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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:16:02 CDT


An MKE girl in Ireland: Four things in the Emerald Isle that reminded me of home

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 19:46:00 CDT

A trip to Ireland for any Wisconsin resident is truly the best of both worlds: It's a chance to see somewhere new and completely fall in love with it, while having happy reminders of the home you love.

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How to travel for free

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 15:46:00 CDT

In order to make your travel dollars go their farthest, sometimes you need to work the system. Points, miles, rewards - they all mean free or cheaper travel to the person willing to put in a little time. Here are a few tips on how to make points work for you.

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Milwaukee Talks: New Wisconsin Center District president Marty Brooks

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:01:00 CDT

Just weeks into his new job, Marty Brooks, president of the Wisconsin Center District (WCD) sat down with Wisconsin Center board member and OnMilwaukee president Jeff Sherman to discuss myriad topics.

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Cream City Hostel proposed for old Holton St. State Bank / Centro del Nino

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:55:00 CDT

Last summer, we took you inside the former Holton Street State Bank / Centro del Nino building (and its history) at 500 E. Center St. Now, a proposal would transform it into a 40-bed hostel by the end of the year.

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Making it happen: Teen gets a water well for Kenyan kids

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:08:00 CDT

Last summer, 14-year-old Katie Noll went on a vacation to Kenya with her parents. She did the usual safari stuff: saw elephants and zebras, ate ox kidney and decided she was going to help facilitate the digging of a well for an elementary school suffering a water shortage after a three-year drought.

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I went to Milwaukee, North Carolina, and here's what I found

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:01:00 CDT

Our Milwaukee isn't the only Milwaukee. There's one in Oregon, which Molly Snyder wrote about in 2016, and a couple others. Are these other Milwaukees paying homage to our fair city? What are they like? I recently visited Milwaukee, North Carolina, and then wrote about it.

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New Orleans: A sexy, jazzy, tasty destination for Milwaukeeans

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:19:00 CDT

New Orleans is a fun, interesting, budget-accommodating vacation destination you won't regret. And, depending on how much time you spend on Bourbon Street, one you might not remember, either.

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7 great ways to enjoy a winter family getaway in Lake Geneva

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:01:00 CDT

Though it's not my favorite season, I decided to give winter another look, this time on the shores of Lake Geneva. What we did can serve as an itinerary for a weekend getaway to Lake Geneva.

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Checking into Wisconsin Ave. School before it becomes Ambassador Suites

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:02:00 CDT

Now that Ambassador Hotel owner Rick Wiegand has completed the purchase of the former Wisconsin Avenue School, 2708 W. Wisconsin Ave., we checked back in on the progress of Wiegand's plan to convert the 1919 schoolhouse into a suites hotel.

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Go here: Apostle Island Ice Caves (when they're open)

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:05:00 CDT

As long as the temperature stays below freezing, the Apostle Islands ice caves are open to the public. Located in Bayfield County, the Apostle Islands are 370 miles from Milwaukee and take six-plus hours by car, depending on weather.

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Marcus will rebrand InterContinental as an indie arts hotel

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:04:00 CDT

Marcus Hotels and Resorts announced Tuesday that it will reinvent the 221-room InterContinental Milwaukee hotel, in the Milwaukee Center, 139 E. Kilbourn Ave., as a "creatively bold independent arts hotel."

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Wisconsin's pitch to disenchanted Chicago millennials: "It's more you."

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:01:00 CDT

To poorly paraphrase famed generational demographer Julius Caesar: We came, we saw the opportunity to open Colectivos, we conquered the disillusionment of Chicago millennials by trying to convince them to move here. Such is the messaging of a new Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. ad campaign.

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LOOK: Ice Castles are back, but the kingdom is a little farther away

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 14:01:00 CDT

Last year, Wisconsin Dells hosted its first Ice Castle Wonderland, which was delayed a bit by excessively warm weather. This year, the closest location for the frigid winter sculptural wonderland is in Stillwater, Minnesota.

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Frigid windchills don't have to freeze your Chicago fun

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 09:02:00 CDT

Just because the weather won't cooperate, doesn't mean you have to stay home. Just save camping for summer. Here's the dish on a couple downtown Chicago winter hotel deals!

