Dia de los Muertos in Milwaukee

It’s the time of year again! Dia de los Muertos is upon us, and it’s time to celebrate! Dia de los Muertos translates to Day of the Dead, and is a holiday honoring deceased relatives, celebrated throughout Mexico. Technically it falls on November 1st and 2nd, but I like to think of it as a […]

Train Trip to Chicago on a Whim

Every so often, when life gets really crazy, you need to just get the heck out of Dodge for a weekend. A few weeks ago Becki and I had to do just that. All the craziness of work, blogging and wedding planning was wearing us thin, so on Friday we decided to wake up early […]

Top 10 Places for Fall Colors in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is a “fall colors” kind of state. There are abundant woodlands here, filled to the brim with maple, oak, and birch trees. Whether it’s on a country drive, out camping with your friends, or a calm canoe ride on flat waters, the peace and tranquility of Wisconsin’s countryside lit in autumnal splendor shouldn’t be […]

The Changing Face of Door County, WI

I grew up in the Upper Midwest – Milwaukee, WI to be exact. Okay, well I guess I did more than just grow up here – I’ve lived here all my life. Like so many people that grew up in this area of the US, my family vacationed all the time in Door County, WI. […]

Cold but Scenic in Bayfield, WI

“Holy crap, you hit it! I can’t believe you ran over that log – you smashed it!!” We were half way up to Bayfield WI, driving up from Milwaukee. It’s a long drive – about 7 hours – and exactly at the other corner of the state. I don’t know how I did it, but […]