Entries by Chad Diedrick

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 […]

Wisconsin Snowmobiling by the Numbers

Let’s start with a confession; I don’t own a snowmobile, but I usually get out one or two times a year with friends and co-workers. So why am I writing an article about snowmobiling in Wisconsin? Well a few years ago, I worked on an episode of Discover Wisconsin and in turn, I learned a […]

12 (Non-Packers Related) Things To Do in Green Bay

Growing up in Green Bay, I’ve heard it a million times, “What’s in Green Bay besides the Packers?” And while we are proud of (ok, that’s an understatement – more like obsessed with) our team, I know there is so much more to see and do in Green Bay. So, in honor of Aaron Rodgers, here’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Tips Fore Spring Golf

With spring (technically) here and nearly 600 courses in our backyard, golf is on the minds of folks in Wisconsin. Before you race out to the course, consider these tips to not only improve your game, but to also make for a better experience while you’re out there. I sat down with Chris Goodwick, General […]

Lake Arrowhead’s Market Vinaigrette Recipe

Chef Kyle Sweet from Lake Arrowhead’s Pine’s Restaurant and Lounge, shared the details of his “Market Vinaigrette,” which works well as a dressing or marinade. Chef Kyle recommends that dried spices work best in the dressings, as they allow the vinegar and oil to mix and not separate so readily.

, Wisconsin’s #1 Christmastime Tradition

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’ […]

Cheese Days 100

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.

“DISC”over Wisconsin: A Growing Sport

In 2007 the world of disc golf converged on Wisconsin as the small town of Highbridge hosted the Disc Golf World Championships at the Highbridge Hills Sports Complex. Well, since then it’s safe to say the sport has been flying high in Wisconsin. According to DG Course Review, 110 new courses opened in the state since […]