Your Midwest travel guide.

Miss Northerner is the original Upper Midwest travel & lifestyle blog, personally curated by me, Kristen.

My travel guides, adventure stories, and seasonal photography are here to help inspire and plan your next trip.

Currently focused on Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota travel.

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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...

Five of My Favorite Things About Kwik Trip

Five of My Favorite Things About Kwik Trip

There are so many awesome things I love about Kwik Trip – their coffee, their Glazer donuts, how clean their stores always are, the staff friendliness… I could write a mile-long list! But for today’s blog post, I wanted to highlight five in particular!

How to Turn Boiling Water into Snow

How to Turn Boiling Water into Snow

This winter, I was determined to try this whole boiling water trick out for myself. So early one morning, Sean and I got the water ready, grabbed the camera, and headed out to the lake. Here are some tips on how you can turn boiling water into snow (and photograph it).

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...

Five of My Favorite Things About Kwik Trip

Five of My Favorite Things About Kwik Trip

There are so many awesome things I love about Kwik Trip – their coffee, their Glazer donuts, how clean their stores always are, the staff friendliness… I could write a mile-long list! But for today’s blog post, I wanted to highlight five in particular!

How to Turn Boiling Water into Snow

How to Turn Boiling Water into Snow

This winter, I was determined to try this whole boiling water trick out for myself. So early one morning, Sean and I got the water ready, grabbed the camera, and headed out to the lake. Here are some tips on how you can turn boiling water into snow (and photograph it).

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Discover by state

Find new places and hidden gems in these three Upper Midwest states.

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Each pin is linked to a blog post!

Discover by map

Each pin is linked to a blog post!

discover a new town

Explore a new Wisconsin town with these guides.

Mineral Point, WI

A quaint English-style town in southern Wisconsin with beautiful architecture and charming streets.

Sister Bay, WI

One of my absolute favorite Door County towns. Known for its beautiful sunsets and the goats on the roof.

girl paddling canoe on wisconsin lake
Sayner-Star Lake, WI

A lovely area in the Northwoods with many lakes, beautiful hiking spots, and an impressive biking trail.

Wausau, WI

The biggest city in central Wisconsin has plenty to offer! Here are 10 must-sees in Wausau.

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