If You’ve Never Stayed at a Bed & Breakfast, Here’s What You’re Missing

Wisconsin’s bed and breakfasts are as unique as the innkeepers who serve their guests so well. If you’ve never ventured out beyond the typical hotel, you’re in for a surprise. Our crew set out to discover some of the state’ most unique B&Bs while filming our recent “The Best Way to Stay—Wisconsin’s Bed & Breakfasts” episode. Here’s what else we uncovered about Wisconsin’s thriving B&B scene: They are incredibly diverse in aesthetics, architecture and offerings. Some are ultra contemporary and yet others are historic. Some are estates and others are cabins. You can find them in the middle of a

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Curbside Eats: 7 Food Trucks in Wisconsin

The food truck revolution continues to spread across Wisconsin. Delivery trucks transformed into take-away restaurants dot the state’s landscape. Evening revelers depend on food trucks for sustenance on a night out, while business people line up at lunchtime to add some spice to the workday. In most food truck-friendly cities, the trucks can really get around. Fans follow their favorite truck’s whereabouts via social media or texts hoping it will stop nearby. Let’s take a road trip to see what we can find! Gordo’s Food Truck (Eau Claire) In Eau Claire area, look for Gordo’s Food Truck. This husband-wife duo serves

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Hidden Gems: 10 of Wisconsin’s Most Underrated Towns

Eric Paulsen and Mariah Haberman here. As co-hosts of the TV show, Discover Wisconsin, one of the questions we get asked most often is: “What destination were you most pleasantly surprised about after visiting?” This is a tricky one to answer because if there’s one thing we can confirm from our travels around the state it’s that Wisconsin as a whole is one big hidden gem chockfull of underrated communities. That said, here are 10 truly amazing places that tend to fly under the radar: Eau Claire (Eau Claire County) Beautiful rivers, wonderful music and one-of-a-kind attractions are just part of what

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The Islands of Wisconsin

When I say Wisconsin, your go-to word associations likely include cows, cheese, beer and all things green and gold. And while all are fine representations of our wondrous Wisconsin, let’s shed light on some completely enthralling yet rarely discovered geographic gems. I’m talking about the islands of Wisconsin. Yep, you read that right: I said islands. Believe it or not, Wisconsin is dotted with these diverse little flecks of terrain thanks to 800 miles of coastline that surround the state’s western, northern and eastern borders. The chance of spotting a palm tree here may be nil but sandy beaches and postcard vistas, we have plenty! Apostle

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Wisconsin-Made: 4 Local Finds in Door County

Everyone loves vacationing in Door County and at the end of our trip we all want to bring home a little piece of that special place. Could it be something with cherries? A deliciously sour variety known as Montmorency grows prolifically in Door County and is a staple in so many of the region’s tastiest products. The cherry tree is a feast for the eyes too as photographers time their vacations to coincide with the cherry blossom season when endless acres of the pale pink blooms look like cotton candy trees. Check out our aerial shots of the cherry blossoms

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7 Wonderful Farmers’ Markets in Wisconsin

Wisconsin summers are pretty glorious. From pontooning on the lakes to road-tripping to music festivals, the energy in this state is palpable during the warmer months. Another reason to love summer Farmers’ Markets. They’ve become a staple in communities across Wisconsin. Here’s just a small smattering of markets worth visiting this season: Dane County Farmers’ Market Madison has a lot to be proud of: The city is home to a world–class university, a collection of beautiful lakes and one of the best farmers’ markets in America. Located on the Square, the Dane County Farmers’ Market is also one of the

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8 Wineries in Wisconsin You Need to Visit This Spring

With winter behind us, it is time to start enjoying some delicious springtime drinks. How about some unique wines from our local wineries? Whether a couples’ retreat or a girls’ getaway, take a trip to these eight wineries to discover what these destinations have in store for you!  Bauer-Kearns Winery (Platteville) Bauer-Kearns Winery is located in Platteville and offers free tours and wine tastings during regular business hours or by appointment. There is a wine for everyone with new wines added throughout the year. A few wines include Driftless White, Lacrosse Wine and Purple Passion Wine. Bauer-Kearns Winery has control

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Two Wisconsin Towns You Need to Visit This Summer…

I love to brag about any towns that are just a short drive from me. Marshfield and Wisconsin Rapids are a couple of those very towns! So here is my “brag list” of things to do in both areas: Embark on a Standup Paddleboard History Tour on the Wisconsin River Sure, you can stand-up paddleboard almost anywhere on any of Wisconsin’s lovely lakes or rivers. But on the Wisconsin River, you can get a history lesson as well with SUP the Rapids in Wisconsin Rapids. It’s like a classroom on the water! Say “Hi!” to Kodiak cubs Munsey and Boda Over

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Calling all Cheeseheads! 10 Things to Do During Your Green Bay Getaway

In Wisconsin, we bleed Green and Gold. From September through January, Sundays revolve around being in front of the television ready for kickoff and wearing our favorite player’s jersey. For those lucky enough to score tickets to a home game, there’s nothing quite like being at Lambeau Field, tailgating in the parking lot and cheering on the Pack with 80,000 fellow Cheeseheads. But even when the final pass has been thrown, the last grill packed up and the jerseys put away at the end of the season, you can still experience all the thrills that come with being a Packer

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Four Breweries to Discover This St. Patrick’s Day

Here in Wisconsin, you can’t go wrong with a great beer. With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, we have it made with our local breweries! Let’s take a look at what these breweries—all of which are official members of Something Special from Wisconsin—have in store for us this spring: New Glarus Brewing Company Located on the outskirts of New Glarus, this brewery focuses on staying local and only distributes beer throughout Wisconsin. New Glarus Brewery also uses 100 percent natural ingredients making their handcrafted beer world-class. One thing I enjoy about New Glarus Brewing Company is that they brew new

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