Summerfest With a Side of Milwaukee – What to Do


A Break from the Summerfest Crowds A great way to break out of the Summerfest crowd for a bit is to enjoy so many of the other things Milwaukee has to offer. It’s not difficult to find places to chill out and the selection is varied enough to please all tastes. Art In Milwaukee The Milwaukee […]

Things to do when staying at the Arizona Biltmore


While You’re in Phoenix… Staying at the Arizona Biltmore is an ideal jumping point for taking in the sites and tastes of Phoenix. Here are some additional places you may want to check while you’re there: Piestewa Peak Hike (formerly Squaw Peak) This is a short 1.2 miles to the top hike, but not for […]

Elegance and entertainment at the Arizona Biltmore

Arizona Biltmore Gardens

Arizona Biltmore My stay at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona was a nice surprise. I was expecting austere and pricey, and what I got was elegant, comfortable and friendly.  The picturesque setting mimics the art deco design of Frank Lloyd Wright with a stunning natural backdrop of Camelback Mountain and Squaw Peak and there’s […]

St. Petersburg, Russia


Greetings from Russia! Saint Petersburg was stop number four (after Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Helsinki) of my August Seabourn Sojourn cruise along the Baltic. If you want to see pics and read stories, then what are you waiting for?! FINALLY, RUSSIA Russia was the one country of this seven-country Baltic cruise that I was the most […]

A City Getaway and Leaping from a Bridge in Bern, Switzerland


A stroll along the city plazas or a swim in the river Aare leaves you wandering why more capital cities aren’t like this one. By: Ben Brown BERN IN A NUTSHELL I landed in the cold water with a loud splash. I looked up at the bridge I had just jumped from. People are swimming […]