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New Geocaching GeoTour in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

May 7, 2013 – 6:44 pm
The Bronze Fonz

Earlier today the folks at VISIT Milwaukee announced the official launch of the new geocaching GeoTour titled “Discover Milwaukee’s Neighborhoods.” Timing the launch date with National Tourism Week—an event recognizing travel and tourism as one of America’s largest and …

Family Activities in Kenosha, Wisconsin

April 14, 2013 – 1:29 pm
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Wisconsin’s fourth largest city, Kenosha, is home to 100,000 Wisconsinites. A midway point between Milwaukee and Chicago, Kenosha is conveniently located on both the Metra rail line and lies between Interstate 94 and the majestic …

A Weekend in Stevens Point, Wisconsin

February 22, 2013 – 8:04 am
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Road tripping our way to as many “cool small towns” as we possibly can fit into one winter, our latest adventure took us to Stevens Point, Wisconsin. On the verge of being “Up North,” Stevens …

Winter Fun in La Crosse, Wisconsin

January 30, 2013 – 8:31 am
Wind Wall Childrens Museum LaCrosse Wisconsin

La Crosse, Wisconsin  is one of those places you might first read about in a “cool small towns” list or discover in a outdoor lovers guide book. With a population large enough to support three …

Labyrinths in Madison, Wisconsin

November 10, 2012 – 6:17 pm
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Constructed around the world in various materials, shapes, and sizes, labyrinths are man-made paths that twist and turn in maze-like ways. Used for contemplation, reflection, and spiritual awareness, we’ve started to notice labyrinths on our …

Family Vacation in Kohler, Wisconsin

September 4, 2012 – 6:20 pm
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Shifting the paradigm that The American Club—the Midwest’s only Forbes Five-Star Resort—is exclusively for couples, golfers and girlfriends, the Kohler Company has launched a new program just for kids. Kohler Kidz, that is.
Launched in the …

Bookworm Gardens in Sheboygan, Wisconsin

September 3, 2012 – 1:14 pm
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Our curiosities piqued by Barry Adams’ story in the Wisconsin State Journal, On Wisconsin: Bookworm Gardens in Sheboygan Brings Storybooks to Life, we set out from Madison this past weekend to see what the fuss …

Road Trip Itinerary: A Long Weekend in Door County, Wisconsin

August 13, 2012 – 6:02 pm
Sunset at Fish Creek

I needed to get away for just a few days. Somewhere rich in natural beauty, good shopping, delicious food and low stress.  Door County, Wisconsin fit the bill perfectly. Since this trip was spur of …

World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration: EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

July 26, 2012 – 5:38 pm
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EAA AirVenture—the world’s greatest aviation celebration—is in full swing this week. Those of us in the diary state for the event might just say that Oshkosh feels a bit like Kitty Hawk on steroids. Drawing …

Merriment and Mayhem in Port Washington, Wisconsin

June 8, 2012 – 6:57 pm
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Scheduled for the first full weekend of June, the Port Washington Pirate Festival in Port Washington, Wisconsin promises both merriment and mayhem on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. Happening upon last year’s festival somewhat …

Summer in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

June 3, 2012 – 5:36 pm
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Venturing out for another adventure in Wisconsin, we once again found ourselves along the shores of Lake Winnebego, Wisconsin’s largest inland body of water. Returning to the region with flowers in full bloom (read about …

A New SPiN on Kid-Friendly Fun in Milwaukee

April 28, 2012 – 7:00 pm
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SPiN Milwaukee
The best thing since heated toilet seats and sliced bread, Milwaukee has jumped on the hip-and-trendy bandwagon with the addition of SPiN to its historic Third Ward. A tennis table social club worthy of …

Eat, Play, Stay in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

March 4, 2012 – 10:58 am
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Fond du Lac, home to 45,000 Wisconsinites hunkered down along the southern edge of the great Lake Winnebago. A lovely four-season vacation destination, Fond du Lac offers plenty of options for families looking to get …

Eat Dessert First near Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

February 28, 2012 – 8:19 pm
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Call it kismet, karma, or fate. Whatever sequence of events lead up to our mid-winter discovery of Confections for Any Occasion by Joel, does it really matter? Embracing the mantra to eat dessert first, once …

Geocaching Mega Event, West Bend Cache Ba$h

August 28, 2011 – 8:57 am
A Geocrowd at the Regner Park Pavilion

Living just over an hour away West Bend, Wisconsin, the Geocaching Capitol of the Midwest™, a geocaching paradise is quite literally in our back yard. With over 800 registered geocache containers hidden within a 15-mile …

Family Dining in Door County, Wisconsin

June 30, 2011 – 6:00 am
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Door County, Wisconsin is nothing short of a Mecca for foodies. From award-winning wineries to fish boils, supper clubs, bakeries, and bistros, what you won’t find in Wisconsin’s beloved vacation destination is an abundance of ordinary dining venues.

Top 5 Beaches for Skipping Stones in Door County, Wisconsin

June 20, 2011 – 9:30 am
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Door County, Wisconsin. A beloved vacation destination for Mid-westerners, this pinkie-shaped peninsula jutting out into the pristine waters or Lake Michigan lives up to the nickname “Cape Cod of the Midwest.” Whether you ride a Harley, sail a yacht, camp, antique, scuba dive, kayak, or simply appreciate award-winning regional food and wine, Door Country truly has something for everyone all year round. On a budget and in the area for a short weekend, our family came to Door County with one main theme on our vacation itinerary—stones. Skipping stones, that is.

Top 10 4th of July Fireworks 2011

June 2, 2011 – 7:21 am
Clearwater Fireworks

America’s Birthday just isn’t complete without fireworks. Every year, we pick the top 10 places we’d like to see some fireworks. Here are this year’s picks. (Don’t forget to see previous year’s winners as well.)

Top 10 Summer Festivals for Families 2011

May 19, 2011 – 10:35 am
Ogden Pioneer Days

We announce our picks for the Top 10 Summer Festivals for Families. Every year we pick the best of the best summer festivals for families who like to road trip. This year’s list includes some new and some iconic festivals — we’d love to hear what festivals your family never misses.

Day Tripping at the University of Wisconsin, Madison

April 26, 2011 – 6:03 am
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In Madison, Wisconsin the University of Wisconsin, Madison is a hub of family-friendly fun. From geology, space, physics, and ice cream, this post will get you planning your next day trip to campus.