Hiking at Devil’s Lake State Park | Wisconsin’s Largest State Park

I’ve ended the last weekend of the “summer months” with a bang! I’ve finally crossed off another item on my [summer] bucket list and visited Devil’s Lake State Park. Devil’s Lake State Park is the Wisconsin’s largest state park, located northwest of Madison, near the Wisconsin Dells. Being outdoors amongst the woods …

Top Dessert Restaurants in Southeastern Wisconsin

If you know me (even slightly), you know I am a dessert FIEND. From ice cream, to cookies, to donuts, fudge, pastries…. you name it. If I found a genie in a bottle, my one and only wish would be that desserts would not make me gain weight (can I …

Top 5 Wisconsin State Fair Foods: 2017 Edition

One of my favorite summer traditions my family and I have is visiting the Wisconsin State Fair. Like most state fairs in the United States, ours is filled with fried foods on a stick. Since Wisconsin is the dairy state, we have plenty of cheesy, dairy-full delicious foods as well! …

Visiting the Domes in Milwaukee Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI is commonly known as “Brew City” for the many breweries. But beer and cheese is certainly not the only thing this city offers! This Midwestern city has a multitude of other interesting attractions, including “The Domes,” or Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory. Known to the locals as “The Domes,” the Mitchell …

Hiking Governor Dodge State Park | Muddy, Bloody, & Wet!

On Memorial Day Weekend, I crossed off another Wisconsin State Park off my bucket list: Governor Dodge State Park! I live a short two hour drive away (153 mi, 246 km), so it was the perfect day trip with my parents. It’s so wonderful to see gorgeous scenery so close to home; it …

Summer Festivals | 10 Things to Do in Milwaukee This Summer

The Midwest is so much more than “fly over” states, especially Wisconsin. (Anyone get that country song reference?) More than just cheese and beer, Milwaukee is quite the hot spot in the summer! There are no shortages of summer festivals ranging from ethnic, music, beer and art festivals.   1. …

WTF Moments with Mom | Root River Canoeing

The first of many kayaking/canoeing trips this summer has been completed! I initially fell in love with kayaking summer 2016 when my mother dragged me out to Riverbend Nature Center in town. She grew up doing these types of activities; I’m a late bloomer on the other hand. Better late …

The Beauty of Lapham Peak Unit | Kettle Moraine State Park

First check off my summer bucket list was the Lapham Peak Unit at Kettle Moraine State Forest. This was a father/daughter adventure which to me was a special treat this weekend! Though I do spend a lot of time with my parents (arguably more than other 20 somethings), I do most of my …

Five Gorgeous Wisconsin State Parks You NEED to See

I’m beginning this post with stating I’m so thankful to live in a state that is thriving with beautiful nature. Wisconsin (USA) is severely underrated as a destination in the United States. (One could possibly say it’s a…..hidden gem.) If you’re like me, then it’s safe to say being close to Mother …