The U.P of Michigan? Pshhh! More like the U.P. of Wisconsin!

That’s right, I said it. The Upper Penninsula of Michigan – the thing that isn’t actually connected to regular Michigan in any way – is really an extension of Wisconsin, and should be treated as such. Those that live in the U.P. might disagree with me. Many people that live there really don’t consider themselves […]

9 Great Ways To Beat a Snowy Wisconsin Winter

It’s just about March now, and we’re covered in fresh snow fall. I always find it funny that people expect March to be the end of winter – this is Wisconsin after all, and it happens again and again that we get dumped on late in the season – especially if you’re close to either […]

3 Good Reasons Milwaukee Needs a Hostel

Residents of Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood seem to be pushing back against the possibility of having the cities first hostel next door. According to this article on, two neighbors in particular have filed letters of opposition, and the two ladies trying to create the hostel think it’s because of the “negative stereotypes” hostels are […]

Sandy’s Lake Michigan Waves Nothing To Write Home About

Get ready for a rant everybody. It seems that Sandy’s reach to the Midwest has brought every amatuer Lake Enthusiast out of the woodwork, and down to the beaches and marinas of the state. I saw report after report on the news about the “massive waves” that Sandy brought into the Midwest. I distinctly remember […]

Dia de los Muertos in Milwaukee

It’s the time of year again! Dia de los Muertos is upon us, and it’s time to celebrate! Dia de los Muertos translates to Day of the Dead, and is a holiday honoring deceased relatives, celebrated throughout Mexico. Technically it falls on November 1st and 2nd, but I like to think of it as a […]

Train Trip to Chicago on a Whim

Every so often, when life gets really crazy, you need to just get the heck out of Dodge for a weekend. A few weeks ago Becki and I had to do just that. All the craziness of work, blogging and wedding planning was wearing us thin, so on Friday we decided to wake up early […]

Top 10 Places for Fall Colors in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is a “fall colors” kind of state. There are abundant woodlands here, filled to the brim with maple, oak, and birch trees. Whether it’s on a country drive, out camping with your friends, or a calm canoe ride on flat waters, the peace and tranquility of Wisconsin’s countryside lit in autumnal splendor shouldn’t be […]