VENUE TYPE: Camping / Glamping

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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Real Women Report: Hello America's Kristen Blanton Tells All About Life On The Road
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27149
VENUE:
On The Road
LOCATION:
On The Road
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Real Women Report
Kristen Blanton of Hello America
On The Road
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

If you haven't already followed the Hello America IG account, you're seriously missing out. We've been admirers of this dynamic duo for quite some time now. Their travels captured on film instantly teleport you to their location in your mind, having you daydream about how you can copy and paste their adventures and make them your own. 

We recently chatted with photographer, explorer, freelance writer, and the co-creater of Hello America, Kristen Blanton while chowing down on some tacos and churros overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We know, dreamy. What was even dreamier was hearing the heart of Kristen while discussing her passions, upcoming projects, and recent explorations near and far. This kind soul and free-spirited wanderer shares some of the most intimate and authentic moments of life on the road including cooking in the back of her car and taking bathroom breaks in the desert (insert laughing emoji here) via IG. You can only imagine how excited we were to sit down with her in person - as you know, we are attracted to all the realness. And for all you fellow camp enthusiasts out there, keep scrolling for Kristen's tips so you too can be a pro adventurer. 

 

Photography by: Hello America 

 

camping, gadgets, this girl has the best tips and tricks

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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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You Can Now Enter To Win The Ultimate Coachella Glamping Experience
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27132
VENUE:
Marriott Glamping Tents
LOCATION:
Indio
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Coachella Glamping
Festival Fun
Indio, California
REPORTER: The Venue Report



Festival season is upon us and you or your Instagram feed can’t escape it. Get ready for meticulously styled outfits, free-roaming celebrities and now, ultra luxe glampsites. Marriott is bringing a touch of the high-end hospitality market to this mega festival with 8 curated and, of course, over-the-top glamping tents.

Each tent has been designed according to each of Marriott’s lifestyle brands: Moxy, Aloft, Tribute Portfolio, AC Hotels, Autograph Collection Hotels, Le Méridien, Renaissance Hotels, and Westin. Obviously, no detail (or expense) has been spared as each tent comes equipped with A/C and premium bedding and furnishings.

 

Marriott will build 8 glamping tents for guests to stay at during Coachella

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We Just Found The Vehicle You Should Be Driving When You Propose To Your Better Half
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27093
VENUE:
The Joshua Tree House
LOCATION:
Joshua Tree, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Mobile Fun
Desert Exploration
Joshua Tree
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

One of our favorite hotel landing spots in Joshua Tree, the Joshua Tree House is now offering up their ahhh-mazing little vintage 1969 International Vintage Scout 800A for daily rentals. That’s right, you can use this man-candy vehicle to romp around the desert and arrive everywhere on your list in style. Oh, and by the way, it’s painted white and (drumroll, please) everyone’s favorite Pantone color of the 2017: Greenery.

“And what would I do with such a baller vehicle in the desert?” you ask. Plan a picnic on a dirt road that’s only accessible via four-wheel drive. Book a photo shoot with a handful of the best vendors you know. Arrive in style to your own wedding. Use it as a mobile DJ booth or bar backdrop for an epic desert party. Pop the question – yep, THAT one – to your soon-to-be-fiancé in the middle of the Cholla Cactus Gardens. Throw a mattress on top and go star-gazing in the park. The options are limitless, friends.

We recently connected with Richard Combs, owner of The Joshua Tree House and our favorite Scout to catch up about his crush-worthy SUV. Here’s what he has to say about taking Scout on the road.

Words by Richard Combs | Photography by the Joshua Tree House
 


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