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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

3 Soothing Spas In North Dakota

I’m not always great at relaxing, but I’ve been making a conscious effort to slow down and de-stress after having an incredibly restorative spa experience…

Drumconrath Brewing Company: A Touch of Ireland in Small Town North Dakota

North Dakota welcomed another new brewery this spring and it’s unique on multiple levels. When Drumconrath Brewing Company opened in Mapleton, a bedroom community a…

What’s On Tap At Prairie Brothers Brewing Company, Fargo’s Newest Craft Brewery

North Dakota has welcomed not one but three new craft breweries and brewpubs in the last few weeks, so stay tuned for lots of upcoming…

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…

The Top 5 Dessert Spots In Fargo

Got a sweet tooth? Here’s where you should go and what you should try when you’re in my city. Every shop serves up seriously tempting…

A Taste of the Prairie at Maple River Winery and Maple River Distillery

Prairie people have been getting creative with the fruit, flowers and berries growing wild here for centuries. The tribes that lived here first gathered the…

Wanted: Walkable Cities

I’ve been thinking a lot about walkable cities lately. I prefer to experience a city slowly, at street level, instead flying by it in a car,…

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…

Fargo Pinball: A Pinball Wizards’ Hideaway

Fargo Pinball is one of the Red River Valley’s best kept secrets. Tucked away in a nondescript office building off of University Drive on the…