10 Reasons to visit the Mall of America

Riding Roller Coasters all by my lonesome

When I was invited to go to Minnesota to attend the ONE Travel Conference in late January I had one thought: “What are they crazy?!” But when the organizers informed me I would be receiving TravMedia’s Travel Journalist of the Year award, it suddenly didn’t seem so crazy—and I quickly accepted as those kinds of […]

Summerfest With a Side of Milwaukee – Where to Eat

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Good Eats & Drinks Summerfest isn’t the only thing Milwaukee has going on – yes, you’d be hard pressed to find better beer and brats anywhere else in the U.S., but Milwaukee has a myriad of other tasty options. Alterra at the Lake Alterra on the Lake is one of the best coffee houses I’ve been […]

Summerfest With a Side of Milwaukee

Largest music festival in the world

  Every time I mention going to Summerfest to anyone from the Midwest, I get an overwhelming positive response.  Since 1966 it has been a highly anticipated annual festival for music lovers living in or near Wisconsin.  This Milwaukee rite of passage is actually an affordable and fun travel destination for the rest of us too. What I […]