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  • Best Things to Do in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    10 Best Things to Do in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Is Milwaukee the Midwest’s Hidden Gem? Milwaukee, Wisconsin may be one of the midwest’s best-kept secrets. This underrated, laidback city has a scenic riverwalk, easy access to Lake Michigan, tons of historic buildings, several professional sports teams, and a large variety of breweries serving up refreshing beer. It’s an affordable and down-to-earth city with small local businesses, beer gardens, public parks, cheese curds, and epic summer concerts, making it a great place to visit and unwind for a weekend. Read on for the best things to do in Milwaukee! 1. Enjoy Breakfast at Sweet Diner If you’re looking for more than just a grab-and-go breakfast, stop by Sweet Diner. This popular spot dishes…

  • 8 Great things to do in La, Crosse Wisconsin

    7 Great Things to Do in La Crosse, Wisconsin

    Plan Your Trip to La Crosse, Wisconsin La Crosse, Wisconsin is a cute river town just over one hour from Rochester, Minnesota. Known for its golden bluffs in the fall, paddle boarding on Lake Onalaska in the summer, and great restaurants, a brewery, distillery, and cute shops year-round, La Crosse is a great place to visit! 1. Start Your Day with Coffee To kick off your trip, stop by Grounded Patio Cafe. This coffee shop has a small indoor space and a large patio that gets great sunshine! Their menu includes egg sandwiches, wraps, paninis, flatbreads, lattes, and even boozy smoothies. 2. Walk Along the Riverside Park The Riverside Park…

  • 72 Hours Exploring LA with Locals

    Los Angeles, an Intriguing Utopia Two of our friends moved to LA about seven years ago and last month we flew out for a weekend to visit them. Every day was sunny and in the 70s, and there was no humidity. It felt like a strange utopia with perfect weather and beautiful people. Often, first-time visitors to LA complain about the sprawling city and that it’s hard to get around. The traffic can be crippling and there’s no reliable public transportation. Yet, the city continues to draw visitors every year. While planning our trip to LA, we told our friends, who have lived there for nearly a decade, to take…

  • Best Things to Do in Washington D.C.

    Washington D.C. Is Magical I grew up on Long Island and Washington D.C. is just over a four-hour drive from my hometown. Because of that, I was able to visit Washington many times over the years for weekend trips with friends, school trips, business trips, and visiting my cousin who has lived there for the past fifteen years. I love spending time in Washington, there’s something magical about the history and energy of this city. I love walking around the capitol and the monuments, spending an afternoon in a Smithsonian museum, and finding a new spot to have lunch. With more than 175 embassies, ambassador’s residencies, and international cultural centers,…

  • Visit Northern Wisconsin and Ironwood, Michigan

    Vilas County and Ironwood, Michigan I recently took a trip to Vilas County in northern Wisconsin, and Ironwood, Michigan, which is located in the Upper Peninsula. This was my first time visiting this region, and I’m so grateful I got to see this part of the midwest. While many of the places I visited were in remote areas, there were so many coffee shops, restaurants, breweries, wine bars, beautiful parks, and kind people. Pro tip: Before heading to Vilas County in northern Wisconsin, download the Map It Vilas Co. app. It’s great for locals and first-time visitors alike because you can filter by distance, location, and more, finding the perfect…

  • Wisconsin Dells

    13 Quirky Things to Do in Wisconsin Dells

    Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning I may get a commission if you decide to make a purchase through the links below, at no cost to you. For more information, read my full disclaimer here. Wisconsin Dells is Much More than Waterparks Wisconsin Dells is a unique place with roller coasters, escape rooms, t-shirt shops, and a park to pet deer. In addition to the bright lights and bustling crowds, you’ll find incredible hiking trails, lakes, strange rock formations, and lavender fields. For my first time, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. It felt like Six Flags, Disney World, the Nashville bar scene, Vegas energy, and some…

  • Berkshires

    110+ Things to Do in the Berkshires

    The Berkshires is a Special Place The Berkshires is a rural region located in western Massachusetts. Many restaurants, hotels, and shops in the Berkshires were first founded in the late 1700s and early 1800s. The region then boomed during the Gilded Age shortly after the Civil War. Known for its incredible hikes, fall-foliage viewing opportunities, a strong farm-to-table food scene, and a plethora of art galleries, theaters, mansions, and concerts, you’ll quickly see why the Berkshires live up to their hype. My parents have a lake house in Stockbridge and over the years I’ve come to love the Berkshires. After spending a few days here, you’ll quickly understand why it’s such a special place. While…

  • Ultimate 7 Day Midwest Road Trip

    Taking My First Road Trip This past March, Nic and I took a road trip. Starting from the Twin Cities, we visited Rapid City, South Dakota, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Kansas City, Kansas, and Des Moines, Iowa. Growing up in New York, I rarely took long road trips. Most large cities are a few hours away, like Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Boston. Beyond that, we would typically fly or take a train. Although, there was a time we drove nine hours to Quebec, Canada from Long Island. So to say I’m a novice road tripper, would be accurate. Early one Saturday morning, we loaded up the car with plenty of books,…