Traveling Ted is a blog that takes readers along on my adventures hiking, canoeing, skiing, and international backpacking. Many blogs focus on one aspect of backpacking, but I tackle both the outdoor adventure side and international exploration as well.

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Wisconsin road trip

Everyone loves the feeling of getting out on the road to adventure – Wisconsin road trip adventure

This is a view we all have seen a thousand times on the way to adventure in Wisconsin. Before we hit the northwoods, the rivers, the streams, the hiking trails, or wherever your adventure takes you, a road just like this needs to be driven.

We usually blank out for this stretch, consumed by the song on the radio. Sometimes though, we are awoken from our farmland reverie by an interesting cloud formation, a deer or turkey in the field,  or an interesting silo and barn.

Turkeys in Wisconsin field

Turkeys in a Wisconsin farm field

It would be nice if we could just say beam me up Scottie and magically find ourselves in an outdoor paradise, but if it was that easy then it would not be the same. There is something about the rite of the road trip that legitimizes the adventure. Without the miles, without the passing countryside, without the changing cloud formations the experience would be something besides a trip.

The miles rolling past the window are almost as big a part of the experience as the actual adventure itself. Even the mundane aspects like filling up at Pilot, stopping at the rest stops, and eating at Taco Bell’s, Hardee’s, and Subways builds the experience on the way there and decompresses on the way back.

Just looking through this windshield in this picture excites me. Makes me look forward to my next Wisconsin adventure and road trip. Where will your next trip be?


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