From The American Heartland To Thuringia, The Heart Of Germany

By the time you read this, I’ll be flying from the prairies of the American heartland to the lush forest deep in the heart of…

Self Care For A Peaceful Fall

“Self care is any action you purposefully take to improve your physical, emotional or spiritual well being […] When you take time to replenish your…

10 Reasons To Try Train Travel

I just got back from a train trip on Amtrak’s Empire Builder from St. Paul, Minnesota to Chicago and I got a ton of feedback…

Travel And Life Goals: Lessons From My Grandma

My grandma is one of my travel role models. We’ve been road tripping together a lot this summer, checking out a museum, shops and what…

Beautiful Things in Humble Places: Prairie Style File’s Next Five Years

“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.” – Camille Pissarro Prairie Style File turns five next month…

A Fun Fargo Giveaway

It’s giveaway time! It’s a holiday weekend and I’m in the home stretch of editing my North Dakota beer book, so I’m keeping this month’s…

Get Cozy: A Survival Strategy for a Midwestern Winter

Winter can get awfully long. Once the twinkling Christmas lights are put away and we attend our last holiday party, the final weeks of winter stretch in…

Claim Your Voice, Deepen Your Story, and Rewrite Your Life: Relaxing, Healing, and Empowering Writing Retreats

Jess Lourey was the first person to tell me I could write a book. We met at a workshop she conducted at the Moorhead Public…

Surviving Lutefisk And Other Hazards Of A Norwegian-American, Midwestern Christmas

This is the time of year when we daydream through the last hours of work, pack up the car and head off to see family…

The #WorstDogEver

Western North Dakota is a beautiful place and I don’t get out that way as often as I’d like. I live vicariously through Sabrina Ramey,…

Neighbors

I’ve been reading newspaper stories and first-hand accounts about a new group of immigrants that arrived in my home state of North Dakota. These new…

Have Less, Buy Smarter, Travel More

“The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life.” ― Marie Kondō Somewhere along…

Travel Inspiration: Poems For New Adventures

“Afoot and light-hearted, I take to the open road, Healthy, free, the world before me, The long brown path before me, leading wherever I choose……

What I’ve Learned Halfway Through 30 Days Of Biking

Last month I was in downtown Fargo when I noticed a flyer that promoted 30 Days of Biking, a movement that challenges people all over…

A Mindful New Year

“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks…