If You Think You Know How to Make a Wisconsin Old-Fashioned, You’re Wrong

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 […]

Gardens of Earthly Delights in Janesville, WIS

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 […]

Why You Need to Visit Rock County WI

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.

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass is a Work of Art

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 […]

‘America’s 100 Best Places to Retire’ Book– I’m a Contributor!

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 […]