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Ice Castle Wonderland in the Dells sets opening date Image

Ice Castle Wonderland in the Dells sets opening date

Published Thursday, Jan. 5

Warm-ish winter temperatures have slightly delayed the creation of the Dells' first Ice Castle Wonderland, but the cold weather seems to be here to stay and the tentative opening date for the icy extravaganza is Jan. 12.

When cheap doesn't equal good Image

When cheap doesn't equal good

Published Tuesday, Dec. 20

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.

December in Chicago serves up festive holiday cheer Image

December in Chicago serves up festive holiday cheer

Published Tuesday, Dec. 13

The holiday spirit, like the poinsettias, is in full bloom in the Windy City - a mere 90 minutes away by train or car - and it's not too late to drink in some of it, along with a warm beverage in a Christkindl Market mug.

Mexico's Volaris is newest airline at Mitchell Airport Image

Mexico's Volaris is newest airline at Mitchell Airport

Published Monday, Dec. 12

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.

Finding home and history at The Astor Hotel Image

Finding home and history at The Astor Hotel

Published Sunday, Nov. 20

Despite being surrounded by the unfamiliar, I felt like I was cozily at home during my stay at The Astor Hotel - and that's a pretty impressive achievement for a hotel, especially when a guest's guts are actively staging a violent coup against him.

A diamond in the rough: Manderley Bed and Breakfast Image

A diamond in the rough: Manderley Bed and Breakfast

Published Sunday, Nov. 20

Capturing the romantic spirit of the Victorian Era, Manderley Bed and Breakfast is a jewel in the rough on Wells Street, just west of Downtown Milwaukee. You'd be amiss if you just drove on by.

Cozy County Clare Hotel as authentically, enjoyably Irish as it gets Image

Cozy County Clare Hotel as authentically, enjoyably Irish as it gets

Published Friday, Nov. 18

County Clare has been named by our readers as Milwaukee's best Irish pub annually for about the last decade and the best hotel bar every year since 2010. This week, OnMilwaukee stayed overnight to experience the famous Irish hospitality at the quaint and cozy County Clare Inn.

Progress report: Bay View's Kinn Hotel Image

Progress report: Bay View's Kinn Hotel

Published Friday, Nov. 18

Bay View's first hotel - the dog-friendly microhotel in the former Down and Under Pub building at 2535 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.- is slated to open in January. Co-owner Charles Bailey invited us in yesterday to take a first look.

Take time for a perfect weekend in Lake Geneva Image

Take time for a perfect weekend in Lake Geneva

Published Friday, Nov. 18

It's been a long time (too long) since I've taken the opportunity to get away for the weekend. But, a recent trip to Lake Geneva - after which I found myself considerably more relaxed - made me seriously consider why I don't do it more often.

Urban spelunking: Brumder Mansion Bed & Breakfast Image

Urban spelunking: Brumder Mansion Bed & Breakfast

Published Thursday, Nov. 17

There is no shortage of stories to tell about Milwaukee's Brumder Mansion, 3046 W. Wisconsin Ave. These days, the 1910 Arts & Crafts home on 31st and Wisconsin is a bed & breakfast with a theater. But there's a lot of history in the place, too.

Green Bay's new Titletown district Kohler hotel taking reservations Image

Green Bay's new Titletown district Kohler hotel taking reservations

Published Thursday, Nov. 17

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.

A quick look at the in-progress Westin Milwaukee Image

A quick look at the in-progress Westin Milwaukee

Published Wednesday, Nov. 16

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.