Entries by Mariah Haberman

25 Super Strange Wisconsin Town Names

Aahh, weird Wisconsin, how I love you. Truth is, I appreciate a well-named town. And by well-named, I just mean strange. Here are 25–and believe me, that’s just a sampling–of Wisconsin’s oddly named communities: Arkansaw (Pepin County) Arkansaw, Wis. was named after the Arkansas River. I’m not sure when someone decided to replace the ‘S’ with a […]

7 Reasons to Visit Lake Geneva This Winter

Lake Geneva may be a popular summer spot but our crew had a hunch the area is just as fun and interesting during the cooler months. So, we set out to investigate and we’re happy to report back our findings: The Lake Geneva area should be at the top of your “places-to-visit” list regardless of the […]

9 of Wisconsin’s Best Haunted Houses, Forests and More

These ain’t your run-of-the-mill haunted houses. Terrifyingly imaginative and utterly spine-chilling, the following mysterious homes, forests, bed and breakfasts and more are not for the faint of heart. (In fact, I suggest calling ahead of time to inquire about age restrictions!) Burial Chamber (Neenah) Let’s start with the Midwest’s largest haunted complex: The Burial Chamber […]

Best Road Trips for Fall Foliage in Wisconsin

Fall and Wisconsin go together like PB&J, macaroni ‘n’ cheese, bacon and eggs, milk and—okay, okay, you get the point. 🙂 Thanks to the Mississippi River to the west, Lake Superior to our north and Lake Michigan bordering our eastern coast—not to mention all the ridges, rivers and rural scenes in between—Wisconsin is the ideal road […]

6 Barn Quilt Trails to Discover in Wisconsin

I do quite a bit of driving in Wisconsin. And so, I often find myself admiring those beautiful barn quilts strewn across our state in all of its Americana glory. I also often find myself wondering what the barn quilts are all about: Where did they originate and why? Is there a special story behind each unique design? Ah, all these […]

Food + Drink: 9 Incredibly Unique Spots in Wisconsin

When it comes to dining out, I tend to get a little bored of the same ol’, same ol’. A great meal is a must but the atmosphere (or lack thereof) is what separates a mediocre establishment from an unforgettable one. And to me? The weirder, quirkier, more eccentric, the better! Here are nine top spots […]

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24 Things To Do in Wisconsin…for FREE!

  Let’s be honest…we all enjoy free things. And, free, fun things are even better yet! There are umpteen ways to enjoy Wisconsin without breaking the bank. Here’s my quick list of just a few of the state’s top destinations where admission is nil: Relish eclectic pieces of concrete art at Fred Smith’s Wisconsin Concrete […]

Motorcycling in Wisconsin: 5 Excellent Destinations

If you love motorcycling, you’ll love Wisconsin. I had the honor of meeting up with groups as far south as Platteville and as far north as Cable while we were filming Wisconsin’s Western Ride for Discover Wisconsin, and it is now completely evident to me how folks fall in love with the open air on the open road. Nothing beats that wind-in-your-hair feeling!