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Articles tagged with 'travel'

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Local biker goes on multi-state pie tour

Published June 2, 2016

Last weekend, Sarah Berg once again came down with an acute case of wanderlust and decided it was time to hop on her BMW motorcycle and get out of Dodge. So she went in search of delicious slices of pie and drove 1,000 miles by the end of the weekend.

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Times' Frugal Traveler features Milwaukee

Published April 13, 2016

"Cheap drinks, Midwestern soul food and a sensibility that incorporates equal parts worldliness with small-town friendliness." This is how a new New York Times' Frugal Traveler feature on Milwaukee ends. Quite fitting, I'd say.

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A winter weekend in Door County through a native's eyes

Published Feb. 15, 2016

On the first of the year, I went home to Door County, where I was once a local. You never know how visiting is going to go come winter, but if you know what to do, Door County is still pretty special come the dead of winter.

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More than the myths: Nogales sits brightly on the U.S./Mexico border

Published Feb. 10, 2016

In the last 35 years, I've walked into the Arizona/Mexico border town of Nogales too often to count. Like many Mexican communities, Nogales makes little effort to conceal its considerable poverty. And while that may be a visitor's only impression, it's not mine.

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Milwaukee is a "hot travel destination" for 2016

Published Dec. 23, 2015

The Boston Globe has published its list of hot travel destinations for 2016. Titled "From Maine to Cuba, the hot places for travel in 2016," travel writer Christopher Muther toasts ten trips, including on to Milwaukee.

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Las Vegas, Wisconsin

Published Dec. 22, 2015

I went to Vegas with a plan, and that plan was to have no plan. I came here to get away from work, not to do more of it, like I usually do on "vacation." But that wasn't in the cards, for three reasons.

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Fear and Luggage in Australia

Published Dec. 2, 2015

I have allowed Fear to unrightfully direct some major decisions that greatly altered the course of my life. So I decided to dig in.

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Does size matter? Hotel Felix in Chicago

Published Nov. 11, 2015

Sometimes size matters. But in the case of hotel rooms it's not necessarily true. Take for example, the very pleasant Hotel Felix - a hotel frequently maligned for its small rooms - in Chicago.