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Milwaukee ranks in Lonely Planet's "Best of the U.S." for 2016

Published Thursday, Feb. 11

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.

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

Published Wednesday, Feb. 10

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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6 Kenosha dining classics

Published Friday, Feb. 5

The '50s might seem like light years away, but, really, you can get there in under an hour, by checking out some of these classic dining spots - including some drive-ins with car hops - in Kenosha.

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Is a giant egg about to hatch in Red Arrow Park?

Published Friday, Jan. 22

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.

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Milwaukee is a "hot travel destination" for 2016

Published Wednesday, Dec. 23

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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7 great Milwaukee Cream City brick buildings

Published Wednesday, Dec. 23

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.

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Las Vegas, Wisconsin

Published Tuesday, Dec. 22

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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A free week of admission at the Zoo

Published Friday, Dec. 11

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.

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Fear and Luggage in Australia

Published Wednesday, Dec. 2

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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Staycation in the suburbs

Published Sunday, Nov. 15

Perhaps my first staycation experience - in Tosa of all places - would give me a new glimpse of an old, familiar neighborhood. It didn't, but there are reasons people seek out a suburban hotel, especially this time of year.

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Mrozinski captures The Pfister's light

Published Sunday, Nov. 15

It's been seven months since Todd Mrozinski became The Pfister Hotel's artist in residence and he's already created more than 100 paintings. OnMilwaukee recently checked in with Mrozinski in honor of Hotel Week.

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Take a Milwaukee staycation at the Iron Horse Hotel

Published Saturday, Nov. 14

There are numerous reasons to take a staycation and there are just as many to make your home away from home during it The Iron Horse Hotel in Walker's Point. Read on for where to go, what to try and more!