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.


Top Places to Visit Along Minnesota’s North Shore

The North Shore is a spectacular place to visit and explore. From quaint towns to outdoor adventures, this area of Minnesota has a little something for everyone. Here are my top places to visit along Minnesota’s North Shore!

Grand Marais, Minnesota

Grand Marais is a must-see town on Minnesota’s North Shore. It has a population of just 1,400 people, it’s built on the shores of Lake Superior, and has a thriving artist community. I can’t wait to visit here again soon!

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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