Sheboygan and City Green: the State Trunk Tour Podcast

STT Podcast: Sheboygan & the new City Green

Sheboygan has a lot going on right now! The city’s busy harbor and increasingly vibrant downtown is now being supplemented with City Green, a new outdoor space downtown opened up on the grounds of a former department store. Located on the corner of New York Avenue & 7th Street, City Green is a unique arts…

Flag Day founding in Waubeka

Did You Know: Flag Day was Founded in Wisconsin??

Red, White & Blue: Flag Day and its founding in Wisconsin A lot of historic events have taken place in Wisconsin; the state has a lot of firsts. But did you know it had the first Flag Day? To find out more, I headed to Ozaukee County via I-43 and Highway 57 to Fredonia. A…

Port Washington Pirate Festival Parade

Port Goes Pirate: Pirate Festival in Port Washington this weekend!

Ahoy, it’s June!  Among other fun summer activities, Port Washington’s beautiful harbor is about to be invaded – by pirates. The Port Washington Pirate Festival hits town this weekend, along with pirate ships, tons of activities, great music, food, fun, and more. The Pirate Festival includes the Thieves Marketplace, a Gruel Galley, a Buccaneer Bash,…

Cheeseheads cover

STT Podcast – talking “Cheeseheads: The Documentary”

Hey, Cheeseheads! Check out not only our site for great Wisconsin road trip and exploring ideas, but the State Trunk Tour Podcast. Check an interview with John Mitchell, producer of Cheeseheads: The Documentary, a true “love letter” to Wisconsin. Mitchell is a Cameron native who spent over 20 years in Los Angeles as a writer…

Open House Racine County

STT Spotlight: Open House Racine County Saturday

A unique way to explore a county and its cities, towns, and rural features, Open House Racine County offers you the chance to explore over 55 attractions for free in a single day. You can explore and experience history, or tour futuristic creative labs. You can see one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s tallest creations or…

Glitter beer

“Glitter Beer” sparkles with its debut at Redeye Brewing in Wausau

Wisconsin breweries have been working on a slew of new concoctions over the past several years. We love unique brews like Broken Bat’s Apricot Pale Ale, Black Husky Brewing’s Sproose II IPA (brewed with spruce tips), Furthermore’s Knot Stock (brewed with black pepper), and many, many more. Now we’re eager to check out this beer…

Cheese Championship sampling

World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison this week

Tuesday through Thursday, Madison hosts the World Championship Cheese Contest. You can go one of two ways! In 2016, Emmi Roth won World’s Best Cheesemaker and brought the award to a U.S. cheesemaker for the first time since 1988. It happened at Monona Terrace in Madison, and this year, this beautiful venue hosts the World…

STT Spotlight: Milwaukee Public Market

Like Piccadilly Circus in London, in Milwaukee the Public Market is the kind of place where if you hang out long enough, it seems like everyone in the world eventually passes by. Considered one of “America’s Best Public Markets,” the Milwaukee Public Market opened in 2005 and offers a variety of one-of-a-kind, high quality artisan…

I-94 sign, courtesy billburmaster.com

6 Cool Stops along I-94 between Milwaukee and Madison

Tens of thousands make the hour-plus drive between Wisconsin’s two largest cities along I-94 in a given day. You’ve probably make the trek more times than you can count, right? Most of the time the point is to get from point A to point B as quickly as possible – that’s why you take the…

Ice Caves

Ice Caves Update: Not yet…

Ice Caves not open yet, but the latest weather might help… While some ice blew away during the last storm, another round of snow plus more cold along the Lake Superior coast could those spectacular sights open in the next few weeks. From the waters of “Gitchee Gumee,” nature carves out some amazing things along…