Guide

Atomic Interiors

eames chair

Mid-Century Modern Furniture in Madison

Atomic Interiors doesn’t just sell furniture; they sell an idea that good design is timeless. Yes, they are one of Madison’s two Herman Miller retailers, but most of their show room is filled with used furniture. Actually, that term does not quite fit what they have, nor does “antiques.” What they sell is well-designed, mid-century modern furniture-be it new or not.… Continue Reading →

Memorial Union & Lake Mendota

memorial union

The perfect Summer (or Spring or Fall) Day in Madison

So you are in Madison for a day and the weather is just too gorgeous to be inside. You are aware that the summers are painfully short here and you want to take advantage of the sunshine while you can. The perfect day?… Continue Reading →

The Color Run

Well, we’re back from Japan, and will be posting all about it soon – if you just can’t wait and want to see photos right now, you can follow us on Facebook!. We’re also preparing for our adventure this weekend – running The Color Run in Racine! Check out their promo video below, and see if The Color Run is coming to a city near you.Continue Reading →

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 →

Keukenhof Gardens

keukenhof

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 →

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 →

Rent A Bike In Amsterdam

windmill amsterdam

Go Dutch And See The City On Two Wheels

When you get off the train at Centraal, the first thing you see is bicycles. Kids biking. Old folks biking. Moms with babies on their laps biking. Men texting and smoking and biking. The only suckers using their own two feet to get around are foreigners like you, so it is high time you get on a bike and ride.… Continue Reading →

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t’Hotel

t'hotel amsterdam exterior

The Cutest Hotel In Amsterdam

Ok, there isn’t an official ballot, but if there ever is, our money would be on t’Hotel. While you are walking along the cobblestone sidewalks from the train station to your hotel gazing over the impossibly cute canals, you look at all the canal houses from the Dutch Golden Age.… Continue Reading →

Amsterdam Museum

Amsterdam Museum, Historical Museum in Amsterdam

The Story Begins When The Amstel Was Dammed…

The Amsterdam Museum should be your first stop on your first visit to Amsterdam. (Note — if you are looking in a pre-2011 guidebook, this museum was previously known  as the Amsterdam Historisch Museum.) Why go there first? Well, when you arrive in Amsterdam, the beauty overtakes you.… Continue Reading →