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…

Rhombus Guys Brewing Company: Where Craft Beer, History and Pub Grub Meet

Craft beer fans, history buffs and foodies will find a lot to love at Rhombus Guys Brewing Company in downtown Grand Forks. For starters, this…

Beer And Art: Just Hangin’ At The Blue Rider

If you’ve been searching for perfect dive bar, a spot where you can sit back, have a quiet conversation and maybe even check out some…

Top Ten Tailgating Tips

Tailgating before a football game is a quintessentially American experience. The festival-like atmosphere of these parking lot parties is one of my favorite ways to…

Score A Sweet Gift Pack From Surly Brewing Co.

If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you already know that I’m a huge beer fan. And Surly Brewing Co. in my…

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…

Nearly Free Family Fun At Como Park Zoo And Conservatory

When you want to have a lot of fun for not a lot of money, Como Park Zoo and Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in Saint Paul,…

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…

Red River Market: A Feast For The Senses In Downtown Fargo

“What makes the farmers market such a special place is that you’re actually creating community around food.” – Bryant Terry A farmers market on a…

A Crash Course in Canadian Beer At The Common

Sampling the local beer is one of my favorite ways to get to know a place. So I was pumped to see that The Common…

An Epic Ice Cream Quest At Cup And Cone

If someone tells me to eat somewhere, I make a note of it. When two people tell me to eat somewhere, I underline it. When…

A Neighborhood Party At West Fargo Cruise Night

Traveling makes us curious and engaged when we visit a new city, but it’s easy to slip right back into our old patterns at home.…

Flatland Brewery Puts West Fargo Craft Beer On The Map

North Dakota’s craft beer revival has spread to West Fargo. Flatland Brewery is the first taproom and brewery in the city and it’s in prime…

Say Something: A Lesson From The Canadian Museum For Human Rights

The world hurts my soul right now. I’ve had this post in draft form for more than two weeks and every time I think I’m…

10 Tips For Enjoying The Downtown Fargo Street Fair

The Downtown Fargo Street Fair is back! North Dakota’s biggest outdoor festival returns for a Thursday-Saturday run in mid-July every year. And every year, you’ll…