Wisconsin Travel Guide
Trying to flee the freezing temperatures sweeping across the country is natural, but predictable. Instead, do what folks in these frigid destinations do—embrace it and get INTO the cold. The trick to staying toasty is chill-killing gear and lots of bone warming activity. So stop moping around waiting for summer to arrive and head to these five crazy cold places and get your winter wonderland on.
Cold Meter: Extreme A short hour drive from Milwaukee is Destination Kohler, home of the bath and kitchen product empire. Mother Nature has an icy disposition in this state come December through March, when it’s not unusual to see temps plummet to -7 degrees.
Outdoor Adventures: This is huntin’ land, so trap shooting is a way to get your feet wet, especially if assassinating Bambi’s brethren ain’t your thang. Aiming a 20-gauge shot gun at near invisible clays get competitive juices flowing and yelling “pull!” is dead exciting. But there’s also a bevy of other outdoor activities for those looking for something a little less Annie Oakley, like winter archery, ice fishing and ice skating.
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It's winter vacation season, and those of us who didn't get any TARP funds have limited travel budgets to work with this year. But while we might not be able to spring for a trip to some luxe Caribbean beach resort, there are plenty of options closer to home where we could get our fix of sun and fun without breaking the bank. USA Today writes about some of the crazy deals available at indoor water parks around the country, where you can bask in constant 86-degree temperatures, splash around in some pretty creative pools, and get your share of ultraviolet rays through huge skylights. It's definitely not something I've ever done before, but after reading about some of the more unique features, I have to admit that I'm intrigued. They look like fun.