W stands for Whew! (and Whirlwind! and Wisconsin! and Weekend!)

I found myself in seven different cities this weekend, on a wonderful, whirlwind weekend celebrating everything we love about summer. We started Friday morning in Cecil, Wisconsin, where I led a hike through the Wisconsin Woods, despite a True Grit tumble into (cover your eyes, squeamish readers) a snake hole! (It may have been more [...]

Five things that happened when I put down my smartphone

Five things that happened when I put down my smartphone

I jumped off the superhighway this weekend to nurse a debilitating data gorge and hangout old school with my family and friends. With no WiFi at our cabin, I had to put down my smart phone, and give the real world a good look-see. Here’s what happened: I reacquainted myself with Monopoly during a rousing [...]

Five things you need to know about Pedal Taverns (before you jump on)

Five things you need to know about Pedal Taverns (before you jump on)

We hopped on a Pedal Tavern this weekend for a leisurely ride through Milwaukee.  So many things about our jaunt through the city turned out to be exactly as I'd pictured them -- the laughter, the view, the downtime with friends -- that we all highly recommend booking a ride. But, a few things I [...]