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…

When Architects Go Rogue: The Oddest Homes in the Midwest

If you’re bored with ramblers and split levels, have I got a post for you. This is my love letter to the homeowners and architects…

Drink Local: Fargo Moorhead Spring Beer Tour

Happy National Beer Day! In the spirit of my all time favorite made-up holiday, I have two fantastic beer-related announcements for you today. To celebrate,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

European Travel Tips From Expats, Writers and Travelers

Europe is an easy and accessible vacation destination for first time international tourists and experienced travelers alike. The continent holds so many iconic landmarks and…

A Bemidji City Guide: Where To Play, Shop And Eat In The Minnesota Northwoods

Bemidji, a pretty little northwoods town nestled along the Mississippi River and Lake Bemidji, is a classic Minnesota getaway. It’s also one of the top…

5 Chicago Tastes Worth Traveling For

One of the many benefits of living in a global society is we can try food from all over the world. But sometimes things just…

5 North Dakota Pumpkin Patches — With A Twist

It’s prime pumpkin patch time, people! So get yourself a pumpkin spice latte to get in the mood and head out for a little corn…