Totogatic campground in northwest wisconsin

Your Guide to the Best Public Campgrounds in Northwest Wisconsin


It’s summer in Wisconsin, and that means it’s camping season.  We are pretty lucky in Wisconsin because a lot of the best campgrounds are located near water.  You can camp within steps of Lake Superior, fantastic fishing and swimming lakes, or rivers.  There’s even a bonus that some of the campgrounds offer….waterfalls!  We have a lot of experience camping in…

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US Hockey Hall of Fame in Eveleth MN

A Look Inside the US Hockey Hall of Fame


While driving thru many of the small towns in Northern Minnesota, you’ll notice they have one thing in common. That one thing is an outdoor hockey rink. Some towns have multiple rinks so there’s ice time for everyone, and some towns have rinks with boards that have bordered the ice for generations. Winters can be pretty tough in Northern Minnesota,…

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family adventures in St. Paul Minnesota

St. Paul, Minnesota – Top Five Adventures For The Whole Family


When was the last time your family visited a new destination, such as, a park, museum, or main street, and then talked about it for days?  When was the last time everyone went to a new restaurant, the family cook cooked a new recipe, or you did a little taste test of some new goodies that you picked up at…

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The kids area at the water park at great wolf lodge in bloomington minnesota

A Look Inside the Great Wolf Lodge in Bloomington Minnesota


If you live in the upper Midwest, you have probably heard that there is now a Great Wolf Lodge in Bloomington Minnesota.  Actually, there are Great Wolf Lodges popping up all over the country.  These water park destinations are full of family fun and traditions, but a stay there can come at a steep price.  But still, you’re a little…

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How to save money on souvenirs at great wolf lodge

Great Wolf Lodge – 16 Easy Ways to Save Money on Your Trip


Is a trip to a Great Wolf Lodge water park looming in your family’s future?  Did the kids see the commercials on tv and now think it’s the best place in the world, while all you see is the money flying out of your wallet? After a while, you start to realize that it does look like a lot of…

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The boardwalk at the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

A Guide to the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve in Ft. Myers Florida


Imagine your family walking through a jungle-like setting in Florida.  Suddenly, someone spots a gator laying in the morning sun!  A few moments later, someone else hears a creature walking through the underbrush and a wild hog appears!  While even further down the path, you see some birds unlike any you’ve ever seen outside your living room window!  Are you…

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Hyatt Regency Coconut Point – 50 Tips For Your First Visit


There are certain kinds of surprises that most people don’t like.  I’m talking about the surprise of realizing that you forgot something at home, that your kids aren’t tall enough for the super fun water park that you just spent a bunch of money to stay at, or that a small cup of red grapes cost $7 at the coffee…

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winter activities for family fun

26 Winter Activities for Family Fun


I just heard the weather forecast for tomorrow, and it says SNOW!  8-10 inches of the white stuff will be covering the ground before we know it.  That’s winter in Wisconsin, and the season seems to go on forever!  It’s hard to imagine that some parts of our country don’t have to deal with the cold and snow, but I…

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