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Category: Wisconsin and Midwest Travel

40 Years Of Saturday Night Live- SNL: The Experience Chicago

On a recent trip to Chicago, I paid a little visit to SNL: The Experience. I came upon the SNL: The Experience purely by accident.  I was walking along North State Street when I spotted the huge banner on a building advertising SNL: The Experience inside. Then I remembered hearing about the opening at the Museum Of Broadcast Communications (360 N. State Street) at the corner of Kinzie and North State Street some weeks before…

A Night At Turner Hall Ballroom With Da “Manitowoc Minute” Guy Charlie Berens

Have you seen da Manitowoc Minute? We Wisconsinites love poking fun at ourselves and we love poking fun at our neighbors to the south even more (Especially when it comes to the classic Packer-Bear football rivalry). There was plenty of that fun to go around Thursday night at Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee when we had tickets for a sold out show to see da “Manitowoc Minute” guy Charlie Berens. It was…

Taking In Paris Posters At The Driehaus Museum in Chicago

Loving Paris and France in general Lead me to check out the Driehaus Museum in downtown Chicago in the River North area last weekend.  I came across the L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters exhibition by doing a Google search on French things to do in Chicago.  What a gem this turned out to be! It turned out to be the highlight of my weekend. As most of you know, I am always…

A Visit To The Nutella Cafe In Chicago

Confession:  I LOVE Nutella! Ever since I had Nutella for the first time in my first crepe in Paris, I was hooked.  So when I heard there was going to be a whole Nutella Cafe opening in Chicago, I new I had to visit it. This past weekend was my chance!  Having a Saturday off of work, I decided to jump on a Travelzoo email offering stays at Chicago’s Allegro Hotel for $95…

 Taking On Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail and What Inspired Me To Do It

Did you know that Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail is one of 11 National Scenic Trails in the US? I bet not.  Most people, even if you are from Wisconsin really do not know much about the Ice Age Trail segments that they pass along the highway when you are traveling this beautiful state.  If fact, I cannot count how many times I have passed the trail-head on highway A just…

Best French Macarons In Wisconsin- Almond And Ivy Bakery In De Pere

Does Almond And Ivy Take The Prize? I could probably stop my search for the best French macarons in Wisconsin right here and now, I won’t of course, but seriously I found a winner! Almond And Ivy, a tiny bakery, located right in downtown De Pere, just south of Green Bay, has some of the best macarons I have had so far! Maybe it’s the fact that Karli Franzke, owner and…

A Mini Camping Vacation To Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Part 1 

Hello Indian Lake State Park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula! In January when I made out my list of things I wanted to do in 2017, going on a camping trip was one of them. The way the summer was going and working 6 days a week, the idea of a camping trip before Megan went back to college seemed like a pipe dream! That is until there was an opening in the work…

Why You Must Shop Corner Closet In Cedarburg, Wisconsin

Travel and shopping are like peanut butter and jelly to me…they just go together. There is a reason why I love Cedarburg so much-shopping! I make several trips to this cute town north of Milwaukee several times a year. My good friend Beverly lives in Cedarburg and since her and I both love to shop, many of those visits include a trip downtown to check out the many shops that line Cedarburg…

Finding French Macarons In Wisconsin- Rocket Baby Bakery Wauwatosa

The search for French Macarons in Wisconsin continues… As you know I have been in search of the best French macarons in Wisconsin. Honestly, so far every place I have sampled these sweet colorful meringue cookies has been the “best”. Perhaps it’s because I love them so much and when I find them on this side of the ocean happiness just pours out of me so they all taste good…

10 Things To Do In Door County Wisconsin

Door County offers something for everyone Each summer, Door County in Wisconsin is flooded with tourists from all over that come to enjoy the water, great food, even better shopping, and a host of other things.  It’s a great place to getaway with the family, but Door County welcomes couples as well as solo travelers.  There really something for everyone here. I recently took two separate one day road trips to Door County…

