Published: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:16:02 CDT
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:06:00 CDTIt's hard to believe there's a full-service resort, hotel and casino out amid the wooded roads of the Upper Peninsula, but then the Island Resort and Casino, in Harris, Michigan, appears and it looks like an oasis of fun in a quiet rural area.
Thu, 6 Oct 2016 08:15:00 CDTI love to travel. Recently I was thinking about places I'd especially like to visit for the food and these four places - each on a different continent - came to mind for a variety of reasons.
Tue, 4 Oct 2016 09:02:00 CDTThere are a number of ways to get from Milwaukee to Yellowstone National Park by air - and if you haven't been there, you definitely should get to Yellowstone National Park somehow. Here are five reasons that you should fly to Billings when you visit Yellowstone.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:28:00 CDTThe Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) will unveil some of Wisconsin's best-kept secrets in its new temporary exhibition, "Hidden Wisconsin: Unseen. Unknown. Uncovered." on Thursday, Oct. 6.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:40:00 CDTWork to install mesh safety netting at the Tropical Dome, a short-term fix to ensure the safety of the public and Domes employees as the County explores a long-term solution to the challenges at the Domes, was completed on Sept. 23.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:08:00 CDTThe Iron Horse Hotel, 500 W. Florida St., turns 8 years old this month and to will host a variety of daily activities to celebrate throughout September.
Thu, 8 Sep 2016 09:02:00 CDTDuring a recent I-94 series, I went to Wrigley and spotted a few Brewers fans. But just a few. There's hardly a better place to road trip to a ballgame than the Windy City. Here are some tips for a sports-fueled jaunt to see the Brewers face the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
Tue, 6 Sep 2016 13:36:00 CDTMitchell Airport is launching a new rebranding and ad campaign to spread the message for travelers in Wisconsin and northern Illinois that MKE is the choice airport to take them "Wherever Your Heart Desires."
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:04:00 CDTAlthough Wisconsin Dells has become synonymous with waterparks over the past couple of decades, some vacationers seek a taste of the past. The funky Black Hawk Motel, built in 1945, is still owned by the same family that opened it.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:09:00 CDTI've said it for years. Door County means different things to different people. Whether your idea of this magical peninsula is nature or adventure, shopping or relaxing, friends or family - or a mix of everything above, one storyline arcs above all the rest: Door County is what you make it.
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:45:00 CDTNorth Point Lighthouse is receiving a facelift with its first complete house and tower painting since it was restored over 10 years ago. The $23,500 project includes cleaning, repairing and replacing wood and materials where needed, and painting the keeper's quarters museum and the lighthouse tower.
Wed, 3 Aug 2016 11:02:00 CDTDuring a recent first visit to Portland, Ore., OnMilwaukee's Molly Snyder, naturally, felt compelled to visit nearby city Milwaukie and compare and contrast it with "our" Milwaukee. Check out 14 photos of Milwaukie, Ore.
Tue, 2 Aug 2016 09:02:00 CDTThere's nothing like kids to get you out to the zoo. Since the little ones arrived, I've come to know the Milwaukee County Zoo intimately. But on a recent visit, I learned that there was plenty I hadn't yet seen or experienced at the zoo.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:26:00 CDTKohler Co. today announced expansion plans for Destination Kohler's boutique hotel, Inn on Woodlake. The three-diamond property will undergo an expansion and renovation through late 2016 and 2017, adding multi-bedroom units and common spaces.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:52:00 CDTWalker's Point-based ceramics sculptor, teacher and architectural historian Ben Tyjeski is also a leader of walking tours around town; ones that focus on the city's terra cotta, the subject of a book he's working to get published. His next tour is on Sunday.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:02:00 CDTOnce partly old railroad rights of way, Milwaukee's 118-mile paved Oak Leaf Trail winds throughout the county and is used everyday by people of all sorts - whether to commute, to get exercise or just to have fun.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:14:00 CDTIt's a good time to remind you that the Milwaukee County Parks System has a great selection of water-based recreational opportunities, including public pools. And whether you test the waters first or jump right in, check out our public pool guide.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:03:00 CDTThe Windy City has a vibrant and fun Chinatown neighborhood just south of Downtown, but there are other ways to experience Chinese culture in Chicago, too. Here are some ways visitors of all ages can celebrate Chinese culture in Chicago.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:26:00 CDTThe more I fly, the less I enjoy it. Sure, I like the feeling of freedom, of being out roaming and seeing the world and experiencing new places. But last night's attack on Istanbul's Ataturk Airport really shakes me.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 19:36:00 CDTEscape the city for the lush forests and solace of Northern Wisconsin - without the long drive - when you travel to the Kettle Moraine Forest. There's a vast habitat to explore given that the southern unit spans 30 miles, from Dousman Village to Whitewater.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 14:02:00 CDTWhether your kite soars through the sky or refuses to get off the ground, a kite-flying trip to the lakefront and Gift of Wings is a wonderful way to not only get outside but also bring a few childhood memories back to life.
