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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.

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Finding Père Jacques Marquette in his birthplace ... and mine

Published Sept. 2, 2015

I don't remember anymore why I was searching for information about Jesuit priest and 17th century explorer Jacques Marquette, the university's namesake, but I do remember sitting in my office searching for background information when I made a really cool discovery: Père Marquette and I were both born in Laon, a city in the north of France. Years later, I would finally return to our birthplace, a trip that lives in me in ways I never thought it would.

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Investigating the ghosts of the legendary Stanley Hotel

Published May 7, 2015

Before Jack Nicholson ever portrayed Stephen King's protagonist in "The Shining," before the words "Heeeeeeeere's Johnny!" were ever muttered onscreen, and before images and dialogue from Stanley Kubrick's 1980 film adaptation ever took root into the annals of film history, there was a seed planted at the Stanley Hotel in majestic Estes Park, Colo.

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12 Spring Green hot spots

Published March 21, 2015

Located on the banks of the Wisconsin River, Spring Green is small in population (about 1,600 people) but grand in reputation. And located only two hours from Milwaukee, it's a viable and enjoyable weekend getaway.

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My personal travel hell

Published March 2, 2015

There are some things that no human, no matter how much grace, patience or tolerance they possess can abide. There are some things that get the goat of even the Mother Theresa of airline passengers.

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Milwaukee All-Star: Traveling doctor "Chi Chi" Oraka

Published Feb. 15, 2015

This week's All Star is Chinwe "Chi Chi" Oraka, an internal medicine physician and a "traveling hospitalist" who ventures all over the country - and perhaps, soon, outside the United States - to fill in at hospitals that are short staffed.

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Smoke / gift shop Blue hits five-year anniversary

Published Jan. 14, 2015

It's been five years since Blue on Greenfield opened in West Allis. The smoke-and-gift shop, located at 7223 W. Greenfield Ave., underwent a couple of big changes since firing up sales in late 2009.

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Wander & Co. offers gifts that keep giving

Published Nov. 1, 2014

A combination of wanderlust and dissatisfaction with the professional world caused Drew Griswold to quit his 9 to 5, sell most of his stuff and start roaming around the world. Eventually, however, it was time to return to work. With a background in non-profit and social cause marketing, Griswold decided to start a new kind of retail store.