U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championships in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

    6/18/16 •

    I love attending the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championships, held in early February in the pretty little resort town of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. This annual event is part of the town’s 2-day Winterfest celebration, and draws 15 of the top snow-sculpting teams in the United States. You know these competitors are in it for the…

    Frank Lloyd Wright Tour in Taliesin, Wisconsin

    11/23/20 •

    Even if you know nothing about Frank Lloyd Wright, you’ll enjoy touring Taliesin, his fascinating home that’s often been described as his autobiography in wood and stone. For nearly 50 years, Wright lived and worked in Taliesin, overlooking the picturesque southwest-Wisconsin valley where his ancestors settled. The sprawling 37,000-square-foot, 50-room masterpiece includes many of Wright’s…

    Horicon National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin: The Largest Freshwater Cattail Marsh

    3/09/18 •

    …marsh in the United States, which provides rest for roughly 200,000 migrating birds and endangered species. In Baraboo, the Travel Green Wisconsin-certified Aldo Leopold Legacy Center provides a hands-on nature experience, and Cave of the Mounds near Blue Mounds features rock formations and rare bird species. For a free copy, call 1-800-432-8747 or visit TravelWisconsin.com….

    House on the Rock Near Spring Green in Wisconsin: Perched on a 60-Foot High Sandstone Pinnacle

    8/23/18 •

    While traveling through southwest Wisconsin, we were intrigued by signs promoting the House on the Rock, near Spring Green. When we realized we’d pass near it, we decided to make an unscheduled stop. And I have to tell you, we were totally unprepared for what we saw during the next 3 or 4 hours. The…

    Columbus Carriage Classic, Wisconsin

    12/10/19 •

    There are plenty of reasons to visit historic Columbus, Wisconsin anytime of year. But early June brings an added incentive–the annual Columbus Carriage Classic. That’s when nearly 100 horse-and-buggy hobbyists from all over the Midwest converge on this charming town with beautifully restored antique carriages, buggies and wagons for a weekend of friendly competition and…

    Circus World Museum, Wisconsin: History and Exciting Performances

    9/26/19 •

    …More to See The Wisconsin Dells area, famous for its scenic Wisconsin River boat tours and theme parks, is about 15 miles north of Baraboo. To learn more call the Wisconsin Dells Visitor and Convention Bureau at 1-800-223-3557. Frank Lloyd Wright’s home, Taliesin, is about 40 miles southwest of Baraboo, near Spring Green. For more…

    Little Swiss Village Resort, Wisconsin: Top-Notch Cuisine and Hospitality (4)

    11/27/19 •

    When we want to take out-of-town guests to a nice breakfast or lunch, we head for the Little Swiss Village resort, west of Minocqua, Wisconsin and overlooking picturesque Blue Lake. You can’t beat the cuisine and hospitality here. Meals are made using Old-Country recipes, many from owner Patt W.’s grandfather, a former Swiss innkeeper. We…