Hotel Blackhawk is the place to stay in Davenport, Iowa
Traveling to the Quad Cities in a few weeks to watch Steve Stricker attempt to win the John Deere Classic for a fourth straight time? This is the place you need to stay.
Six things I learned at the cabin this weekend
I spent the weekend at a cabin in Tomahawk this weekend with my family. I have never rented a cabin before and I definitely learned a thing or six.
Steel Bridge Songfest returns to Sturgeon Bay
Take a trip to Door County for the Steel Bridge Songfest, which takes over the town of Sturgeon Bay June 7-10 this year.
Downtown Milwaukee Trolley Loop returns May 30
The Milwaukee Trolley Loop will return this summer thanks to a presenting sponsorship by VISIT Milwaukee. Service begins Wed., May 30.
A water park weekend barely an hour away
Though we hardly live at them, we've become something of a water park family. This weekend, taking the advice of Molly Snyder, we visited Blue Harbor in Sheboygan.
Traveling doesn't necessarily cure the travel bug. For some, it makes them want to go on even more adventures. Here are five travel destinations that would most likely add perspective to everyday life. Bon voyage.
Buffalo's Milwaukee envy
Buffalo Rising, a city guide and online magazine in greater Buffalo, has a story today about Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.
Baby on board
I've been in a major travel pattern of late - even more than usual for this state-hopping frequent flier. So, when I boarded a very full flight headed eastbound and down only to be situated right behind a beautiful, young mother traveling with her 1-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl, I braced myself for an eventful few hours.
Let's beat St. Louis today and help land a convention for Milwaukee
In advance of Opening Day, Milwaukee has a chance to beat St. Louis before the team even gets here. Here's how you can help.
Minnesota hates us: who knew?
I have lived in Wisconsin my entire life and only recently did I learn that Minnesota hates us.
Relish is an adult burger bistro that welcomes kids
For our desert swan song, we rolled from our hotel a long way East along Camelback Road to hit The Phoenician, a swanky golf resort at the foot of a big hill out in Scottsdale, where folks know how to enjoy themselves.
Closing Wright's AZ-WI circle
This weekend I finally got to see Taliesen's bookend, Taliesen West, which Wright constructed on a craggy Scottsdale hillside later in his life. Like its namesake, this Taliesen, too, feels like part of its setting.
Spring training tidbits
I'm sitting at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, an hour before hopping my flight home to Milwaukee. It was another good Spring Training trip, and even though I did my best to take you along on the ride, I realized a missed a few things. Here's what didn't make the cut in the last few blogs.
It's a marathon and a sprint
Every year I try and slow this spring training trip down. And every year, it speeds itself up. Not that I'm complaining, but there's too much to do to relax out here.
Loving every minute of it
The downside of doing a spring training trip every year is that it's easy to become accustomed to the experience, to look past the little details that make this so special. Not this year. Nope, this time around, I'm literally stopping to smell the flowers.
Milwaukee Art Museum lands on Bing today
The Milwaukee Art Museum's Windhover Hall and portions of the Burke Brise Soleil, designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, are the featured photograph on the front page of Bing.com today.
New "Mke" flying into Mitchell International Airport
Hats of to a new "Mke" project that will be a wonderful and significant entry feature to Milwaukee's airport.
My happy place
My lips feel dry this morning. It's pretty dry here in the desert. But really, my mouth is probably sore just from smiling.
An introduction to Phoenix dining
While I await my first Spring Training game, which begins in a few hours, I dove right into the Southwestern food when Andy Tarnoff and I arrived in Phoenix yesterday.
Strap on snowshoes for fun and safe winter cardio
The snow may have been tardy on arrival this year, but better late than never to take advantage of winter sporting activities. There's a throng to choose from and I have learned that they are not all for me. Basically, if I have to don goggles that cover half my grill for safety reasons or a protective suit of armor, I'm not down to participate. Hence, my devotion to snowshoeing.
Recapping Fall Fashion Week 2012
My last week came to a close after seeing over 32 collections from Fall 2012. Roughly that translates to over 3,000 pieces of clothing flashed before my eyes in about 50 hours' time. The week before that, I sat front row (or just about) at most of the shows I attended during NYC Fashion Week, and I can assure you that it is a sea of prettiness out there.
Dazzled by David
You've really "made it" when your name has become a verb. And so David Copperfield reminds his audience with the montage of television and film clips that begins his show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. David Copperfield is a modern day Merlin - only with a closer relationship to Just for Men, a tailor and supermodels.
Explore the "wild" side of fashion at the H-D Museum this summer
The Harley-Davidson Museum pays tribute to the iconic black leather jacket and its history in its summer exhibit "Worn to be Wild: The Black Leather Jacket."
The Milwaukee Air & Water Show returns Aug. 11-12
The Milwaukee Air & Water Show has announced dates and performers for its 2012 event, which will run 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug. 12.
Milwaukee hosts Navy Week Aug. 6-13
Milwaukee has been chosen as one of 15 cities to host a visit from the U.S. Navy this summer.