Fruitcakes, Cosplay and Fireworks: Zany North Dakota Christmas Celebrations

It’s Christmastime in North Dakota, a place where Santa shows up in a helicopter, carolers in Renaissance costumes sing as wassail is served, and revelers…

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 #WorstDogEver

Western North Dakota is a beautiful place and I don’t get out that way as often as I’d like. I live vicariously through Sabrina Ramey,…

Neighbors

I’ve been reading newspaper stories and first-hand accounts about a new group of immigrants that arrived in my home state of North Dakota. These new…

North Woods Paradise: ND’s Land of Trees and Autumn Beauty

Fall has arrived and I wish I could be everywhere at once. Since I can’t, I’m asking friends and fellow writers and photographers to fill…

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 Next Adventure: A Midwestern Summer Road Trip

“All my life I’ve always come back to one thing, my need to feel free and the need to feel the breeze…” – Jess “Chief”…

A Vintage Photo Mystery

If you’ve read Prairie Style File since the beginning, you might remember that I used to write about local art, artists and the creative process for…

Fall Travel Tips

I get some of my best tips from readers like you. And my #PrairiePlaces Twitter Chats are one of my favorite ways to get travel…

#PrairiePlaces, Through Your Eyes

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust The Upper Midwest gets a bad rap. It’s…