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Published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:16:02 CDT

 



Fast Company magazine finds "a movement" in Milwaukee

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:16:00 CDT

Fast Company's seen the trend that's not only Milwaukee specific rather "small city American." Yes, "Hoteliers have Bet Big on Small City America."


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Milwaukee County Parks pools guide

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 11:56:00 CDT

It'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.


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Get a taste of the untapped at the Door County Wine Fest on June 24

Wed, 7 Jun 2017 19:03:00 CDT

What many don't realize is that this Midwestern getaway produces a remarkably diverse selection of wines. Traditionally known for its fruit-based wines, an increasing number of wineries are now working with cold-climate grapes like Maréchal Foch, Marquette, Vidal, Seyval and Frontenac.


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You should try this now: Ride on the Paddle Tavern

Sat, 27 May 2017 15:01:00 CDT

There is a new way to experience our great city and you should try it now! How does a human-powered paddle boat party sound?


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Milwaukee Food Tours celebrates a decade of growth

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:02:00 CDT

This month Milwaukee Food Tours celebrates its 10th anniversary of offering culinary and city tours. We caught up with founder Theresa Nemetz to ask about how the dining boom led to a massive change in her life and the realization of a dream.


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You're welcome, Windy City: Chicago got its first Colectivo today

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:02:00 CDT

Eleven months after announcing it was breaking ground on its first Windy City cafe, Colectivo opened its first location in Chicago today at 6 a.m., at 2530 N. Clark St. in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.


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Take mom on a quick trip south of the border ... to Rosemont

Tue, 9 May 2017 13:03:00 CDT

Mother's Day is the perfect time for a mother-daughter getaway to Chicago. But If you just don't feel like dealing with all the hassle, you can find a nearby, alternative escape in Rosemont, the big little city in the shadows of Chicago.


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Dubuque and Des Moines are easy Iowa trips well worth doing

Sun, 7 May 2017 18:18:00 CDT

From Milwaukee, a quick weekend trip to Dubuque is an easy one - only about 175 miles, so it's an under three-hour drive. And before you stop reading thinking, "Iowa, what kind of vacation is that?" think again.


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A family vacation to St. Martin

Sun, 7 May 2017 12:04:00 CDT

Travel expert Andrea Khan and her family traveled to the French side of St. Martin and now offers useful tips for others who want to give it a whirl.


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3 Days in Madrid with kiddos

Sat, 6 May 2017 14:30:00 CDT

Hola! Here's a sneak peek into travel expert Andrea Khan's day-to-day life while her family visited Madrid in 2015.


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Traveling with kids to the West Coast of Spain

Fri, 5 May 2017 18:30:00 CDT

When good friends invited travel expert Andrea Khan to meet them in Raxo, Spain last summer she immediately said, "Why yes!"


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Pediatrician shares why flying with kids can be hard - and what to do about it

Fri, 5 May 2017 14:30:00 CDT

Flying with kids can be challenging as well as a literal pain in the ... ear. But why is this and what can be done to make air travel more enjoyable for kids, parents and that grumpy guy across the aisle?


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VISIT Milwaukee numbers show 4% rise in tourism impact in 2016

Fri, 5 May 2017 09:00:00 CDT

As VISIT Milwaukee prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary at its annual meeting Wednesday, May 10 at The Pfister Hotel, the organization released 2016 tourism numbers this morning.


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How to prevent jet lag with kids

Thu, 4 May 2017 18:02:00 CDT

Melatonin can be a parent's best pal when traveling internationally with kids.


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My favorite kids travel journal

Thu, 4 May 2017 14:07:00 CDT

Travel expert Andrea Khan shares her favorite kids travel journal.


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9 reasons why Puerto Rico is an easy first family trip outside the continental U

Wed, 3 May 2017 18:09:00 CDT

Considering traveling to a country where English is not the first language - especially when traveling with kids - can be daunting. However, a family trip to Puerto Rico is a good place to start international travel because it "keeps the training wheels on" and makes vacationing beyond the United States as easy as, well, riding a bike with training wheels.


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Traveling with my family to Cuba

Wed, 3 May 2017 14:07:00 CDT

With every place they visit, travel expert Andrea Khan's kids gain another level of understanding of the world and learn many new things. This was definitely true during their visit to Cuba.


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A weekend in La Crosse

Tue, 2 May 2017 18:03:00 CDT

La Crosse, located on the western side of the state, is a beautiful city surrounded by bluffs and the mighty Mississippi River. It's a great base city to day trip from to other fantastic places that you probably have never even heard about.


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Hitting the road in California with kids (and an overzealous itinerary)

Tue, 2 May 2017 14:02:00 CDT

Andrea Khan and her family head out to California once a year to visit her brother and sister. This year they decided to explore as much of the state as they could and turn it into a destination road trip.


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Why I started using VRBO and Airbnb

Mon, 1 May 2017 18:03:00 CDT

Andrea Khan loves to travel with her husband and kids, and when she does, she often lodges through VRBO and Airbnb. Find out more about these alternative-to-hotels options.


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How I plan a family vacation

Mon, 1 May 2017 14:03:00 CDT

Here is family traveling expert and Shorewood resident Andrea Khan's step-by-step approach to planning the right family trip for her clan - and hopefully yours, too.


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Family Backpack provides one-stop guide to planning kid-pleasing vacations

Mon, 1 May 2017 07:35:00 CDT

Recently, Shorewood's Andrea Khan started The Family Backpack, a travel and lifestyle company with a mission "designed to make family vacation planning easier." Finally!


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Nope, we don't border Canada. I checked.

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:09:00 CDT

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.


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More than 400 women travel bloggers and professionals headed to Milwaukee

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:16:00 CDT

The Women in Travel Summit '17 will be held at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center Hotel from April 21 to 23 in Downtown Milwaukee. WITS is the creation of Wanderful, an international community and online resource for women who travel. Win tickets and more now.


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6 great ways to enjoy a spring break family getaway in Lake Geneva

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:16:00 CDT

Milwaukee Public Schools' spring break is coming soon, and if you're looking for a quick and easy getaway, you don't have to look far. At just an hour's drive southwest of Milwaukee, Lake Geneva has plenty of fun for the whole family.


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This is what the Padres call a mascot race?

Thu, 9 Mar 2017 23:12:00 CDT

Maybe Milwaukeeans are spoiled when it comes to our entertaining sausage mascot race at Brewers games. If this Padres one at spring training is any indication, we certainly are.


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A taste of Miller Park at Maryvale: The Brewers Spring Training tailgate scene

Wed, 8 Mar 2017 20:30:00 CDT

It is here at Maryvale Baseball Park, amid snowbirds and seamheads in the back row of the parking lot, on a resplendent afternoon a month before Opening Day in Milwaukee, that you can find a warm, welcome and exquisitely chargrilled taste of Wisconsin: a true Brewers tailgate.


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Photos leaked from soon-to-open new Chicago SafeHouse

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:01:00 CDT

Despite requests from top agents across the country, the opening date for the new SafeHouse in Chicago is still covert. However, thanks to a small treasure trove of photos leaked from Command, here's a look at the most guarded aspects of the new venue.


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5 weird things I saw in Vegas

Mon, 6 Feb 2017 21:34:00 CDT

Perhaps you're in the mood for eating some midnight sushi or buying a Rolex. Or maybe you want to gamble on the sinking of the Titanic. Las Vegas is your place for weirdness. Here's just a sampling.


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Chilly chiselin' fans take note: U.S. Snow Sculpting Competition kicks off today

Wed, 1 Feb 2017 17:03:00 CDT

The annual U.S. Snow Sculpting Competition starts today in Lake Geneva, kicking off Lake Geneva's annual Winterfest, which continues through Sunday, Feb. 12 with a range of events including skating, tours, an ice bar, games and more.


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New Field Museum show traces colorful history of tattooing

Wed, 1 Feb 2017 11:02:00 CDT

The Field Museum's "Tattoo" exhibition, which runs through April, is by no means the first exhibition on the art of ink on skin, but considering the size and reach of this Chicago institution, it's surely one of the biggest.


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More travelers chose MKE airport in 2016

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 08:55:00 CDT

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has announced that passenger traffic rose more than 3 percent at Milwaukee County's General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in 2016.


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Wisconsin Dells' ice castles reopen on Saturday

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:05:00 CDT

Due to warmer than usual winter temperatures, the Ice Castles' Wisconsin Dells location was closed for several days. However, the impressive sights will reopen to the public on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m.


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Ice Castle Wonderland in the Dells sets opening date

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 15:03:00 CDT

Warm-ish winter temperatures have slightly delayed the creation of the Dells' first Ice Castle Wonderland, but the cold weather seems to be here to stay and the tentative opening date for the icy extravaganza is Jan. 12.


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Watch: A night at The Pfister Hotel with Martin Moore

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 10:01:00 CDT

Martin Moore shares why he stays at local landmark The Pfister Hotel every Christmas Eve eve. Have you taken a dip in that pool in the sky?


