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Muhammad Ali Center

Muhammad Ali Museum

“A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.” –Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali’s life was about transformation.

Transformation from a scrawny kid in a Louisville boxing gym to an Olympic gold medal winner (and eventually the heavyweight champion of the world).… Continue Reading →


Historic Restaurant in Paris

Paris is a city filled with landmarks, but far too rare is the opportunity to dine at one (or at least one that won’t break the bank–Cafe de Flore, we’re looking at you). Luckily, Resaurant Chartier, which opened its doors in 1896 is serving hearty classic French food at a reasonable price to locals and visitors alike in its Belle Epoque building.… Continue Reading →

Basilique du Sacre-Cœur

Sacre Couer

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart

You probably know that the most tallest and most visible structure in Paris is the Eiffel Tower, but the second? That would be the Sacré-Cœur Basilica on top of Montmartre.

There it is…see it? Shimmering in the distance, like a wedding-cake mirage on the northern edge of the city.… Continue Reading →

Jardin des Tuileries

Jardin des Tuileries

Peace and elegance in the heart of Paris

Every great city must have a great park that reflects its personality. In London, Hyde Park welcomes families, footballers and aristocrats alike to it bucolic grounds. In Amsterdam, Vondelpark is relaxed and informal, a place where stoners and runners can both find bliss on a sunny afternoon.… Continue Reading →

Photo Friday: Parfrey’s Glen

Parfrey's Glen

Parfrey’s Glen in Devil’s Lake State Park.
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Gear Review: Sunglasses

Nice Sunglasses vs Cheap Sunglasses: A Tale of Two Theories

Ray-Ban Wayfarers are perhaps the most perfect sunglasses ever designed*. They’re classic, comfortable, protect your eyes from that bright thing in the sky, and look effortlessly cool.

There’s just one little problem. They’re $100 bucks a pop, and if you’re prone to doing stupid things like wearing your sunglasses into the ocean, they’re not exactly affordable.… Continue Reading →

Statue of Liberty in Paris

Lady Liberty has a little sister!

Britain has Big Ben. France has the Eiffel Tower. Italy has the Leaning Tower of Pisa. America has the Statue of Liberty. For generations of Americans and those aspiring to become Americans, the Statue of Liberty is a symbol of ideals America was founded on.… Continue Reading →

Mammoth Cave

Mammoth Cave - Frozen Niagara

Fat Man’s Misery. Ruins of Karnak. Giant’s Coffin. The Bottomless Pit.

No, those aren’t the titles of Stephen King short stories. They’re all geological features that can be found at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.

Mammoth Cave is the largest cave system in the world. The caverns stretch for more than 400 miles underneath the 52,000-acre national park, which was established in 1941, even though people have been touring the cave system since 1816.… Continue Reading →

Minneapolis Itinerary

St. Anthony Falls & Stone Arch Bridge

Three perfect days in Minneapolis

Minneapolis is only 4 hours from Madison and 5 hours from Milwaukee. It’s an easy drive, just hop on I-94 and set your cruise control. Before you know it, you’re there! With fabulous restaurants, a stellar craft beer scene, fun attractions and plenty of recreation opportunities, our neighbor to the north is the perfect place to spend a long weekend.… Continue Reading →

Masu Sushi & Robata

Sleek, stylish and funky, Masu serves up fabulous, immaculately presented sushi and tasty robata to patrons in the Northeast neighborhood in Minneapolis. Don’t miss their unique non-alcoholic drinks like Watermelon Pickle Pop or Disrespectful to Thirst. - See more at: