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July 29, 2014

Technology Designed to Safeguard Your Identity When You Travel

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An identity is stolen every two seconds and criminals, unfortunately, look to obvious travelers and foreigners as targets. There have been some amazing advancements in travel technology gadgets designed to minimize fraud and theft.

RFID Blocking Wallets

Most Credit Card have RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) that allows cards to be charged without swiping them. This technology, sadly, also allows an identity thieve to walk by you with a scanner and collect your credit card information. A great “gadget,” if you will, are RFID blocking wallets. By blocking non-deliberate communication over RFID channels, you can prevent your private information from unintentionally being broadcast to thieves. There are several high-quality, reasonably priced RFID-blocking wallets. Check out the RFIDtec 150 RFID Blocking Passport Wallet by PacsafeTavelon also makes RFID blocking wallets.

Trak-N-Return Luggage Tags

Among the risks and frustrations that come with traveling, few are as worrisome as losing your luggage. The Trak-N-Return luggage tag replaces the traditional luggage tag and protects your personal information from prying eyes and criminals by replacing that information with a contact number and PIN.

Smartphone and Laptop Privacy Screens

One of the easiest, low tech ways for identity thieves to steal your information is to simply look over the victim’s shoulder or use some kind of recording device to capture passwords, PINs, and other info.

Privacy screens fit over your smartphone or computer screen so that the information on the screen is only visible to you and not from other angles. Privacy screens come in all shapes and sizes and are easily found and installed. Check out the 3M™ Privacy Screen Protectors.


Remotely Deletion

Remotely delete everything on your Smartphone should you lose it. ‘Find my iPhone’ for Appleand ‘LookOut’ for Android are two such apps. A little upfront work goes a long way for peace of mind if your phone gets misplaced, stolen or lost.

Secure Password and Credit Card Storage Apps

Good Web security hygiene creates two problems. First, you have to remember all those different passwords. Second, if you lose your smartphone, your many passwords may be at risk.

Check out this article from the New York Times, “Apps to Protect Your Array of Passwords,” and learn about apps that can help you secure your passwords.

Avoid Juice Jacking

Did you know that plugging your mobile device into a random power charging station using a USB cord could jeopardize the data on that device? That means if you rent a car and plug the device in or plug directly into a USB hub at the airport, you could be compromising your identity and personal information on that device. Here are two devices reviewed by KrebonSecurity – the “USB Condom” and a device called the “Juice-Jack Defender.”

The USB Condom protects personal and private data stored on your mobile device by blocking data connections in the USB cable, only allowing power to your device. Check it out at

The Juice-Jack Defender by ChargeDefense is a patent-pending product that will help millions remove 100% mobile charging vulnerabilities to identity theft and malware.

Security experts have identified USB mobile charging in public locations as the #1 opportunity for identify theft and malware. Aptly named “juice jacking”, charging stations provide hackers with a target-rich environment for malicious activity. Mobile charging stations are rapidly being added at airports and public locations like restaurants and campuses. Protect yourself home and away with the ChargeDefense Juice-Jack Defender. It instantly removes all data-sharing capabilities between your charging device and charging ports.

July 23, 2014

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

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Action, education, entertainment and everything in between makes EAA AirVenture Oshkosh your perfect, a fordable summer destination!  Be there to witness history as America’s Ambassadors in Blue – the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds – make history their first full show performance in Oshkosh on August 1-3.  You won’t want to miss this awe-inspiring display of pride, precision and professionalism of American airmen.

Whether you come to fly or come to watch, when you visit AirVenture Oshkosh, you experience the worlds greatest aviation celebration.  Warbirds.  Vintage.  Homebuilts.  Ultralights.  Aerobatics.

The airplanes bring us together.  The people keep us coming back.  Meet new friends, reconnect with old ones and discover the spirit of Oshkosh each summer at EAA AirVenture.  The world’s greatest aviation celebration comes to Oshkosh July 28 – August 3, 2014.

June 30, 2014

Secura Fine Arts Exhibition – 24th Annual

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One of the Northeastern Wisconsin’s top competitive juried fine arts exhibitions will be on display at The Trout museum of Art July 4 – July 20, 2014.  The show was juried by Beth Sinsli who is the current director of the Wriston Art Center Galleries at Lawrence University.