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Chilly chiselin' fans take note: U.S. Snow Sculpting Competition returns

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 13:03:00 CDT

The annual U.S. Snow Sculpting Competition starts Jan. 29 in Lake Geneva. It's part of Lake Geneva's annual Winterfest, which runs Jan. 27-Feb. 4, offering a range of events including skating, tours, an ice bar, games and more.

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HuffPostUK: Milwaukee is 10 percent of the reason to visit Chicago

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:02:00 CDT

Huffington Post U.K. fashion, food and travel blogger and writer Roxii Hoare-Smith has penned a list of 10 reasons to visit the Windy City and one of those reasons is to get closer to Milwaukee.

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LOOK: Homewood Suites is open in the historic Button Block building

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:01:00 CDT

In January, we took you inside the conversion of the historic Button Block building on Clybourn and Water Streets into a new Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel. Now, as the hotel - which opened in November - celebrates its official launch, we went back to see the finished product.

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Country Springs will transform into The Ingleside Hotel

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:28:00 CDT

Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd. in Pewaukee, will be rebranded as The Ingleside Hotel by next spring, but don't worry, kids, the water park will remain.

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Chicago by design: An architectural themed visit

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 09:02:00 CDT

I have a kid who is a great artist and is really interested in engineering, too, so I admit I probably edge toward the nudge too much when I give him books about architecture and point out interesting buildings. But he didn't seem to mind on our last design-themed trip to Chicago.

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A college kid staycation at the Downtown Courtyard Marriott

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:36:00 CDT

I was assigned to check out the Courtyard Marriott. Located in the heart of Downtown Milwaukee, the Marriott is a perfect location if you are on business, just visiting Milwaukee - or needing a staycation away from campus.

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A holiday hotel getaway in the heart of Downtown

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:16:00 CDT

I'm not much of a believer in staycations or in celebrating Christmas before Thanksgiving. So, of course, I found myself taking a Christmas in November vacation a block from my office. It was a night that made me a believer.

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A girls night out stay at the new Milwaukee Westin

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:01:00 CDT

I'm a sucker for a hotel that feels cool and cozy all at the same. And the new Westin in Downtown Milwaukee, nestled behind the towering U.S. Bank building on Van Buren Street, accomplishes just that.

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The holidays mean great deals at some of Milwaukee's best hotels

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:03:00 CDT

Whether you're a local planning a holiday staycation or a visitor planning a holiday trip to the Cream City, we've got a list of some of the best hotel deals you'll find on Cyber Monday 2017 (and some even a bit sooner).

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Hilton MKE City Center offers elegance, decadence and beer-filled boots

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:01:00 CDT

Being a tourist in your own town is fun. Last week, we did just that and had a wonderful, gluttonous, dog-friendly stay at the Hilton City Center in Downtown Milwaukee.

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Going to a Bucks game? Stay at Downtown's fresh and fun SpringHill Suites

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:02:00 CDT

Given its Downtown location and upscale amenities, SpringHill Suites is a perfectly good option for business and convention guests. But, whether for local Milwaukeeans stopping in to get some beer and barbecue or out-of-town visitors staying the night, it's particularly great for Bucks fans.

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One tank weekend getaways: A food lovers guide to La Crosse

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:03:00 CDT

La Crosse didn't spring to mind as I was contemplating interesting weekend getaways for the fall. However, it became an interesting challenge to research the area, pinpoint a few spots I was interested in visiting and plan what turned out to be a lovely weekend trip that left me both invigorated and refreshed.

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The Charmant Hotel in La Crosse is the sweet spot for a Driftless vacation

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:02:00 CDT

Recently I had the opportunity to spend a long weekend in La Crosse. While I was there, I had the treat of staying at the Charmant, a boutique hotel managed by Aparium Hotel Group, the operators of Milwaukee's Iron Horse Hotel.

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Kimpton Journeyman offers visitors every reason to fall for the Cream City

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:03:00 CDT

Whether it's a staycation or a trip to a new locale, the place you stay when you visit a city can set the tone for your entire trip. That's why it pays to seek out spots like the Kimpton Journeyman, where the location is just as compelling as the hotel itself.

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16 bygone Milwaukee hotels

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:01:00 CDT

Take a walk down memory lane - assuming you're old enough to remember any of the 14 old Milwaukee hotels.

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Sleek and stylish, DoubleTree makes a solid base for business travelers

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:01:00 CDT

The DoubleTree by Hilton is exactly what a business traveler or visiting Marquette parent could ask for: consistent quality and a comfortable night's rest when the bulk of your day is earmarked for standing on a trade show floor.

