The Wisconsin Dells aka The Waterpark Capital Of America!

Halfway through our Wisconsin roadtrip, we left beautiful Madison for the Wisconsin Dells, an area known as the ‘Waterpark Capital Of The World’.  We had already had a lot of fun on our trip, after four days in Chicago, 3 days in Milwaukee and 3 days in Madison.  Yet the Wisconsin Dells is something else; a playground of kitsch fun for all ages.  

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Family Fun In Madison, Wisconsin

Every year on our US roadtrip, we stumble upon one city we feel we could really live in.  Whether it was the sunshine or simply the amazing food and music at the farmer’s market, Madison, Wisconsin captured our hearts.  Madison, the State Capital, was the third stop on our amazing Wisconsin roadtrip.  After four days in Chicago, followed by three days in Milwaukee, we headed West (an easy 90 minutes).  

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Beer, Brats & Bikes In Milwaukee

After a fabulous four days in Chicago, we collected our hire car from the downtown Avis office (travel tip – you don’t need to rent a car in Chicago) and embarked on our Wisconsin roadtrip.  Our first stop was Milwaukee, a city whose name had captured my imagination (second only to Albuquerque) and where I’d always wanted to visit.  

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Chicago With Kids

The first stop of our Chicago-Wisconsin roadtrip was the famed Windy City!  To get there, it took a long 15 hour flight from Hong Kong, 45 minute queue at immigration and horrendous traffic to downtown(thanks Lollapalooza).  Chicago is an incredible city with so much to offer the family traveller. A friend described it as a ‘more manageable New York’ and it truly is.

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Cathay Pacific Business Class Review: Hong Kong to Chicago

Champers ✔   Flat Bed  ✔   Delicious garlic bread ✔   Linen tablecloth ✔   No need for valium ✔

Let me tell you, longhaul Cathay Pacific Business class is awesome.

Now regular readers will know that I am 99% found at the very back of the plane.  Which is absolutely fine but once a year we splurge all our hard-earned airmiles and upgrade from Premium Economy to Business Class.

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