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 18:02:00 CDTFrom the very beginning, OnMilwaukee's been an advocate for bike sharing in greater Milwaukee. And today, we're super excited to jump on board in a new capacity. Yes, people, you can now ride your very own OnMilwaukee Bublr bike. So hop on!
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:15:00 CDTAt Seven Bridges there's a covered bridge with the inscription "Enter this wild wood and view the haunts of nature" and the witchy words are, in part, why the park is said to be haunted. OnMilwaukee was there today but, unfortunately, didn't experience anything supernatural.
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 11:03:00 CDTSummer in Wisconsin offers dozens of quick trips that are filled with experiences new and memorable, and one of the best possible trips revolves around the lauded American Players Theater up in Spring Green.
Sun, 12 Jun 2016 13:02:00 CDTWhether you are a resident of Milwaukee or just visiting, you can discover and learn more about the city by brushing up on your navigation skills and going on a geocache adventure. Here are seven places to do just that.
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 09:03:00 CDTLess than an hour from Milwaukee, Lake Geneva is a beautiful vacation destination for a day trip, weekend getaway or full-on family vacation. Whether you're on water or land, there is plenty to do and see in this quaint and historic resort town.
Tue, 7 Jun 2016 14:33:00 CDTMilwaukee County's General Mitchell International Airport has been notified that the Baggage Claim Renovation Project has received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Tue, 7 Jun 2016 14:15:00 CDTAfter public meetings, transit modeling and route analysis, an alignment has been recommended as the East-West Bus Rapid Transit route. Analysis shows that an end to end trip could take as little as 35 minutes, which is more than 30% faster than a bus in mixed traffic.
Mon, 6 Jun 2016 19:04:00 CDTThe disturbing fact is, bedbugs are found everywhere - from cheap flop houses to the most opulent hotels. Randy Rupert, team leader of Batzner Pest Control's bedbug services, shares tips on how to prevent bringing these vampire bugs home from hotels.
Thu, 2 Jun 2016 09:01:00 CDTLast weekend, Sarah Berg once again came down with an acute case of wanderlust and decided it was time to hop on her BMW motorcycle and get out of Dodge. So she went in search of delicious slices of pie and drove 1,000 miles by the end of the weekend.
Wed, 1 Jun 2016 08:01:00 CDTThe Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) and Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) announced today that Kohl's Thank You Thursday, a partnership offering free general admission to the Museum on the first Thursday of every month, will continue into 2017. The new schedule kicks off on Thursday, June 2.
Fri, 27 May 2016 09:03:00 CDTMy family and I decided to head to Schaumburg, Ill., this past weekend to visit Medieval Times, one of nine locations in the chain, to find out - among other things - what would happen if we asked for a fork. Turns out, 'twas a beauteous adventure and better food experience than expected.
Thu, 19 May 2016 09:03:00 CDTNearby Chicago is the perfect place for a quick weekend getaway filled with, well, whatever you want, even if what you want is not a whole lot of planning, but just time to relax.
