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Cover Story
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Enjoy these free or inexpensive destinations all summer long

No need to scrap your summer vacation because of budget-guzzling gas prices. These nine good-value options won't drain the tank. Free attractions are noted; others require a reasonable fee or donation...
Cover Story
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008

Choose Wisconsin foods this year

’Tis the season for your calorie count to skyrocket. What better way to feel truly at home with the holidays than to savor—or share—a taste of Wisconsin? You already know you’ll be satisfied with local classics such as Quality Candy, Usinger’s and Penzeys. But consider expanding your menu with other local food and drink specialties...
News Features
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse monument and wi

Summertime road trips of 700-some miles into South Dakota, the Badlands and the Black Hills seem like a rite of passage. This is the most classic of vacations, especially for families, who follow typically flat and easy-to-drive I-90 for a glimpse of the Wild West. They encounter Shady Brady hats and jackalopes...
Traveling Shepherd
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Discovering the world in an intimate way

Going “green” is red-hot, and we have many ways to execute the noble mission of being Earthfriendly, sustainable and environmentally smart when traveling. Reusing towels and sheets, turning down the thermostat and recycling are the easiest and most obvious options. Investing in solar or geothermal...
Traveling Shepherd
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Independent bookstores still flourish

The one-hour drive to Spooner from Amery, in northwest Wisconsin, is circuitous and captivating. The route is not difficult—Highway 63 pretty much gets you there—but the road twists from one surprise to another.
Traveling Shepherd
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008

Art, dining, skiing

It’s been decades since that precocious little girl at the spelling bee lectured us, through a Wausau Insurance TV ad, that “it’s Wausau … W-A-U-S-A-U. Wausau, a small town in northern Wisconsin …” All right, already. What else do you have for us?
Traveling Shepherd
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008

Grab your valentine

Romance is all about finding a spark and fueling it. There is no universal way to do it, but there are plenty of places to ponder it as Valentine’s Day approaches. Here are some ideas.
Traveling Shepherd
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007

Special places and standout experiences

It is a wonderful life, especially working in travel. Both of us hit the road regularly and have the privilege of visiting some of the best destinations in Wisconsin, the Americas and the world.

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