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When cheap doesn't equal good

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 16:04:00 CDT

Last week, I was bragging about the airfare deal of a century: a $66 round-trip ticket from Milwaukee to Ft. Myers. Yesterday, I was eating my words, since my flight home was delayed from Saturday to Monday, then cancelled completely on Monday, with no reasonable option on how to get home.


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December in Chicago serves up festive holiday cheer

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 11:03:00 CDT

The holiday spirit, like the poinsettias, is in full bloom in the Windy City - a mere 90 minutes away by train or car - and it's not too late to drink in some of it, along with a warm beverage in a Christkindl Market mug.


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Watch: Warm up with this 2016 Milwaukee summer recap with Martin Moore

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 10:01:00 CDT

Milwaukee just got it's first snowfall, and to warm things up, Martin Moore takes us on a recap of our amazing 2016 summer!


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Mexico's Volaris is newest airline at Mitchell Airport

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 10:31:00 CDT

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele proudly announced today that Volaris will begin international flights from MKE to Guadalajara, Mexico in March. With the announcement, Volaris becomes the first Mexican carrier to offer year-round scheduled service from MKE.


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Milwaukee named an in vogue Rust Belt city in Vogue Magazine

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:36:00 CDT

Christmas came early for Milwaukee, as Vogue Magazine gifted the city a flattering place in its recent "5 Industrial Cities Making America's Rust Belt Shine Again" travel article. See what they had to say!


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Finding home and history at The Astor Hotel

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 15:56:00 CDT

Despite being surrounded by the unfamiliar, I felt like I was cozily at home during my stay at The Astor Hotel - and that's a pretty impressive achievement for a hotel, especially when a guest's guts are actively staging a violent coup against him.


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A diamond in the rough: Manderley Bed and Breakfast

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 13:01:00 CDT

Capturing the romantic spirit of the Victorian Era, Manderley Bed and Breakfast is a jewel in the rough on Wells Street, just west of Downtown Milwaukee. You'd be amiss if you just drove on by.


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Cozy County Clare Hotel as authentically, enjoyably Irish as it gets

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 19:01:00 CDT

County Clare has been named by our readers as Milwaukee's best Irish pub annually for about the last decade and the best hotel bar every year since 2010. This week, OnMilwaukee stayed overnight to experience the famous Irish hospitality at the quaint and cozy County Clare Inn.


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Progress report: Bay View's Kinn Hotel

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:07:00 CDT

Bay View's first hotel - the dog-friendly microhotel in the former Down and Under Pub building at 2535 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.- is slated to open in January. Co-owner Charles Bailey invited us in yesterday to take a first look.


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Take time for a perfect weekend in Lake Geneva

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 09:01:00 CDT

It's been a long time (too long) since I've taken the opportunity to get away for the weekend. But, a recent trip to Lake Geneva - after which I found myself considerably more relaxed - made me seriously consider why I don't do it more often.


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Urban spelunking: Brumder Mansion Bed and Breakfast

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 09:08:00 CDT

There is no shortage of stories to tell about Milwaukee's Brumder Mansion, 3046 W. Wisconsin Ave. These days, the 1910 Arts and Crafts home on 31st and Wisconsin is a bed and breakfast with a theater. But there's a lot of history in the place, too.


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Kinn micro-hotel eyes January opening in Bay View's KK business district

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:09:00 CDT

Kinn, a dog friendly and gathering-centric upscale micro-hotel, which includes new restaurant Kindred, is nearing a January 2017 opening in a prominent Bay View building located along Kinnickinnic Avenue, according to Ald Tony Zielinski.


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Green Bay's new Titletown district Kohler hotel taking reservations

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 05:03:00 CDT

Earlier this month LODGE KOHLER, the new Green Bay hotel development by Kohler Co., celebrated a topping-off ceremony, marking the placement of the final exterior beam. At that point, the hotel, part of the new Titletown District, began taking reservations.


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A quick look at the in-progress Westin Milwaukee

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:36:00 CDT

Progress is moving fast on The Westin Milwaukee hotel - which will hold 220 rooms and a restaurant when it opens in June 2017 - and as evidence, this morning, The Westin hosted a special ceremony and a tour of the views and rooms in progress.


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Cedarburg's Stagecoach Inn is historic whistle stop for BandB fans

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 13:04:00 CDT

Even though Cedarburg is so close to Milwaukee, when you're in its little downtown, you feel far away. And, while plenty of Milwaukeeans visit the Stagecoach Inn Bed and Breakfast for a staycation, this charming old hotel attracts plenty of people from out of town, too.


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