Tue, 17 May 2016 15:02:00 CDTWe got a peek inside the new Kimpton Journeyman Hotel, slated to open in the Third Ward this summer, including looks at the spaces that will host the Tre Rivali restaurant and the rooftop Outsider bar.
Thu, 12 May 2016 15:36:00 CDTIf you needed an excuse to take the family down to Chicago for a weekend this summer, here's one: Now through Aug. 28, kids can ride the Amtrak Hiawatha Service train between Milwaukee and Chicago on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for free.
Mon, 9 May 2016 18:01:00 CDTSummer camp may be just a fond, faded memory in your head -- nostalgic and missed. But a new camp aims to bring that fantastic feeling back just for you -- as an adult!
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:00:00 CDTAccording to numbers released this morning by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, 2015 showed gains in tourism revenue for the Greater Milwaukee area.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:46:00 CDTThe Lake Express Ferry is launching its 13th season of service on Friday, April 29, providing modern high-speed ferry service from Milwaukee to Muskegon, Mich.
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:15:00 CDTLast year, Lake Express - the ferry that runs between Milwaukee and Muskegon, Mich. - collected over 700 donated bicycles in exchange for tickets on the ferry. This Friday, they'll be at it again, accepting used bike donations for trips across the lake.
Sun, 17 Apr 2016 19:01:00 CDTThe staycation is a special thing - especially in Milwaukee. Here are some of our favorite things to do while taking one!
Sun, 17 Apr 2016 13:01:00 CDTWith more and more new Downtown lodging options built every day, how is the Marriott - albeit a new one - worthy of your hard-earned dollars? By simply doing all the right things right.
Sun, 17 Apr 2016 12:02:00 CDTA number of new hotels are on the horizon for Milwaukee, but the new Kimpton property -- the first in town -- is among the most anticipated. The Journeyman, on the corner of Broadway and Chicago, should be open by late June. Here are some features attracting the most attention.
Sun, 17 Apr 2016 09:10:00 CDTThe Milwaukee Boat Line has three boats, all of which are getting remodeled in time for the season. The staff will soon move into Milwaukee's only "floating office" inside the historic Iroquois.
Sat, 16 Apr 2016 19:31:00 CDTThe Ambassador Hotel is an establishment existing in charmingly colorful contrast with itself. The Milwaukee landmark, which has been a fixture on the west side of Downtown for nearly 90 years, is an intriguing juxtaposition of many things all at once.
Sat, 16 Apr 2016 11:03:00 CDTHotel rooms are expanding with openings imminent or on the drawing board for the near future. Perhaps the one drawing the most attention is the Klimpton Journeyman Hotel, scheduled to open in the Historic Third Ward in June.
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 09:03:00 CDTFor the many dozens of times I've visited the historic Pfister Hotel - for meetings, meals, weddings and drinks - until prepping for OnMilwaukee Hotel Week, I never spent an overnight at this Victorian masterpiece. Cross that off my bucket list - and I didn't even have to meet a ghost to do it.
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:01:00 CDTCharming. It's a word I repeated a multitude of times to myself during a recent stay at The Plaza Hotel, a 1920s vintage hotel I'm certain is often overlooked all too often by travelers to the Cream City.
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 19:31:00 CDTThere are many reasons why we are now smitten with the Sheridan House, located at 5133 N. Lake Dr. in Cudahy, but first and foremost, it is - hands down - the cleanest hotel we have ever stayed in.
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 15:23:00 CDT"Cheap drinks, Midwestern soul food and a sensibility that incorporates equal parts worldliness with small-town friendliness." This is how a new New York Times' Frugal Traveler feature on Milwaukee ends. Quite fitting, I'd say.
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:06:00 CDTStanding out in front of the Aloft, the view is not optimal - but only for now. The new Bucks arena and entertainment district will soon be moving in, and as long as Aloft keeps up its cozy and cool ways, it should right in the middle of it.