Milwaukee Day Trip

sprecher brewery

Eight Hours in the Brew City

Whenever L&A goes to a city, we head for their art museum and brewery. To my knowledge, these do not exist as a single entity, but if anyone knows of one, please let us know. Milwaukee is a city with a museum and several breweries, so we went for a day trip.… Continue Reading →

Links We Love Vol. 26

memorial union

Links We Love Vol. 26

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Biking to the Tyranena Brewery

tyranena brewery

Biking and Beer in Lake Mills, Wisconsin

One of the best things about living in Wisconsin is that the state is crisscrossed with bike trails built on old rail lines. These trails are straight, flat and smooth, and take you through some of the most beautiful and peaceful landscapes on earth.  … Continue Reading →

Travel Tip #25

hotel central prague

Do Not Stay in a Hotel Near the Main Attractions

When you get to a city, you want to see the sights. That’s why you there, right? And unless this is a daytrip, you are probably going to spend the night. That does not mean that you have to stay next door to the Coliseum.… Continue Reading →

Overnight Stay in Oslo


Twenty Hours in Norway’s Capital City

Olso is pretty far north and in the summer that means it gets late well, late. This is no problem if you are a night owl, but if you go to bed early, it may feel like you are the kid in bed who can hear the other neighborhood children playing outside.… Continue Reading →

Stoop & Stoop

Delicious Food in Central Amsterdam

When you head to Leidseplein Square in central Amsterdam to see a band at Milkweg or some comedy at Boom Chicago, you may look around and wonder what there is to eat. You thought you would leave a bit early to catch supper before the show, but when you get there, you don’t see anything appetizing.… Continue Reading →

Links We Love Vol. 25

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Keukenhof Gardens


Tiptoe Through the Tulips on this Day Trip from Amsterdam

The Dutch are very keen on horticulture. After windmills, when people think of the Netherlands, they think of tulips. They are on every souvenir at every shop, there is a flower market in the center of Amsterdam selling bulbs all year round and the Hortus Botanicus runs a tulip exhibit.… Continue Reading →

Travel Tip #24

ema house hotel zurich

Hotel Tip #2 Use TripAdvisor (With a Grain of Salt) To Book Your Hotel

When looking to book a hotel, a resource just as important as guidebooks is TripAdvisor. This website ranks all of the hotels in a city based on user feedback. After you stay at a place, you log in and create a review and give your stay a score.… Continue Reading →

De Kaaskamer

De Kaaskamer

Cheese Shop in Amsterdam’s 9 Streets

After spending a morning shopping the impossibly cute shops in Amsterdam’s 9 Streets, you are probably starving. It takes a lot of energy to browse through vintage clothing stores, antique shops, and stores that sell nothing but buttons or toothbrushes. After converting all of those prices from euros to US dollars (best not to think about the poor exchange rate too much-you overbudgeted for this trip, remember), it is time for lunch.… Continue Reading →