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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:16:02 CDT


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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There's inspiration to be found at The Muse in Bay View

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:03:00 CDT

There is certainly no lack of accommodations for travelers venturing to Milwaukee. But for those looking for a conveniently located gem that provides all the comforts of home - along with a bit of artful inspiration - there are few better options than The Muse.

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Urban spelunking: Hotel Wisconsin

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 09:02:00 CDT

Hotel Wisconsin, 720 N. Old World Third St., is a survivor. While Downtown once brimmed with hotels of all stripes - from swanky to rundown, from residential to aimed at visitors - very few of them survive from the early part of the 20th century. This one does.

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Knickerbocker Hotel serves as home sweet home or home away from home

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:03:00 CDT

The crystal chandeliers, vaulted ceiling and terrazzo floors reflect beauty and opulence, but despite its grandeur, The Knickerbocker On The Lake has a very homey feel to it.

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11 things you'll find on the Hank Aaron State Trail

Tue, 8 Nov 2016 09:01:00 CDT

The Hank Aaron State Trail is 12 miles of continuously connected bike and walking trails - some are on the street - that connects the lakefront with Milwaukee's West Side. I rode the section of the trail and here is some of what I found along the way.

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Island Resort is an Upper Peninsula oasis of fun

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:06:00 CDT

It'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.

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My culinary travel bucket list

Thu, 6 Oct 2016 08:15:00 CDT

I 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.

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5 reasons Billings is a good jumping-off point to Yellowstone

Tue, 4 Oct 2016 09:02:00 CDT

There 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.

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New MPM exhibit reveals Wisconsin's secrets

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:28:00 CDT

The 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.

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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announces update on the Domes

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:40:00 CDT

Work 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.

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Iron Horse Hotel celebrates 8 years

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:08:00 CDT

The 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.

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Take me down to the ballgame: A Brewers fan guide to Cubs territory

Thu, 8 Sep 2016 09:02:00 CDT

During 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.

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Mitchell Airport unveils new "Wherever Your Heart Desires" rebranding campaign

Tue, 6 Sep 2016 13:36:00 CDT

Mitchell 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."

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Black Hawk Motel offers "modern retro" Dells experience

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:04:00 CDT

Although 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.

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DIY Door County

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:09:00 CDT

I'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.

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North Point Lighthouse is putting on a fresh face

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:45:00 CDT

North 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.

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From Milwaukee, Wis. to Milwaukie, Ore.

Wed, 3 Aug 2016 11:02:00 CDT

During 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.

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There's more to the Milwaukee County Zoo than meets the eye

Tue, 2 Aug 2016 09:02:00 CDT

There'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.

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Kohler Co. announces hotel expansion for Inn on Woodlake

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:26:00 CDT

Kohler 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.

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Tyjeski's walking tour takes in East Side terra cotta

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:52:00 CDT

Walker'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.

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People you'll meet on Oak Leaf Trail

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:02:00 CDT

Once 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.

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Milwaukee County Parks pools guide, 2016

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:14:00 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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Experiencing China ... in Chicago

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:03:00 CDT

The 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.

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