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,…

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,…

Baseball In The City: An Evening With The Saint Paul Saints

“Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too.” – Yogi Berra Nothing says summer like baseball. I love…

A Fun Way To Save Money: Park and Ride at Mall of America

I’m not a fan of leaving my car at the airport. And I’m all about having a good time right up until I step on 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,…

2016 Travel Snapshot

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for…

Nearly Free Family Fun At Como Park Zoo And Conservatory

When you want to have a lot of fun for not a lot of money, Como Park Zoo and Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in Saint Paul,…

An Epic Ice Cream Quest At Cup And Cone

If someone tells me to eat somewhere, I make a note of it. When two people tell me to eat somewhere, I underline it. When…

Barbecue, Boats and Water Lilies: Kayaking White Bear Lake

I’m addicted to paddling. I’ve away from the water for a bit. But I think I’m back for good this time. I learned how to…

Dancing In The Streets: Marketfest in White Bear Lake

I have a soft spot for summer street festivals. And Marketfest in White Bear Lake, Minnesota is an especially good one. It’s totally free and…

Canoeing The Mississippi River With Clear Waters Outfitting

If I can canoe the Mississippi River, you can too. I’m not an expert by any means. I just love being out on the water. Water…

A Summer Stroll Through Clemens and Munsinger Gardens in St. Cloud

I have driven by St. Cloud at least 100 times in my life — maybe more. For those of us who take I-94 into “The…

Hiking, Books and Brunch in Red Wing

You can have all kinds of strange adventures if you just say yes. And once you say yes, you never know what you’ll find…or what…

Bikes and Beer at Minnehaha Park

The only thing better than exploring a beautiful park in an awesome city is exploring a beautiful park in an awesome city where I can…

Spring Things

It’s spring and, although the weather in the Red River Valley doesn’t appear to have gotten the memo, warm weather adventures are on everybody’s minds.…