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26. Milwaukee ranks in Lonely Planet's "Best of the U.S." for 2016
Travel media company Lonely Planet recently unveiled its sixth annual "Best in the U.S." list, a ranking of the 10 most exciting, intriguing and up-and-coming destinations to visit in the upcoming year, and Milwaukee made the list.
27. The Donald and the rest are all wrong. This is what's wrong with America!
In the heat of this political season we get lots of candidates talking about what's wrong with America. You name it, someone thinks it's the cause of all that is bad in our country. They are all wrong
28. Is a giant egg about to hatch in Red Arrow Park?
If you get Downtown regularly, you've likely already spotted the giant egg sitting atop a crate in Red Arrow Park, near the corner of Kilbourn and Water. Is it about to hatch? We asked the experts at Milwaukee Public Museum.
29. Milwaukee is a "hot travel destination" for 2016
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.
30. 7 great Milwaukee Cream City brick buildings
Milwaukee is the home and eponym of Cream City brick, much of it made right in the Menomonee Valley near Downtown. Here is a quick tour of some fine examples of a variety of Brew City building types executed in Cream City brick.
31. Las Vegas, Wisconsin
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.
32. A free week of admission at the Zoo
From Saturday, Dec. 26 through Thursday, Dec. 31, the Milwaukee County Zoo is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. And, it's free - free parking, too - thanks to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Gifts to the Community series.
33. Fear and Luggage in Australia
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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34. Among the updates at Discovery World: newfound gallery space
There are a number of changes under way at Discovery World on the lakefront, including newfound exhibition space, an existing exhibit that is ballooning and changes for the Lubar Theater.
35. Several new Downtown hotels are on the rise
The hotel scene in Downtown Milwaukee, like nearly everything, is changing quickly. Here's a short list of what's up next in greater Downtown. Which ones are you most looking forward to? Chime in and check in.
36. 5 great Chicago hotels
I look for any excuse to stay in the Windy City - with my wife, with the whole family and sometimes with one kid at a time. Over the years, we've experienced quite a few hotels. Here are 5 of the best.
37. 5 annoying things about hotel rooms and how to fix them
There are always little things that keep you from reaching basic hotel room nirvana; but some are easy to fix. Here are five of the most common hotel complaints, along with suggestions to fix them.
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38. 9 late October photos to evoke a fall feeling
These photos are choice selections from my collection that suggest a fall feeling of sorts. Enjoy the season before the snow hits!
39. Condé Nast readers love The Iron Horse Hotel too
Milwaukee's Iron Horse Hotel scores a top ranking among Condé Nast readers.
40. Wisconsin's most Instagrammed spot is ...
According to, a travel company, Rock Island State Park in Door County is the most Instagrammed place in Wisconsin. I call B.S.
41. Video: A Lake Express Ferry journey
Our first stop on a long road trip east? A 15-minute drive to Bay View to board the Lake Express Ferry. The two-and-half-hour trip not only saved us navigating Chicago on a Friday morning, but was also great fun in itself. And there's definitely something to be said for arriving in Michigan ready to go with a full tank of gas.
42. UEC arch photo earns top prize in #MKEarches contest
Recently, I encouraged you to submit photos of Milwaukee arches via social media for a contest to win a prize package from Historic Milwaukee Inc. I'm pleased to report that after consulting with Stacy Swadish, executive director of Historic Milwaukee, we have a winner.
43. Iron Horse co-owner plans hotel in former Kansas City Pabst bottling plant
In a joint venture with Agman Partners, Aparium Hotels is opening its seventh independently branded, upscale hotel in 2017 in a former Pabst bottling and distribution plant at 2101-07 Central Ave. in Kansas City's Crossroads Arts District.
44. He likes Chicago, but loves Milwaukee
Last weekend Visit Milwaukee hosted Jun Song, one of the most prominent travel bloggers in China, along with a rep from Brand USA, a destination marketing organization. The results are still coming, but he seems to have loved Milwaukee.
45. Streets of Old Milwaukee closes Aug. 3 for renovations
The Milwaukee Public Museum's (MPM) beloved exhibit the Streets of Old Milwaukee (Streets) will close temporarily on Aug. 3 to be reimagined and renovated in celebration of its 50th anniversary.
46. $8 million renovation of Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront complete
A ribbon cutting and celebration on June 25 marked the completion of a massive renovation of the Holiday Inn in Glendale.
47. AmEx loves Milwaukee summers
We live for our summers. So, it comes as no surprise to us - or you either - that Milwaukee is a top destination for summer travel within the United States.
48. 2014 numbers show Milwaukee tourism revenue growth
According to new data released this morning by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, the greater Milwaukee area saw significant growth in tourism revenue last year.
49. 8 aerial views of Milwaukee
Every now and I again, I come across the photos I took the day I flew an airplane. Now, I make no claim on being either an airplane pilot or a great photographer, but the combination of dabbling in those things resulted in some decent aerial photos of the city, some of which made it into the original story. When I stumbled across them today, I decided to share them here, along with some great advice I received that day from my instruction ... "don't drop the camera out the window."
50. Washington Post toasts Milwaukee "beyond the beer and brats"
The April 3rd Travel Section on includes the feature story titled "Venturing beyond the beer and brats in Milwaukee."