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Top Seven Family Friendly Restaurants in Door County

Top Seven Family Friendly Restaurants in Door County

Door County is the ideal family vacation destination and many of the restaurants in the county cater to family dining.  Door County has been an annual vacation destination since I was a kid and we have enjoyed visiting several times per year since our kids were...

Canthook Lake: My Happy Place in Northern Wisconsin

Canthook Lake: My Happy Place in Northern Wisconsin

The shore and neighboring woods of Canthook Lake near Iron River represent a happy place for me. I was blessed to visit here for long weekends when I was a kid through a program with the Boy Scouts.  Our scout leader Lee Getschow owned at the time a six hundred acre...

Rock Island: The Gem Hidden at the Top of Door County

Rock Island: The Gem Hidden at the Top of Door County

Rock Island is one of the best-hidden secrets of the Door County Peninsula for the outdoor minded. Over two million people visit Door County annually and less than 2% (only 30,000!) make it to Rock Island each year. It is a beautiful and mostly untouched island with…

Welcome to the Great State of Wisconsin

Welcome to the Great State of Wisconsin

"Welcome to the great state of Wisconsin" I call out from the driver’s seat of our family roadster each time we cross over the state line from Illinois to Wisconsin. Generally met with a cry of "Woohoo" but often followed by an "Are we there yet". Growing up and...

Spend a Night Aboard the USS Cobia Submarine in Manitowoc

Spend a Night Aboard the USS Cobia Submarine in Manitowoc

There are unique AirBnB and VRBO rentals throughout the country, but Wisconsin’s coolest location is the USS Cobia.  The USS Cobia is a fully restored US Navy Gato World War II class submarine located at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum.  Manitowoc has a history with...

A Perfect Weekend Itinerary for Kettle Moraine – Southern Unit

A Perfect Weekend Itinerary for Kettle Moraine – Southern Unit

Our perfect 48 hours in Kettle Moraine starts by setting up camp at the Pinewood Campgrounds in the Kettle Moraine State Forest - Southern Unit.  Our family has camped there on multiple occasions and gave us easy access to all the great activities in the area.  It is...

Take a Selfie with Wisconsin

Take a Selfie with Wisconsin

Let’s admit it, sometimes we need a mission, a goal, or a surprise to coax the young ones to go hiking.  A geocache is usually a great carrot to get our family motivated. Once we are out exploring the geocache often becomes secondary to the adventure once the kids get...