A bunch of us spent the weekend in Milwaukee. Although it’s only 90 minutes from Chicago, we stayed at a friend’s house just outside of Milwaukee.
It was the last weekend for Summerfest. Having other things to do, we didn’t stay too long, but we saw an eclectic mix of music.
We saw “The Queen of Percussion,” Sheila E. Prince’s former drummer can also belt out great tunes.
Figuring we would never see a full Miley Cyrus concert, we checked out her set. I guess others had the same thought because, surprisingly, the crowd was older than expected.
We were intrigued by Beatallica, a mash-up band combining songs from the Beatles and Metallica. Their songs usually feature Beatles melodies, Metallica riffs, humor and a combination of both bands’ lyrics and original lyrics.
Sunday afternoon we donned our Cubs jerseys and cheered for our team as they beat the Brewers at beautiful American Family Field. We went all-Wisconsin, enjoying delicious grilled cheese sandwiches and cheese curds. There weren’t many highlights for the Cubs this season, but this definitely made the list.
Since we were in Wisconsin, we decided to stay to watch the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football. While we weren’t at the game, we had the full Wisconsin experience at a sports bar. We didn’t wear our Chicago Bears gear, though. It was odd, but fun, cheering for the Packers for once.
Chicago and Milwaukee have an interesting rivalry. I think it is more manufactured than organic. I always have a great time in Milwaukee, and I freely admit I will be cheering for the Brewers in the upcoming playoffs.
— John Wroblewski, online writer
Galataport Istanbul, a new cruise and lifestyle destination on the Bosphorus in Istanbul, welcomed its first ship, SeaDream II, on Oct. 1. Approximately 150 passengers and crew from Bulgaria Varna arrived at 10 a.m. for a two-day homeport operation before continuing to Bulgaria Burgaz.
Without a doubt, the pandemic changed the role of airports in the travel industry. Hamad International Airport’s role evolved in many ways since the pandemic hit. Now, more than ever, airports are responsible for creating a secure passenger experience. As the gateway to Qatar and the world, the safety and wellbeing of staff and passengers has always been at the core of Hamad International Airport’s strategy.
The countdown to Halloween weekend is on! Are you are still unsure about plans? Do you go to a house party? Stay in to hand out candy? Try something different this year and join Philadelphia’s The Mütter Museum at its 6th annual Mischief at The Mütter.
There’s an aspirational rustic chic/farm-to-table restaurant genre often associated with Northern California’s wine country. When you drive down the main street of Napa, Sonoma or any of the other towns, it appears there are as many of them as there are vineyards. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with this genre, as the quality of the food is consistent and ambitious chefs earnestly endeavor to elevate home-style dishes to a higher standard.
The Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) Convention 2021 will be unlike any other convention before it, as we come together in person for the first time since the business travel industry drastically changed and look forward to rebuilding and reshaping the future. GBTA Convention 2021 will bring all of us together to learn from experts and each other, in-person at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 17–19. The safety of our attendees is our top priority. View health and safety protocols.
The InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco announced a new amenity for guests in collaboration with Porsche. Porsche electric vehicle charging stations will now be located in the valet area of the hotel’s parking deck, allowing guests and visitors to top off the batteries of electric vehicles while enjoying a cocktail at Top of the Mark, enjoying farm-to-table fare at Nob Hill Club or staying overnight at the property.
This holiday season, escape to the Caribbean with Celebrity Cruises and reconnect with family and friends in luxurious accommodations that make you feel right at home. Savor globally inspired cuisine designed by our Michelin-starred chef, paired with the most awarded wine collection at sea. Elevate “me time” with a soothing spa treatment sure to renew. With both long and short cruises to celebrate in December, and even three special Ultimate Holiday Cruises that sail over Christmas and into the New Year, the time to gift an experience and create unforgettable memories is now. Celebrity Cruises’ Always IncludedSM pricing — drinks, WiFi and tips — ensures a seamless, carefree vacation with the ones you love.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Reykjavik with us.