Lifestyle

Wandawega champions the “old-school camp experience” and all of the activities that phrase conjures. You can stay in cabins or tents, or in a treehouse. There’s plenty to do: you can relax on the private beach, fish on the pier, go canoeing or boating, hike or bike, or play some classic camp games like shuffleboard, archery, tennis and horseshoes. Cook your meals on their grills and smokers, or venture into town on camp bikes to sample the local fare. Elkhorn, WI

Ashcroft’s Wilderness Way Adventure Resort is an upscale, personalized adult adventure camp. Before you arrive, a staff member contacts you in order to help plan your curated experience at the Adventure Park. Accommodations include log cabins, tipis and tents with modern luxuries like beds, fresh water, heaters, towels, flashlights, and high-quality bath products. Activities include ziplining, horseback riding, mountain biking, ATVing, whitewater rafting, fishing and heli-touring. They also have connections with local wellness professionals, which means on-site spa treatments after a long day of activities.

 We take a spin on the conventional vacation and a lifestyle that lasts long after you have departed. This is the perfect urban safari for your inner urban cowboy. 

Urban Cowboy, Brooklyn
If a weekend in the woods just isn’t for you, take the subway to the wilds of Williamsburg (the L train will get you there just fine), where the newly opened Urban Cowboy B&B set up shop in a townhouse on a residential street. The four bedrooms and standalone cabin are kitted out in elevated Adirondack style: pine floors, exposed brick, wood-burning stove, and antler chandeliers. There’s even a hot tub out back.

Beyond the Basics: Experience Brooklyn like a local by visiting nearby favorites: St. Anselm’s grilled steaks and sardines can take the place of a backwoods feast, while a few beers around the fireplace at musician-favorite dive bar Daddy’s subs nicely for a campfire.