Saying goodbye to La Crosse, Wisconsin. … More Changing States: A State of Change
Baby robins hatch in La Crosse, Wisconsin, offering a deeper lesson in perception. … More Random Travel Pic: Baby Robins
Iguana’s Mexican Street Cafe in La Crosse, Wisconsin, serves the area’s best authentic Mexican food. … More Iguana’s Mexican Street Cafe, Authentic Mexican Food in La Crosse
La Crosse, Wisconsin is a unique and beautiful place. You might be from La Crosse if… You’ve ever worn lederhosen non-ironically. Sixty degrees in September requires a sweater. Sixty degrees in March requires flip flops and a tee. You’re still mourning the widening of West Avenue, due to the loss of Mr. D’s. (Oh, what … More You Might Be From La Crosse If…
A weekend getaway on Amtrak takes travelers from La Crosse, Wisconsin to Red Wing, Minnesota and the historic St. James Hotel. … More Amtrak Getaway to the St. James Hotel in Red Wing, Minnesota
Photos and blog post by Joel Badzinski. I stand still and there is no sound. I feel only the chill air around me and a slight fatigue in my legs. I am at the bottom of a ravine, the lowest point of a trail called Darkside, perhaps so named by someone like me who appreciated … More A Walk on the Darkside: Hiking Wisconsin’s Peaceful Trails
As a long-time Wisconsinite, there is a deep pleasure to be gleaned from introducing the uninitiated to the cheesehead staple: the humble cheese curd. It is my belief that besides butter, cheese curds offer the fastest and most pleasant route to angioplasty. Under their influence, you will roll over, like a dog dreaming deeply of … More The Curd of Truth – Wisconsin Rocks Series
I’ve always subscribed to the philosophy that the worst vacation is better than the best day at work. Yet there are times when the pain, embarassment or discomfort reaches a tipping point. Maybe it’s being kidnapped by Zulus, or a ride on the food poisoning carousel, or the day someone walks off with your purse … More Funny Vacay? Win prizes for your pain!
The Historic Trempealeau Hotel, in Trempealeau, Wis. is the kind of place you dream about after two weeks of -20 temperatures and gray skies, mid-January or so, in Wisconsin. While huddled in your living room under blankets, you dream of a lazy, sunny, 90-degree day. You dream of a light breeze and a cool, spicy, … More Wisconsin Rocks: The Trempealeau Hotel: Trempealeau, Wis.
More and more, the classic Wisconsin Supper Club is disappearing. Slowly, as cities expand and incorporate chain restaurants with sinister consistency, the Stepford Wives-like sameness of their menus, and their artificially-distressed decor, the warmth of authenticity vaporizes.Give me a supper club, with its dimmed light, authentic yet sometimes kitschy decor and polished silver. With its roaring fire and linen tablecloths and menu, fat with painstakingly-prepared options of old: French onion soup, escargots, prime rib, Beef Wellington. … More Wisconsin Supper Club Extinction, and The English Inn