Buffalo's Milwaukee envy
Buffalo Rising, a city guide and online magazine in greater Buffalo, has a story today about Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.
Baby on board
I've been in a major travel pattern of late - even more than usual for this state-hopping frequent flier. So, when I boarded a very full flight headed eastbound and down only to be situated right behind a beautiful, young mother traveling with her 1-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl, I braced myself for an eventful few hours.
Let's beat St. Louis today and help land a convention for Milwaukee
In advance of Opening Day, Milwaukee has a chance to beat St. Louis before the team even gets here. Here's how you can help.
Minnesota hates us: who knew?
I have lived in Wisconsin my entire life and only recently did I learn that Minnesota hates us.
Relish is an adult burger bistro that welcomes kids
For our desert swan song, we rolled from our hotel a long way East along Camelback Road to hit The Phoenician, a swanky golf resort at the foot of a big hill out in Scottsdale, where folks know how to enjoy themselves.
Closing Wright's AZ-WI circle
This weekend I finally got to see Taliesen's bookend, Taliesen West, which Wright constructed on a craggy Scottsdale hillside later in his life. Like its namesake, this Taliesen, too, feels like part of its setting.
Spring training tidbits
I'm sitting at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, an hour before hopping my flight home to Milwaukee. It was another good Spring Training trip, and even though I did my best to take you along on the ride, I realized a missed a few things. Here's what didn't make the cut in the last few blogs.
It's a marathon and a sprint
Every year I try and slow this spring training trip down. And every year, it speeds itself up. Not that I'm complaining, but there's too much to do to relax out here.
Loving every minute of it
The downside of doing a spring training trip every year is that it's easy to become accustomed to the experience, to look past the little details that make this so special. Not this year. Nope, this time around, I'm literally stopping to smell the flowers.
Milwaukee Art Museum lands on Bing today
The Milwaukee Art Museum's Windhover Hall and portions of the Burke Brise Soleil, designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, are the featured photograph on the front page of Bing.com today.
New "Mke" flying into Mitchell International Airport
Hats of to a new "Mke" project that will be a wonderful and significant entry feature to Milwaukee's airport.
My happy place
My lips feel dry this morning. It's pretty dry here in the desert. But really, my mouth is probably sore just from smiling.
An introduction to Phoenix dining
While I await my first Spring Training game, which begins in a few hours, I dove right into the Southwestern food when Andy Tarnoff and I arrived in Phoenix yesterday.
Strap on snowshoes for fun and safe winter cardio
The snow may have been tardy on arrival this year, but better late than never to take advantage of winter sporting activities. There's a throng to choose from and I have learned that they are not all for me. Basically, if I have to don goggles that cover half my grill for safety reasons or a protective suit of armor, I'm not down to participate. Hence, my devotion to snowshoeing.
Recapping Fall Fashion Week 2012
My last week came to a close after seeing over 32 collections from Fall 2012. Roughly that translates to over 3,000 pieces of clothing flashed before my eyes in about 50 hours' time. The week before that, I sat front row (or just about) at most of the shows I attended during NYC Fashion Week, and I can assure you that it is a sea of prettiness out there.
Dazzled by David
You've really "made it" when your name has become a verb. And so David Copperfield reminds his audience with the montage of television and film clips that begins his show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. David Copperfield is a modern day Merlin - only with a closer relationship to Just for Men, a tailor and supermodels.
Explore the "wild" side of fashion at the H-D Museum this summer
The Harley-Davidson Museum pays tribute to the iconic black leather jacket and its history in its summer exhibit "Worn to be Wild: The Black Leather Jacket."
The Milwaukee Air & Water Show returns Aug. 11-12
The Milwaukee Air & Water Show has announced dates and performers for its 2012 event, which will run 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug. 12.
Milwaukee hosts Navy Week Aug. 6-13
Milwaukee has been chosen as one of 15 cities to host a visit from the U.S. Navy this summer.
Wisconsin State Fair announces 24 new awards
The Wisconsin State Fair has received a total of 24 first-, second- and third-place awards at the International Association of Fairs and Expositions Convention.
TripAdvisor names Pfister, Aloft to Top 25 Luxury, Trendy lists
Milwaukeeans don't have to travel far for a luxurious getaway. TripAdvisor's 10th annual Travelers' Choice Awards named The Pfister one of the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the U.S. Aloft Milwaukee Downtown was named on the site's "Trendiest" list.
Las Vegas suggestions, please
This weekend, I'm heading out to Las Vegas with two friends, partly for a quick desert getaway, and partly to write my annual winter travel story from my favorite adult playground. It's a perfect world when work and fun combine, and I just received my credentials to cover the Adult Video News Expo at the Hard Rock Casino. I think the topic of this article will be "putting the sin back in Sin City."
Wisconsin State Fair to make its mark on the Travel Channel
The Travel Channel will feature footage from the 2011 Wisconsin State Fair in two upcoming specials this month.
Potawatomi confirms plans for a Menomonee Valley hotel
Potawatomi Bingo Casino officially announced plans today to build a four-star/four-diamond-level hotel adjacent to its Menomonee Valley casino.
Potawatomi likely will add a hotel
Late this afternoon, Potawatomi Bingo Casino officials announced they will unveil a plan tomorrow morning for the Menomonee Valley casino. Word is that it's a hotel.