Pipestone National Monument
August 29, 2014 – 6:52 am | No Comment

While passing through the Southwest corner of Minnesota earlier this summer, an unmistakable brown and white sign reserved for national monuments popped into view: Pipestone National Monument
Located in the town of Pipestone, Pipestone National Monument …

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New Geocaching GeoTour in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May 7, 2013 – 6:44 pm | One Comment
New Geocaching GeoTour in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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 | 4 Comments
Family Activities in Kenosha, Wisconsin

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 | 3 Comments
A Weekend in Stevens Point, Wisconsin

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 | No Comment
Winter Fun in La Crosse, 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 | No Comment
Labyrinths in Madison, Wisconsin

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: Bring the Kidz
September 4, 2012 – 6:20 pm | 3 Comments
Family Vacation in Kohler, Wisconsin: Bring the Kidz

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 | One Comment
Bookworm Gardens in Sheboygan, Wisconsin

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 | No Comment
Road Trip Itinerary: A Long Weekend in Door County, Wisconsin

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 | No Comment
World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration: EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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 | No Comment
Merriment and Mayhem in Port Washington, Wisconsin

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 | One Comment
Summer in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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 | No Comment
A New SPiN on Kid-Friendly Fun in Milwaukee

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 | 3 Comments
Eat, Play, Stay in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

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 | One Comment
Eat Dessert First near Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

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$h
August 28, 2011 – 8:57 am | One Comment
Geocaching Mega Event, West Bend Cache Ba$h

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 | No Comment
Family Dining in Door County, Wisconsin

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 | 3 Comments
Top 5 Beaches for Skipping Stones in Door County, Wisconsin

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 | 7 Comments
Top 10 4th of July Fireworks 2011

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 | 3 Comments
Top 10 Summer Festivals for Families 2011

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 | One Comment
Day Tripping at the University of Wisconsin, Madison

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.