Travel on the Side

Monthly Archives: July 2015

Down to Chicago for a daytrip to do a little shopping. We parked at Wells & Kinzie, had lunch at Ed Debevic’s – a classic diner with “sassy” waitresses, and then headed up and down the Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue. Then it was over to Millennium Park to see Cloud Gate (aka “The Bean”) and the Crown Fountain. Then to the Loop, past the Willis Tower (sorry, always the Sears Tower… Read More

I love maps. As a little kid, you could give me an atlas and I would entertain myself for hours. In middle school, I was the first kid from my town to qualify for the state geography bee. Yep, I’m a geography nerd! States Visited Now as an adult, I can go to all those places I saw in the atlas as a little kid. This year I was able to add… Read More

The lakefront and its festivals are two jewels in the crown that is Milwaukee. For 11 days in late June and early June, the Henry Maier Festival Grounds are home to Summerfest, the world’s largest music festival. Almost all musical styles are represented here. It’s a big event with big headliners. This year featured The Rolling Stones, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Stevie Wonder, and Ed Sheeran–just a small sampling of the acts…. Read More