Happy Glamping: Little Luxuries To Take Your Trip To The Next Level

As the name suggests, glamping (a clever little compound word that combines “camping” and “glamour”) means you’re not exactly roughing it. Yes, you’ll be staying…

How To Be A Traveler In Your Own Town: Workshops and Coaching

People often ask me how I’m able to travel. It’s one of the most common questions I get on this site, second only to North…

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…

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…

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…