When Milwaukee looks huuuuge
When I haven't seen Milwaukee in a little while, it looks huge. Like New York City huge. Like the biggest city in the whole world huge.
Time Out Chicago travels to Milwaukee
Chicago's "where-to-go, what-to-do weekly" and guide recently explored Milwaukee. Here's what Time Out had to say.
$10 Noah's Ark tickets are always politically correct
On Tuesday, June 21, Noah's Ark will open at 6 a.m. and there will be a "rally" at 8 a.m. where opposing sides will "campaign" for their favorite water slide. Admission for this day will be $10, a whopping 75 percent off the regular ticket price.
I've not been everywhere, man
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.
The melting pot of Far East and midwest food, part one
Like Milwaukee, Singapore is a melting pot. Both cities have diverse populations that bring with them a wide array of delicious foods. I thought I'd clue you in on some of the great local food found here and also let you know what a displaced Milwaukeean would be able to dig up to be reminded of home.
My little piece of paradise
"What's the deal with your obsession with the Dells," my friends often ask me. Well, I think I might have finally figured it out.
A Milwaukeean in Asia
I haven't lived in Milwaukee for over 20 years, but I am a Milwaukeean. Very few days pass when something Milwaukee doesn't enter into my life.
Museum summer hours begin June 14
Summer hours at the Milwaukee Public Museum go into effect June 14.
WSJ road trips to Wisco
The Wall Street Journal realizes Wisconsin is more than a budget battleground and included the state in its "The Off Duty Guide to Savoring Summer."
Road trip, Day 5: Home sweet home
Travel expands your perspective and gives you a clear appreciation of home.
Road trip, Day 4: Shivering
Okay, you've been on a car trip. You drive to Indianapolis or Columbus or wherever and when you get out of the car to fill up, the temperature is very different since the last time you were out. Especially driving North to South or vice versa, the temp varies from stop to stop - but NOT on a motorcycle.
Road trip, day 3: Memphis
Michael Stodola is on a Harley road trip and today's blog is from Memphis where he attends a BBQ festival. "Memphis in May" is not unlike a Milwaukee Festival except there are hundreds of people busily cooking the best BBQ of their lives.
Greyhound boosts Express service to Chicago and O'Hare
Thanks to growing demand, Greyhound today announced the expansion of its premium Greyhound Express service between Milwaukee and Chicago, effective May 17. Buses will now depart every hour and a new stop has been added near O'Hare Airport.
Don't let the salt piles fool you, it's Lake Express Ferry season
Earlier today I saw dump trucks adding loads of salt to the growing stockpile for the roads next winter, just a block or so away, the Lake Express Ferry is getting ready for another season.
Kids can ride Amtrak for free
Kids can ride free this month on Amtrak.
Little girls may thank heaven for Key Lime Cove's Enchanted Lagoon
We celebrated the arrival of spring break recently with a visit to Key Lime Cove waterpark in Gurnee, Ill. And while for us, at the moment, nothing beats floating down the lazy river in an inner tube with your loved ones, I saw something right outside the water park entrance that might appeal to one of my kids in a few years.
Lake Express will get late start
The start of the 2011 Lake Express sailing season will be delayed by approximately three weeks as work is done to complete an off-season engine maintenance program, according to a release sent out today.
More musings on the royal wedding
It was 30 years ago that Prince Charles got married to Princess Diana. It is the 6th rated television program of all time. That's pretty good, especially considering the fact that there were no DVRs in those days. If you wanted to watch it later in the day, you needed to wrestle with the VCR.
Don't knock the royal wedding
I know it's fashionable for people in this country to kind of slap around the big wedding of William and Kate. I'm not sure what's behind it.
Mexico's Riviera Maya makes for a week of fun in the sun (and water)
The week went by too fast, but still provided plenty of time to eat, drink and laze around in the sun.
A spring sprint to the finish line
For as much time as I spent thinking about these Spring Training trips all year long, they actually come and go pretty quickly. This year's was no exception.
Hurry up and relax, Phoenix edition
I've officially hit the part of this Spring Training trip where my body wants to be home in Milwaukee now. Fortunately, my body will just have to wait another 30 hours. If you've read my other Spring Training blogs, you know that we don't exactly take it easy out here, but I'd have it no other way. Yesterday was no exception.
Slowing down and savoring Spring Training
It struck me on the way back from the Brewers-Rockies game at stunning Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, somewhere along the route as we drove through the scenic foothills community of Paradise Valley. I may be starting to take this trip for granted.
Finally, my spring has officially started
I know it may sound like it, but I'm really not trying to gloat about my annual Brewers Spring Training trip to Phoenix. It's just one of my favorite trips I take every year, and I hope that these annual blogs spark an interest in some of our readers to give this ultimate Brewers experience a try.
A Phoenix foodie adventure
Over the last 14 years, I've come to know the Phoenix area as almost a second home. I've eaten at everything from corner taco stands to the finest area restaurants, but I'd never call myself a foodie. One OnMilwaukee.com reader, however, has experienced a different type of Phoenix dining adventure.