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Barbara Ali
Author, World Traveler, Adventurer and Mom. Looking for new experiences every day.
Author, World Traveler, Adventurer and Mom. Looking for new experiences every day.

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EAA Museum- Great Place for Families
1 of 30 nose art pieces on display currently We were in Oshkosh, Wisconsin for the weekend where we visited the EAA Museum .  Since I spent 21 years in the Air Force, I have an interest in aircraft but had never been to this attraction. It features and supp...

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Birding in Milwaukee Parks
This past weekend was international migratory bird day, which usually signals the peak for bird migration here in Milwaukee too.  If you are inclined to go look for birds in the parks, this is a great time to be sure you will actually find something.  All y...

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Spring tulips in Michigan
My front yard in bloom There's something so encouraging about seeing tulips in bloom.  It's why my own yard is planted in hundreds of the pretty flowers. We know that winter is behind us and summer ahead.  The days are getting longer and that means more tim...

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Plein Air Painters in Parks
We're about half way through the event called Art in the City Plein Air MKE , hosted by the Milwaukee Museum Mile , which includes five area museums on the lakefront. I took a bike ride through the parks and found a few artists working on their projects. Th...

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Some Oddities in Dubai- Box Park and Miracle Gardens
I think the places that really surprised me in Dubai were the shopping mall made of shipping crates and the enormous A380 airliner completely covered in flowers.  Would you expect that?  Dubai can be full of surprises and I love that about the city. I enjoy...

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So Many Beer Gardens
Beer. Soda. Food. Good friends. Music. In a park. What is there not to like about that?  Our beer gardens numbered just one a few years ago, and today there are five permanent beer gardens in county parks as well as two  traveling Sprecher rehabbed firetruc...

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Bike Milwaukee- Tours and Rentals
Milwaukee has become such a bikeable city, and now there are more choices than ever before to get out on a bike and discover the city. Even if you don't own a bike, you can still do this.  Many tours include bike rental. If you want to bike the city on your...

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Dubai- A Family Playground
We got in the tank with live sharks I've been to Dubai several times, and each visit we focus on some new aspect of it.  There are so many choices that you could probably try a new place every day of the year. This time, we went because the Atlantis Hotel  ...

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Summer Walking Tours
This would be a great year to join Historic Milwaukee, Inc so you can join in on the fantastic walking tours they have planned for this summer through fall. Walks are free to members and will get you out in some new neighborhoods. Non-members pay $10 per wa...

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What Happens at a Travel Blogger's Conference?
Showing the hashtag to be used for every event on the big screen I've been blogging for five years, but it was only a few months ago I realized there were conferences for this kind of thing. I had done the Amateur Traveler podcast program about Milwaukee , ...
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