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1. Nope, we don't border Canada. I checked.
While planning next week's trip Up North, I started wondering just how much of Wisconsin I've seen over these last 37 years. So, I downloaded a map and started drawing on it, including the route I have planned for next week.
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2. 5 weird things I saw in Vegas
Perhaps you're in the mood for eating some midnight sushi or buying a Rolex. Or maybe you want to gamble on the sinking of the Titanic. Las Vegas is your place for weirdness. Here's just a sampling.
3. More travelers chose MKE airport in 2016
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has announced that passenger traffic rose more than 3 percent at Milwaukee County's General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in 2016.
4. When cheap doesn't equal good
Last week, I was bragging about the airfare deal of a century: a $66 round-trip ticket from Milwaukee to Ft. Myers. Yesterday, I was eating my words, since my flight home was delayed from Saturday to Monday, then cancelled completely on Monday, with no reasonable option on how to get home.
5. Mexico's Volaris is newest airline at Mitchell Airport
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele proudly announced today that Volaris will begin international flights from MKE to Guadalajara, Mexico in March. With the announcement, Volaris becomes the first Mexican carrier to offer year-round scheduled service from MKE.
6. Kinn micro-hotel eyes January opening in Bay View's KK business district
Kinn, a dog friendly and gathering-centric upscale micro-hotel, which includes new restaurant Kindred, is nearing a January 2017 opening in a prominent Bay View building located along Kinnickinnic Avenue, according to Ald Tony Zielinski.
7. Green Bay's new Titletown district Kohler hotel taking reservations
Earlier this month LODGE KOHLER, the new Green Bay hotel development by Kohler Co., celebrated a topping-off ceremony, marking the placement of the final exterior beam. At that point, the hotel, part of the new Titletown District, began taking reservations.
8. A quick look at the in-progress Westin Milwaukee
Progress is moving fast on The Westin Milwaukee hotel - which will hold 220 rooms and a restaurant when it opens in June 2017 - and as evidence, this morning, The Westin hosted a special ceremony and a tour of the views and rooms in progress.
9. My culinary travel bucket list
I love to travel. Recently I was thinking about places I'd especially like to visit for the food and these four places - each on a different continent - came to mind for a variety of reasons.
10. New MPM exhibit reveals Wisconsin's secrets
The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) will unveil some of Wisconsin's best-kept secrets in its new temporary exhibition, "Hidden Wisconsin: Unseen. Unknown. Uncovered." on Thursday, Oct. 6.
11. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announces update on the Domes
Work to install mesh safety netting at the Tropical Dome, a short-term fix to ensure the safety of the public and Domes employees as the County explores a long-term solution to the challenges at the Domes, was completed on Sept. 23.
12. Iron Horse Hotel celebrates 8 years
The Iron Horse Hotel, 500 W. Florida St., turns 8 years old this month and to will host a variety of daily activities to celebrate throughout September.
13. Mitchell Airport unveils new "Wherever Your Heart Desires" rebranding campaign
Mitchell Airport is launching a new rebranding and ad campaign to spread the message for travelers in Wisconsin and northern Illinois that MKE is the choice airport to take them "Wherever Your Heart Desires."
14. North Point Lighthouse is putting on a fresh face
North Point Lighthouse is receiving a facelift with its first complete house and tower painting since it was restored over 10 years ago. The $23,500 project includes cleaning, repairing and replacing wood and materials where needed, and painting the keeper's quarters museum and the lighthouse tower.
15. Kohler Co. announces hotel expansion for Inn on Woodlake
Kohler Co. today announced expansion plans for Destination Kohler's boutique hotel, Inn on Woodlake. The three-diamond property will undergo an expansion and renovation through late 2016 and 2017, adding multi-bedroom units and common spaces.
16. Tyjeski's walking tour takes in East Side terra cotta
Walker's Point-based ceramics sculptor, teacher and architectural historian Ben Tyjeski is also a leader of walking tours around town; ones that focus on the city's terra cotta, the subject of a book he's working to get published. His next tour is on Sunday.
17. People you'll meet on Oak Leaf Trail
Once partly old railroad rights of way, Milwaukee's 118-mile paved Oak Leaf Trail winds throughout the county and is used everyday by people of all sorts - whether to commute, to get exercise or just to have fun.
18. The terror of travel
The more I fly, the less I enjoy it. Sure, I like the feeling of freedom, of being out roaming and seeing the world and experiencing new places. But last night's attack on Istanbul's Ataturk Airport really shakes me.
19. Connect with nature at the Kettle Moraine Forest
Escape the city for the lush forests and solace of Northern Wisconsin - without the long drive - when you travel to the Kettle Moraine Forest. There's a vast habitat to explore given that the southern unit spans 30 miles, from Dousman Village to Whitewater.
20. Let's go fly a kite
Whether your kite soars through the sky or refuses to get off the ground, a kite-flying trip to the lakefront and Gift of Wings is a wonderful way to not only get outside but also bring a few childhood memories back to life.
21. 7 photos from Grant Park's "haunted" Seven Bridges
At Seven Bridges there's a covered bridge with the inscription "Enter this wild wood and view the haunts of nature" and the witchy words are, in part, why the park is said to be haunted. OnMilwaukee was there today but, unfortunately, didn't experience anything supernatural.
22. Mitchell Airport baggage claim earns LEED certification
Milwaukee County's General Mitchell International Airport has been notified that the Baggage Claim Renovation Project has received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
23. Recommended BRT route could save riders more than 100 hours a year
After public meetings, transit modeling and route analysis, an alignment has been recommended as the East-West Bus Rapid Transit route. Analysis shows that an end to end trip could take as little as 35 minutes, which is more than 30% faster than a bus in mixed traffic.
24. Kohl's Thank You Thursday means free admission at Milwaukee Public Museum
The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) and Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) announced today that Kohl's Thank You Thursday, a partnership offering free general admission to the Museum on the first Thursday of every month, will continue into 2017. The new schedule kicks off on Thursday, June 2.
25. Amtrak Hiawatha Service offers free weekend travel for kids this summer
If you needed an excuse to take the family down to Chicago for a weekend this summer, here's one: Now through Aug. 28, kids can ride the Amtrak Hiawatha Service train between Milwaukee and Chicago on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for free.