Cabins & More: 8 Amazing Places to Stay in Wisconsin

From fun and eclectic to rustic and gorgeous, here are eight rentals in Wisconsin that look like they came straight out of a fairy-tale. (Prepare to swoon…) Candlewood Cabins (Richland Center) Nestled in the beautiful hills of southwest Wisconsin’s Ocooch Mountains is a hidden retreat known as Candlewood Cabins. When you arrive, you can either a.) immerse yourself in the nature that surrounds you, b.) indulge in a whirlpool bath or c.) warm up by the wood-stove fire. My vote? d.) I’ll take all of the aforementioned, please. Things to do near Richland Center: Camp on the Wisconsin River, tour House

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Cheese Lovers Unite! Seven Wisconsin Cheese Tours

Anytime us sconnies travel outside the state and mention we hail from America’s Dairyland, we’re inevitably met with a response about the state’s notoriety for its cheese production. The conversation usually goes a little something like: Other person: “So, where ya from? Canada?” Me: “No. Wisconsin.” Other person: “Ooohhhh! You’re a CHEESEHEAD!” Well heck, with more than 60 artisan cheesemakers throughout the state whipping up over 600 varieties of Wisconsin cheese, our reputation is well-deserved. So what better way to explore Wisconsin than via a cheese tour? Here are seven of the best places to get your fix: Carr Valley

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Q&A: The Guy Behind Discover Wisconsin’s New Theme Song

In an episode of Smallville, Lana Lang said, “Life is about change, sometimes it’s painful, sometimes it’s beautiful, but most of the time it’s both.” Well after being part of Discover Wisconsin for so many years, deciding to change our theme song wasn’t something we took lightly. After making that difficult decision, we set out to find a Wisconsin-born artist to take that journey with us. Through many submissions (and even more great bands and artists) to choose from; we found that Milwaukee native, UW-Oshkosh alum, singer, songwriter, and outstanding individual Tony Memmel was the perfect fit. Why did you

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7 Ways to Beat the “Winter Blues”

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) also known as the “winter blues” (or “winter blahs”) affects millions of people every year. As few of us can afford to take a few months off work so we can crawl under blankets and eat pie, we can take a few steps to alleviate these cold weather blues so they don’t interfere with our daily lives quite as much…

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Valentine’s Day Treats: 12 Wisconsin Candy Shops

Hey you! Person with a sweet tooth! This list was carefully crafted with you in mind. And with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, who needs a dozen roses when you have these 12 spectacular sugar shops to call on right here in Wisconsin? Baraboo Candy Company (Baraboo) Known as the home of the Original Cow Pie®, the Baraboo Candy Co. has been producing a wide variety of Chocolates, Fudges, Caramels and Toffees all from scratch using only the finest ingredients from around the region since 1981. While you’re in Baraboo: Visit Circus World Museum, go hiking at Devil’s Lake

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Weird Wisconsin: 5 Quirky Museums!

I am a museum junkie. I love them. I could easily spend hours at one museum and still feel like I have more to discover. And in my book? The stranger the subject, the better. Lucky for me, Wisconsin has its fair share of some seriously curious museums. Here are a few of my top picks from all around the state: National Mustard Museum (Middleton) This museum is as quirky as the guy who started the whole thing. His name is Barry Levenson and he says his mustard collection came into being thanks to a dismal trip to the grocery story following the 1986 World Series (New York Mets beat his

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For The Animal Lovers: 7 Wisconsin Companies We Love

We ♥ animals. Here are seven pet-friendly companies in Wisconsin we recommend checking out: Annie’s Bone Appetit (Menasha) Annie’s Bakery sells homemade, hand-baked dog, cat and horse treats as well as homemade bird suet and pinecones for your backyard. Annie’s recipes are all natural, preservative free and baked with love J Baxter’s Hollow Blends (North Freedom) This family-owned business makes high-quality packaged seed blends and individually packaged seed products giving bird, deer and other wildlife enthusiasts hours of viewing enjoyment! And here’s one more reason to love Baxter’s: The Ziegler family donates a portion of every purchase to children’s hospitals to benefit families

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A Countdown to Celebrating New Year’s in Wisconsin

Bright lights, festive music and over-the-top celebrations…there’s nothing quite like ringing in the New Year! Wisconsinites are known for throwing a good party so rest assured: wherever you celebrate here, you’ll be in good company. Here’s my countdown to a few fabulous ways you can welcome the arrival of 2015:

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9 Signs You’re Never Too Far From Wisconsin…

One of my closest friends and a lifelong Wisconsinite, was recently exiled from his homeland. While enjoying a new latitude, he was constantly reminded of Wisconsin. Wherever he went he would find contributions from the people and exports from the Dairy State. So, we sat down and put together a list of Wisconsin exports that have a national and global impact. This list is just a reminder that you can always be near Wisconsin wherever you go. Neenah Foundry Established in 1872 during the Reconstruction Era, Neenah Foundry has been a leader in casting technology for over 140 years. In

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It’s Winter and You Live in Wisconsin

Prepare yourself for a long, cold and bitter winter – stuck inside all day. But is it really that bad of a winter? Are you really stuck inside all day? Gosh, it’s so easy for us to feel that way. I know that I can get the “winter blues” from time to time, but this is your time. It’s time to start having fun in that snow. This is your opportunity to maybe even try something new –  make new family traditions! You, my friend are fortunate. So many of my former Wisconsinite friends are missing the very thing you

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