Spring Getaways in the Midwest – #MWTravel Chat

While we may think the snow currently on the ground makes a beautiful landscape at times, we are ready for Spring. We are ready to hit the road and travel to some great Midwest destinations. For our next #MWTravel chat on February 1st, we’re going to give you some great choices for getaways this Spring in […]

Enjoying our stay at the Kenosha Hampton Inn and Suite

Having worked in the hospitality industry for several years, Lisa and I have grown accustomed to staying in quality hotels. As we left the brand we worked for, we have had opportunities to stay at different brands. As we travel, we have found some brands to be a bit better than others. Hampton Inn and […]

Travels 2016: Water, food, history and, of course, cheese awaits you in Kenosha, Wisconsin

The Kenosha area was the only Wisconsin stop for us this year. We had a great time visiting the city that is situated along Lake Michigan. It’s less than two hours north of downtown Chicago and less than an hour south of Milwaukee. Kenosha offers visitors a mix of big city life and small community […]

Uke’s revs up Kenosha as a Wisconsin Harley-Davidson icon

Uke’s Harley-Davidson dealership in Kenosha was the first of its kind in Wisconsin. The dealership opened its doors in 1930 with Frank (Uke) Ulicki as the owner. The dealership, still going strong in its 86th year, is home to a Harley-Davidson museum. Before you step inside, though, Uke’s gets your attention with its 70-foot tower […]

Kenosha’s knights seek their holy grail at Mars Cheese Castle

The Knights of the Cheesehead? I imagine if Kenosha’s Mars Cheese Castle had a team of knights, they may consider that name. I do know that the castle has some great food, cheese and drink selections. Mars is a tourist attraction because the store’s building resembles a medieval castle. People shop there because it has […]

Kenosha’s public art scene

Art comes in all shapes and sizes. It can be a mural on the side of a building, or a statue along the lakefront. In Kenosha, Wisconsin, the public art we viewed also included business signs. The city, located about halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee, offers a lot of art to enjoy. Carthage College has […]

Jelly Belly center is sweet tour near Kenosha, Wisconsin

My mom used to work at an ice cream factory in Omaha. She once said that you never want to see how something is made, especially if it’s something you like. I’m not a huge candy fan, but I do like a handful of jelly beans once in a while. Lisa and I visited the […]

Mike Bjorn’s clothing store dresses up as a Kenosha attraction

A clothing store AND a tourist attraction. It can only mean one place – Mike Bjorn’s in downtown Kenosha, Wisconsin. Mike Bjorn’s Fine Clothing is home to a never-ending supply of suits and tuxedos, but it’s also the home to a unique museum. Bjorn, who operates the store with his wife and son, didn’t think […]

Kenosha museums explore history from dinosaurs to manufacturing

Prehistoric creatures that once roamed the Earth can be found alongside some of Wisconsin’s native and familiar animals at Kenosha’s museums. The city recognizes its history during the Civil War and other American conflicts, as well as looking at its growth from a small town to the state’s fourth largest city. All this can be […]

Tenuta’s Deli serves up a local landmark

It hits you as soon as you get out of your car. The smell. What is it? What is being grilled outside Tenuta’s? The aroma of original Italian sausages draws you to the order stand, while you watch the meat being cooked over an open grill, just a few feet from the entrance to Tenuta’s […]

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