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…

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,…

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…

The Best Hikes in Manitoba

I get to Manitoba often, but my trips are usually city based. So I was delighted when Faith of eHealthInformer.com asked if she could pen…

Colorful Minnesota: Forests and Water — Autumn Settles In On North Star State

Prairie Style File’s roving reporter Jack Dura is back, with a gorgeous look at the fall foliage in Minnesota. Seriously, just look at these photos.…