Landscapes That Live With Us: Growing Up Along The Red River Of The North

We don’t get to choose the landscapes that shape us. We can’t control where on the planet we’re born or the environments the we grow…

Meditations On The Minnesota State Fair

I don’t even like fairs. My interest peaked at 14, when I realized my brand new woman’s body had somehow acquired a mysterious power that…

The Ancient, Otherworldly Beauty Of Badlands National Park

It was 102 degrees when I stepped into Badlands National Park. It was perfect. The intensity of the heat seemed entirely appropriate for a place…

In Studio With Courtney Stanley Of Northerly Goods

One of my favorite regular gigs is writing profiles about North Dakota artists and artisans, a job I do for multiple publications, including this site.…

Glamping At Cross Ranch State Park

It was my first time at Cross Ranch State Park, and I was basically getting paid to pay attention. I was on assignment for a…

Chicago On The Cheap: Lots To Love In Lincoln Park

The more I travel, the more passionate I get about walkable neighborhoods, affordable attractions and great parks. I believe that everyone should have access to…

A Tour of Bozeman, Montana With The Fargo Moorhead Derby Girls

Bozeman, Montana is on my travel wish list. It’s been on my radar since I realized  how close it to Yellowstone National Park, a place I…

12 Tips For Traveling With Kids

Don’t believe people that tell you that you can’t travel with kids. My son just turned five and he’s seen seven states, been to Canada,…

Into The Woods: A Hike In Maplewood State Park

We evolved in nature, but so many aspects of our everyday lives are lived far away from anything natural. We live and work and commute…

Make A List For Your Best Summer

Today is the summer solstice, the first astrological day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s traditionally been a day of reflection, celebration and transition…

In Studio With Erica G. Thune

Erica G. Thune is a wizard with color. Her work pulses with a bold, vibrant energy. She’s based in Bismarck, North Dakota, but she sells…

My Luxe Travel Fantasy: Dipping My Toes Into Luxury Travel

“Remember happiness is a way of travel not a destination.” – Roy Goodman I’m often asked why I don’t really cover luxury travel. My answer…

The North Country Trail: Hiking in the Heart of North Dakota

One of the longest trails in the U.S. crosses through five Midwestern states and ends in North Dakota. And many people in the Midwest have…

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (And Kayaks, Bikes and Boots): Let’s Talk About Summer Travel

What do a yurt, a tipi, a retro mountain resort, a small town apartment and an urban hostel have in common? They’re all on my…

The Best Craft Beer Bars in North Dakota

If you want to sample a lot of craft beer in one sitting, these are the best spots in North Dakota to do it. This…