Check out packages & specials at this nearby Appleton, WI hotel.

Comfort Suites Appleton

June 23, 2014

Rhythm & Booms Madison, WI

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Rhythm and Booms is an annual summer Fireworks show, which began in 1993 and is held on the last Saturday of June.  It is considered the largest fireworks show in the Midwest.  A 30 minute music show is timed to the fireworks.  The event attracts 300,000 people each year.

Join us for Rhythm & Booms.  Check out packages & specials at these nearby Madison, WI hotels.

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Madison West
Comfort Suites Madison
Baymont Inn & Suites Madison

June 19, 2014

Commonwealth Classic Bike Race in Downtown Fond du Lac

The thrill of high-energy bicycle racing will return to Downtown Fond du Lac Friday, June 27th.  In addition to the Pro and Amateur racing, there will be an exciting and fun array of kids’ activities, a bike parade for children, bike races for kids 6-13 and a fun run.  The popular band Road Trip will entertain in the evening near the corner of Division and Portland.

Come enjoy Fond du Lac, WI and stay at these hotels nearby Commonwealth Classic Bike Race.

Holiday Inn Fond du Lac
Comfort Inn Fond du Lac

June 17, 2014

Milwaukee County Zoo Package

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Enjoy a beautiful Wisconsin day at the Milwaukee County Zoo and then relax at the Comfort Suites Milwaukee.

Milwaukee County Zoo Package Rates Starting at $139.00

  • Overnight stay in a standard guest room
  • 4 tickets to Milwaukee County Zoo
  • Complimentary HOT Breakfast Buffet
  • Microwave & Refrigerator in every room
  • Pool onsite with hot tub & arcade
  • Weekday Rates $139.00 / Weekend Rates $159.00

Call today to book your Milwaukee County Zoo Package (414) 570-1111.

June 13, 2014

2014 Milwaukee Air & Water Show

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The incredible, patriotic family fun event is coming to Milwaukee June 21 & 22, 2014.  The Navy Blue Angels are the Event Headliner for 2014 performing daily at 3pm.  The daily air and water show times are 10am-4pm, with the air show typically beginning at noon.

This is a free event for the general public to attend!  The majority of the Free Seating is located at Bradford Beach to the north and McKinley Beach to the south.  Other areas are reserved / paid seating only.

Stay nearby the 2014 Milwaukee Air & Water Show at these great Milwaukee, WI hotels.  All located close to shopping & dining.

Comfort Suites Milwaukee Airport
Candlewood Suites
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Milwaukee Airport

June 11, 2014

Air Venture Oshkosh, WI

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Whether you come to fly or to watch, when you visit EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, you experience the world’s greatest aviation celebration.  Don’t miss EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 28-August 3, 2014.

We still have rooms available in Fond du Lac, WI.  Only 20 minutes south of AirVenture. Call today to book your reservation for Oshkosh 2014.

Holiday Inn Fond du Lac (920) 923-1440
Comfort Inn Fond du Lac (920) 921-4000

June 6, 2014

Free Brewers Ticket!

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Are you looking to catch a Milwaukee Brewers Game?  Stay at any of our Wisco Hotel Group locations and receive a $25.00 voucher for a FREE Club Level Ticket.

HURRY!  This offer is only good through the end of June!

Comfort Suites Milwaukee Airport
Candlewood Suites Milwaukee Airport
Fairfield Inn & Suites Milwaukee Airport
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Milwaukee Airport

June 4, 2014

Country USA in Oshkosh, WI

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Get ready for five days of non-stop, world class entertainment featuring country music’s biggest and hottest headliners.  We’ve got a million dollar talent lineup, coming together for the biggest show of them all.  Country USA also means great food and great shopping.  Get ready to Join the Party June 24-28, 2014 at Ford Festival Park in Oshkosh, WI.

Country USA is located only minutes from Oshkosh Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites and nearby Fond du Lac Holiday Inn and Comfort Inn.  Make your reservation now – rooms will fill up!

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