Patience, Please.

Patience, Please.

Many Madison businesses are understaffed and training new employees.
But their devotion to your experience is stronger than ever.
Thanks for your increased patience, kindness & understanding.

Madison Skyline
Photo by Cassius Callender

Five Great State Parks Near Madison

I’ve been writing Wisconsin outdoors guides for over 15 years, including 60 Hikes Madison , and I’m a big fan of our state park system. Here in Mad Town we’ve got some obvious stunners nearby: the magnificent Devil’s Lake; Governor Nelson right across Lake Mendota. But I love to push a few favorite…

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Madison Football Feast: 3 Events. 3 Days.

Aahhh, football. Thanksgiving is approaching and to truly be ready for Turkey Day, prep by loading your plate with a feast of football. Cheer on the best high school teams in Wisconsin. See the first postseason college bowl game in Wisconsin state history. Jump Around with the Badgers. All on…

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5 Cocktail Spots to Try in Madison

Throughout the pandemic, there’s nothing I’ve enjoyed more than gathering outdoors with friends, a good cocktail in hand. As long as it was safe to do so, we’d huddle around a streatery table or patio to enjoy a crisp, new alcoholic treat — a means to stay connected during turbulent times. The…

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Madison Brunch Locations for any Occasion

Do you love brunch? One of my favorite reasons why I love living in Madison is for the food scene, especially brunch. Even after living here 10 years, I still haven't been to all of the restaurants our city has to offer. For me, brunch is not only a midday meal where you can wake up later and enjoy…

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6 Farms for Fall Fun in Madison

Crisp air and leaves changing color all around the isthmus. Take a drive out of the city to a nearby farm. Apple picking, pumpkin patches and corn mazes await. Support local farms. Make lasting memories. And if your weekends are a little more open this fall, make a point to try them all. Enchanted…

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What's New in Madison

Whether it’s been a while since you’ve visited Madison or you’re a student returning once again to the UW-Madison campus, there are plenty of new things to do and see in our fair city. That’s one of the many wonderful things about Madison. Even if you’re a local, the area always seems to continually…

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Top 10 Things to do in Downtown Madison

When my husband and I were looking to move and upgrade our Madison-area home a few years back, I really only had one requirement. It had to be close to downtown. Even with my student days behind me, the Capitol and isthmus continue to call my name on a regular basis. Now as a local business owner…

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A Runner's Guide to Madison

On any given day in Madison, from below-zero mornings to balmy afternoons, you’ll see people running pretty much wherever you look. It’s a favorite activity here in the Capital City, so it’s no wonder that Madison has been named one of the fittest places in the country time and time again. With more…

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