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10 Best Views in Wisconsin

To me there’s really nothing more refreshing than taking in a hike in the open air and being rewarded with a postcard vista.

10 Things to Do at the International Wisconsin Ginseng Festival

The cultivation of ginseng in Marathon County began in the late 1800s, but has been used by eastern cultures for healing purposes for thousands of years. Marathon County is the nation’s ginseng capital and exports 95% of the ginseng nationwide,…

Discover Wisconsin Turns 30

As the nation’s longest-running tourism TV show, Discover Wisconsin has discovered just about every nook and cranny in the state. The show is currently in its 30th year of production and will celebrate the premiere of its 500th episode next…

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,…

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,…

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…

24 Things To Do in Wisconsin...for FREE!

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  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…

7 Ways to Beat the "Winter Blues"

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) also known as the “winter blues” (or “winter blahs”) affects millions of people every year. As few of us can afford to take a few months off work so we can crawl under blankets and eat pie, we can take a few steps to alleviate these cold weather blues so they don’t interfere with our daily lives quite as much...
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14 Places to Ski and Snowboard in Wisconsin

Love it or hate it, the winter season is upon us. Here's the upside: The best way to endure the long cold months, is to embrace it! And I mean really embrace it. How do we do that, you ask? The short answer: by hitting the slopes! Now let's be clear, despite the fact we both sport a ginger 'do, I am no Shaun White. But that doesn't mean I don't have an awesome time attempting to ski and snowboard here in Wisconsin. That's the great thing about this state - there really are parks and resorts that cater to winter lovers of all abilities, from novice (me!) to expert (not me...). So unpack your board or skis from storage and take a virtual journey with me to 13 premier skiing and snowboarding destinations in Wisconsin. We're drifting down fluffy snowbanks, winding past frozen lakes and meandering through Wisconsin's backwoods...
Oktoberfest

20 Oktoberfest Celebrations in Wisconsin

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A German History of Wisconsin Compelled to leave their homeland due to crop failures and periodic epidemics, German immigrants settled the rich prairies and wooded lands of Wisconsin. The abundance of cheap farmland and a similar climate…