Things to Do

The National Mustard Museum

Home of Poupon U – America’s Mustard College

No trip to Middleton is complete without a stop at The National Mustard Museum. Just down the block from Capital Brewery, this little museum packs a spicy (or sweet or sharp or however your like your mustard) punch.

The gift shop is on the first floor, and is stuffed with novelty items, clothing and of course, all the mustard you could hope for.… Continue Reading →

Capital Brewery & Beer Garden

25 Years of Craft Brewing in Middleton, Wisconsin

Capital Brewery is famous for it’s German style beers, and rocking beer garden. Located¬†just outside Madison, it was founded in 1986, at the beginning of America’s craft brewery movement. Twenty-five years on it’s still at the forefront, winning award after award and brewing quality beer right in our backyard

The tour begins with a little bit of history, but then becomes really hands on, you’re encouraged and allowed to touch, prod, poke and peer into the equipment – you can even stick your head inside the beautiful copper kettles – a no-no at most other breweries.… Continue Reading →

Canal Bike

The Best Way To See Amsterdam is By Water (Part 2)

(Part 1 is here, by the way)

When people think of Amsterdam, images of bicyclists riding alongside the canals is the first thing that comes to mind. It did not take the Dutch long to combine their two favorite things into one awesome adventure: canal-biking.… Continue Reading →

St. Nicolaas Boat Club

Saint Nicholas Boat Tours

The Best Way to See Amsterdam is From The Water (Part 1)

So you arrive in Amsterdam at Centraal Station and walk out to get a glimpse of the city. Don’t look too long though – because you might get hit by any number of bikes, trams, cars, buses or mopeds zooming along in front of the station.… Continue Reading →

The 9 Streets

The Nine Streets

Picturesque Shopping District in Central Amsterdam

Get away from the crowds near Centraal Station and forget the chain stores along Kalverstraat; this is Amsterdam shopping in a nutshell. The Nine Streets (De Negen Straatjen) is home to Amsterdam’s best boutiques, vintage clothing stores and one-of-a-kind shops. This is the perfect way to spend a morning (especially if you were up too late the night before).… Continue Reading →

Boom Chicago

Boom Chicago

American Improv Comedy in the Heart of Amsterdam

Wanna see where Seth Meyers and Jason Sudeikis cut their comedy teeth? Head to Boom Chicago at the Rozentheater to witness tomorrow’s comedy stars today.

All of the performers are American and the show is in English – but they frequently reference their experiences as expats living among the Dutch.… Continue Reading →

Fromagination

Wisconsin Cheese at Fromagination

A World of Pure Fromagination

Fromagination is a slice of Paris plopped down straight in the heart of America’s Dairyland. The charming shop is packed to the rafters with cases of amazing cheese, and shelves and shelves of every food you would want to eat with cheese.¬†They also have a well edited assortment of beer, wine and specialty sodas.… Continue Reading →

Randy Roy’s Red Light Tour

Red Light District, Amsterdam

Everything You Wanted To Know About Paying For Sex, But Were Afraid To Ask

Randy Roy has found her calling in life: exposing tourists to the world’s oldest profession in Amsterdam’s Red Light District. She will take you physically (and morally) down the main streets and back alleyways of this (in)famous neighborhood.… Continue Reading →

Hortus Botanicus

Greenhouses and Gardens Galore in Central Amsterdam

Horus Botanicus is a quiet sanctuary amidst the traffic and noise of central Amsterdam. Located behind brick walls in the Plantage district, 4000 species call its 7 greenhouses and expansive outdoor gardens home.

The gardens were founded 1638 when the city needed an herb garden where doctors and pharmacists could prepare prescription medicines.… Continue Reading →

Big Bay State Park

Camping on Madeline Island

After our sea kayaking day-trip, we loaded up our car and bikes onto the 3:30 Madeline Island Ferry, and made it to our campsite at Big Bay State Park by 4:15.

The campground is small, with only 60 sites available. The sites are also located in a marshy area, so be sure to bring lots of bug spray – the mosquitoes are numerous and tenacious!… Continue Reading →