5 Tips for Buying a Lake Home in Wisconsin

Wisconsin boasts 15,000 gorgeous lakes, and owning a lake home to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life is part of the ultimate American dream.  Making this dream a reality is a little easier to obtain financially with these five money-saving ideas from RE/MAX INTEGRA, Midwest.   Go to the river, the channel or up on a bluff. Prime real estate comes at a cost, and you can get a better deal for your piece of paradise if you are willing to go a little off the beaten path. If you’re willing to consider a property that sits on

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Chill Out Four Different Ways with Dairy

We all scream for ice cream, as the saying goes, but just what is it about this cool creamy treat that keeps us craving it? We know it’s oh-so-tasty to eat, but have you ever thought– Why? Well, despite the fact that Ice cream is completely scrumptious, there are a few technical reasons why it’s so tastefully appealing. First the specifics… by USDA Standards, any food labeled ice cream must contain at least 20% milk solids, and at least 10% milk fat. Milk and cream are used to make ice cream, so the milk is ripe with protein and the

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Wisconsin Recipes to Celebrate June Dairy Month

Here in Wisconsin, we like to take advantage of any opportunity to celebrate our dairy industry, so with June being National Dairy Month, we’re all over that. What better way to celebrate Dairy Month than by supporting Wisconsin dairy farmers and enjoying tasty recipes? Read on for some of our favorite recipes, featuring Something Special from Wisconsin™ members:   1. Wisconsin Product: Located in Boyceville, Bifrost Farms Creamery raises a herd of Mini-Nubian dairy goats who produce the high-butterfat rich milk for artisanal cheese (Bifrost Farms Chevre, Farmstead Salzkase Feta and seasonal yogurt cheese) and decadent Cajeta, as well as

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10 Things to Do in Chippewa Falls

Years ago, people came to Chippewa Falls for its pure spring water, but today they come for so much more! While this riverside city is rich with history, small town charm and a family-friendly atmosphere, it also boasts big-city entertainment that draws visitors from all over the Midwest. Here are just a few things to check out during your visit to Chippewa Falls:   Olson’s Ice Cream Since 1944 Olson’s has been a mainstay in downtown Chippewa Falls, serving up more than 100 flavors of homaid ice cream on a rotation. We recommend trying the Cotton Candy Ice Cream – a

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“Wisconsin es mi segunda casa.” 🇺🇸

Juan Quezada achieved the American dream right here in America’s Dairyland. Quezada grew up in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, before immigrating to the U.S. and joining Milk Source in the early 90’s. Milk Source is a multi-generational farm that operates dairies, animal-care facilities and cropland in Wisconsin, Michigan and Kansas with their company headquartered in Kaukauna. The video highlights Quezada’s rise to director of safety, recruiting and training. Quezada now travels around the world to give presentations about safety on dairy farms. “Juan Quezada is a highly regarded safety and training director in our business. Over the years he’s grown along

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For the Competitive Spirit in You: 8 Things to Do in Wisconsin

There’s nothing like a little friendly competition, right? When you’re in need of a day of fun with friends or family that involves a little rivalry, Wisconsin’s got you covered on multiple levels. For those of you with a competitive spirit, read on: Virtual Reality Virtual reality is coming to the Dells – this summer! Sign me up. In the New CYvrSPACE Virtual Arena at Wilderness Resort, visitors “suit up” with the world’s most advanced wireless virtual reality equipment, which allows you to really “step inside” the game. A lightweight backpack, equipped with high-power rumble engines, realistically sends every shot

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Discover the Flambeau River in Northwest Wisconsin

We’ve journeyed to every corner of the state here at Discover Wisconsin and yet, we still find ourselves in complete awe of its raw beauty. The Flambeau River in northwest Wisconsin is, without a doubt, a spot that exudes allure.  Its surrounding forest casts a reflection on the river’s dark waters creating a breathtaking landscape unique to the area. The Flambeau has an array of moods from stretches of calm, tranquil water to Class 3 whitewater rapids—and good news, paddlers! There’s a stretch for every skill level. If you’re planning a trek down the Flambeau, here are 10 ways to

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Wisconsin Dairy Farm Family on how they overcame “Disaster After Disaster”

Meet Adam and Kaitlin Spierings. The Spierings family launched their farm in 2013 but faced a flurry of adversities. From a tornado to the “polar vortex” of 2014, the couple discusses what farm life was like in the first couple of years and how they managed to make it through each challenge. “We had just disaster after disaster,” said Adam Spierings. “You just keep your faith in each other and your ideas,” added Kaitlin Spierings. “You kind of have a little bit of blind optimism to keep you going every day.”     About Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Wisconsin Milk Marketing

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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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10 Things to do in Racine County

Racine County is a mix of what’s best about Wisconsin and the Midwest. With coastal charm, a thriving arts scene and a mix of small town suburbs and big city excitement, there’s something for everyone in Racine County! ChocolateFest in Burlington Thanks to the Nestle Factory in town, Burlington is known as Chocolate City USA! Enjoy some delicious chocolate treats or participate in some sweet activities at ChocolateFest in Burlington every Memorial Day weekend. Kayak or Canoe the Fox River The peaceful segment of the Fox River that flows through Burlington is perfect for kayaking and canoeing. Spend an afternoon

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