Wisconsin's Outdoor Explorer's podcast
Come with me and explore the state of Wisconsin one step at a time! You'll learn about the places, events and things I like to see and do throughout the state. My goal is to encourage you to be one of Wisconsin's Outdoor Explorers!
info_outline EPISODE 54-WISCONSIN'S SHORT FALL SEASON 10/13/2019
EPISODE 54-WISCONSIN'S SHORT FALL SEASON The fall season goes by pretty quickly. That's why now is the time for you to get out and see the colors before they're gone. On this week's podcast, I talk about how time is running out on the fall color season.
info_outline EPISODE 53-SHAWANO COUNTY QUILTS 10/06/2019
EPISODE 53-SHAWANO COUNTY QUILTS If you’ve ever driven on highway 29 between Wausau and Green Bay, you’ve driven through Shawano County. You’ve probably notice numerous barn quilts as you pass through the county. Did you know that Shawano County is considered the Wisconsin’s Barn Quilt Capital?
info_outline EPISODE 52-DEVILS LAKE 09/29/2019
EPISODE 52-DEVILS LAKE I think I can safely say that Devil’s lake is one of Wisconsin’s most popular State Parks. It’s so popular that I wasn’t sure it really even needed a review. But after thinking about our recent family out there, I thought I could bring a unique perspective to Wisconsin’s most popular State Park.
info_outline EPISODE 51-GIANT PUMPKINS 09/22/2019
EPISODE 51-GIANT PUMPKINS One thing that has always fascinated me are giant pumpkins. I’ve always been curious about what it takes to grow these monsters of the garden. On this week’s podcast, I talked with Margaret Martin from Wisconsin Giant Pumpkin Growers.
info_outline EPISODE 49-FALL COLOR GUIDE 09/08/2019
EPISODE 49-FALL COLOR GUIDE Most of us enjoy the fall colors, but hate taking that drive only to find out that the trees haven’t fully changed or they are past their peak. So, what’s the best way to know how the colors are doing? I'll tell you my go-to-guide on this week's podcast.
info_outline EPISODE 48-SUMMER IS OVER NOW WHAT 09/01/2019
EPISODE 48-SUMMER IS OVER NOW WHAT Ok, I’m calling it. I know it seems early and I know there will be days that it seems like it’s going to stay around longer. Don’t be fooled, it’s just a ruse. Summer is over, now what? Signs that summer is coming to an end have been everywhere. The trees are changing and that cool fall feeling air has been moving in. Fall is really my favorite time of year and for a number of reasons that I want to share with you this week.
info_outline EPISODE 45-RIVER ALLIANCE OF WISCONSIN-SNAPSHOT DAY 08/11/2019
EPISODE 45-RIVER ALLIANCE OF WISCONSIN-SNAPSHOT DAY I recently talked with Natalie Dutack, the Aquatic Invasive Species & Watershed Groups Manager with the River Alliance of Wisconsin about Snapshot Day.
info_outline EPISODE 43-BETTER WEATHER PHOTOS 07/28/2019
EPISODE 43-BETTER WEATHER PHOTOS I’ve been fortunate enough to capture some pretty amazing shots of lightning. I get asked all the time about how I do it and what equipment I’m using. In leu of the recent storms that went through our state. I thought this would be a great time to share some of the things that I do and use to capture storm images.
info_outline EPISODE 42-IOLA EXPERIENCE 07/21/2019
EPISODE 42-IOLA EXPERIENCE One of those things on my bucket list for this year was going to the Iola Car show for the first time. I love classic cars and have never been to this show. I made it a priority this year to go and see what it was all about and share my experience with you.
info_outline EPISODE 40-5 TIPS FOR A BETTER CAR SHOW EXPERIENCE 07/07/2019
EPISODE 40-5 TIPS FOR A BETTER CAR SHOW EXPERIENCE Attending a car show is also a great way to get outdoors and see Wisconsin. There’s really no better time to get out and enjoy the Wisconsin weather and see some great cars. But what if you’ve never been to a car show, what should you do or look for when you’re there. I’m going to give you 5 tips to help you enjoy going to a car show.
