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  • Roadside Attractions

    Last Updated: 5/23/2007

    A 12-foot mouse named after Igor Stravinsky greets you in a Fennimore parking lot. The jaws of a pink lion double as a drinking fountain in Delavan, while nearby, a killer elephant named Romeo rears up behind an unsuspecting clown. Call them tacky or call them kitsch, but these wondrous sites and surprises along Wisconsin roadways make getting there a lot more fun.

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  • A Little Further North: Boulder Junction and Manitowish Waters

    Last Updated: 5/23/2007

    If you’re looking for a real Northwoods experience, take the time to go just a little further north to these two small towns. You’ll be glad you did.

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  • Travel Green: An Eco-Vacation to Wisconsin Dells

    Last Updated: 4/16/2007

    Take an eco-tourism getaway to Wisconsin Dells instead of jetting to a tropical eco-resort. Cutting your travel emissions by not flying or driving far is a good start but it turns out there’s a lot more to going green in the Dells.

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  • Desperately Seeking Serenity - in Southeast Wisconsin

    Last Updated: 2/5/2007

    After weeks with the stresses of work, the holidays, work, house hunting and more work bogging us down, Que and I were in dire need of an escape. Some time spent away from computer monitors, cell phones and unruly housemates was well overdue.

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  • Hudson, Osceola, and St. Croix Falls

    Last Updated: 1/30/2007

    I like to visit Hudson during the height of summer, when I can dip my weary hiker's feet into the cooling current of the river. I return in autumn, when its avenues of maples blind my eyes. But there's something extra-special about my winter visits, too.

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  • Birkie Fever!

    Last Updated: 1/30/2007

    Skiing the American Birkebeiner was supposed to be a one-time event for me, a way to prove my youth the year I turned 40. But I caught the notorious Birkie Fever, and almost every February since then I’ve been back, anxiously waiting my turn to begin this

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  • Grab a Bite at Wisconsin's Festivals

    Last Updated: 1/28/2007

    You know the routine: you pass through the admission gate at your favorite summer festival with your sights already set on that one particular food stand. You've waited for this tasty treat all year, and you aren't going to wait a moment longer.

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  • The Wright Place - A Trip to Taliesin

    Last Updated: 1/25/2007

    This signature work of wood and stone from one of America’s greatest architects, Frank Lloyd Wright, is dramatic yet subdued, awe-inspiring yet perplexing. It’s a study in perfect harmony and contrast.

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  • Five Great Quilt Shops

    Last Updated: 1/25/2007

    If you quilt, you know that Wisconsin has as many quilting stores as a Trip Around the World quilt has squares. To make this list, each store had to carry a wide variety of calicos as well as flannels and wools. Plenty of patterns, books, and a helpful st

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  • High-Energy Hayward

    Last Updated: 1/25/2007

    Thanks to some old friends who keep inviting me back, I’ve had a chance to sample some of Hayward’s offbeat pleasures, and every visit reveals something new and delightfully unexpected.

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