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A Weekend in Bayfield: The Apostle Islands

hammock overlooking lake superior

The Apostle Islands. A holy name for a heavenly place. My first discovery of the Apostle Islands was on Pinterest of all places. Images of the infamous ice caves made an appearance on my search which led me into a deep dive to learning more about this destination. It was at that moment, years before…

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Wander, Don’t ​Wonder: The Beauty of Collaboration

Hiking the North Kettles

When I dreamt up the idea of this blog, my main goal was to foster community. I wanted to immerse myself in my new home state, meet other people who shared similar passions and share my journey and discoveries with others beyond the screen. Since moving, it has been a whirlwind. We are new homeowners,…

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Pieper Porch Winery & Vineyards: A Place to Wine Down

Pieper Porch Winery Wisconsin

I find nothing more exciting than a true success story. An idea put into action, a hobby becoming a fruitful business, dreamers that are doers. Spoiler alert: Pieper Porch Winery and Vineyards is exactly that – a dream made a reality through the hard work of Kathy and Todd, the husband and wife visionaries who built…

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Travel Switzerland: Beyond the Postcard

Wengen, Switzerland

In late August, we embarked on a 3-week trip to Europe – Switzerland, and Italy specifically. While there, we experienced diverse climates and landscapes, saw old friends, and celebrated a family wedding! Copious amounts of cheese, carbs, and wine were consumed which we balanced out with days full of walking and sightseeing. We did quite…

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The Elegant Farmer: A Visit to the Orchard

Mukwanago, Wisconsin, The Elegant Farmer Apple Orchard

This past weekend we finally made it to The Elegant Farmer, an apple orchard and market located in Mukwonago, Wisconsin – not too far from where we live. Our weather has been rainy the past couple of weeks and the orchard was too soggy to go apple picking. So when we saw clear skies and…

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Porcupine Mountains State Park: A Photo Diary

Porcupine Mountains, State Park, Michigan

Nature is so healing. I could be in a horrendous mood, but the minute I step outside, breathe in the fresh air and get my body moving, the stressors slip away, and all feels well in the world. One of the things I missed most living in Florida was the change in seasons and a…

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The Milwaukee Lakefront: Trails with Stellar Views

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lakefront Trail

Last week I decided to ‘take on’ an article that I read, Only In Your State – Wisconsin edition. The piece was about the lakefront paths in Milwaukee and the views that make these trails worth the steps! I love being downtown, so I take any excuse (yes, even exercise) to head there. But what…

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Milwaukee Art Museum: A Feast for the Eyes

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Milwaukee Art Museum

On the shoreline of Lake Michigan, amidst the vibrant city that is Milwaukee, you will find a masterpiece of architectural design – The Milwaukee Art Museum. Having been only a visitor to Milwaukee in the past, I had never made it out to the museum. As a local now, I feel it is my responsibility…

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Alpaca Wine Tasting at London Dairy Alpaca Ranch

Two Rivers, Wisconsin - London Dairy Alpacas

Since I was young I have always been drawn to the unusual. My curiosity knows no bounds, so when it comes to trying new things I am usually the first to volunteer. I was looking at numerous fall events within Wisconsin – apple orchards, pumpkin patches, scenic foliage drives galore – but when I stumbled…

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My First Wisconsin State Fair

Wisconsin, Wisconsin State Fair

Since moving to Wisconsin I have been able to incorporate some fun activities amidst the chaos of trying to move in and live out of boxes… with no furniture mind you. From frozen custard to strolling the streets of the Third Ward in Milwaukee, to exploring some neighboring parks and villages, I have really had…

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