Destination: Door County

During a break from work and write. No cell phones, no computers, no deadlines. This year, I go to one of my favorite places, Door County. This is a large peninsula on the eastern shore of Wisconsin, which flow into Lake Michigan. All we need from time to time the battery padarazhvats, and I like to choose a place where the rules of nature.

Money Magazine called "one of the top ten destinations in North America," District doorways, often referred to as "Cape bang the Midwest," has more than 300 miles of coastline tough, five state parks and eleven lighthouses (more than in any other district USA), not to mention the famous theater arts, more than 80 galleries and museums, fabulous restaurants and unique shops, and some of the friendliest people on earth. National chains are not even permitted to the north of the Gulf of Stsyarzhanskaga. Outdoor concerts, farmers' markets, fishing, boating, hiking, golf, etc. Here there is always something to do, and you generally can not do anything.

With its spectacular views that rise above the water or go to any of more than 30 islands, which drop down the coastline. Driving along the peninsula, you are traveling from one village to another, each situated along the water, in which a lot of gadgets and their love of the water. The buildings date from the early 1800s, and most of the historical charm is preserved in the architecture. No wonder magazines Conde & # 39; Nast and Travel & Leisure have written about this quite a lot of articles.

The scenery is nothing surprising. This is a perfect string of small coastal villages without the influence of the corporate world. The air is clean, even in the summer, almost without requiring air conditioning most of the time. Traffic can be a bit troublesome, because every year it attracts over 2 million visitors, and just like a vacation that you spent 30 years ago, is still on the two bands.

But do not let the charming town fool you. If you are planning a trip there, the best advise to make a reservation at least 6 months in advance if you want to get the best accommodation. There are several excellent hotels and resorts, but there are no big hotel chains. My choice – to find a great house on the water in the rent and use it as a home base during my time spent there. Summer is the busiest time comes, and movement can often stay, especially in the creeks Sister or Fish Creek, or if there is a local festival or fair weekend … of which there are many.

If you want to enjoy the area with lesser crowd in the streets and in the restaurants, you can think of to after Labor Day. And if you want to enjoy the fall foliage, I found that the second or third week of October is usually peak color. Here are some pictures from my last trip. I will try this year to photograph the small towns and local flavor.

So I'm going to enjoy grilled cheese, cherry pie and fish boils. Daytime sleep and picnics in the park. homemade ice cream time, and concerts in the open air. I take basis in the past to survive the future.