Travel on the Side

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...

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...

Surrounding the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is the beautiful Cofrin Memorial Arboretum, featuring several miles of hiking and biking trails. It’s perfect for any season, but summer is...

There’s a little slice of old time fun in Green Bay, Wisconsin. It’s the Bay Beach Amusement Park. It features the Zippin Pippin – reportedly Elvis Presley’s favorite roller coaster. The...

In downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the Milwaukee Public Market, located in the historic Third Ward. Featuring local vendors, it’s a great place for fresh, local food and good spot to stop...

Had the day off of work so I ventured up to Door County, Wisconsin. Early October, a weekday, so not crowded at all. Felt like I had the outdoors to myself!...

Got up early and drove to the Lake Michigan shore to catch the sunrise (around 6:50am Central time) at the Algoma Pierhead Light in Algoma in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin. A lone...

I love the Milwaukee Art Museum. Situated on the shore of Lake Michigan, it has a great collection of O’Keeffe, decorative arts, and more. In 2001, the Quadracci Pavilion (photos below)...