When we stay in one destination for awhile (like we are now in Wisconsin), we often worry that we will tire you of our humble stories from one solitary location. We agonize over what to write about and what pictures to show, wondering if you’ll grow weary, especially when we’re in a typically unglamorous location.
(As one friend on Twitter said to us: “I would have guessed you were going to 45 other states before Wisconsin”.)
But then again, we believe that there is beauty in being somewhere as remote as we are. We like to introduce you to places you haven’t heard of, or show you a corner of the world that you never previously considered. It’s our goal to do so as creatively as possible, to stretch ourselves as writers and photographers, and to ideally add a place or two to your travel-wish-list.
Here is a *new* way to look at Wisconsin with a tool we haven’t used before on our Galaxy SIII – landscapes in full panorama!
More from our time at the Canoe Bay resort…
All of these photos were taken with our Samsung Galaxy SIII. Many thanks to Samsung for gifting us the phones, and for sponsoring our trip to Canoe Bay. All views expressed here are our own honest opinions and do not reflect the views of Samsung.
It is amazing to think those pictures were taken with a camera phone!? I’ve never been to Wisconsin yet your pictures certainly peek my interest and I’d love to see more.
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We’ve got a couple more months here, so a lot more Wisconsin content coming your way… 🙂
Those pictures are gorgeous! Love hearing about all that you are experiencing in Wisconsin.
I’m so glad Bethany! We are really enjoying ourselves here.
Love it! makes me want to just sit and stare…
My family is from Decatur, Illinois, not too far from Wisconsin 🙂 I feel your stress over losing your audience when you feel you aren’t in some award winning location. My traffic dropped this summer when I was traveling around the US, though it’s picking back up again now that I’m covering a big trip to Hawaii. Frustrating!
So far, so good here! 🙂 We’ve been connecting with a lot of great new people, actually, many Wisconsinites have been speaking up and saying hello. 🙂 Enjoy Hawaii!
Stunning scenery. Wisconsin looks like a stunning place, but isn’t it boring?
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I was wondering when someone was going to ask if it is boring. 🙂 For some people, it would be. However, for us, we travel around so much that it’s nice to sit still in a quiet place for awhile. Also, a log cabin in the wilderness is our definition of *perfection*, which may not be the same for most people!
One word: Bucolic.
Two more: Great photos!
Had to get out the dictionary for that one! 🙂
Engagement with wherever you are is what makes a place interesting. Many great writers never moved from their little circle of known territory.
Don’t worry about it not being exotic enough. Everywhere is exotic if you look at it with fresh eyes and dig beneath the apparent surface.
Your photos are stunning…
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That is the truth Colleen, and hence why I need to *stretch* myself here. When we move and see new things all the time, the inspiration and words come much easier. I am also getting a lot of reading done here too, which all writers should do!
Stephen King’s fabulous book ‘On Writing’ says the reading, writing and walking are the three things a writer has to do every day. Sounds like you’re in the right place!
What about mindless cruising of Facebook? I suppose that’s not in King’s book. (And I do far too much of that – ha!)
I am a native of rural Wisconsin and an avid traveler – your beautiful photos not only remind me of home, but I can almost smell the crisp air and the damp leaves of a Midwest fall.
Thank you for sharing!
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Thanks for your comment Laura! Glad to be bringing you a little *smell* of home! 🙂
Beautifully Romantic Shots!
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Wisconsin has a lot of things to offer travelers.Wonderful museums, restaurants, arts, festivals and wonderful out in the country places where you can relax and do nothing (which your pictures show beautifuly!) are all a part of it’s charm. Okay, Wisconsin commercial ended!
Haha Wesley! That is a good commercial, and you are absolutely right. We should have no problem keeping ourselves entertained! 🙂
Love the photos, I still need to try that out on my phone.
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It’s an app just called “Panorama”. Very easy to use!
I never get panoramic shots properly!! These are just gorgeous, love it. Thanks for sharing 🙂
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Thanks Arti! I used to think that panoramic shots were too difficult to be worth it, but with the “Panorama” app on our phone, it is so easy!
Even with phones you two take great photos!
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Thanks Jennifer! It is our passion!
Lovely shots. Reminds me of my childhood vacations in Northern Quebec – secluded, in full harmony with nature, and incredibly beautiful 🙂
That’s exactly what we’ve got here. 🙂
Beautiful photos. I’m from the mid-west originally and it’s landscapes like this that make me want to move back. So relaxing. Love it. Thanks for sharing!
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You are indeed from a very beautiful place!
All your photos are making me want to go to Wisconsin – it just looks so peaceful and stunningly beautiful.
That is exactly what it is Emily. If you need peace and beauty, get over here! 🙂
I love your photos and stories from rural Wisconsin. I think it’s great to settle in a place that we don’t often read about.
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Thanks Stephanie. We’re glad you think so too!
These are lovely photos, make me wish I could take panorama shots so easily. I also like what Colleen said above. I have not been to Wisconsin but lived in Iowa, SD, MN, and OH, so I am familiar with similar places. Being appreciative of where you are and spending time in nature are gifts…I would love to stay in a log cabin on that bay!
Big cities are too often the destinations of travelers, this little piece of time we have in the wilderness is sure giving us a great appreciation for it.
These are really really lovely shots! And I cannot believe you took these with your phone. Wow.
We are so impressed with the camera on the phone!