CATEGORY: Birthday Bucket List

This Authentically Vintage Sleepaway Camp for Adults Has A Crazy History
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27145
VENUE:
Camp Wandawega
LOCATION:
Elkhorn, Wisconsin
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Sleep-Away Camp
Vintage Summer Camp
Wisconsin Wilderness
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



Throwing a big birthday bash may feel too self-indulgent for some folks out there, but we have an approach that makes it more about your friends having a good time than just about celebrating another revolution around the sun. Enter Camp Wandawega, a sleepaway camp for the grown-ups (and the not-so-grown-up).

A sprawling property that sits on a lake, this no-frills experience is free of scolding camp counselors and still full of activities. If you’re all for spending a b-day weekend soaking up sunshine surrounded by your whole posse, this spot is sure to make it on your birthday party bucket list.

Photography by Sergio Mottola

 

Stay at this lakeside retreat in Wisconsin for your summer getaway.

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Stay In A Cabin With An Outdoor Shower Overlooking The Mountains of Norway
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27138
VENUE:
Skapet Mountain Lodges
LOCATION:
Norway
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Community Living
Minimalist Cabins
Norwegian Mountains
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



When incredible design meets pristine terrain, our eyes are glued. This bit of trending #cabinporn comes to us from Koko Architects of Norway, who built the Skåpet Mountain Lodges.

A collection of modern, minimalist cabins overlooking the rocky shores of Soddatjørn Mountain Lake, this Norwegian destination is practically made for a bucket list worthy birthday getaway for the adventure-seeking hikers and bikers in your life.

Design + Images: Koko Architects | Rentals: Skapet 

 

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You Can Now Glamp Anywhere in the World, Thanks to the Autonomous Tent
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27129
VENUE:
Autonomous Tent
LOCATION:
Big Sur
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Big Sur Glamping
Simplified Living
Big Sur
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

 

Imagine being able to camp in Big Sur with all the warmth and comfort of home. Think about waking up in a private hideaway with the coastal breeze rolling in and the forest quiet mellowing out every muscle as you stretch your arms and legs on the wooden deck of a private hideaway. It technically doesn’t even have to be a bedroom behind you. It could be a guest suite, office, cocktail lounge, or yoga studio. It sounds magical, right? Well, it’s totally possible now.

This week's #BirthdayBucketList is the Autonomous Tent, the world's first transportable five-star boutique hotel. Promising freedom and adventure, Autonomous Tent enables a life of luxury without boundaries. Its name is a tad misleading, because while it looks like a tent from afar, it actually operates like a tiny cabin with the interior of a stylish hotel room.

In short, it’s amazing.

Photography: Autonomous Tent

 

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London’s Calling, with A Geo-dome Rooftop Bar Overlooking the Thames
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27106
VENUE:
Coppa
LOCATION:
London
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Dome Dining
Modern Comfort
Tower Bridge
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

Epic birthday ideas around here aren’t your average blowout house party. Instead, we comb through venues across the globe to bring you spots that are insanely gorgeous and worthy of planning a whole vacation around, because turning 30, 40, 50, 60, or even 87 is a BIG deal. In this edition of bucket list worthy birthday bash spots, we’re in full freakout mode over the rooftop lounge see-through globes at London’s Coppa Club Tower Hill.

Photography by Coppa Club Tower Hill

 

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See The Entire USA By Way Of Train From LA To NYC
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27103
VENUE:
Amtrak
LOCATION:
USA
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Cross-Country Train Trip
Winter Wonderland
LA to NYC
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy



Riding the rails has long been romanticized in the grand lore of America. That’s because when it comes down to it, a seat by the window on a train car is honestly the best way to see this country. Unlike driving a car, you can relax and daydream. Unlike sitting aboard a plane, you can behold much more than clouds. You roll by mountains, forests, lakes, fields, rivers, plains, and beaches in total awe-struck wonder.

That’s why this week's #BirthdayBucketList item is the great adventure of traveling America by train. The prospect is as inviting as it is timeless; a matter of finally completing the dream trip you and every other wandering mind first conjured up as a sparkling idea as a teenager. In short, it’s the trip—and we know someone who just did it up proper. After writer-photographer Lucy Laucht took an ‘85 Westfalia from the Big Apple to Hollywood, she decided to once again explore the spectacular lands that wait for us all between the coastlines, this time heading east and this time on a train.

Words + Photography by Lucy Rose Laucht of These Foreign Lands

 

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