Category: Anastasia Penchi

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go: Family Sports Travel

By: Anastasia Penchi You know the drill. Scramble and pack on Friday morning and hope you remember everything so you won’t have to shop for a wrestling singlet or running shoes at a department store chain that you’re not familiar with in a city you don’t know very well.Winter sports tournament season is upon us,… Read more »

5 Things to Know Mt. La Crosse Ski and Snowboard

Pull out those skis and snowboards – or just rent them for a day – and enjoy the thrill as you zip down the hills and valleys of Mt. La Crosse.  Here are five reasons to head to Mt. La Crosse this winter… Carve long after Halloween is over When someone on skis or a snowboard… Read more »

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go: Mississippi Mayhem

By: Anastasia Penchi If the word “mayhem,” is involved – it has to be good. Mississippi Mayhem (a reference to the river – not the state) is a car show featuring pre-1965 cars and pre-1975 motorcycles that will be held at the La Crosse Interstate Fairgrounds in West Salem on Sept. 8-9. It is described… Read more »

Things to Know Before You Go: Coulee Con

By: Anastasia Penchi Is gaming your passion? Do role playing games get your brain spinning and your heartbeat thumping? Are you more interested in assisting as storm giant King Hekaton is tasked with keeping order among the giants or do you prefer to wield the medieval swords of Amtgard yourself? Do you long to dress… Read more »

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go: 2017 Great River Folk Festival

By: Anastasia Penchi Folk music is the original music of the working people. The term has been used to describe the music made by whites in the rural South, but it also includes the music of the Southern blacks, Native Americans, Mexican-Americans, Cajuns and others. Realistically, there is no origin – it’s more an oral… Read more »

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go: Holmen, Wisconsin

  Who’s out enjoying the beautiful spring weather? ????‍♂️ McGilvary Road/Bridges in Holmen offers a gorgeous walk through marshland of the Van Loon Wildlife Refuge.????? #getoutside #explore #nature #wildlife #hiking #wakingtrail #recreation #holmenwi #lacrossecounty #explorelacrosse A post shared by Explore La Crosse (@explorelacrosse) on May 4, 2017 at 3:34pm PDT By: Anastasia Penchi Holmen is… Read more »

Know Before You Go: Spiritual Tours and Places in La Crosse, WI

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

MUSIC BY THE WEATHERED HEADS   By: Anastasia Penchi Western Wisconsin is referred to as “God’s Country” for good reason. The endless landscapes featuring the splendor of the bluffs and coulees remind us of the highs and lows of life. These sights inspire goodness. We aspire to be more Godly. Meanwhile, the Mississippi River –… Read more »

River Revelry in La Crosse

La Crosse is known by locals as the place where three rivers meet…     The superstar of these three rivers is the Mississippi, first made famous by Mark Twain and his novel, “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.”  La Crosse has a population of just more than 50,000 people, and is considered one of the main… Read more »

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go: Western Wisconsin Fish Fries

La Crosse likes its tradition. So it’s shouldn’t be a surprise that a city known for a large-scale German Oktoberfest celebration also tailors its menu to the needs of its Roman Catholic residents who observe Lent and avoid most meats each spring. So begins the Friday night Fish Fry. No matter if it’s a restaurant… Read more »

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go: Tour de Pearl

by Anastasia Penchi What does a small, hometown brewery have in common with bicycles? They are the key ingredients to a La Crosse festival now in its fifth year. Tour de Pearl is a summer long beer and bicycling promotion where participants ride bikes, drink beer and win prizes in addition to getting some great… Read more »