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Travel Tips for Summer 2020

Due to COVID-19, Summer 2020 is going to be a different type of travel season for many.  Those who can afford to, and don’t mind the higher risk factor, will follow-through on the dream vacations they’ve had planned for some time. Some will choose to forego travel altogether this summer.  The travel industry is predicting […]

Appleton Downtown Summer Event Update

As Appleton and the Fox Cities begin to re-open from COVID-19, we will try to bring as much up-to-date information about local events to our readers.  This post is from our friends at Appleton Downtown, Inc. SUMMER EVENTS IN DOWNTOWN APPLETON WILL LOOK DIFFERENT THIS YEAR – BUT ARE STILL ON Posted on May 12, 2020 by Appleton […]

Enjoying Wisconsin

I grew up in Milwaukee and south central Wisconsin. My parents made sure to introduce me and my sisters to many wonderful places in Wisconsin.  Trips to the Mitchell Park Domes, Boerner Botanical Gardens, many public parks, and the Milwaukee County Zoo were frequent events. Venturing further from home included the Wisconsin Dells, Circus World […]

Greetings from Appleton, postcard-like image includes scenes of Appleton in each letter

Visit Us When the Time is Right

As the Safer At Home mandate currently challenges us to keep from all but essential travel through at least May 20, we know that people are dreaming about future travel plans.  Although we do not know when non-essential travel will resume, we do know folks will want to “GET-AWAY” when the time is right. You […]

60th Annual Art at the Park!

Currently, Art in the Park is still scheduled for late July! The Trout Museum of Art is proud to host Art at the Park‘s 60th year! Year after year, decade after decade, the goal is to make one of the Fox Cities’ favorite summertime traditions the best it can be. How is this done? By […]

Surviving the COVID-19 Pandemic

We hope everyone is well and doing their part to get over-the-hump of this pandemic.  Lori and I have sheltered in place since mid-March and always practice good hygiene.  Like most of the hospitality industry, The Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast has been GREATLY effected by the Corona virus (COVID-19). Travel bans, closures and […]

10 Best Things to Do in Appleton

Recently I came across an article from on online vacation magazine. The article noted what their writers consider to be the Best Things to Do in Appleton. Based on conversations with our Franklin Street Inn guests the past few years, their writers agree with our guests. Below we cover our guests 10 Best Things to […]

Appleton, ‘One Great Place’ in March

There’s a whole lot to do in Appleton all year long. The City of Appleton works hard to offer an array of experiences for both its residents and its visitors.  We’re off to a good start in 2020!  After several successful plays, concerts, athletic events, and shows in January and February, here are some of […]

The Outlook for B&Bs

When you are running your own small business it is sometimes hard to keep up with cutting edge information. Our slower times in the Wisconsin winter allow more time for reading, reflection and planning.  I recently re-listened to an InnSpeak podcast from my friend Ben Lloyd at Odysys. The podcast originally aired in Spring of […]