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Bay View's Kinn Guesthouse offers an intimate, yet social experience

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:03:00 CDT

Bay View's first hotel, the Kinn Guesthouse, at 2535 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., may be small - it only has eight guest rooms - but it offers a big experience. It's the kind of place guests will remember long after visiting.

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Milwaukeeans are among the happiest travelers in America

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 17:59:00 CDT

After digging into ratings of more than a half-million flights from 2016 and `17, TripIt discovered that travel happiness derives from three things: how old you are, where you live and which airports you're flying from and into. Milwaukeeans make the list.

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A slice of life in Galena

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 18:01:00 CDT

Anchored to the north by the Wisconsin border and about five miles east of the Mississippi River and Iowa, Galena is a truly delightful destination for a restful weekend - plus the route that gets there is lined with gorgeous rolling hills.

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Touring the world one bite at a time with travel icon Rick Steves

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 11:17:00 CDT

Since October is Dining Month, we couldn't resist the opportunity to give you a fun (and delicious) culinary tour around the world with Rick Steves, someone who knows everything about going anywhere - and what to eat when you get there.

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Sturgeon Bay provides perfect entry to Door County fall family fun

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:01:00 CDT

Sturgeon Bay feels quite a bit different than Fish Creek and Sister Bay; it's a place where people live and work, and it's much more than a tourist trap. It's also a great home base for a fall family vacation in Door County.

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Guitars in hotel rooms are a rockin' trend

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:04:00 CDT

Hotels boast all kinds of amenities and a wide variety of package deals that include meals, tickets to entertainment or sports events and more. But, lately, I've noticed a new trend in hotel amenities, and it's one that hits the right note for me.

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8 great lakes near Milwaukee that aren't Great Lakes

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:02:00 CDT

While we may not be the land of 10,000 lakes, we prize quality over quantity, and there are some great places for recreation and reflection within a quick drive from Milwaukee. Here are some of our favorites.

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Video: A Lake Express Ferry journey

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:02:00 CDT

Our first stop on a long road trip east? A 15-minute drive to Bay View to board the Lake Express Ferry. The two-and-half-hour trip not only saved us navigating Chicago on a Friday morning, but was also great fun in itself. And there's definitely something to be said for arriving in Michigan ready to go with a full tank of gas.

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A geek's guide to Milwaukee

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 11:02:00 CDT

Want to turn your weekend into a geekend? We've loaded up a day of activities that send you on a journey around the greater Milwaukee area in search of the premier geek experience. Good for any day, by the way, not just weekends. Enjoy!

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6 great ways to enjoy a late summer family getaway in Lake Geneva

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 09:02:00 CDT

The clock is ticking on Riviera Beach this summer, but it's not too late to get down to Lake Geneva and enjoy what's left of the season.

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#Adulting our way through Door County

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 14:10:00 CDT

"Adulting" has a pretty negative connotation on social media. But when you're in your forties, there's no better way to experience the magic of Door County. Farm-to-table dining, galleries and great coffee, it's time to indulge your grown-up side.

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Yes, that website's plans for Midwest Express to take flight again are real

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 10:01:00 CDT

Midwest Express flew its final flight in 2009, but if a new website is to be believed, the best care in the air may now be returning - along with, yes, those chocolate chip cookies.

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6 great reasons to take the family to St. Louis to view the solar eclipse

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 09:04:00 CDT

Here are six great reasons you should take a family jaunt to St. Louis to view the solar eclipse on Aug 21. The bonus is that, perhaps with the exception of The Magic House, these things are all fun for adults, too. So, no children required.

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Milwaukee County Parks pools guide

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:04:00 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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Milwaukee and Erin Hills: A family's adventure of fun, food and fescue

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:46:00 CDT

For us 40-something Northeasterners, Milwaukee knowledge is largely based on exposure to "Wayne's World" and "Laverne and Shirley," picturing a Stan Mikita's donut shop next to a sausage factory and brewery on every block. But after my recent trip to Milwaukee, I now know better.

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Summer family fun in the Twin Cities

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 15:01:00 CDT

When you live in Milwaukee and think "summer family road trip," you probably think The Dells or Chicago. You may want to think farther northwest: Minneapolis and St. Paul bear striking resemblances to the 414 but with enough novelty to keep your Brew Crew entertained for several days.

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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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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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