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Nope, we don't border Canada. I checked. Image

Nope, we don't border Canada. I checked.

Published Tuesday, April 25

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. 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.

6 great ways to enjoy a spring break family getaway in Lake Geneva Image

6 great ways to enjoy a spring break family getaway in Lake Geneva

Published Wednesday, March 29

Milwaukee Public Schools' spring break is coming soon, and if you're looking for a quick and easy getaway, you don't have to look far. At just an hour's drive southwest of Milwaukee, Lake Geneva has plenty of fun for the whole family.

This is what the Padres call a mascot race? Image

This is what the Padres call a mascot race?

Published Thursday, March 9

Maybe Milwaukeeans are spoiled when it comes to our entertaining sausage mascot race at Brewers games. If this Padres one at spring training is any indication, we certainly are.

Photos leaked from soon-to-open new Chicago SafeHouse Image

Photos leaked from soon-to-open new Chicago SafeHouse

Published Friday, Feb. 17

Despite requests from top agents across the country, the opening date for the new SafeHouse in Chicago is still covert. However, thanks to a small treasure trove of photos leaked from Command, here's a look at the most guarded aspects of the new venue.

5 weird things I saw in Vegas Image

5 weird things I saw in Vegas

Published Monday, Feb. 6

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.

New Field Museum show traces colorful history of tattooing Image

New Field Museum show traces colorful history of tattooing

Published Wednesday, Feb. 1

The Field Museum's "Tattoo" exhibition, which runs through April, is by no means the first exhibition on the art of ink on skin, but considering the size and reach of this Chicago institution, it's surely one of the biggest.

More travelers chose MKE airport in 2016 Image

More travelers chose MKE airport in 2016

Published Tuesday, Jan. 31

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.

Wisconsin Dells' ice castles reopen on Saturday Image

Wisconsin Dells' ice castles reopen on Saturday

Published Thursday, Jan. 26

Due to warmer than usual winter temperatures, the Ice Castles' Wisconsin Dells location was closed for several days. However, the impressive sights will reopen to the public on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m.

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.