope!
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown



When wedding planners become engaged, one of the first things people ask is, “so do you have your wedding planned already?” Unsurprisingly, every wedding planner has a different answer, with probably fifteen ideas of how they could spend the day. In the case of Eliza, a former wedding planner, an elopement was the simplest and most intimate option, so she and her fiancé headed out to the mountains with photographers, A Fist Full of Bolts, and a couple of family members in tow and let their vows flow from there. 

We’ll let Eliza explain the back story below.


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Wedding Inspiration
Why You Should Travel for Your Engagement Photos
Bailey Davis
by Bailey Davis



You've heard of destination weddings, but have you ever considered a destination engagement shoot? For many this may sound daunting in addition to an already lengthy planning to-do list – the verdict is in, it doesn’t have to be! And what better way to kick-start your engagement celebration than to share a bucket list trip with your fiancé and have it professionally captured by your favorite photographer? Two birds, one stone.

Read on to see how Brooklyn based couple, Joni and Brian, jumped on a spontaneous flight to Iceland to have the engagement shoot of a lifetime with destination photographer Anni Graham. Who knows, maybe it'll even inspire you to do the same.


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Birthday Bucket List
Where to Hygge Next: This Norwegian Island Resort
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown



In our latest edition of bucket list worthy birthdays, we are fully obsessing over this stunning little cottage with massive windows and beautiful sitting spaces that look right out onto the landscape of an old fishing village just south of the Arctic Circle. Located on its own island in Norway’s Unesco-protected Vegaøyan, the surrounds will have you ready to embrace your inner Viking and explore the coastline, arctic waters, beaches and mountainous terrain.

You might find yourself wandering through the rugged mountains and turquoise bays, and you might even get lucky enough to spot the Northern Lights while you’re at it. Besides that, all you really need to wish for this birthday is for someone to teach you how to Hygge like the Nordics do.

More about this stunning property below, from Off Grid Hideaways.


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Birthday Bucket List
Celebrate Your Birthday at the Edge of the World's Largest Waterfall
Scout
by Scout



This birthday, travel to the largest waterfall on Earth and retreat to a private island after a day spent exploring. Be courageous and hop into the Devil's Pool or take a helicopter tour of the Victoria Falls. Perfect for the adventure and nature enthusiast who also loves luxury. Tongabezi is your lodging destination to unwind after chasing waterfalls and plunging into natural pools. 

Who said birthdays can't be larger than life? 


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