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On a cold February morning, the collective honking of hundreds of swans rises like a stadium roar as the birds gather in a narrow park wedged between two homes in...

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If you’re in Milwaukee, you’re going to need to get your appetite ready.

The folks in Brew City, known for Friday fish fries and beer, among other things,...

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Romance is in the eye of the beholder. In Chicago, you can have your fill of traditional romance—horse-drawn carriages, candlelit meals, roaring fireplaces—or you...

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“Free” is such a beautiful word. Especially when it’s paired with something really cool to see or do. My hometown of Madison offers a wealth of free or low-cost...

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More than 100 years ago, the Ball family brought its glass factory from New York to Muncie, Indiana, to take advantage of huge deposits of natural gas that could be...

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Take a fantastical walk through free-form nature art in Minnesota’s new Ice Castle. “It looks like a fairy’s ice rink!” exclaims my 10-year-old daughter, Katie, as...

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When Chicago's winter settles in, it’s tempting to build a blanket fort and lose yourself to a Downton Abbey marathon. But if you do, you’ll miss out on...

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Grown-ups don’t need any excuse to visit the Cincinnati Museum Center, the Reds Hall of Fame or the Newport Aquarium on their own, but bringing the kids makes sense...

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Think winter in Wisconsin Dells means rocketing down indoor waterslides while the snow piles up outside? Well, it does. But it also means so much more. You don't...

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Now that we're in the new year, I'm indulging in one of my favorite postholiday rituals: organizing my New Year Travel Wish List! I love looking ahead to all of the...

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