Spring at Cubs Park: What’s good and what were they thinking

Cub fan relaxes before game at Mesa Sheraton Hotel

Sloan Park, a large stadium that seats 15,000 people (including grass) feels more like Wrigley Field than the Cubs’ former Hohokam Stadium.


As with Houdini, there is more to Appleton than you may know

Appleton's History Museum has a large Harry Houdini exhibit because the famed escape artist called Appleton his hometown

Appleton is a also a perfect stop on the way to the Packers’ Lambeau Field in Green Bay or when driving around Wisconsin to do fall color.


Take an off-road Segway tour

Free time to test our Segway skills

Try riding a Segway off-road through a forest.


Don’t overlook presidential museums when traveling the US

Gerald R. Ford Museum is in Grand Rapids, MI but the library is in Ann Arbor

Did you know that a museum has a real Air Force One and that visitors can clamor up its stairs and see its galley, offices and bunks? And did you know that a small presidential library with a walk-in vault exists in a charming, period house?


Five top things to do in Chicago for the holidays

North Michigan Avenue is an even more "Magnificent Mile" during the holiday season

As a life-long Chicagoan who has also covered holiday happenings for 30 years, I have sifted through Santa’s bag to pull out five fun treats.


Gone Girl Filming in Cape Girardeau

Gone Girl, staring Ben Affleck, is being filmed in Cape Giraradeau. It’s drawing attention and tourism to southeast Missouri.