A taxi app that is truly Uber
Experience tells me that you can't always trust a name. Just because a business calls itself "A1" or "Ultimate" doesn't make it true. There's an exception and it's called Uber.
A trip to Las Vegas puts a shine on March Madness
The purpose of a recent trip to Las Vegas was to be there for the madness of the NCAA Tournament - and it definitely colored in the picture of college sports a lot more for me.
There are pieces of Milwaukee all around Chicago
Certainly Chicago is pretty close to Milwaukee and it oughta be no surprise to see some Marquette sweatshirts on Michigan Avenue window shoppers, but a recent visit to the Windy City reminded me just how pervasive the Milwaukee-Chicago connection is even in one of America's largest cities.
MKE 2 SXSW
About a month ago a friend asked me to come down and visit her in Austin for South by Southwest. At first I thought she was crazy, but decided it was a brilliant idea. Of course, being so close to the actual event, I couldn't find tickets for less than $700.
"Working" media, Arizona style
It's hard to call this spring training trip work. It definitely is, because as I do every year, I strive to take our readers along for the ride. Inevitably, when I tell people I come to Arizona, they always say, with a glint in their eyes, "I've always wanted to do that!" And I always tell them that they should.
No amount of sunscreen could keep me looking like a lobster when I looked in the mirror this morning. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining.
The race to baseball and beyond
Last I blogged, we were racing down a mountain, halfway between Vegas and Phoenix, struggling to make it to Maryvale Baseball Park by first pitch. After hitting every red light in Maricopa County, we arrived in time for the third batter. But we didn't see much baseball, anyway.
Leaving Las Vegas ... in a hurry
This didn't go exactly as planned. Yes, I'm speeding through the Arizona desert in a humungous white Chevy Suburban, while my friend from college, Paul, handles the driving for now. If we don't encounter any setbacks, we should arrive at Maryvale Baseball Park just in time for first pitch.
Our lake is truly great
People who are planning to visit Milwaukee often send me email, asking for suggestions of places to go. My suggestions are tailored to their interests and budget, but the last suggestion of what not to miss in Milwaukee is always the same.
Throwing away Milwaukee's favorite pair of jeans
If our city fits us like our favorite pair of jeans how long before too many holes and tattered and frayed edges lead to problems or stuff hanging out where it shouldn't be?
Second snake button found!
You can imagine our dismay yesterday at finding the snake button at the Milwaukee Public Museum inactive. But imagine our surprise a few minutes later when we found and pressed the museum's SECOND snake button. Who knew?!
Luxury hotel planned for Third Ward
Milwaukee-based development firm HKS Holdings LLC plans to develop an eight-story, 158-room Kimpton hotel in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward, San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced today.
Local hotel owners featured in Best Western commercials
Local hotel owners Bob and Anita Dir are featured in Best Western's new "Stay With People Who Care" ad campaign.
Nationwide high speed rail map has Milwaukee as key stop
There's a nationwide rail map that's making the rounds and Milwaukee's a key stop on this vision for high speed rail in the United States.
Milwaukee makes another "cool" list
MSN is out with a new list of the "10 coolest cities in the Midwest," Calling the Midwest, " flyover country," the site tabs ten destinations. Of course, Milwaukee made the list. Madison made it too.
American Club named best hotel in WI
The American Club resort has been named the best hotel in Wisconsin by the U.S. News & World Report, Kohler Co. announced today.
Milwaukee's "iconic meal" makes No. 26 on new travel list
Away.com has a new list, "30 Things Every Traveler Must Do Before They're 30." And, since Milwaukee's a part of it I'm sharing it.
Fox News spends 24 hours in Milwaukee
Natalia Angulo-Rico, a news editor at Fox News, recently discovered Milwaukee, and, like many who find our city for the first time, she was very impressed.
Fighting flying fears
In December, flying back from New Orleans, I was to the stress-filled point of reminding myself to breath, and I don't really know why. I have never been on a scary flight - in fact, I have had almost seamless air travel experiences.
Where do you take out-of-towners?
What's on your list of "Milwaukee musts" when visitors come to town?
Digging Kenosha's Dinosaur Discovery Museum
We're no strangers to Kenosha. We've been to the public museum, we've taken streetcar rides, we shop at Tenuta's. But we'd never seen the Dinosaur Discovery Museum before, so over the holiday break, I loaded the kids into the car and after the mandatory Tenuta's stop, we headed straight over.
The Pfister Hotel launches new Four Diamond Experiences program
The Pfister Hotel is putting an exclusive spin on the weekend getaway with its new Four Diamond Experiences program, which gives guests the opportunity to participate in unique art and dining experiences during their stays.
Cruises: What am I missing?
Despite recent offers, I have absolutely no interest in ever going on a cruise. But certainly there's something to love about these ship trips?
West Coast gets wind of Milwaukee, "the City of Creativity"
The latest bit of glowing, national attention for our city comes from the West Coast on the pages of StarkInsider.
Behind the scenes water park tour adds interesting, educational element
Recently, we went on a behind-the-scenes tour at KeyLime Cove in Gurnee, Ill., and learned all sorts of fun factoids.