Lakeview Road winds through the Wisconsin countryside, twisting and turning without a care in the world. It meanders past farm houses and groves of blue spruce, their branches groaning under craggy foliage. The road dwindles to a single asphalt lane, and then it curves sharply to the right and leads its travelers past a hidden treasure – Sand Lake.
Wisconsin families love a good tradition. For many it’s the annual pilgrimage to Deer Camp. Or it’s opening day tailgating at Miller Park. Traditions abound in this state—especially around the holidays—which is why this year, I decided it was time to finally partake in Wisconsin’s most popular Christmastime ritual: The Diedricks packed up the ol’ artificial tree and embarked on a quest for the perfect real Christmas tree. We were all pretty excited and my wife and I figured our daughters, aged 12 and 9, would remember these memories over what they actually received from Jolly Old St. Nick. Little
Our recent Wisconsin snowmobiling episode has us in the mood for another adrenaline rush. Luckily, Wisconsin has lots of outdoor and indoor extreme activities guaranteed to keep your heart pounding!
Our crew has been daydreaming about Wausau ever since we started filming our latest episode in central Wisconsin’s Winter Wonderland. In light of our fondness for the area, we’re revealing our list of the top 10 things we betcha didn’t know about Wisconsin’s “Best Place to Play in the Snow.”
Delta Diner near Iron River, Wis. offers an eclectic, retro-American roadside diner experience in a completely rebuilt 1940 Silk City Diner. Said another way: the food is amazing and the place is smack dab in the middle of Wisconsin’s northwoods. Todd and Nina Bucher turned their vision into reality nearly a decade ago and the rest – as they say – is history. Todd: Did you know Delta Diner would be such a hit with locals and tourists alike when you opened in 2003? We planned for it, but it definitely was a “build it and they will come” risk. We
When you think of Wisconsin Dells what comes to mind? Resorts, waterparks, go-karts…fishing? Though probably not mentioned as Wisconsin’s top fishing spot, I have to argue that the section of the Wisconsin River located in Wisconsin Dells is by far the most beautiful fishing destination in the state. Made famous by photographer H.H. Bennett in the late 1800s, Wisconsin Dells is a natural gem that has literally stood the test of time. I have been fishing this area with my dad since I was a kid and every time I head out on the river, I have to sit back
2014 marks the 100th anniversary of Cheese Days. We’re celebrating a little early with 100 facts about this signature Wisconsin event, Green County and Swiss Heritage.
Ingredients: One pound of thick-cut bacon (per person) A loaf or two of homestyle white bread At least one pound of butter An egg or two A box of corn meal Salt Pepper Lemon wedges A great melting cheese like Monterey Jack (or a nice Wisconsin Pepper Jack if you can handle it) Fresh filets from the fish you just caught (any species will do) Directions: Place the biggest, thickest-bottomed cast iron pan you can find over an open fire. Heat the pan well and cook all the bacon you’ve got to make well-buttered white bread and bacon sandwiches. After
Just for you: my round-up of a few of Wisconsin’s best haunted houses, corn mazes, theater shows and more.
From the European-inspired tastes of Germany, Italy and France to exquisitely prepared homegrown meals, Madison is a haven for foodies everywhere. Treat yourself to the ultimate food tour with our guide to 20 of the capital city’s top eateries: