Last weekend we had a mini family vacation to Middleton, Wisconsin. Middleton is a suburb of Madison and is just two hours west of Milwaukee. Thanks to Wisconsin Travel Best...
Where is your favorite place to travel in Wisconsin?
One of my favorite places to travel to in Wisconsin is, hands down, Door County. I love staying at a bed and breakfast and waking up to the picturesque waterfront. I also like how much there is to do there from exploring little shops to trying new restaurants and doing outdoor activities. There’s something for everyone in Door County.
Outside of Wisconsin?
I am a beach person so I love visiting warm places and near the beach like northern San Diego. On the other hand, I love Harbor Springs in Northern Michigan. It’s a long drive but worth every hour.
What’s your best piece of travel advice?
Pack light and always keep room for clothing and souvenirs that you might pick up along the way. Also, have a plan but be flexible. You might be surprised where your day can take you.
What makes travel in Wisconsin unique?
People may not think of Wisconsin as a travel destination but there’s surprisingly a lot to do here. Each season you can find something new and exciting to do. In the summer, the big cities come to life! In Milwaukee, we have one of the biggest music festival in the country (Summerfest). There are festivals everywhere, farmers’ market, and much more.
In the fall you can see the leaves changing which is absolutely beautiful. In the winter, you can go skiing and tubing at winter parks or enjoy a beautiful night of ice skating in the middle of the city. On the nice days of spring, you will find many Wisconsinites having a drink on a restaurant patio, going for a run or riding their bikes.
What’s your favorite activity when traveling?
When I am traveling, I like to explore the city, shops, restaurants, and museums. I don’t like to waste time; I like to get up and go!
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Two weeks ago, thanks to Wisconsin Travel Best Bets, we went for the first time to Middleton, Wisconsin. We fell in love with the town neighboring Madison and are already...
There are many terrific places to travel to in Wisconsin, including Middleton. Today I’m sharing the places you must visit in this charming city from a delicious Greek restaurant to...
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I had a few wishes for my birthday this year; find some snow and do something I’ve never done before. . Well happy birthday to me because my wishes came true! Today I’m in @boulderjunctionwi doing something I’ve never done before, SNOWMOBILING 🤗 . I have partnered with @boulderjunctionwi and I’ll be doing a snowmobiling video! If you’re like me, and have never gone snowmobiling before, I’ll be doing a Q&A video to answer any (beginner) questions you might have, ask away! #WiTravelExpert #BoulderJunctionWi #VilasCountyView on Instagram
01/15/20191 month ago 925 53
Have you ever been to the barrel room at @centralwaters ?!? I love hanging out with barrels because what they contain is my favorite!! I had their XX which is their 20th anniversary BBA beer. It was sooo good! Notes of fudge and vanilla and oh so smooth!😋 Over on the blog, I talk about my favorite parts of @centralwaters in my last @stevenspointarea article 😭 Check it out! What’s the last barrel room you visited?!! Ps go Bears! 🐻💕View on Instagram
01/06/20191 month ago 2025 48
My day two Stevens Point itinerary is live! I talk about my visit to @pointbrewery and @greatnortherndistilling and other fun things to do! One of my favorite things I bought is this bourbon barrel aged maple syrup 😋 I really love how the bourbon flavor melds with the sweet syrup! This would be a really fun one to try alongside your BBA beers! Or just to have on waffles! 😋 #witravelexpertView on Instagram
12/24/20182 months ago 1378 33
So so many of you messaged me to tell me about @oso_brewing over the past week. Well guess what...I tried it! Check out my full review over on the blog, but for Insta I’m talking about The Big O. It’s their wheat ale that won a gold medal at GABF in 2015! It’s a nice flavorful wheat that makes you miss the summer heat. Nice citrus flavors while keeping it light. The awesome people at @stevenspointarea brought this beauty down for me and I visited the brewery last weekend with @witravelbestbets 💕 check out the link in my bio for my day one itinerary! 😊View on Instagram
