My Luxe Travel Fantasy: Dipping My Toes Into Luxury Travel

“Remember happiness is a way of travel not a destination.” – Roy Goodman I’m often asked why I don’t really cover luxury travel. My answer…

The North Country Trail: Hiking in the Heart of North Dakota

One of the longest trails in the U.S. crosses through five Midwestern states and ends in North Dakota. And many people in the Midwest have…

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (And Kayaks, Bikes and Boots): Let’s Talk About Summer Travel

What do a yurt, a tipi, a retro mountain resort, a small town apartment and an urban hostel have in common? They’re all on my…

The Best Craft Beer Bars in North Dakota

If you want to sample a lot of craft beer in one sitting, these are the best spots in North Dakota to do it. This…

When Architects Go Rogue: The Oddest Homes in the Midwest

If you’re bored with ramblers and split levels, have I got a post for you. This is my love letter to the homeowners and architects…

In Studio With Sierra Otto Of Sierra Winter Jewelry

I love the laid back, boho vibe of Sierra Winter Jewelry. So I was excited to have a chance to learn more about what makes…

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…