Foodie Friday- Purple Door Ice Cream Milwaukee, Wisconsin

In case you can’t tell by now, I have a real sweet tooth!  I love sweet treats and one of them…ice cream! So when I recently spent a day in Milwaukee for my 7 Wisconsin road trips in 7 days, Purple Door Ice Cream was on my list of places I HAD to visit. It was a good thing I parked in a lot near the Hilton on Wisconsin Avenue and…

Foodie Friday- Elsie Mae’s Bakery and Cannery In Kenosha Wisconsin

What’s a world without pie? Where can you go in Wisconsin to get the best pie? I found the answer. (at least in my opinion)  Elsie Mae’s Bakery and Cannery in Kenosha. I was recently lucky enough to get to visit this place and meet the owner Kelly, when I was in Kenosha, Wisconsin on my 7 Wisconsin road trips in 7 days tour. I found out about Elsie Mae&#8217…

Chasing Waterfalls In Marinette County, Wisconsin

Whoever said you can’t chase waterfalls has never been to Marinette County Wisconsin It has been my goal for quite some time to do the waterfalls tour in Marinette County.  When I got some time off work and decided to do 7 Wisconsin road trips in 7 days, the waterfalls tour was on my list. There are 14 waterfalls total on this self guided tour.  Maps are available at most gas stations in…

Explore Mammoths, Fossils, And The Arts At The Kenosha Public Museum

The Kenosha Public Museum is an impressive FREE museum On a recent visit to Kenosha Wisconsin I spent some time exploring this natural science and fine and decorative arts museum.  The museum has on a display an impressive array of over 80,000 total items in it’s collection. The first floor features an incredible exhibit called the Wisconsin Story and tells the timeline of our ecosystem.  You can see fossils, coral reefs, and…

7 Wisconsin Road Trips In 7 Days

Vacationing at the spur of the moment I found myself with an unplanned 7 days off of work last week.  Believe me, I was doing a happy dance since I have not had much time to check things off my summer Wisconsin bucket list!  As a travel blogger-I was itching to get on the road and discover places in Wisconsin to review and write about. Having a full 7 days off, I wanted to…

Finding French Macarons In Wisconsin At Le Reve Patisserie And Cafe

Looking to satisfy my appetite for all things French, I began my quest to find the best French macarons in Wisconsin a couple of weeks ago with a stop in Wauwatosa at a couple of places- Le Reve Patisserie and Cafe and Rocket Baby Bakery. These small, colorful, and fancy cookies made from almond flour, powdered sugar, and egg whites, with a host of fillings are a must have on any visit to Paris.  Famous…

Ahnapee Brewery in Algoma Wisconsin-The Coolest 2 Car Garage In Town!

Love craft beer? I must admit that while I LOVE wine, I do enjoy dabbling in trying different craft beers from time to time. We’ve come a long way from the days where you basically had a handful of choices when it comes to beer.  Most of it tasted the same (okay, kind of), but as far as originality, there was little. Beer brewing is actually becoming an art form and the brew…

My Top 5 Things To Do In Chicago

    I love Chicago!  There’s tons of stuff to do and see, It’s easily accessible to me,  and mostly I feel like a different person when I’m there.  Something about the big city appeals to me.  I guess it’s the fast pace of life and the fact that I can strap on my most comfy shoes and walk all over the center of the city. After…

5 Reasons To Visit the Civil War Museum In Kenosha Wisconsin

Opening in 2008, the Civil War Museum in Kenosha tells the story of the Civil War from the perspective of the upper midwest.  This museum focuses on the stories not only of the soldiers who went to battle, but of all citizens and how the war effected their lives during and after the war. The museum is located down on the lakefront of Lake Michigan. One you have completed your tour of the Civil…

Wisconsin Getaways- Chateau De Pere in De Pere, Wisconsin

Weekend getaways Chateau De Pere De Pere, Wisconsin My hubby is always full of surprises.  This past weekend to celebrate our 24th Anniversary he told me to pack a bag  after I came home from work Friday, we were heading to an undisclosed location for the night. After some questions about what to pack we headed off north. Now you all know my obsession for all things French right?   The only hint he would give…

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