info_outline EPISODE 39-WISCONSIN WEATHER JUSTIN POUBLON 06/30/2019
EPISODE 39-WISCONSIN WEATHER JUSTIN POUBLON Recently I talked with Justin Poublon from Wisconsin Weather. Justin is a storm chaser from the Oshkosh area. He’s chased over 250 storms throughout Wisconsin and he’s sharing his knowledge and experience with everyone through his Facebook page and website. His goal is to gather information about storms in Wisconsin and share that information with you.
info_outline EPISODE 38-THE TOMAH EXPERIENCE 06/23/2019
EPISODE 38-THE TOMAH EXPERIENCE Getting outdoors is all about the experience. Experiencing new trails, new events and new ideas. I believe it is also our responsibility to share our experience with others. Recently, I was able to take my oldest daughter to the Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor Pull in Tomah, Wisconsin.
info_outline EPISODE 36-JUNE DAIRY MONTH 06/09/2019
EPISODE 36-JUNE DAIRY MONTH Everyone throughout the state of Wisconsin knows that June is a pretty important month. From dairy breakfasts to farm tours and even 5K events. There are numerous ways you can get out and see what makes the Dairy State so special.
info_outline EPISODE 35-OUTDOOR'S GOLDEN RULE 06/02/2019
EPISODE 35-OUTDOOR'S GOLDEN RULE With spring quickly turning into summer and more of us are heading outdoors to our favorite parks, beaches and campsites here in Wisconsin. I thought it would be a good to offer some simple tips on how you can leave not trace as you head out to enjoy Wisconsin.
info_outline EPISODE 31-WOMEN HIKING WISCONSIN 05/05/2019
EPISODE 31-WOMEN HIKING WISCONSIN On this week's podcast I talked with Sarah and Diana from Women Hiking Wisconsin. They along with three other women from Wisconsin, formed a hiking group exclusively for women. They provide a safe and fun way for women of all ages to get out and explore Wisconsin.
info_outline EPISODE 30-WISCONSIN COUNTY PARKS 04/28/2019
EPISODE 30-WISCONSIN COUNTY PARKS In my opinion, the Wisconsin County Parks systems are very under rated and often overlooked as destinations for anyone who’s looking to get in the Wisconsin outdoors. They are the perfect place to plan a day trip and often offer as much or more than our state parks. On this week's podcast, I talk about how you can make the most of your county park visit.
info_outline EPISODE 28-SPRING LIKES & DISLIKES 04/14/2019
EPISODE 28-SPRING LIKES & DISLIKES There are certain things that I absolutely love about spring and then there are some things that I could really do without. On this week's podcast I share my three things that I like and dislike about spring in Wisconsin.
info_outline EPISODE 27-THE 365 DAY OUTDOOR CHALLENGE WITH KEITH UHLIG 04/07/2019
EPISODE 27-THE 365 DAY OUTDOOR CHALLENGE WITH KEITH UHLIG Imagine challenging yourself to get outside everyday for at least 15 minutes. No matter if it's 90 degrees, raining, snowing or in the middle of a polar vortex. Keith Uhlig, from Wausau, did just that. On this week's podcast, I talked to Keith about how he took on the 365 day outdoor challenge and how it became a source of therapy for him right from the start.
info_outline EPISODE 25-TAKING ADVANTAGE OF DAYLIGHT SAVINGS 03/24/2019
EPISODE 25-TAKING ADVANTAGE OF DAYLIGHT SAVINGS The calendar officially says its spring and it’s actually starting to feel like it. We’ve also entered Daylight Savings time again and that means longer days. On this week's podcast, I talk about how to take advantage of the extra daylight at the end of the day.