101 Things to See & Do for $10 & Under in the Kenosha, WI Area – Part 3 of 4

There are four historic districts for travelers and locals to tour in Kenosha, WI.  On these tours everyone will see landmarks, famous buildings and historic homes that provide insight into Kenosha’s rich history and culture.  More information about these four historic districts is found on the Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website. These Kenosha…

A Unique Castle in the U.S. Midwest

One thing a traveler won’t see is a moat surrounding this castle. The cool windy air blows the flags in a northerly direction as the ‘KEEP’ casts a shadow down on the entrance. Two black chains attached above and on either side of the main entryway curve down to meet the top of the drawbridge.…

The Civil War Museum

For a brief second, the room went dark and quiet. Gunfire started popping above me. From my peripheral vision I saw rifles take aim then fire across the battlefield. Explosions of cannon fire found my backside, and as I caught my bearings, a soldier pointed his musket in my direction. With a loud crack, smoke…

Love Chicago and She Will Love You Back

“Blog Post Type: Expert Opinion Piece” Chicago is big. It’s a metropolis. It’s a global city. Concrete and steel mountains stand tall over everything. Cars, buses, trucks, and limos play a waiting game at street corners occupied by people–suits and briefcases going to work, travelers strolling to their next attraction, and cabs being hailed by…

Chi-Town: A Few of the Lesser Known Places

“Blog Post Type: Cities Less Traveled” Chicago has many nicknames known throughout the world, all being embraced by the locals. “Second City” (the locals will say no way to being second except for the comedy troupe), “Chi-Town,” “Chicagoland” (inclusion of the suburbs), “Hog Butcher to the World,” and “The Windy City” (because of the weather, the…

13 Eco-Friendly Hotels in Chicago

Blog Post Type: Best of List The hotel industry operates 24 hours a day and incorporating eco-friendly practices is important to clients. Here is a list of 13 hotels in Chicago that have gone green. Photo by Andy Arana via Trover.com 1. Hotel Allegro, a Kimpton Hotel, is a Green Seal certified hotel. Hotel Allegro takes…

Get Lost In The Mystery

‘Twas a cloudy and foggy summer evening on the shores of Lake Michigan in Southeastern Wisconsin.  I’ll let you, the reader, tell your own story.  If you want to share what you feel, leave it in a comment.                                  …