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There are so many great places to explore in Wisconsin—classic Northwoods vacation destinations, hubs for handcrafted beers and spirits, shopping hotspots and much more.
We’re sending travel aficionados to all corners of the state to find some of Wisconsin’s best vacation hotspots—and they’re here to share what they found with you.
My name is Jasmine and I am the blogger behind Jasmine Maria - Wisconsin Beauty + Lifestyle Blog. I'm a mom of two boys, bride-to-be, makeup artist and fur-mama of two chihuahuas named Bonecrusher & Hazel. I quit my day job three years ago to become a full-time blogger. Beauty is something I always had a passion for and, now that I am getting older, I want to add more lifestyle posts like traveling to my blog. I love every minute of it.
My name is Joshua and I have been documenting my geocaching adventures since February 2011.
My channel features unique hides, awesome places and overall geocaching fun. I love creating energetic, fun, family-friendly videos to share geocaching inspiration and adventures.
Hi! I’m Kaitlin Woodward and I’m a social influencer based out of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. I spend most of my time fishing and documenting my life around northern Wisconsin with my husband, Josh. We love chasing muskies, bass and walleyes most. Outside of fishing, I enjoy hunting, camping, sightseeing, nature, log cabins, fish fry’s, and all things “up north.” I’m one of those people that leaves Christmas lights on year-round, and I LOVE snow. Wisconsin was made for someone like me!
My name is Kristen Carlson, blogger and photographer behind Miss Northerner, a Wisconsin-based travel and lifestyle blog. I created Miss Northerner as a way to showcase the beauty of Wisconsin and to share my Northwoods lifestyle. From exploring through the tall pines to canoeing the many lakes up north, I'm always seeking hidden gems and beautiful locations around the state.
My name is Krysten Potega. Both of my parents thought it was important to raise me with a great love and respect for the outdoors and that is how my passion for hunting and fishing was ignited. When I was growing up, my dad would cart my sister and I to different youth hunts throughout the Midwest. Over those years, we were able to get a taste of waterfowl hunting, bird hunting, and deer hunting. I'm lucky to live in an area where there is such a variety of outdoor actives to participate in, and am happy to share my experiences with people who want to learn more about Wisconsin and all there is to do in our wonderful state.
Hi! I'm Sarah, but everyone calls me Smack. I'm a Financial Analyst by trade but my true passion (beyond finance) lies in travel. O The Places We'll Go is a project I've started to share my love of travel. When I'm not trying to cram trips into my 2 week annual vacation time I enjoy boating, spending time with my amazing friends, and planning future adventures!
Rusk County, Wisconsin is a beautiful Northwoods destination that should be on everyone’s travel bucket list! The area hosts a handful of unique shops all with their own personality...
I made my way slowly down the main driveway of White Birch Village in Sayner-Star Lake, noting each dark brown cabin tucked away in the trees. After pulling up to the...
My friends know I’m the PICKIEST eater ever. I always look at menus before going anywhere to ensure I will be able to order something I really want. Another important...
CABIN FEVER I felt immediately at home when I walked into Cabin Fever. There was something just so calming about it. Maybe it was because of the location –...
SHOPS 1 | BOULDER JUNCTION TRADING CO. This store is literally my dream come true. From plaid blankets to antique skis to taxidermied fish, Boulder Junction Trading Co. is your go-to...
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...
We had the pleasure of visiting Marshfield which is located pretty much in the middle of Wisconsin. It’s about 2 hours away from Madison so it was a fun...
1 | HIKE THE FALLISON LAKE TRAIL Just ten minutes south of Boulder Junction, you’ll find Fallison Lake – a cute little 51-acre lake off of County Hwy N....
CANOEING, KAYAKING, & PADDLEBOARDING What better way to take in the beauty of the Northwoods than from the water? Paddle along the shorelines, listen for those longing loon calls and...
One of the major highlights of our trip was the wide selection of amazing local eateries we had to choose from. Each of these restaurants puts their own spin...
RESTAURANTS HINTZ’S NORTH STAR LODGE This historic supper club (pictured above) is an absolute must when you visit Sayner-Star Lake! Tucked away off of Hwy N, Hintz’s North Star...
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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
11/10/20184 days ago 173 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
11/07/20187 days ago 1048 2
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
11/06/20188 days ago 1087 15
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
11/05/20189 days ago 1248 14
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
11/03/201811 days ago 802 18
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
11/03/201811 days ago 320 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
10/31/201814 days ago 640 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
10/30/201815 days ago 939 23
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
10/30/201815 days ago 615 17
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
10/30/201815 days ago 730 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
10/29/201816 days ago 720 26
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
10/29/201816 days ago 744 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
10/29/201816 days ago 1174 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
10/28/201817 days ago 335 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
10/28/201817 days ago 247 11
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
10/27/201818 days ago 279 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
10/25/201820 days ago 553 50
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
10/24/201821 days ago 796 185
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
10/22/201823 days ago 409 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
10/16/201829 days ago 360 27
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
10/16/201829 days ago 378 30
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
10/15/20181 month ago 1289 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
10/14/20181 month ago 349 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
10/13/20181 month ago 707 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
10/12/20181 month ago 324 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
10/11/20181 month ago 1416 90
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
09/24/20182 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
09/13/20182 months ago 246 20
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
09/04/20182 months ago 298 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
09/02/20182 months ago 267 21
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
09/02/20182 months ago 346 33