The Cliffs of Insanity – The Cliffs of Moher

Ireland is nearly bursting with natural beauty. It seems that every time you twist your head left or right, there’s a mountain vista dappled with sun from low-hanging clouds, or a rainbow stretching over lush green hillsides, or a waterfall rolling off a mountainside and into a clear, strong stream with hordes of fluffy white […]

9 Great Ways To Beat a Snowy Wisconsin Winter

It’s just about March now, and we’re covered in fresh snow fall. I always find it funny that people expect March to be the end of winter – this is Wisconsin after all, and it happens again and again that we get dumped on late in the season – especially if you’re close to either […]

Sacrifice and Shivers in the Desperate Dark of Winter

Riding my motorcycle home from work late on a cold October evening, I realized I was losing motor control of my fingers. Braking and shifting were becoming difficult, which is never a good thing while going 65 mph on a two-wheeled vehicle in the dark. My eyes were starting to tear, and my head was […]

Sandy’s Lake Michigan Waves Nothing To Write Home About

Get ready for a rant everybody. It seems that Sandy’s reach to the Midwest has brought every amatuer Lake Enthusiast out of the woodwork, and down to the beaches and marinas of the state. I saw report after report on the news about the “massive waves” that Sandy brought into the Midwest. I distinctly remember […]

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 […]