FTCK in Wisconsin

Family Travel with Colleen Kelly in Wisconsin

Places to Visit in Wisconsin

Places to Visit in Wisconsin


Wisconsin Travel: A Weekend at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

For over forty years, the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa has remained quite the gem of Southeastern Wisconsin. It boasts an ideal location for Chicago and Milwaukee residents alike- just far enough to “get away from it all,” yet still within a comfortable hour or two’s drive. Back in its heyday of the late 1960s, it was the home […]


Best Vacation Golf Courses for Dad

It’s important to take every family member’s interests into account when you plan your summer vacation. It can be easy to incorporate fun for the kids, whether it’s beaches, pools with slides, museums or great arcades. But dads can be a little more challenging. Unless he’s a golfer. So many popular vacation destinations have amazing […]


Did You Hear the Bell Ring? The Food is Ready!

When you see the kids lined up at the door of the dining hall, keep your ears out for the breakfast, lunch and dinner bell! The doors will open as soon as the bell is rung and campers are invited to a catered buffet prepared by the Camp Brosius Chef, Larry! Each meal offers a […]


Even Teenagers Can Find Fun

UR EXPERIENCE WHILE ON SET There were several teenagers at the camp and I noticed that they had the freedom to choose their activities each day even though counselors are available for ideas. Some of the activities for the adults such as archery or sailing lessons were also open to the older teens. There was […]


Memories – Old and New – at The Abbey in Lake Geneva

Colleen’s mom reminisces about special times with family at lakeside retreat  My husband and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 16, 2015. Because 50 is a very special anniversary, we decided to revisit the places that held cherished spots in our hearts. We honeymooned at The Abbey Resort in Fontana, Wisconsin. Over the years, […]


What to Bring to Family Camp

Summer weather in Wisconsin is generally warm and comfortable (average around 80 degrees), but you have to be prepared…it is camping after all!  You can’t necessarily run home easily, though stores aren’t that far away if you really need to get something you can’t live without.  As for clothing, pack for warm and cool weather […]

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