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6 Tiny Houses in Wisconsin You Can Rent on Airbnb

6 Tiny Houses in Wisconsin You Can Rent on Airbnb

1. Tiny On The River Location: Black River Falls, WI Avg. Rate: $137/night "Exquisite Wisconsin design and craftsmanship is on display in cedar trim, cherry cabinets, oak floors and tons of high-end accoutrements like marble countertops, heated floors, fireplace, a...

A Different Side of Wisconsin Dells

A Different Side of Wisconsin Dells

Our trip was sponsored by Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau. All opinions are my own.Wisconsin Dells is known as the "Waterpark Capital of the World" but there's another side to this popular Wisconsin destination that you may not realize... A quieter,...

Log Slide Overlook in Grand Marais, Michigan

Log Slide Overlook in Grand Marais, Michigan

In mid-October, my two brothers and I went on a trip up to Grand Marais, Michigan to do some exploring and to see the Grand Sable Sand Dunes. None of us had ever been to this area of the UP before so we were excited to see some new terrain. One of the best and most...

6 Tiny Houses in Wisconsin You Can Rent on Airbnb

6 Tiny Houses in Wisconsin You Can Rent on Airbnb

1. Tiny On The River Location: Black River Falls, WI Avg. Rate: $137/night "Exquisite Wisconsin design and craftsmanship is on display in cedar trim, cherry cabinets, oak floors and tons of high-end accoutrements like marble countertops, heated floors, fireplace, a...

A Different Side of Wisconsin Dells

A Different Side of Wisconsin Dells

Our trip was sponsored by Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau. All opinions are my own.Wisconsin Dells is known as the "Waterpark Capital of the World" but there's another side to this popular Wisconsin destination that you may not realize... A quieter,...

Log Slide Overlook in Grand Marais, Michigan

Log Slide Overlook in Grand Marais, Michigan

In mid-October, my two brothers and I went on a trip up to Grand Marais, Michigan to do some exploring and to see the Grand Sable Sand Dunes. None of us had ever been to this area of the UP before so we were excited to see some new terrain. One of the best and most...

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Big Rig Pasta | Oregano’s Copycat Recipe

Big Rig Pasta | Oregano’s Copycat Recipe

When Sean lived out in Phoenix, one of his favorite restaurants, Oregano's, served something called the Big Rig Pasta. It's a super tasty dish of rigatoni pasta covered in a spicy, chipotle-cream sauce. Since there aren't any Oregano's locations here in Wisconsin, we...

DIY Maple Syrup Evaporator on a Budget

DIY Maple Syrup Evaporator on a Budget

Last year, we boiled our sap over an open fire; you can see a photo of it in this blog post. The problem with this setup was that the smoke would swirl around our pots of sap, which ultimately caused our syrup to have a smokey, campfire flavor to it. Not exactly what...

11 Airbnbs in Wisconsin You Need to Book This Summer

11 Airbnbs in Wisconsin You Need to Book This Summer

*Updated February 4, 2021 *These photos are not mine. They are directly from Airbnbs website.Approx. Rate | $200/night Sleeps | 10 Location | Arena, WI "A fully restored 1850’s colonial revival farmhouse tastefully decorated with primitive antiques."Approx. Rate |...

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