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…

A Public Art Tour of Milwaukee

I went to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in search of beer and beer history, but found a laid-back, waterfront city with a thriving arts scene. (Okay, and…

Dishes To Die For: What To Eat In Fargo

People often ask me where to eat when they visit Fargo. Getting requests like this from other writers, travelers and complete strangers is one of…

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,…

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…

A Road Trip For Thinkers: The GameChanger Ideas Festival

Confession alert: I’m obsessed with “Orange is the New Black”. Ob-sessed. (Taystee and Red’s story arcs are my current favorites, but that always changes.) So…

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…

Old World Food Fusion (And Language Lessons) At The Czech Wagon

“Jak se máš?” I pause, trying to repeat my answer exactly as I’ve just been taught. “Dobře,” I reply. We giggle. Close enough. When you…

Cuba Through A Photographer’s Lens

I perk up whenever anybody mentions traveling to Cuba. Okay, I get excited whenever anyone mentions traveling anywhere (childlike enthusiasm is both a prerequisite for…

Freebies From The Fargo Food Truck Festival

I have an obsession with street food. I love the social atomsphere of gathering around a food stand or a food truck, just hanging out…

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…