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…

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,…

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…

Snagging Paddlefish With The Fishing Women Of North Dakota

If you’ve ever wanted to catch a huge, vaguely pre-historic looking fish, get yourself to western North Dakota immediately. It’s paddlefish season, people! And when…

Scenic Vistas and Sweet Clover: The Stunning Scenery of Theodore Roosevelt National Park’s North Unit

For the most striking landscapes in North Dakota, head to the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The South Unit near Medora gets most…

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…

Beautiful Bighorns: Finding North Dakota’s Best-Kept Secret of the Badlands

I love being outdoors, but I don’t normally cover wildlife on Prairie Style File. That’s not because I’m not interested, but because I’m usually not…

Break the Rules and Decide What Tastes Good: Fluffy Fields Vineyard And Winery

When I saw that Fluffy Fields Vineyard and Winery opened in Dickinson, North Dakota in late August (and featured North Dakota-made wines to boot) I…

Into the Ice Caves: Exploring The Unexpected in North Dakota

A few weeks ago, I was talking to my High Plains Reader colleague Jack Dura on Twitter (he’s @JackFromNoDak — you should follow him for…

The Wild, Natural Wonders of Theodore Roosevelt National Park

“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and…

Weird and Wonderful Roadside Attractions On The Way To Medora, North Dakota

A lot happens on the road to Medora, North Dakota. As you drive west on I-94, a subtle shift begins. The horizon looks endless. The…

The Medora, North Dakota Road Trip Giveaway

Happy Tuesday, #PrairiePeople! By the time you read this, I’ll already be on the road to White Bear Lake, Minnesota, as part of my #PrairiePlaces…

20 Things To See In North Dakota…And Why Lists Never Tell The Whole Story

I love being a travel writer. I am profoundly, almost stupidly grateful that I get to do this for a living. I was filling up…

My Minot Must-See List

I was on Twitter a few weeks ago when a friend asked about what she should do in Minot. If you’re a regular person, you respond…

Into the Woods: Exploring North Dakota’s petrified forest in the ‘graveyard of stumps’

Happy Sunday, Prairie People! Today I want to introduce you to Jack Dura, one of my favorite North Dakota writers. He has a great appreciation for local history and…