David Michael Miller

Ruth Conniff has long promised to take her kids to a Spanish-speaking country. For reasons both personal and political, she says the time is right to spend a year in Oaxaca. more

May 25, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 5 Comments

In honor of 4/20, here’s a handy travel guide for the serious toker of places to travel, near and far, to enjoy some legal marijuana. more

Apr 20, 2017 4:20 PM Democracy in Crisis

Madison’s Rainforest Biodiversity Group has created a Costa Rican ecotourism route. It saves habitat, creates jobs and enables North Americans to see rare species. more

Jan 28, 2016 5:00 AM News


David Michael Miller

A few thoughts from our recent 10-day stay in Europe: Americans worry too much about safety. Scarce parking is good for cities. Good urbanism is good for public health. more

Nov 9, 2015 10:18 AM Citizen Dave 2 Comments

Madison-centric tips for carefree vacation packing this summer. more

Jun 18, 2015 3:30 PM Emphasis


Todd Herbst

Madison has a new b-and-b, named after UW-Madison mascot Buckingham U. Badger, aka Bucky. You might expect it to be full of rah-rah spirit, and there is some of that, but it primarily displays a stunning, Arts and Crafts-style restoration. more

Mar 24, 2015 3:19 PM Emphasis


Mary Bergin

Between the four short blocks that separate Colorado's only basilica from the State Capitol, I find Good Chemistry. Behind the frosted glass door is an immediate whiff of "green travel," Denver-style. more

Mar 27, 2014 2:00 PM A & E


Eloisa F. Callender

For many Americans, Cuba is the forbidden fruit that has remained off-limits thanks to a decades-old trade embargo. The veil was lifted last year when the U.S. government granted licenses to a few companies to offer "people-to-people" programs... more

May 17, 2012 2:00 PM A & E


Ruth Young

Ara Lucia Ashburne rolled into Madison on her Piaggio after a long day's ride through the Midwest. With 26 days and well over 1,500 miles behind her, the bed and breakfast on the fringe of Madison's north-east side was a welcome sight. more

Aug 10, 2010 8:00 PM A & E


Andrew Kasper

There is no better way to experience the local countryside than by loading up the camping gear and pedaling the Military Ridge State Trail out to Blue Mound State Park. You can travel all the way from Madison to Blue Mound without ever riding... more

Jul 30, 2010 8:30 PM A & E


Andrew Kasper

"People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home," said Ukrainian philosopher Dagobert D. Runes. more

Jul 22, 2010 10:15 PM A & E


Andrew Kasper

We kick off a series dedicated to overnight car-free camping trips by visiting Lake Farm Park, a gem located within biking or boating distance just south of the Beltline near Lake Waubesa. more

Jul 14, 2010 1:05 PM A & E

Every year, fewer people seem to be at work between Christmas and New Year's. With school out of session, it's a time geared to family getaways - but since it's one of the busiest times of the year to fly, you might want to look close to home. more

Nov 20, 2008 1:00 PM Isthmus Giving

Three Madisonians have spent the last two years gradually widening that circle themselves with a series of volunteering trips. more

Nov 15, 2007 9:13 PM Isthmus Giving