Midwest travel + lifestyle.

Welcome to Miss Northerner, a Wisconsin-based travel and lifestyle blog created by photographer Kristen Carlson. From unique Midwest travel destinations to cozy, homecooked recipes to Northwoods lifestyle inspiration, this is your go-to blog for all things northern.


Created by Wisconsin-native, Kristen Carlson.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! My name is Kristen and in 2017, I created Miss Northerner as a space to journal about my life in Wisconsin. I wanted share my photography and the unique places that I’ve discovered. 

I hope my blog inspires you to travel locally and to get outdoors. A few of the main topics you’ll find on here are Midwest travel destinations (with an emphasis on Wisconsin), my favorite recipes, snipits about my life, and lots of Wisconsin photography.


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).

Our First Flight with the Mavic Air

Last Tuesday, Sean surprised me with a DJI Mavic Air for my 27th birthday! I was so excited and couldn’t wait to play around with it so this past weekend, we had our first flight!

Nordic Inspired Gifts

I’m going to start creating some more Nordic-inspired blog posts on Miss Northerner as a way to explore my heritage a bit more. So for today I scoured the internet and collected eight Nordic inspired gifts!

Northern Lifestyle

I currently reside in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, surrounded by the lakes and the woods. Canoeing, exploring, and hiking are a few of my favorite things.

Wisconsin Travel Destinations

I love discovering hidden gems around Wisconsin. Check out the places I’ve visited so far!

Cozy Recipes

These are the recipes that remind me of home. 

Exploring the lakes and the land.

My summers are spent searching for hidden lakes to canoe on and new forests to hike through. Follow along to discover new spots around the state!

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