Wisconsin’s favorite cocktail, the Old-Fashioned, is made with brandy, not whiskey. Most job descriptions don’t entail drinking hard booze in the morning, but it can happen when you’re a travel journalist. While on a media trip to Janesville, the itinerary included a 9 a.m. mixology class, “How to Make a Wisconsin Old-Fashioned.” Good thing I’d […]
Rotary Botanical Gardens is a year-round showcase of natural beauty. Discover one of Southern Wisconsin’s most treasured landscapes–the Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville. Throughout 20 sprawling acres are 26 international gardens and more than 4,000 plant varieties. It’s an award-winning oasis of beauty, serenity and education. (I visited the Rotary Botanical Gardens as part of […]
It’s always football season when you’re a Packers fan! Here are some ways to share the love during the pandemic: * The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame at Lambeau Field takes you behind the scenes with a lineup of virtual programming for the whole family. You’ll tour the Hall of Fame exhibits, learn about […]
Wellness gardens are designed to be supportive of your health and well-being.
Along the Rock River in Southern Wisconsin, is an energetic playground of outdoor adventure, true farm-to-table cuisine, craft brews and cocktails, and much more fun. Read my story in Urban Matter Chicago here, and plan your getaway! NOTE: The feature photo above was taken at the picturesque Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, Wisconsin.
You don’t have to be a football enthusiast to appreciate the story of the Green Bay Packers or to enjoy a tour of their home, Lambeau Field. (I’m not, and I did.) The 4-time Super Bowl champs are known world over for their ultra-loyal following, win or lose. In fact, it’s the only major league […]
The Midwestern state of Wisconsin is notable for exquisite scenery and more than a million cows. It’s also a foodie wonderland with vast and creative spreads of cheese, chocolate and beer. Read my story in Travel Awaits right here.
A whole museum devoted to bright, shiny objects? That’s my kind of place. I was thrilled to visit to the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah, Wisconsin. The museum, first opened in 1959, houses two world-prominent collections among its 3,500-plus pieces: Antique and contemporary glass paperweights, and Germanic glass drinking vessels. The museum also holds […]
The thing about visiting small towns and cities is they often have the same big-time amenities and sites as their urban counterparts. But the pace is a little slower, and the ambiance can be more cheerful. Take Appleton, Wisconsin, for example. I mean, “Hamilton” is coming to this charming community on the Fox River! Read […]
Hello, Travel Seekers: The latest edition of “America’s 100 Best Places to Retire” has just been released, and it’s chock-full of travel and relocation ideas. Plus, I’m one of the authors! Does the beach or the desert call to you? Are performing arts or hiking trails at the top of your must-have list? Where to […]