Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Geneva Lake Views Fuel a Tranquil Day in Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Geneva Lake Views Fuel a Tranquil Day in Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Geneva Lake Views Fuel a Tranquil Day in Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Quietly nestled along Geneva Lake in Wisconsin, Williams Bay treats visitors to tranquil lake views and a quaint town to explore.Williams Bay is more relaxed than nearby Lake Geneva, so we love to visit for a calm day of relaxation on the lake.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

5 Ways to Build More Flexibility Into Your Trip

5 Ways to Build More Flexibility Into Your Trip

5 Ways to Build More Flexibility Into Your Trip 

In the past, I used to build my vacations with pretty hard and fast lists. Now, I like to leave plenty of space in my itineraries to just be in the moment, not have to rush or easily fit in sites and experiences I discover when already on my trip. When I went to Paris, I decided not to take pictures on our Seine River cruise opting to just revel in the beauty that is Paris. I found the experience to be freeing and refreshing, so I started reevaluating how we travel and how rigid we make our travel. Once we started adding more flexibility into our travel, I feel like we can live more in the moment and really be in a place. Here are a few strategies that we use:

Friday, June 14, 2019

Reveling in Nature Hiking Kishwauketoe Trail in Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Hiking Kishwauketoe Trail in Williams Bay, Wisconsin near Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Hiking through Marshes and Prairie on a Boardwalk at Kishwauketoe Trail in Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Kishwauketoe Trail introduces an interesting hike through varying habitats near Geneva Lake in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. Kishwauketoe's name is derived from Potawatomi loosely meaning "Clear Water" or "Lake of the Sparkling Water" so is not only reminiscent of the Potwatatomi that once called the area home but also of dedication to keep the nature areas of Williams Bay beautiful and thriving for future generations. Explore a little:

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Festivals, Mexican Folkloric Show, Blues on the Fox, Wizards, Highland Games and More}

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Festivals, Mexican Folkloric Show, Blues on the Fox, Wizards, Highland Games and More Fun in the Chicago Suburbs June 13-16, 2019


Happy Father's Day! This Father's Day Weekend is full of tons of fun including all sorts of festivals, the Highland Games, Mexican Folkloric Show, Wizards, Build a Bird House, Blues on the Fox and much more! Here are my picks for the weekend:

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Smiling with Pinkie the Elephant in DeForest, Wisconsin

Smiling with Pinkie the Elephant: A Roadside Attraction in DeForest, Wisconsin

Smiling with Pinkie the Elephant in DeForest, Wisconsin

Pinkie the Elephant in DeForest, Wisconsin provides for a festive little pit stop and photo op. Pinkie can be located just outside of a Shell station just off of I-94 north of Madison. We fit it in on our trip to Duluth this spring. I mean, how could you not stop:

Monday, June 10, 2019

In Search of Seven Bridges Trail: A Nature Adventure at Grant Park in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

In Search of Seven Bridges Trail and a Splendid Nature Adventure at Grant Park in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Hiking Over Bridges and Up and Down Bluffs at Grant Park in South Milwaukee, WI

When searching for new trails to hike, I stumbled upon Seven Bridges Trail. What isn't to love about bridges melding with nature? Unbeknownst to me, my husband was scoping out trails in Grant Park in South Milwaukee. Turns out, we were looking at the same destination because Seven Bridges Trail is in Grant Park. So, one beautiful morning we drove up to South Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

15 Reasons to Visit Geneva, Illinois

15 Reasons to Visit Geneva, Illinois

15 Reasons to Visit Geneva, Illinois: History, Chocolate, Nature, Local Makers and More

Geneva is one of my favorite places to visit in Illinois to get away from it all. Whether I am in the mood for history, nature, chocolate, shopping or anything in between, Geneva has it with its own unique flare. Geneva offers so many interesting experiences including those exemplifying its Swedish heritage and intriguing history. Here are our 15 reasons we love Geneva:

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Civil War Experience, Art, Beer Garden, Pride, Nature and More}

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Civil War Experience, Art, Beer Garden, Pride, Nature Explorations and More Weekend Fun:

We have another fabulous weekend ahead! This weekend, there is a good range of fun for different likes. Here are my picks in the Chicago suburbs:

**PS remember to check the weather.**