Forest Favorites: A Minnesota Fall Color Roundup

Jack Dura loves fall. He’s also the only person that has ever said “leaf peeping” in my presence without eliciting a shudder. (For some reason,…

How To Photograph The Northern Lights

The Northern Lights are a trending topic among travelers these days. I count myself lucky to have grown up seeing these gorgeous, shimmering lights spreading…

Shady Serenity: Hiking In Icelandic State Park

“North Dakota doesn’t have any trees.” Nope. Incorrect. Sure, this state is mostly (and justifiably) famous for its wide open spaces, endless horizons, rolling prairies…

Surviving The Maah Daah Hey Trail

The Maah Daah Hey Trail schooled me. I went from “I’m going to own this ride” to “Okay, I’m gonna have fun” to “Sweet Jesus,…

5 Ways to Explore Detroit Lakes

It’s human nature to overlook the treasures in our own backyards. Our favorite places just kind of become part of the landscape and we tend…

Step Back Into Frontier History At Fort Abercrombie

The Red River of the North has been a conduit of trade for centuries. It starts at the confluence of the Otter Tail and the…

Up North: #ForestFavorites in a Minnesota Summer

My colleague and friend Jack Dura of acrossnorthdakota.com just got back from a road trip to Minnesota’s North Shore and his photos were so good,…

10 Essential Winnipeg Experiences

By the time you read this, I’ll already be on my way to Winnipeg, Manitoba, one of my favorite prairie cities. Here’s peek into some…

Snagging Paddlefish With The Fishing Women Of North Dakota

If you’ve ever wanted to catch a huge, vaguely pre-historic looking fish, get yourself to western North Dakota immediately. It’s paddlefish season, people! And when…

The Best Hikes in Manitoba

I get to Manitoba often, but my trips are usually city based. So I was delighted when Faith of eHealthInformer.com asked if she could pen…

Playing in the Snow at Detroit Mountain

My dad’s a grandpa now and I’m a mother. We both own our own businesses and have pretty much got this adulting thing down. But…

Cross-County Skiing and Snowshoeing Spots in North Dakota and Minnesota

Cross-country skiing was on my bucket list last winter, but I got way too busy. So this is going to be the year that I (finally) try…

Beautiful Bighorns: Finding North Dakota’s Best-Kept Secret of the Badlands

I love being outdoors, but I don’t normally cover wildlife on Prairie Style File. That’s not because I’m not interested, but because I’m usually not…

Colorful Minnesota: Forests and Water — Autumn Settles In On North Star State

Prairie Style File’s roving reporter Jack Dura is back, with a gorgeous look at the fall foliage in Minnesota. Seriously, just look at these photos.…

North Woods Paradise: ND’s Land of Trees and Autumn Beauty

Fall has arrived and I wish I could be everywhere at once. Since I can’t, I’m asking friends and fellow writers and photographers to fill…