12/07/20182 months ago 1310 12
I got to take a tour of the historic @pointbrewery while visiting @stevenspointarea 😀 It was such an incredible experience! Behind me is their new pilot system, they brew beers that are only available in the sampling room and at Point burger bars! My favorite from the pilot system was the Hazelnut milk stout! It was creamy and had a really nice hazelnut flavor. It was great to hear the rich history of Point...they’ve been brewing since 1857! Crazy! But I’ll tell you more about that in my upcoming blog post! 😊View on Instagram
12/02/20183 months ago 1959 45
New Video! See what the December @cache_advance #GeoChallenge is and go #geocaching with my awesome co-workers. Watch at geocachingvlogger.com or the link in my insta profile. #geocaching #witravelexpert #geocachingvlogger #holidaygeocaching #cachemasView on Instagram
12/02/20183 months ago 168 3
Made my way to @centralwaters for day 2 of my @stevenspointarea adventure! I last came here about a year and a half ago and loved it! Im so happy to be back and enjoying their amazing selection of dark and barrel aged beers! This one is the brewhouse coffee stout. It’s brewed with local Emy J’s coffee and it’s fantastic! The coffee flavor comes through nicely and borders the line between too bitter and too sweet. Absolutely perfect! Next up is going to be their Twenty, a 20th anniversary celebration 🎉 Yum! #sponsored #witravelexpertView on Instagram
12/01/20183 months ago 1753 30
#sponsored So happy to be exploring the Wisconsin Craft Collective in the @stevenspointarea this weekend thanks to @witravelbestbets 💕 Starting my weekend off by switching it up at @sunsetpointwinery 🍷 It’s been a loooong time since I’ve had wine so this feels like an awesome treat! All the wine was fabulous! I’m not even going to try to describe it because I’m not a sommelier but I know it’s delicious! This is Nova, a sweet wine with Argentinian grapes! Yum! Back to #craftbeer tomorrow I promise! 😊 #witravelexpertView on Instagram
11/30/20183 months ago 1664 40
I think that big kiss was to thank me for our awesome weekend getaway💙. We had some difficult moments with Alex but overall it was a great trip to @visit.middleton . Today we went shopping at the Green Way Station, had lunch at Freska Mediterranean Grill, and showed Rapha the tall Christmas Tree in the center of the outdoor mall🎄🌟. I’ll be sharing more photos of our trip this week. I have so many good ones. Hope you guys had a great weekend as well 😘@greenwayshopping @witravelbestbets @visit.middleton #witravelexpertView on Instagram
11/19/20183 months ago 639 31
I’m so excited to eat Italian food tonight at @villadolcecafe 🌟! We tried going there yesterday for dinner but the wait was too long. That tells me that the food must be good. Today we were smart about it and called to make a reservation. We are having a lot of fun exploring Middleton. 💛 This city is charming, quaint, and we are already planning on coming back. ➡️Make sure to watch my Stories to see what we’ve been up to. @witravelbestbets, @visit.middleton, #witravelexpertView on Instagram
11/17/20183 months ago 493 26
Looking forward to our weekend getaway to Middleton, Wisconsin thanks to @witravelbestbets 🌟 This is a much-needed getaway after a very long week for all of us here. I will be posting about our trip on Stories all weekend long so keep your eyes peeled to see all the fun!! • ➡️ What are you looking forward to doing this weekend? 🌟PS: I have a HUGE 🎯TARGET GIFT GUIDE on the blog right now. Click on the bio to read it and start shopping for the holidays. • This chunky sweater is amazingly cozy. My western boots are my favorite this season. Shop my whole outfit by following me on the LIKEtoKNOW.it app (colormesassy). http://liketk.it/2yhZA #liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKshoecrush #LTKunder100 #LTKsalealert #LTKholidaygiftguide @visit.middleton #witravelexpertView on Instagram
11/16/20183 months ago 514 36
