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 […]


For most people, a day of exploring the art and artifacts of Milwaukee will center on the Milwaukee Art Museum on the Lake Michigan shore. It’s a natural itinerary. The massive wings crowning the Quadracci Pavilion—actually, a movable sun screen that unfolds and folds twice daily—by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava command an audience. But that’s […]

Relax and Play in Luxury at The American Club in Kohler, WI

The American Club was built in 1918 as a boarding house for immigrants working in the Kohler factory. After an extensive renovation in the early 1980s, it was transformed into one of the most luxurious and historic resort hotels in the Midwest. On the exterior, The American Club presents a striking first impression with its brick […]