Archive for the ‘Local Favorites’ Category

Where can I donate to support veterans in Milwaukee?

Thursday, December 31st, 2020
Hands cup a paper heart

Milwaukee Charities that Support Local Veterans

If you’re looking to help the Milwaukee community, one group that is in need are local veterans. Many of these individuals have suffered for serving our country, both physically and psychologically. Luckily, several great organizations in the Milwaukee area are helping these individuals, as well as the families of those that have served and been lost.

We’ve compiled several organizations below for your perusal. Hit each button to learn more. Thank you for helping to make Milwaukee and the surrounding region a better place for all!

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Should I use snow tires in Milwaukee?

Friday, December 18th, 2020
Car tire on a winter road

Snow Tire Safety Recommendations for Wisconsin Roads

One of the most dangerous parts of living in Wisconsin is winter driving. The long, cold, and snowy Wisconsin winters can make what used to be routine drives a perilous endeavor. Slipping and sliding on snow and ice is simply not ideal for safety.

The main rule to follow to stay safe on Wisconsin winter roads is to drive slowly and cautiously. However, there are a variety of other steps individuals can take to make their winter drive safer. One of these is by putting snow tires on their vehicle. Should snow tires be used during winter in Milwaukee?

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What delicious fall foods should I try in Milwaukee?

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
Pac-Man eats a line of oil-painted pumpkins with a city and autumn leaf backdrop

Autumnal Treats in Brew City

Fall is here, and it has once again brought with it that special sweater-wrapped, cider-scented, chilled breeze aesthetic that’s really hard not to like (as much as the cynics among us may try). In Wisconsin, this beautiful season is fleeting. One way to best take advantage of it while it’s here (and fully imbibe the autumn vibes into one’s soul) is by eating some special fall foods.

We looked to our good friends over at Milwaukee Mag for some ideas of consumables to track down. Peruse below, and may the leaves fall ever in your favor!

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Why Are There So Many Lakes in Wisconsin?

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
A photo from Frost Woods Beach, which is located on Lake Monona Bay in Wisconsin

An Explanation of How and Why There are So Many Lakes in Wisconsin

With up to 15,000 lakes in Wisconsin, there’s plenty of boating, fishing, and sightseeing to check out wherever you go. We even have one right nearby our Random Lake location! But why are there so many lakes in Wisconsin? At Eric von Schledorn, we look at a process of how many of them were formed in our great state.

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What makes Alpine Valley a legendary venue?

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020
Magical music emenates from the pyramid at Alpine Valley

The Special Charm and Mystique of Alpine Valley Music Theatre

The Milwaukee area has many gifts. One gem that sometimes flies just under the radar is Alpine Valley, a concert venue located out in East Troy, WI. Over the years, a horde of musicians and festivals have played there, with many giving particular praise to the location as one of their favorite spots to play. What is it that makes Alpine Valley such a legendary venue in concert circles?

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Where are good spots to go camping in the Milwaukee area?

Friday, July 31st, 2020
A man happily struts through the forest

Varied Camping Area Suggestions near Milwaukee, WI

In this era of COVID-19, many of our usual summer activities are simply off the table. Thankfully, one avenue still open is attending a campground in a safe, responsible manner. When doing so, be sure to stay safe; wear masks when indoors (and outdoors whenever adequate social distancing is not possible) and follow all the rules of Governor Evers’ latest mandate.

To help stimulate some ideas on where to head, we’ve compiled a few (relatively) local choices below. The first two are our “hip” choices (with the first being a clothing-optional location), and the latter two are more traditional. Explore and see what you think! The experience and adventure are the important elements, if you ask us.

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Where can I take part in group meditation in the Milwaukee area?

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020
A woman meditates in a scenic mountain vista. Important disclaimer reads, "Location pictured not actually in Milwaukee"

Meditation Centers in the Milwaukee Area

Whether you’re an experienced meditator on the verge of pure satori or a newcomer to the cushion, Milwaukee offers a pleasing variety of centers where you can get your Zen on. To give you a starting sample, we’ve compiled the list below.

Please note that some of these establishments may be closed or have altered hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We recommend checking their website and/or contacting them for confirmation before making the journey to their location.

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Where can I find historic architecture in Milwaukee?

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020
Several heads nod in appreciation of Milwaukee architecture

Historic Buildings in Milwaukee

There are many things to love about Milwaukee, and one of those elements is the city’s historic architecture. From cathedrals to unique government buildings, lighthouses and haunted hotels, this city boasts an array of delightful structures to soak in.

With so much out there, it can be tough to know where to start. What are some key historic buildings in Milwaukee?

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What are the best fishing spots in Milwaukee?

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
Close-up on a mans hands warmly holding a fishing pole at a lake.

Best Locations for Fishing in the Milwaukee Area

Here in Milwaukee, we’re blessed to have a myriad of delightful fishing spots around us. The city is situated on Lake Michigan, after all; not only is this a great fishing lake, but it gives birth to excellent inland lakes and county park lagoons, not to mention the various rivers and streams. The result is a multitude of opportunity for quality reel and fly fishing alike.

To help you plan a great angling adventure, we’ve compiled our top fishing spots in the Milwaukee area below. Simply click any that you’re interested in for more information. Thanks for reading, and happy casting!

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Best BBQ restaurants in Milwaukee, WI 

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
ribs on grill

A delicious BBQ pulled pork sandwich can hit the spot any time. The same goes for brisket and ribs. Anyone carnivore out there ought to love a great BBQ joint. Well, you don’t have to go to Kansas City to enjoy some great BBQ. Check out some of our favorite BBQ restaurants in the Milwaukee area below.  (more…)