This Wednesday at 8:30PM CST you can call and talk to me on The Geocaching Podcast! The Geocaching Podcast is now a live Geocaching call in show! Have a burning question you want to ask? Share with me how one of my videos has inspired you? I would love to hear your voice. The link to the live feed will begin my insta profile. - - #geocaching #podcast #geocachingvlogger #witravelexpertView on Instagram
11/10/20183 months ago 179 4
2 1/2 Cups was one of our favorite places to shop. Checkout my blog to see what other shops we visited and shopped at in Marshfield. @witravelbestbets #ad #witravelbestbets #witravelexpert #midwestbloggers #wiblogger #bloggerlife #wisconsinbloggerView on Instagram
11/07/20183 months ago 1079 3
I think one of my favorite things about traveling is trying out new places to eat. I have rounded up all of the places we ate on the blog today. [Link in bio] @witravelbestbets [ad] #midwestbloggers #wiblogger #wisconsinblogger #traveldiaries #witravelexpert #witravelbestbets #visitwisconsinView on Instagram
11/06/20183 months ago 1112 16
It was a cold weekend in #MarshfieldWI but the boys loved our adventure. On the blog I am sharing all about Family Friendly Activities you can do while visiting Marshfield. @witravelbestbets #ad #witravelbestbets #witravelexpert #midwestbloggers #wiblogger #bloggerlife #wisconsinblogger #familytravel #wisconsinView on Instagram
11/05/20184 months ago 1272 15
We’ve been exploring Marshfield,WI today and we’re loving every minute of it. Definitely check my instastories to see the fun we are having. It’s a bit nippy today (36°F) so I had a delicious cup of peppermint mocha coffee from The Daily Grind. If you’re ever in Marshfield, WI I highly recommend this cute little coffee shop. @witravelbestbets #witravelbestbets #ad #midwestbloggers #wiblogger #bloggerlife #wisconsinblogger #fallforsybl #wisconsin #marshfieldwi #witravelexpertView on Instagram
11/03/20184 months ago 828 20
New Video! Watch as I continue to explore “The Geocaching Capitol of the Midwest” West Bend Wi! I loved finding to Wizard to Oz themed letterbox Cache! Watch at GeocachingVlogger.com or the link in my insta profile. #geocaching #tinman #westbend #geocache #letterbox #letterboxing #iceagetrail #geocachingvlogger #witravelexpertView on Instagram
11/03/20184 months ago 327 5
Name a more Wisconsin meal! Cheese curds and #spottedcow are the perfect pairing | Minocqua, WI | #cheesecurds #witravelbestbets #minocqua #minocquaarea #wisconsin #thrillist #food52 #infatuation #buzzfeedfood #beautifulcuisines #witravelexpertView on Instagram
10/31/20184 months ago 644 7
My amazing trip with @witravelbestbets in @vilascountywi has come to an end. If you missed anything from my trip or want another look at some of the lakes we fished, or restaurants we dined at, or more details on our beautiful cabin “memories found,” be sure to check my highlight section on my page, titled “Vilas County.” . I am also featured on WiTravelBestBets.com as a #WiTravelExpert. There you’ll find a small bio about me and I answer a few questions about traveling in Wisconsin and what makes Wisconsin unique to me. I have put the link to the website in my bio for convenience ☺️View on Instagram
10/30/20184 months ago 993 25
On the last day of our trip, in the very last hour, I got my chance at the beast we came to Vilas county for. Everything was textbook. We were just making our way into an inside corner with our sucker rigs. The line counter went zinging and the bobber with our biggest sucker was down, nowhere in sight. We slowly made our way to where it was until we were right on top of it. I picked up the rod, I reeled down on it, felt him chomping and felt the pressure. I laid into it, set the hook, and went to reel. Suddenly my hair was all wrapped up in the reel, completely jammed and there was nothing I could do. The line went slack and the moment I had been waiting and working for slipped right through my fingers. I was devastated. I still am. But in that very moment, the only thing I could think about was the next time I can get back up there again; to have another chance at the musky that got away. . . I’ll be back in a couple weeks ;) #MuskyFishing . . #WiTravelExpert @witravelbestbets @vilascountywiView on Instagram
