Hayward, Wisconsin is extremely well known for being nicknamed “Musky Country,” as muskies are the trophy fish seemingly every fisherman/woman in the area is chasing. This nickname could also have to do with the 143 foot fiberglass musky that sits at the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in Downtown Hayward. Neither of us had ever been to Hayward before our recent trip, and we couldn’t wait to explore it. When the opportunity came up to spend a week at Reel Livin’ Resort, we couldn’t have been more excited!
Bayfield is one of our favorite Wisconsin destinations. I love that even though the town is small, there is no shortage of outdoor adventures. You can explore the National Lakeshore on the waters of Lake Superior, on the islands, or via the mainland. In this episode of On the Road with That Wisconsin Couple we dive into all of our favorites in Bayfield County—where to hike, drink local, find good eats, and explore the islands.
Whether you’re a fairy princess or a pirate, the Renaissance Faire truly has something for everyone! On today’s podcast we chat about my very first Bristol Renaissance Faire! I am joined by my sister (a ren faire expert) and we give insight on what to expect at this legendary Wisconsin festival! From the turkey legs to the incredible entertainment, we fill you in on all the things!
We go over our 3 days in South Dakota. We made our way to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Wind Cave National Park, Custer State Park, and Badlands National park! It was insanely beautiful and full of great hikes. We even saw mountain goats for the first time on our trip! There were baby goats, too, and it was so cool to see. The Badlands was an incredible grand finale to our trip! Waking up in such a stunning camping area was the best! And on our drive in, we were greeted by so many bison. We had some hot weather and got in some great hikes! It’s a very fascinating place that makes for a great road trip for any Midwesterner!
We had planned to do a few hikes and drive the southern scenic loop, but after hiking the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone (so beautiful) and Mud Volcano (so cool), we were nearing the southern entrance when we saw a sign saying “Grand Teton - 7 Miles.” Hayden and I looked at each other and almost simultaneously said, “Let’s go there!” Our spontaneous time in the Tetons was short but oh so sweet. We did a hike along the shoreline and the views were spectacular. We stoped to admire those dreamy mountains time and time again.
Originally, we were planning a more glamorous honeymoon (think: hitting the European slopes). But after a bit of planning (& budgeting), we chose to do a road trip instead. After deciding to stay in the states, Hayden very quickly asked if we could go to Montana. I’m so glad we did it this way! Driving across Montana brought spectacular views that literally took my breath away! If Glacier National Park isn’t on your bucket list…add it! Today we deep dive into our 3 dreamy days in Glacier National Park. We get into everything: our camp meals, trail recommendations, how we found our free campsites, and the wildlife we saw.
Listen as we share our experiences in this underrated national park! You’ll hear all about our van rental, trying a new fast food restaurant, and the jaw-dropping moment when we saw wild horses. We will dive into our tips for this type of road trip and what we thought of the “wild west” town the national park sits near.
This podcast takes you to the blissful retreat that is Camp Kettlewood! We have my sister, Haley, on as a guest host. This beautiful camp made for the most incredible sister trip and sits just 17 minutes from the Mukwonago home Haley and I grew up in. Tune in to hear all about the luxuries of Camp Kettlewood, their beautiful group campsites, our “Parent Trap” photoshoot, and recommendations in the surrounding areas from two former locals.
What happens if 8 guys stay in a hotel to play 45 holes of golf in a weekend? Well, you’re about to find out! Hayden travels with a group of buddies to Southwestern Wisconsin for a guys weekend. Hear about 3 incredible golf courses, some awesome dining nearby, and all about some serious Baraboo boy shenanigans. On the Road welcomes our good friend Charlie as the very first guest host of an episode!
This week we hit the road to Wisconsin’s little Switzerland…New Glarus! We love to visit this adorable dog-friendly town that’s tucked into the hills of the Driftless area and holds so many gems. Tune in as we chat about our many trips and highlight where to hike, Oktoberfest, the legendary Spotted Cow, one of our favorite wineries in the state, sparkly wine, the most adorable shops, and so much more! Here’s everything you need for the perfect date night, day trip, or weekend getaway to New Glarus, Wisconsin!
HAPPY 608 DAY!! Today we highlight 8 dates in the 608! We live in Baraboo, WI, and have spent lots of time exploring the beautiful Driftless area that makes up the 608. In this episode, we chat about 8 date nights we’ve taken and what we recommend at each location. I give you the full ranking on the table bread service at each spot, and Hayden fills you in on what to order to go with all that bread. From biking and dinner on a state trail to incredible supper clubs, we have something for everyone in this episode!
Manitowoc is the Maritime Capital of Wisconsin and the perfect place for your next Wisconsin weekend getaway! Sitting right on Lake Michigan and home to a gorgeous boardwalk, lighthouse, and an SS Badger port, Manitowoc offers so much to explore. Join us On the Road as we chat about all our area favorites! We talk about the Ice Age Trail Segments, exploring the lakefront, some awesome breweries, great food, and how Manitowoc makes for the perfect summer trip!
When you put your headphones in, we’ll take you to places all over Wisconsin, one community at a time. This podcast will be a chance for us to discuss all our favorites that don’t get portrayed as well in writing. We go in depth on all the things to do, where to stay, and highlight upcoming local events. The content of each episode will provide everything needed to create the perfect road trip or weekend getaway! Be sure to follow us on Instagram and check out our website as we count down to On the Road with That Wisconsin Couple.