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Reconnecting with old friends on a Windy City weekend Image

Reconnecting with old friends on a Windy City weekend

Published Thursday, Nov. 7

So often when I travel, I go in search of the new and different. But, sometimes, it's also nice to check in on some old friends. That's what I did last time I went to Chicago for a weekend getaway.

First look: New Cambria Hotel Downtown Image

First look: New Cambria Hotel Downtown

Published Friday, Oct. 25

Part of an ongoing boom in new hotels in Milwaukee, the Cambria - at 503 N. Plankinton Ave., on the corner of Clybourn Avenue - is one of a few that occupy new, purpose-built homes in the heart of Downtown. We went inside for a peek.

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Chasing spirits in Galena, Illinois

Published Monday, Oct. 21

A former lead mining village that is remarkably preserved as a shopping- and entertainment-focused town along the banks of the Galena River, not far from the mighty Mississippi, Galena, Illinois, is just under a three-hour drive from Milwaukee.

Spend the day in Cedarburg: Spots to eat, drink and while away the hours Image

Spend the day in Cedarburg: Spots to eat, drink and while away the hours

Published Tuesday, Oct. 15

Film-goers will have a new theater to enjoy during this year's Milwaukee Film Festival Oct. 17-31 thanks to the addition of Cedarburg's Rivoli Theater. Of course that means it's a good excuse to spend a day (or a few) exploring the history, shopping and eateries in the area.

Ice Castles moving to new site near Lake Geneva Image

Ice Castles moving to new site near Lake Geneva

Published Friday, Oct. 11

After a polar vortex-chilled, six-week run earlier this year on the Riviera Beach in the heart of Lake Geneva, the upcoming Ice Castles frozen and illuminated ice extravaganza will move about seven miles northwest to the edge of Lake Como.

NY Times' Simonson samples Milwaukee in 36 hours Image

NY Times' Simonson samples Milwaukee in 36 hours

Published Thursday, Oct. 10

As part of its ongoing "36 Hours in..." series of travel stories, The New York Times sent Robert Simonson to Brew City for three days to share some of the cities gems with readers.

Should you stay in Milwaukee to experience the 2020 DNC? Image

Should you stay in Milwaukee to experience the 2020 DNC?

Published Monday, Sept. 23

You may have noticed that when we crossed the one-year-out mark for the 2020 Democratic National Convention here in Milwaukee, the number of stories of hotels, business vendor opportunities and more began to ratchet up as well. We all hope that our favorite businesses get lots of exposure that week in July, but what about the rest of us? 

What's familiar is sparkly new again in Lake Geneva Image

What's familiar is sparkly new again in Lake Geneva

Published Thursday, Sept. 12

It's easy to get caught up in the eternal quest for something shiny and new, especially when making return visits to a hometown getaway like Lake Geneva. But sometimes even the classics can be glitzy and fresh, too. On a recent visit, I revisited some gems on and around Geneva Lake and found each one to be shinier than ever.

Resuscitated Midwest Airlines announces destinations Image

Resuscitated Midwest Airlines announces destinations

Published Wednesday, Aug. 28

Midwest Express is back and plans to initially offer nonstop flights from MKE to Grand Rapids, Omaha and Cincinnati, according to a press conference held today at Mitchell International Airport.

Cracking the code to the Safe House Chicago Image

Cracking the code to the Safe House Chicago

Published Monday, July 8

Trying to recreate the magic of a quirky and beloved institution can be tricky, but based on a couple criteria, I think it's, ahem, safe to say that Marcus Corporation has done just that with the Safe House Chicago, in River North at 60 E. Ontario St.