10/30/20184 months ago 629 18
We had the best time exploring the northern Wisconsin town Minocqua. It looked straight out of the 1960s and even the bank parking lot was cute! | Minocqua, WI | #witravelbestbets #minocquaarea #minocqua #ladiesgoneglobal #wearetravelgirls #sheisnotlost #darlingescapes #wisconsin #midwestliving #townandcountry #witravelexpertView on Instagram
10/30/20184 months ago 731 3
I can’t even begin to tell you guys how amazing our cabin, “Memories Found” on Found Lake, St Germain, Wi with @cropsey.vacation.rentals was. It truly has it all for anyone looking for the charm of a Northwoods retreat in @vilascountywi . For Josh and I, a place like this is our dream; a cabin nestled in the woods, on musky ridden waters, a dock to sip coffee or bloody Mary’s on, an indoor fire place, an outdoor fire pit, and so much more. My one and only complaint is that it made it very hard to go fishing when all I wanted to do was sit and enjoy the moment out on the dock. . . Huge thank you to @cropsey.vacation.rentals for offering us a few nights in our dream home at “Memories Found.” It was perfect. . #WiTravelExpert @Witravelbestbets @vilascountywiView on Instagram
10/29/20184 months ago 728 24
Where’s your favorite place for fall foliage? 🍁| Minocqua, WI | the #minocqua #witravelbestbets #minocquaarea #midwestliving #townandcountry #beautifuldestinations #travelwisconsin #discoverwisconsin #passionpassport #mytinyatlas #thrillist #mydomainetravels #travelandleisure #midwestbloggers #witravelexpertView on Instagram
10/29/20184 months ago 745 6
Get the grease hot! Walleye are my absolute favorite to eat. I LOVE a good fish fry 🤗 While we were running our sucker rigs for musky, I noticed a blip on the graph and said “that looks like a walleye” I quickly rigged up a blade bait, dropped it down, gave it about 3 pulls and wham... the blip hit. It’s so fun when you recognize fish on the graph as certain species. Gives you a bit of confidence especially when the muskies continuously make you feel like you’re doing something wrong. . By the way, I also recently got some new gear! @cabelas Guide-wear, extreme late season parka and bibs. This outfit has changed my life!!! Bring on the cold, Wisconsin winter ❄️ . #WiTravelExpert @witravelbestbets @vilascountywiView on Instagram
10/29/20184 months ago 1210 29
The Geocaching in West Bend is always off the charts awesome. Not only are there 1000s of caches. But amazing smart/gadget caches like this one. Thanks DJWHouse for letting me film this amazing cache. - - #geocaching #westbend #gadgetcache #smartcache #witravelexpert #rockyandbullwinkle @witravelbestbetsView on Instagram
10/28/20184 months ago 340 5
It’s always been a dream of mine to see the Northern Lights, I never have. So when I saw a restaurant named `Aurora Borealis’ in Manitowish Waters, I had to stop. Hopefully one day I’ll get to see the real thing in person ✨ #BucketListItem . #WiTravelExpert @witravelbestbets @vilascountywiView on Instagram
10/28/20184 months ago 254 12
West Bend is also home to the 4 Seasons Geotour. I love Geotours because it is an amazing way to explore a city; taking you to all the fun hidden and lost places only locals know about. West Bend is a must visit for any geocacher. - - - - #westbend #witravelexpert #witravelbestbets #geotour #travelwisconsin #geocaching #geocachingvlogger #travelcaching #whatsyourhobbyView on Instagram
10/27/20184 months ago 277 7
Hey guys! I have partnered with @witravelbestbets on a trip to Vilas County, Wisconsin. For those who don’t know, Vilas County is a very Northern County in Wisconsin, located up by the U.P. of Michigan. . Vilas County is a true “up north” destination. I’ve been traveling up here for the last ten years and I wanted to share some things that make Vilas County one of our favorite gateways, and just some overall cool facts about the area. . Some of Vilas county’s bigger cities/towns are St. Germain, Eagle River, Lac du Flambeau, Manitowish waters, and Boulder Junction. . Vilas county is home to 1318 lakes and 73 rivers and streams. . It’s home to the world record tiger musky, caught on lake - Lac Vieux Desert at 51 pounds, 54 inches #goals . . It holds the WI Sate record walleye, caught on High Lake at 18 lbs. . It is home to @muskyhuntermag based out of St. Germain. . And there’s so much more that always keeps us coming back. Throughout my stay here, I’ll be sharing my top favorite reasons why you should visit Vilas County if you haven’t already, and if you already have, then I’m sure you love it just as much as I do. Let me know your favorite places to go in Vilas County! . To be continued 😊 . #Wisconsin #WisconsinTravel #MuskyHunter #UpNorth #LakeLife #Sponsored #WiTravelExpertView on Instagram
