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The Amangiri Resort | Utah

Amangiri opened in October 2009 and is located on a 243-hectare (600-acre) expanse of wilderness in Canyon Point, Southern Utah, close to the border with Arizona. The resort is tucked into a protected valley with sweeping views over colourful, stratified rock towards the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument. Architecturally, the resort has been designed to blend into the landscape with natural hues, materials and textures a feature of the design. The structures are commanding and in proportion with the scale of the natural surroundings, yet provide an intimate setting from which to view and appreciate the landscape.

Arrival to the resort is via a winding road that descends into the valley and leads to the central Pavilion. Built around the main swimming pool, the Pavilion embraces a dramatic stone escarpment. Within the Pavilion is the Living Room, Gallery, Library, Dining Room, Private Dining Room and Cellar. Two accommodation wings lead from the Pavilion into the desert: 16 suites are located within the Desert Wing and another 18 suites together with the Aman Spa are located within the Mesa Wing. Outward views from the resort look over the untouched valley surrounded by lofty bluffs.




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THE FLY FISHER

If youŽre into Fly Fishing, you should check out GestaltenŽs new book The Fly Fisher: The Essence and Essentials of Flyfishing. The book covers just about everything you need to know about fly fishing, the most beautiful fishing spots, self-tied flies, and the right equipment for this increasingly popular lark of leisure. The beautifully illustrated book also highlights exclusive fish illustrations, the ever-elusive proper stance, plenty of gorgeous photographs of f...
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PLATED FOOD DELIVERY

Plated is a subscription service that will enable you to enjoy chef-designed recipes, to cook yourself, and with the freshest and healthiest ingredients, in the comfort of your home. With your subscription youŽll get a box of seasonal and fresh ingredients, plus a recipe designed for two servings (each box includes a minimum of four plates). You can choose the menu yourself, or you can let the guys at Plated choose it for you. You will also get additional info such ...
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INSANE SHOTOVER JET | NEW ZEALAND | Image

INSANE SHOTOVER JET | NEW ZEALAND

For those who like extreme sports and want a new thrill, this is a new adventure: the Shotover Jet! It consists of a jet boat adventure in Queenstown-New Zealand, in which instead of reaching high speeds on large rivers... you reach high speeds on narrow rocky rivers. The jet boat is powered by two Buick 3.8 litre V6 supercharged engines producing 520hp. Check out the amazing video, just by watching, youŽll get an adrenaline rush. via Mb&f ...
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