Midwinter Wishes From The Road

I was pondering a New Year’s Eve message for this dark, beautiful and often challenging time of year. But when I took a break and…

Light For Darker Days: Reflections From Erfurt’s Christmas Market

I am standing by myself, as alone as one can get on the edge of the Domplatz, a historic square in Erfurt, the capital city…

Save Your Sanity: A Holiday Party Planning Guide For Stressed Out People

I throw plenty of epic parties. This was not one of them. This is the most gleefully lazy holiday party planning guide ever. It is…

Practical Gifts For Travelers

It can be a challenge to shop for the travelers on your Christmas list. We tend to be pretty independent — and proactive about buying…

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…

“The Wrong Shall Fail, The Right Prevail”

“And in despair I bowed my head; ‘There is no peace on earth,’ I said; ‘For hate is strong, And mocks the song Of peace…

Your Favorite Holiday Traditions

The holiday season is in full swing and it seems like there are always new events and attractions to explore, new food to try and…

Be A Hero With Last Minute Christmas Fudge

How can it possibly be almost Christmas already? For someone who had most of her Christmas shopping done by December 1, I’ve fallen waaaaaaay behind.…

Christmas Movies For Every Mood

I love Christmas shopping, but I can take or leave the wrapping part of the equation. My favorite way to knock this item off my…

Local Flare for the Holidays

To kick off the holiday season, I invited Emily Brooks from Taea Made to share a little about what makes her holiday special. She sent…

Score Unique Holiday Gifts In North Dakota

The holiday shopping season is heating up and we all want to find that perfect gift. Ditch the big box stores and embrace a more…

Be Strong and Loving and Fearless: A Different Kind of Holiday Wish

The snow is falling as I sit at my desk, at that always puts me in a thoughtful mood. Whether you observe Christmas or not,…

Give Something Practical

If you’re stumped by those last few names on your Christmas list, try something super practical. A thoughtfully considered gift can be both useful and…

Gift Guide: Local Pride

Want to give something totally different this season? Show off your local (and regional) pride with some unique — and often handmade — items from…

Another Monthly Giveaway: Shop Unglued: Market

I have an extra special holiday giveaway for you this month! One of you will win a $25 Gift Certificate from Unglued: Market, the place…