10/25/20184 months ago 562 49
Fishing or hunting this weekend? Just curious how many of you actually see my post in your feed. Please drop your favorite emoji below if you've seen this post, mine are 🤷♀️💩🦄 . . . . . #flannelfest #wisconsin #witravelexpert #witravelbestbets #legendarywhitetails #muskyfishing #naturalwisconsin #ruskcountywi #autumn #autumn #discoverwiView on Instagram
10/24/20184 months ago 817 185
Musky Monday...as you can see the boat was blown up after catching my first open water musky 😂 . . . . . #ruskcountywi #witravelbestbets #witravelexpert #ad #sponsored #legendarywhitetails #muskyfishing #wisconsin #naturalwisconsin #roamwisconsin #discoverwi #travelwi #basspro #cabelas #thisisfishing #musky #muskie #muskyfishing #fishing #outdoorgirl #wiscogirl #upnorth #freshwaterfishing #explorewisconsin #ladyangler #fishinglife #optoutside #wsiprostaffView on Instagram
10/22/20184 months ago 416 15
My forever adventure partner and I wouldn't have it any other way! I'm so happy we were able to catch some of the beautiful fall colors in @ruskcountywi! . . . . . #ruskcountywi #witravelbestbets #witravelexpert #ad #sponsored #legendarywhitetails #muskyfishing #wisconsin #naturalwisconsin #roamwisconsin #discoverwi #travelwi #basspro #cabelas #thisisfishing #musky #muskie #muskyfishing #fishing #outdoorgirl #wiscogirl #upnorth #freshwaterfishing #explorewisconsin #ladyangler #fishinglife #optoutside #wsiprostaffView on Instagram
10/16/20184 months ago 368 29
The @flambeaulodges was nothing short of perfect! I had spoken to the owner a week prior to our stay and after talking to him for all of 5 minutes it felt like we were old friends. The lodge itself is the perfect place to hold any gathering, with the amenities making it feel so much like home. Aside from the house my favorite place was The Event Bar. It is a great place to hang out with TVs, darts, pool, and that's just the start. If you are ever considering a fun place to stay I'd highly recommend Flambeau Lodges! . . . . . . #witravelexpert #witravelbestbets #ad #sponsored #flambeaulodges #ruskcountywi #travelwi #discoverwi #wegowisco #roamwisconsin #wiscogirl #upnorth #destination #explorewisconsin #outdoorgirl #autumm #wisconsinView on Instagram
10/16/20184 months ago 389 31
It may not be the biggest muskie but it's my first open water muskie and I'm so proud of her! My first cast on the lake I'm bringing in my bright orange spinner bait when I see a shadow following, being new to muskie fishing I'm proud to say I executed the perfect figure 8 (according to @thinz) and this girl hit like a ton of bricks. At that moment all hell broke loose! Trevor was trying to get the net which was stuck under our stuff while I fought her next to the boat. Thankfully, everything turned out and we were able to get her in, snap a few photos, and release her! I can honestly say this was a major highlight on my @ruskcountywi trip with @witravelbestbets 👌 . . . . . #ruskcountywi #witravelbestbets #witravelexpert #ad #sponsored #legendarywhitetails #muskyfishing #wisconsin #naturalwisconsin #roamwisconsin #discoverwi #travelwi #basspro #cabelas #thisisfishing #musky #muskie #muskyfishing #fishing #outdoorgirl #wiscogirl #upnorth #freshwaterfishing #explorewisconsin #ladyangler #fishinglife #optoutside #wsiprostaffView on Instagram
10/15/20184 months ago 1318 105
