11 January Festivals to Attend in Wisconsin

Wisconsin winters are no joke, and the state surely knows how to celebrate the subzero temperatures and blankets of snow. The season can be beautiful, after all, and it gives us an excuse to sip on some hot cocoa and slip on some cozy hats, scarves and mittens. Check out a few of the upcoming festivals celebrating winter:   Carp Fest (Prairie du Chien) Take part in some ice fishing, snowmobiling, sledding, skiing and hiking by torchlight in La Riviere Park, and drop by on New Year’s Eve for snowmobile rides, fireworks, carp sampling, a bonfire, and the unique but beloved

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10 Wisconsin Companies Every Foodie Must Check Out

Wisconsin’s rich cultural history, fruitful land (and sea) and hardworking people allow this state to be home to some of the country’s best food. Besides the obvious (dairy), Wisconsin produces an abundance of fruit, vegetables, meats and sweet treats. If you consider yourself to be a foodie, you may want to check out these great businesses that have partnered with Something Special from Wisconsin™. Down a Country Road (Cashton) Located on a farm amongst the beautiful rolling countryside of southwestern Wisconsin and in the heart of Amish country, Down a Country Road is owned by Chuck and Kathy Kuderer and

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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 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Wisconsin

Wisconsin, on a sunshiny summer day, offers endless outdoor activities no matter where you go; however, the rainy days can be just as eventful if you look hard enough. From movies to mini-golf, West to East and North to South, Wisconsin’s got you covered on the rainy days. Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort Whether you’re looking for a way to keep the kids busy or you’re due for an adult getaway, Wilderness Resort offers something for everyone – even on a day when the weather is less than ideal. Cubby’s Cove, one of Wilderness’ five indoor waterparks, features a sport pool

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Curbside Eats: 7 Food Trucks in Wisconsin

The food truck revolution continues to spread across Wisconsin. Delivery trucks transformed into take-away restaurants dot the state’s landscape. Evening revelers depend on food trucks for sustenance on a night out, while business people line up at lunchtime to add some spice to the workday. In most food truck-friendly cities, the trucks can really get around. Fans follow their favorite truck’s whereabouts via social media or texts hoping it will stop nearby. Let’s take a road trip to see what we can find! Gordo’s Food Truck (Eau Claire) In Eau Claire area, look for Gordo’s Food Truck. This husband-wife duo serves

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7 Wonderful Farmers’ Markets in Wisconsin

Wisconsin summers are pretty glorious. From pontooning on the lakes to road-tripping to music festivals, the energy in this state is palpable during the warmer months. Another reason to love summer Farmers’ Markets. They’ve become a staple in communities across Wisconsin. Here’s just a small smattering of markets worth visiting this season: Dane County Farmers’ Market Madison has a lot to be proud of: The city is home to a world–class university, a collection of beautiful lakes and one of the best farmers’ markets in America. Located on the Square, the Dane County Farmers’ Market is also one of the

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Something Special from Wisconsin: 4 Coffee and Tea Brands We Love!

With the cold winter days still in our midst, enjoying a nice warm cup of coffee or tea by the fire is one of the best ways to stay warm here in Wisconsin. Not only will coffee and tea warm you up, these drinks can give you some good health benefits as well. There are many different brands of coffee and tea but have you tried these local Wisconsin brands? Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters This coffee roasting facility is located in Watertown and offers over 100 types of specialty coffees roasted fresh daily. Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters provides a wide

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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 for Wisconsin’s most unique dining experiences:   The Safe House (Milwaukee) If you like your night out full of intrigue and surprise, then you’re going to love exploring the twists and turns of Milwaukee’s Safe House. This spy-themed restaurant is operated by an entity known only as

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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 Park (Phillips) Hike your way to the top of gorgeous Granddad Bluff (La Crosse) Hop aboard the Jelly Belly Express Train at the Jelly Belly Visitor Center (Pleasant Prairie) Make your way to Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary (Green Bay) See the creatures and critters at

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Best Places to Get a Bloody Mary in Wisconsin

Fact: Wisconsin has mastered the “World’s Most Complex Cocktail.” This should shock no one. Have your happy cows, California, and your Land of 10k lakes, Minnesota, but when it comes to vodka and tomato juice, that crown belongs to Wisco.

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