5 Can’t-Miss Wisconsin Spring Fests

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In Wisconsin, spring festival season begins as soon as the ground thaws and the first bits of green begin peeking out of the ground. Whether you’re interested in rare mushrooms or maple syrup ...

Book a Trip: 5 bookstores worth the drive

indie bookstores pepper the upper Midwest, creating perfect travel opportunities for people who love reading

Have you ever planned your vacation around the bookstores you could visit on the way? Does your souvenir collection include bookmarks from all the places you’ve been? Do you pack your suitcase ...

‘Fingers Crossed’ for More Skiing

spring may be here, but snow remains at the U.P.’s Mount Bohemia Ski Resort

Rebecca Mennecke

There’s something to be said about the lake effect in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula, where the average snowfall is roughly 300 inches, The Ski Journal said. For Midwestern folks ...

Border Crossing Boogaloo

tips for visiting our neighbor to the north (and we don’t mean the U.P.)

Lauren Fisher

When it comes to road tripping, Wisconsinites have a geographical advantage when it comes to international vacationing. Depending on how committed you are at the wheel, a day’s drive can probably get you within eyesight of a Mountie or moose ...

6 Badger State Spots for Silver Screen Sights

Hollywood put these Wisconsin locations on the big screen, and you can put them on your vacation itinerary

Tom Giffey

Wisconsin is a long way from Hollywood, but that doesn’t mean that filmmakers haven’t come calling when they need eye-catching settings – from space-age museums to historic banks to the world’s largest carousel – for their action blockbusters and costume dramas ...

Wisconsin Vacation Bucket List: 13 Spots Around the State

from Harleys to LEGOs to Bucky Badgers, 2018 offers plenty of travel surprises

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The list of new attractions, major anniversaries, and travel trends in Wisconsin for 2018 lives up to the state’s penchant for fun in the most original, quirky, classy, and carefree ways ...

Hiking Beyond the Valley

grab your boots and bug spray, then hit the road to find these fabulous hiking spots

Rob Reid, photos by Rob Reid

Last year, I wrote an article for Volume One titled 25 Hiking Trails in the Chippewa Valley, which you can read online at volumeone.org/hiking. For hiking enthusiasts willing to drive a bit outside of the area ...

Wisconsin Summer Trips for Families

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Summer is coming soon, but it will all be over before you know it. Don’t let your kids waste a moment indoors, plugged into their electronics, when you can be out having fun together ...

Traveling in Time

1930s guidebook offers a glimpse of what awaited tourists in the Chippewa Valley

Tom Giffey

Putting yourself in the mind of a visitor to your own city is an interesting exercise: If I didn’t live here, you ask yourself, what would I find interesting? What would I visit? What would strike me as unusual?

5 Great Wisconsin Beaches

nearby beaches that offer ocean experiences without the flight

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Think you need to travel to the Atlantic or Pacific to enjoy an ocean or beachside vacation? Think again!

Get on the Bus!

new Chippewa Valley travel company offers retiree-friendly motorcoach trips

Tom Giffey

If you want to take a day trip without the hassle of planning, parking, navigating, and (not least of all) driving, a Menomonie-area entrepreneur’s new business may be just the ticket for you ...

5 Easy Wisconsin Day Trips

an exploration of our state’s beauty is only a short drive away

V1 Staff

It’s pretty easy to love the Chippewa Valley. But as they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder. Sometimes you need to take a day off and go see the rest of the great state of Wisconsin ...

Family-Friendly Ideas for Summer Break

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Summer is coming soon, but it will all be over before you know it. Don’t let your kids waste a moment indoors, plugged into their electronics, when you can be out having fun together ...

5 Easy Wisconsin Day Trips

take a drive to see our state’s beauty

V1 Staff

It’s pretty easy to love the Chippewa Valley. But as they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder. Sometimes you need to take a day off and go see ...

7 Natural Wonders of Wisconsin

Mother Nature gave our state some of the best outdoor recreation in the nation

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In a state known for its love of the good earth and clean waters, we thought it would be fun to come with a list of the natural wonders of Wisconsin. We could have made the list twice ...

Get Lost in Time, Not the Woods

for 1,200 miles, Ice Age Trail follows a glacial path across Wisconsin

Amanda Luft

We lucky Wisconsinites have one of only 11 National Scenic Trails in the country. The 1,200-mile Ice Age Trail passes through 31 Wisconsin ...

8 Quirky Wisconsin Museums

V1 Staff

Whether it’s mustard, accordions, or angels, Wisconsinites have a unique way of taking a hobby and turning it into an exhibit hall. Our state is home to an eclectic mix of museums that go beyond the ordinary and are the product of a passionate person with a vision: a vision so ...

The Grape Escape 2013

a Mississippi River wine trail shows off its natural beauty

V1 Staff

Started in 2009, The Great River Road Wine Trail was named after the road that sews these nine wineries together. The famous road itself, recognized as a National Scenic Byway, runs from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. This particular stretch ...