Our trip to @ruskcountywi ended today but it was one for the books! From the cool places we visited to the delicious food, we had such a wonderful time. A huge thank you to @witravelbestbets for this opportunity, and to @legendarywhitetails for keeping us warm on our trip! I can't wait to share more photos with you guys! . . . . . #witravelexpert #witravelbestbets #ad #sponsored #legendarywhitetails #muskyfishing #ruskcountywi #autumn #discoverwi #travelwi #musky #wegowisco #itsinmynature #basspro #cabelas #whatgetsyououtdoors #fishing #goprofishing #fishingismylife #stcroixView on Instagram
10/14/20184 months ago 359 39
Flater's Resort is one of those places you walk in and feel right at home. At the start of my trip I had multiple people message me, telling me to stop in and talk to "Muskie Joe." Sadly, we missed him by just a little bit but I think being in the bar among his trophies gave me enough luck to boat my first muskie today...stay tuned for photos 😉 . . . . . #witravelexpert #witravelbestbets #ad #sponsored #legendarywhitetails #muskyfishing #ruskcountywi #autumn #discoverwi #travelwi #beer #fishing #girlsthatfish #wisconsin #cabelas #basspro #deergear #wsiprostaff #wegowisco #itsinmynature #whatgetsyououtdoorsView on Instagram
10/13/20184 months ago 738 49
The @ruskcountywi trip day two was a success! One of the coolest places we visited was Toad House, if you're ever in Ladysmith I highly recommend checking them out! . . . . . . #witravelexpert #witravelbestbets #ad #sponsored #wisconsin #thetoadhouse #travelwi #destinationwisconsin #localartist #ruskcountywi #ladysmithwi #legendarywhitetails #deergear #wsiprostaff #discoverwiView on Instagram
10/12/20184 months ago 326 27
It was a wonderful first day in @ruskcountywi, both @thinz9 and my GPS weren't working so we literally just "went with the flow," and honestly I wouldn't have it any other way. We were even able to sneak in a little fishing along the way! Stay-tuned...the adventure continues tomorrow ❤ . . . . . #witravelexpert #wisconsin #ad #sponsored #legendarywhitetails #muskyfishing #ruskcountywi #autumn #fall #fishing #vacation #wsiprostaff #cabelas #basspro #deergear #iamsportsman #itsinmynature #basspro #whatgetsyououtdoors #flannelfestView on Instagram
10/11/20184 months ago 1420 91
Earlier this month, Kristen Carlson, the adventurer behind @missnortherner, traveled to Boulder Junction and shared some of her favorite finds with our readers. Click the link in our bio to read her article “8 Fun Things To Do in Boulder Junction Wisconsin” and see what she loved most about the area!🌲 📷: Kristen Carlson • • • • • • #Wisconsin #northwoods #upnorth #cabinlife #fallcolors #midwesttravel #adventure #wisconsinblogger #witravelexpert #witravelbestbets #boulderjunction #lake #forest #nature #travelblog #outdoorsView on Instagram
09/24/20185 months ago 57 1
Tag someone you'd like to stay here with 🙋♀️ This cozy little cabin is tucked in the woods outside of Boulder Junction and overlooks Big Kitten Lake. Read more about my cozy stay over on the blog (link in profile) @witravelbestbets #sponsored #witravelexpertView on Instagram
09/13/20185 months ago 248 19
This last weekend, @witravelbestbets sent me on a weekend adventure up to Sayner-Star Lake. While I was there, I explored as many places as I could; from hiking trails to lakes to local restaurants. I was able to discover and experience some incredible places and I can't wait to share it all with you guys! Keep a lookout for this weeks blog posts where I'll be writing about my top recommendations on places to go and things to do! Also, a HUGE thank you to White Birch Village for hosting me at their lodge. It was an absolute dream 😍 #sponsored #witravelexpertView on Instagram
09/04/20186 months ago 299 13
Signs of fall by the minnow shack 🍁 This picturesque bait shop was owned by two sisters, Edith and Hazel Fredrickson, who sat in their shop for over 70 years, selling worms and minnows. They both lived in Star Lake until just under 100 years old. It now sits on the shores of Star Lake, right behind the Star Lake Store on Fredrickson Lane. @witravelbestbets #sponsored #witravelexpertView on Instagram
09/02/20186 months ago 268 22
Kicked off my adventure in the Sayner-Star Lake area today! I'll be spending all weekend exploring the Northwoods, canoeing the lakes, and hiking some trails! Make sure to follow along in my IG stories! @witravelbestbets #sponsored #witravelexpertView on Instagram
09/02/20186 months ago 349 33