Dinosaurs, A Mummy And A Giant Astronaut: A Few Favorites Inside The Science Museum Of Minnesota

If you like science, you’ll love the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul, Minnesota. All of the exhibits at this welcoming museum, located along…

In Studio With Dak & Co Designer Kayla Coté van Rensburg

I’ve seen Kayla Coté van Rensburg’s Dak & Co designs in stores, at pop-up shops and on clothing all over town, so I was happy…

What’s Your Travel Challenge?

Why aren’t you traveling? What’s stopping you from booking the trip of your dreams? The most common question readers ask me is how they can…

A Milwaukee Art Museum Mini Guide

If you’re into art, you’ll love the Milwaukee Art Museum. This sprawling museum and architectural wonder rises from the shores of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee,…

Yoga in the Snow: A Lesson In Mindfulness

When you practice yoga outdoors in the deep freeze of a Minnesota winter, the usual prompts to “feel your breath” and “visualize your breath” take…

Balancing Over The Mississippi: Hiking Itasca State Park In Winter

European explorers came north to Minnesota to learn what the indigenous people of the Northwoods had known for thousands of years — that the source…

Want To Go Full Midwestern? Bake Bars.

Bars are one of those staples of Midwestern baking that are surprisingly difficult to explain to people from outside the region. “They’re kind of like…

Half Brothers Brewing Company: A Taproom For The Whole Family

Family is at the heart of North Dakota’s newest brewery. When Half Brothers Brewing Company opened in Grand Forks in the fall of 2017, the…

The Most Photogenic Places In Minneapolis

Minneapolis took center stage as Minnesota’s largest city welcomed football fans from all over the globe to U.S. Bank Stadium this winter. While the new(ish)…

Spain: The Trip That Made Me A Traveler

I remember the exact moment I realized that being a traveler was a choice. Travel didn’t need be a fluke, a happy accident, a thing…

Hot Drinks, Cool Vibes: My Favorite North Dakota Coffee Shops

Want to enjoy espresso in a church where Tedddy Roosevelt once worshipped, sip tea in a hidden courtyard or fund a nonprofit with your morning…

Winter Landscapes (And Books) To Dream Away The Cold

“In winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.” – Ben Aaronovitch, Broken Homes I always want to write about…

Extreme Ice: 5 Wild Ways To Enjoy A Minnesota Winter

Minnesota has more than 10,000 lakes (11,842, if you want to be exact — which I do) and long winters, so it’s no surprise that…

Midwinter Wishes From The Road

I was pondering a New Year’s Eve message for this dark, beautiful and often challenging time of year. But when I took a break and…

Light For Darker Days: Reflections From Erfurt’s Christmas Market

I am standing by myself, as alone as one can get on the edge of the Domplatz, a historic square in Erfurt, the capital city…