Dining on St. Paul’s 7th Street

Watching the Minnesota Wild’s playoff run at the Xcel Energy Center just reminded me of how much I like eating on St. Paul’s 7th Street.…

Packing Hacks to Make Flying Less Stressful and More Comfortable

Air travel is an incredibly fast and convenient mode of transportation, but that doesn’t mean that it’s particularly comfortable. Luckily, there are a few easy…

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,…

We Are All Artists: How To Get Unstuck

I believe that we are all creative, even if we don’t call ourselves artists. I resisted this label for a long time myself, even though…

Dinosaurs, A Mummy And A Giant Astronaut: A Few Favorites Inside The Science Museum Of Minnesota

If you like science, you’ll love the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul, Minnesota. All of the exhibits at this welcoming museum, located along…

In Studio With Dak & Co Designer Kayla Coté van Rensburg

I’ve seen Kayla Coté van Rensburg’s Dak & Co designs in stores, at pop-up shops and on clothing all over town, so I was happy…

What’s Your Travel Challenge?

Why aren’t you traveling? What’s stopping you from booking the trip of your dreams? The most common question readers ask me is how they can…

A Milwaukee Art Museum Mini Guide

If you’re into art, you’ll love the Milwaukee Art Museum. This sprawling museum and architectural wonder rises from the shores of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee,…

Yoga in the Snow: A Lesson In Mindfulness

When you practice yoga outdoors in the deep freeze of a Minnesota winter, the usual prompts to “feel your breath” and “visualize your breath” take…

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…

Want To Go Full Midwestern? Bake Bars.

Bars are one of those staples of Midwestern baking that are surprisingly difficult to explain to people from outside the region. “They’re kind of like…

Half Brothers Brewing Company: A Taproom For The Whole Family

Family is at the heart of North Dakota’s newest brewery. When Half Brothers Brewing Company opened in Grand Forks in the fall of 2017, the…

The Most Photogenic Places In Minneapolis

Minneapolis took center stage as Minnesota’s largest city welcomed football fans from all over the globe to U.S. Bank Stadium this winter. While the new(ish)…

Spain: The Trip That Made Me A Traveler

I remember the exact moment I realized that being a traveler was a choice. Travel didn’t need be a fluke, a happy accident, a thing…

Hot Drinks, Cool Vibes: My Favorite North Dakota Coffee Shops

Want to enjoy espresso in a church where Tedddy Roosevelt once worshipped, sip tea in a hidden courtyard or fund a nonprofit with your morning…