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Door County looks spectacular from any angle Image

Door County looks spectacular from any angle

Published Tuesday, July 28

When you've visited the same place well over 20 times, sometimes you have to look at it a different way. Whether that means taking a bird's eye view from the treetops, or a fisheye perspective from just a atop the water, Wisconsin's crowing jewel that is Door County still looks spectacular from any angle. Even if it's one you have bend a little to see just right.

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Mysterious mounds make for historical hike

Published Saturday, July 25

One of the Milwaukee area's most interesting parks is a bit off the beaten path, but it's worth making tracks to Lizard Mound County Park in Farmington, just north of West Bend in Washington County. A wooded path twists and turns through 28 Native American effigy mounds, including the one shaped like a huge lizard which gives the park its name.

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15 enchanting photos from Bookworm Gardens

Published Saturday, July 25

Bookworm gardens in Sheboygan is a magical place featuring creative, gorgeous gardens representing more than 65 children's books. It makes a great day trip for Milwaukeeans of all ages.

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8 reasons to love Green Lake

Published Friday, July 24

Green Lake is a place of superlatives. Here are eight of the many reasons to fall in love with Green Lake, which is an easy 90-minute drive from Milwaukee.

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15 behind the scenes photos at The Pabst Mansion

Published Tuesday, July 21

Come with me to see the progress on the restoration of The Pabst Mansion's third floor and also peek into the basement and attic, and experience the view from the roof of this Milwaukee landmark.

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He likes Chicago, but loves Milwaukee

Published Thursday, July 16

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.

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Streets of Old Milwaukee closes Aug. 3 for renovations

Published Wednesday, July 15

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.

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Finding bits of Britain in the Windy City

Published Tuesday, June 23

When Paul Weller came to Chicago's Vic Theater last week I had to go. And, because Weller is so defined by Britishness, I decided to make the jaunt an English themed trip.

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9 must-try treasures of KeyLime Cove

Published Sunday, June 21

KeyLime Cove has a lot of offerings, from thrilling water slides to decadent food items, but it's the simple stuff that makes an overnight at KeyLime Cove a true treasure trove of fun.

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A mini Third Ward architectural walking tour, part 2

Published Tuesday, June 16

The Third Ward is not only a vibrant living museum of historic Milwaukee architecture, those buildings offer examples of work by all the greatest architects the city has produced. Follow me on a second mini walking tour of some of the neighborhood's most interesting gems.

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You won't believe these 7 Milwaukee "imposters"

Published Friday, June 12

As we Milwaukeeans travel these great United States, we sometimes stumble upon something that looks very, very familiar, but at the same time, not quite the way we're used to seeing it. Kinda like that cast George and Jerry hired for their TV show about themselves on "Seinfeld." Here are a few of them...

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AmEx loves Milwaukee summers

Published Wednesday, May 13

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.

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6 things I learned in Germany

Published Friday, May 8

No matter how far away you go for vacation, it's hard not to keep track of the similarities and differences of the cultures that you encounter along the way. Here are a few notes Jason McDowell kept during his visit to the motherland.