5 People Who Should Visit the Apostle Islands

After spending five days exploring the Apostle Islands, I’ve come to the conclusion that there are five groups of people who need to visit this area of Wisconsin. Now, if you’re looking for over-commercialized shops, chain restaurants, and ginormous waterparks; you won’t see yourself on this list. So give these descriptions a read and see if the Apostle Islands appeal to you for your next vacation.   Adventurer. The 22 islands that make up the Apostle Islands (21 of them are part of the Apostle Island National Lakeshore which is Wisconsin’s only National Park) offer unlimited areas to explore. Getting to the islands is

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4th of July Roundup: 10 Celebrations in Wisconsin!

Bayfield Race Wee Regatta Where: Bayfield When: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 – Saturday, July 5, 2014 Time: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Details: Head to the gateway of the Apostle Islands at Bayfield, Wis. for an exhilarating Independence Day celebration. There are eight races in all, US Sail Association judging, social gatherings, awards! Race Week has become a wonderful tradition for competitive sailors on Lake Superior. (http://www.bayfieldraceweek.org) Evansville 4th of July Celebration Where: Lake Leota Park, Evansville When: Thursday, July 3, 2014 – Sunday, July 6, 2014 Time: 5 p.m. to 5 p.m. Details: Historic Lake Leota Park is the

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Camping in Wisconsin: Public vs. Private Campgrounds?

About seven years ago, I made the decision to introduce my family to the wonders of camping, and I’m happy to say it’s become a tradition we all look forward to – even with the comedic stylings of Jim Gaffigan trying to convince us otherwise. Over those years, we’ve tried to embark on two camping trips a year – one as a family and one with other family friends. We’ve stayed at public State Park sites and private campgrounds and both have experiences our family has enjoyed. Our first year camping took us to Blue Mounds State Park just southwest of

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Chasin’ Waterfalls: 6 of Wisconsin’s Best Falls

Off the heels of an – um – impressive winter, there couldn’t be a better time to discover Wisconsin’s many bubbling and breathtaking waterfalls. Most are located in or around Wisconsin’s park system, so throw on your best pair of hiking boots, pack your camera and be prepared to be amazed

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Odd Wisconsin: The State’s 8 Wackiest Roadside Attractions

From off-the-wall festivals to outrageous legends, Wisconsin takes home top honors in the weirdness category. So when it comes to strange roadside attractions, it should surprise no one that the state boasts an impressive collection. Here’s your guide to seven of Wisconsin’s quirkiest roadside attractions: Sputnik Crash Site Manitowoc, Wis. The Rahr-West Art Museum in Manitowoc is full of interesting artifacts, but only one arrived to the museum by crashing down from the sky. The Soviet Union launched Sputnik IV on May 14, 1960. Due to a rocket malfunction, it drifted in space for years before falling out of its orbit on September 6, 1962. Nearly all of the

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Wisconsin Weather in 18 Incredible Photos

When it comes to weather, Wisconsin loves to show off. After all, it’s often said: If you don’t like the weather here, just wait a minute. The state’s weather patterns are dynamic and compelling – and we have the photos to prove it.

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Wisconsin’s Music Scene: 5 Acts to Check Out

Music lovers across the country know Wisconsin to be an incubator for amazing and unique musical projects. Eau Claire is the creative home to a number of well-known indie bands like Grammy Winner Bon Iver and also S. Carey, both of whom have toured the world with their distinct “Wisconsin Sound”. Recently, USA Today premiered  “Slow Motion,” a new single from the Baraboo-raised, Madison-based band, PHOX. Milwaukee-based bands like Volcano Choir and Field Report tour nationally and internationally. And a band normally considered a “Twin Cities Band” actually resides in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin — I’m going to claim the beautifully emotive Cloud Cult for Wisconsin! Here

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Best Grilled Cheese in Wisconsin

In honor of National Grilled Cheese Month, I’m highlighting a few places that serve up some of the best I’ve tasted as well as a few websites that offer some great recipes for that iconic sandwich – The Grilled Cheese. Both cheese and bread are ancient foods, but the two really came together in the 1920s when Otto Frederick Rohwedder of Davenport, Iowa, who is considered “the father of sliced bread,” invented the bread slicer, which made distributing white bread easy and affordable. Shortly before that, James L. Kraft patented processed cheese and since then cheese and sliced bread have been

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6 Ideas for a Girls’ Getaway in Wisconsin

Call all the ladies out! If you’re anything like me, an annual trip with the girls isn’t just a nice-to-have—it’s downright essential in order to de-stress and unwind from life. Here’s my round-up of some great ideas and destinations throughout Wisconsin perfect for a fun girls’ getaway. All you need to do is round up the girls! 1.       Hit the beach Pack some sandwiches, magazines and a few fun games and hit up one of Wisconsin’s gorgeous Great Lakes Beaches. A few of my favorites are: Madeline Island’s Big Bay Town Park Beach, Milwaukee’s Bradford Beach, Superior’s Wisconsin Point, Racine’s North

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5 Tips Fore Spring Golf

With spring (technically) here and nearly 600 courses in our backyard, golf is on the minds of folks in Wisconsin. Before you race out to the course, consider these tips to not only improve your game, but to also make for a better experience while you’re out there. I sat down with Chris Goodwick, General Manager and Director of Golf Operations at Wild Rock Golf Club in Wisconsin Dells, to give us some professional advice. Understand the season. Spring is a great time to find golf deals on courses throughout the state. But do you know how the weather affects

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