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Marianne Szymanski

Marianne Szymanski is a 2013 Superoo, the creator of the TOY TIPS Research Institute, and mom of two busy tweens. She tests toys for a living and travels with her children at the drop of a hat in search of learning adventures, fun discoveries and vacation locations for families. You can read more of her adventures at

Door County, Wisconsin is a “Must Visit” for Families

I recently went on a family getaway to one of the most beautiful places in all of Wisconsin. Door County is a peninsula approximately 70 miles long and lies in the northeast part of the state bordering Lake Michigan. With 11 lighthouses, 5 state parks, 11 golf courses, 100 art galleries, museums and performing arts venues, 2500 acres of cherry orchards, 6.5 miles of sandy shoreline, and more than 23,000 acres of public and preserved land to explore, there is always a new adventure in Door County.

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