Julie Henning

Founder, Wisconsin Parent and Freelance Journalist

Julie Henning is the Midwest Travel Editor for the family travel website Road Trips for Families and the founder of WisconsinParent.com. She is a Member of the Midwest Travel Writers Association and is the creator of the Midwest Travel Podcast and the Madison Loves Kids and Milwaukee Loves Kids smart phone applications. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin and is a proud mom to three kids, grades 2, 3, and 4.
Midwest Travel: Geocaching in Galena, Illinois
July 14, 2014
Galena, Illinois has been on my Midwest Travel bucket list for quite some time. So, when we found ourselves with an open Sunday and the perfect weather for a summer road trip, we headed down to the Northwest corner of Illinois to see why so many people love this historic river town.
Where can one tank of gas take your family?
May 28, 2014
With summer vacation in full swing, it's time to pack up the kids and head out on a road trip. From one-day outings to overnight adventures, we've handpicked some of our favorite destinations right here in Wisconsin and then tossed in a few places within a couple tanks of gas.
Summer Fun for Kids: Get 'Em Outdoors!
May 2, 2014
Ah, children! Our legacies and our greatest accomplishments. Tomorrow's leaders... today. But, man, they sure are loud, messy and sometimes really expensive. With three long unstructured months of summer break rounding the bend, don't let them smell your fear. It's time to take the kids outside and enjoy the wide range of outdoor activities Wisconsin has to offer.
Midwest Travel: Summer in Rockford, Illinois
April 7, 2014
Home of the sock monkey and Mrs. Fischer's potato chips, Rockford, Illinois may seem like an unlikely destination for a road trip. Less than a two-hour drive from Milwaukee, Chicago, Madison, Dubuque, and the Quad Cities, Rockford offers many of the amenities of the "big city" without the big price tag.
Midwest Travel: Starved Rock State Park, Utica, Illinois
November 18, 2013
If you live in Wisconsin and love the Kettle Moraines, Devil's Lake, or even the Iron Range, then you should point your car south and head down to Utica, Illinois for a getaway in the Illinois River Valley.
Indoor Adventure at the Mall of America
November 3, 2013
The kids are back in school, winter is inevitable, and road trip season has shrunken to the tune of a long weekend or holiday vacation. Accommodating both road warriors and jet setters with a long layover or stopover at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International, the Mall of America offers more than just mega shopping.
Waterpark Roundup: Waterpark of America
October 29, 2013
Located minutes from the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, residents from near and far make the mecca to the southeast corner of the Twin Cities in the name of shopping, entertainment, dining, and adventure en masse. At the Mall of America, that is.
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