Travel on the Side

Late April morning…nice time for stroll in downtown Milwaukee. Went to the Milwaukee Public Market to sample some foods and then went for a walk along the Riverwalk.

I like to get outdoors…but in Winter? Ehhh. I tend to hibernate. Although I just did get some cross-country skis. I better get out and explore when the snow starts flying.

Driving along Indiana State Road 8 in DeKalb County near Garrett, you come across the Auburn-Garrett Drive-In movie theatre. These places are vanishing. I was glad to see this one still...

The winter temps weren’t too cold so I ventured out for a winter hike at the Bubolz Nature Preserve in Grand Chute, Wisconsin, near Appleton. The trails weren’t crowded–in fact, I...

Back from La Crosse, Wisconsin for a work conference. In the early morning I took a walk along the Mississippi River. Later that evening, I had a nice walk through the...

Took a daytrip to the Mitchell Domes – a botanical conservatory in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Lots of great plants and flowers to see. They were running a Don Quixote themed exhibit when...

I have many good memories of visiting Tahquamenon Falls, located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I remember racing my dad up and down the wooden steps and then being mesmerized...

Had a three-day weekend, so we drove up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to do some hiking at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. I hate it when people say the U.P....

After Labor Day, the crowds in Door County, Wisconsin (aka the “Cape Cod of the Midwest”) begin to thin out. It’s a great time to visit. Door County is one of...

The Wiouwash State Trail in Wisconsin (the name is taken from the four counties it traverses: Winnebago, Outagmie, Waupaca, and Shawano) consists of two segments. I bike and hike on the...