VENUE TYPE: Lodge / Mountain / Ski Resort

Birthday Bucket LIst: IceHotel Wilderness Dinner Party
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 26845
VENUE:
ICEHOTEL Jukkasjärvi
LOCATION:
-1, Norrbotten County
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Boutique Hotel
Ice Safari Wilderness Dinner Party
The Northern Lights
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner

ICEHOTEL number 26 opened it's frozen doors two weeks ago! ICEHOTEL is the world’s first hotel made of ice and snow and is reborn each year in the village of Jukkasjärvi, just north of the Arctic Circle. The spectacular frozen monolith is made entirely of ice from the free-flowing river Torne, and is open from mid-December to mid-April every year. This #BirthdayBucketList of the week is devoted to this spectacularly sparkling experience. 

Each year the rooms are completely different as new artisans come to the area to carve art sculptures out of the ice. The artists vary from year to year, so that each rendition of the hotel is unique every season that it reopens. Not only is this #BirthdayBucketList devoted to sleeping in this temporary hotel, but it also serves as the setting where you can host the COOLEST (pun intended) birthday dinner party on the planet. 

 

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What You Can Do to Help Nepal: Advocate, Donate, Volunteer
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26732
VENUE:
Nepal Relief Fund
LOCATION:
Nepal
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Relief Fund
In the News
Nepal
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

The Venue Report was started by travelers and adventurers who embrace the opportunity to glimpse into other communities and locales around the world. Traveling has exposed us to the smallest of villages and the largest of cities, making us acutely aware of what the word community means, as we’ve seen the beauty of gathering in so many different settings. So, when a natural disaster hits any community on a mass scale, it’s not only impossible to ignore the implications but it’s heart wrenching to watch the imagery flood our news feeds as small villages crumple to dust.

 

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Yosemite Valley, Beauty Everywhere You Look
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 26587
VENUE:
Yosemite Valley
LOCATION:
United States
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Field / Forest / Orchard
Outdoor Luxury
Yosemite Wilderness Park
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

The Great Outdoors                                                                             

If you want a wedding that showcases just how grandiose love can be, then move beyond manmade structures for once. Why limit your nuptials to four walls and the surrounding grounds when the expanse of an entire national park is available? Yosemite Valley delivers a wedding gift of sweeping skies, breathtaking views, and long stretches of gorgeous land.

 

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A Bluegrass Bash at a Rustic Ranch
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 25673
VENUE:
A Rustic Wedding at Moose Creek Ranch
LOCATION:
Victor, Idaho
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Barn / Farm / Ranch
Hued leather and Luxe Linens
The Foothills of the Tetons
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner

Ripped straight from the lyrics of a Dixie Chicks song, Idaho is where a girl (and/or guy) can go to find some seriously “wide open spaces.” The rustic scenery sets a spectacular setting, a seemingly  real life romance novel. It’s also just over the hill from Jackson Hole, which as we all know is the home of Indiana Jones (and his darling wife Calista Flockhart).

 

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Host a Safari Soiree + Expedition in Africa
Katie David Bush
REPORT
No. 7436
VENUE:
Singita Lodges | Private Game Reserve
LOCATION:
S. Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Camping / Glamping
African Vogue Villas
Stunning Serengeti
REPORTER: Katie David Bush
Host a Safari Soiree + Expedition in Africa
Host a Safari Soiree + Expedition in Africa
Host a Safari Soiree + Expedition in Africa

The Report

Calling all contemporary explorers! Are you looking for an venue where you can throw on your expedition hat and host a dusk to dawn gathering? Every once in a great while a place comes across our Reporter desks that evoke within each and every one of us a collective longing. A longing found within the deepest reaches of our hearts, in a dusty corner, long lost but never forgotten. An exquisitely perfect locale to exercise our wayfaring wanderlust and our inexhaustible belief that the greatest lessons in life are experienced, not learned in the dusty tomes of any measure of stately university. Today we bring you a collection of venues in Africa, that are embarrassingly easy on the eyes. So round up a cavalcade of your closest for a spectacular safari soiree and have both a literal and proverbial Moveable Feast worthy of the great Hemingway himself.

Singita, ('place of miracles') is a collection of twelve luxury lodges and camps located in three different countries - South Africa, Zimbabwe and Tanzania - all situated on the African continent.  Singita Lodges perpetuate the prolific ideal of Africa as the last, great untouched wild on Earth, evoking the glamorous Hemingway-era 1930’s but with a gloss of contemporary cool and utter dedication to the pristine preservation of the land and it’s magnificent wildlife.

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?: Flights to the South African lodges route through Johannesberg. From there one can hop either a private charter or scheduled flight to Satara or Singita private airstrip or take an air-conditioned car from Johannesberg. Flights to the Tanzania lodges will route through Kilamanjaro. From there one can hop a private charter or scheduled flight to Singita private airstrip. This is recommended as the drive from Kilamanjaro is approx 7 hours.

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