Haunted Wisconsin: 13 Things To Do This Halloween

Just for you: my round-up of a few of Wisconsin’s best haunted houses, corn mazes, theater shows and more.

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What “Up North” Means To Me

It’s Friday afternoon in a typical Wisconsin workplace, and you and your co-workers are discussing weekend plans. Someone says they’re going “up north,” and immediately, everyone has a general sense of what that means. It doesn’t matter specifically which town or lake or region of our beautiful state they’re going to, because Wisconsinites know going “up north” is less about the geography and more about what you do once you arrive. It’s understood that “going up north” includes days spent on one of our beautiful lakes, camping in the woods, fishing on a river, and simply taking in all of the

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7 of Wisconsin’s Most Romantic Towns

Whether you’re brainstorming creative honeymoon ideas or just trying to spice up Wednesday night date, Wisconsin has plenty to offer all you lovebirds! Read on for six of the state’s most romantic destinations:

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Curd is the Word in Wisconsin!

Wisconsinites are downright passionate about their cheese curds. Some prefer fresh while others prefer fried. However, even within those two camps there are subtle taste preferences. When it comes to fried curds, some like lightly battered curds while others maintain that a thick breading is the way to go. Fresh curd aficionados will tell you that straight from the vat is best! Cheese curds are like bakery products: day old is fine, but past that, fresh curds need a little extra help. (Tip: Three to five seconds in the microwave should revive their squeak a bit!) Purists prefer plain curds

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Top Family-Friendly Destinations in Wisconsin

To be a kid in Wisconsin is a pretty awesome thing. Lucky for Mom and Dad, finding a place that offers hands-on activities, fascinating history and memories that’ll last a lifetime isn’t too tricky of a task! Here are just a few of Wisconsin’s top family-friendly destinations…

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5 Types of 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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