Ready, Set, Summer!

Explore, eat and enjoy all that Madison — and our surrounding areas — has to offer this summer.

How to Enjoy Madison’s Waterways

Whether you’re looking to swim, float, paddle or just take in a beautiful summer view, the city offers plentiful places on the water to do just that.

Illusion and Reality in Hair Restoration

At The Rawal Institute for Hair Restoration and Aesthetic Medicine, Shamila Gupta Rawal, MD, examines your hair loss through a comprehensive and long-range lens, allowing her to develop a customized, natural-looking and long- lasting hair restoration plan.

Dining Worth the Drive

Escape the ordinary for a few hours at these special restaurants and sights, all within an hour’s drive.

20 Years of BRAVA

As we celebrate our 20-year anniversary, we take a look back at influential and significant milestones and stories from our archives.

Celebrating Women of Color in STEM Fields

Winnie Karanja is bringing her company’s mission to an event at the Goodman Center on July 11. “Legendary: An Evening of Celebration” will be a night of cocktails, conversation, and celebration.

Vaccine Victories

Rachel Kelly, PA-C, CLC and pediatrician for UnityPoint Health – Meriter explains the importance of vaccines for disease prevention.

Imbibe Some Good Vibes

Looking to sip craft cocktails or a delicious mocktail? These newcomers are ramping up Madison’s sipping scene.

The Vanguard Visionary

Winnie Karanja tackles problems, such as racial disparities in society or the lack of women in STEM fields, at the root cause.

Eating for Energy

What you eat before and after your workout makes a difference in your energy levels and how well your body recovers.

Your Oasis Awaits

The ongoing pandemic has been rough for everyone, but one result is that people are continuing to get creative with their outdoor spaces — whether they have a sliver of backyard, or an entire acre.

Happy (Bike) Trails

If you haven’t given the Madison bike trails a go yet, or if you’re looking for new ones to explore, here are a few options to consider.

Dishes Made With Memories

Buoyed by memories of growing up and helping out in the kitchen, local chefs pepper in dishes on their menus learned from the matriarchs of their families.

In Full Bloom

A master gardener beautifies her yard with a riot of tropical-inspired plants and comfortable sitting spots, for an oasis away from it all.

When Fertility is Fragile

Infertility issues can be frustrating, isolating and disappointing for women and couples who experience them — but there are options to address it.

Explore Mineral Point

If you are looking for the quintessential historic town to visit, Mineral Point, the third-oldest city in Wisconsin, won’t disappoint.

Delight in Chicago North Shore’s Hotspots

The Chicago North Shore area provides visitors a wealth of opportunities to explore all the region has to offer, while remaining connected to the city by the area’s elevated train service.

Have Fun in Merrimac

Home to slightly more than 1,500 people, Merrimac features picturesque parks, charming small businesses and a handful of eateries that offer memorable homestyle fare.

Sauk Prairie is Stunning

Hikers, canoers and boaters flock to this region to enjoy a day on the water, traverse rugged trails or paddle to their heart’s content.

Discover Edina

For a fun road trip, consider Edina, Minnesota, a centrally-located gem in the heart of the Twin Cities.

Supporting LGBTQ+ Kids

We talked to a breadth of local experts to guide us through common questions and concerns when it comes to talking about sexual identity and LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, +) equality with kids of all ages.

Madison LGBTQ+ Youth Resources

The Madison area has many resources for kids who need support or want to learn about LGBTQ+ identities. Here are a few of the best.

A Celebratory Stop

At Little Pop Color Shop, candy colors, Instagrammable product and smile-inducing products are all part of the shopping experience.