Discovering a Hidden Gem Island Getaway in Wisconsin…

I’ve had the honor of experiencing some truly stunning, historically interesting and even exotic places in Wisconsin—some well-known, others well off the beaten path. But there’s one locale that piqued my interest the minute I stumbled across it online a couple of years back: It’s called Stout’s Island Lodge and it’s located in Barron County in northwestern Wisconsin (about 30 miles south of Hayward).

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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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8 Perfect Springtime Getaways in Wisconsin

cab·in fe·ver (noun) – irritability, listlessness, and similar symptoms resulting from long confinement or isolation indoors during the winter Suffering mild to severe symptoms of cabin fever? No worries. There’s a cure for that! Here are seven perfect springtime getaways in Wisconsin – sure to brighten your spirits and squash those winter blues!   Lake Geneva This southern Wisconsin destination has been luring visitors for eons. Grab a light jacket and prepare to gush over the stunning and historic mansions that trace Geneva Lake. Where to play: Lake Geneva Lake Shore Path. Black Point Estate, Yerke’s Observatory Where to stay: Abbey

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10 Small Towns in Wisconsin That are Totally Americana

Wisconsin is dotted with charming destinations that are the epitome of “Americana.” Here are 10 that come to mind and should be on your travel list.

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Wisconsin’s #1 Park Place Is a Stunner

Regarded as Wisconsin’s Park Place – for good reason – Janesville is a total gem of a city. I think travelers have overlooked Rock County’s largest community but I know firsthand that Janesville has plenty to offer its visitors, whether you’re into enjoying the great outdoors or trekking the shops of the community’s downtown district. Join me on a journey to this south-central Wisconsin destination: Beautiful Parks Let’s begin with what Janesville is perhaps best known for: its 56 parks. For a very modest admission fee, you’ll want to tour the magnificent Rotary Botanical Gardens. Quick tip for you: Keep an eye on the Gardens’ upcoming

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16 of the Craziest Things I’ve Done on Discover Wisconsin

One of the more popular questions I get asked is: “What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done on Discover Wisconsin?”

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11 Romantic Places to Get Engaged in Wisconsin

So you’re ready to pop the question. You know, that question. I have to admit, I’ve always felt a certain kind of sympathy for those saddled with the daunting task of proposing. I know it’s supposed to be magical and whatnot but for me, well, my anxiety kicks in real quick anytime the subject arises. So here’s what I’m proposing: Pick a spot so enchanting, that even if you ask “Will you marry me?” in Pig Latin*, he or she will be so lost in the utopia that is your romantic surroundings that you’ll get a resounding “Yes!”. Brilliant, I

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10 of the Most Beautiful Places in Wisconsin

I may be biased but I’m here to make a declaration: Wisconsin is one of the most gorgeous states in the entire nation. From the ridges and valleys of the Driftless Area to the tall pines in the Northwoods to the rolling farmland throughout the entire state, Wisconsin is a stunner. Here are just 10 drive-to destinations that are out-of-this-world beautiful:   Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (Bayfield) Consisting of 21 islands located at the northern tip of the state, the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore offers endless beauty in its historic lighthouses and sandstone caves.   2. Pattison State Park (Superior)

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Become a Guest Author for The Bobber

  We know the best ambassadors of Wisconsin are the often the folks who live, work and play here in the heart of the Midwest. We’re always looking for writers with a true passion for our beautiful state… If interested, email your submissions to mariahh@discovermediaworks.com.  Here’s what we’ll need: Contact Information (First and last name, email address, city and state) 300-500 word draft. Content must be exclusive. (In other words, it isn’t published elsewhere.) All relevant links. Links within the blog post must hyperlink to events/destination pages on discoverwisconsin.com. If you want a link to your personal or business website(s), please include them in your

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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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