Travel on the Side

Visiting Cleveland for a work conference, I was staying in the University Circle district, centered around Case Western Reserve University. It’s within walking distance to the world class Cleveland Museum of...

Earlier this month I was in Cleveland for a work conference. It was my first visit there. My in-laws had been there and had raved about the restaurant scene and, of...

I’m not originally from Wisconsin, but it’s been my home since 2011. Winter? You can keep it. But autumn? It’s lovely! Just wish it was longer. Here are a few pics...

Classic “small town” Wisconsin can be found in Cedarburg, about 30 minutes north of downtown Milwaukee. The main street, Washington Avenue, is lined with restaurants and shops, from antique stores to...

Bizarre. That’s the only word to describe Wisconsin’s House on the Rock, near Spring Green–about an hour east of Madison. And I mean bizarre in a good way! It’s organized hoarding–part...

This fall, Boerner Botanical Gardens in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin hosted China Lights. This was the second time it was hosted here. It’s an enchanting display. Constructed entirely by Chinese artisans, their...

Winter was mild in my part of Wisconsin. You’ll get no complaints from me. Spring has had its ups and downs temperature-wise. Last month I was up in Green Lake for...

The leaves are just starting to change here in Wisconsin. Fall has been lovely: a lot of warm days and cool nights. Just about 35 minutes from where I live is...

Milwaukee is a city of neighborhoods and one of the best is Bay View, located south of downtown, east of Interstate 43, and north of St. Francis, it borders Lake Michigan....

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...