Shop Small: The Pleasure Of Handmade Gifts From Winnipeg’s Third + Bird Christmas Market

There is something so innately pleasurable in buying — and even just seeing and touching — handmade products. I like to see the tool marks…

Retail Therapy At Outlet Collection Winnipeg

Whenever I talk to Winnipeggers, they always tell me they like coming to The States to go shopping. Hotels in my home state of North…

10 Essential Winnipeg Experiences

By the time you read this, I’ll already be on my way to Winnipeg, Manitoba, one of my favorite prairie cities. Here’s peek into some…

Blissed Out at Thermëa in Winnipeg

I now associate Thermëa in Winnipeg with a state of nearly catatonic bliss. I went with Liz last summer as guests of Tourism Winnipeg and…

Stella’s Cafe and Bakery: The Perfect Winnipeg Breakfast

When I travel to a new city, I always try to ask the locals for recommendations. When a place comes up more than once, it…

Eating Ourselves Into A Food Coma At Peasant Cookery In Winnipeg

The next time you’re in Winnipeg, check out Peasant Cookery. This little gem of a restaurant offers healthy, seasonal, locally sourced, made from scratch cooking…

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…

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…

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…

How To Rock The Winnipeg Folk Festival: Insider Tips From Musicians and Fans

The #PrairiePlaces Summer Road Trip is going international! By the time you read this, I’ll be headed up north with my friend Liz for a…

Fun Ways To Embrace Winter in North Dakota, Minnesota and Manitoba

“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” Albert Camus During a particularly fabulous #PrairiePlaces Twitter chat…

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…

Travel Tips And #PrairiePlaces Twitter Chats

What are you doing the last Monday of the month at 8 p.m. Central time? If you’re on Twitter, you should join us for the…

Winnipeg: Shopping in Osborne Village

Osborne Village was voted the best neighborhood in Canada by over 200,000 Canadians in the 2012 Canadian Institute of Planners poll and the mixed-use urban…

Winnipeg: Snacking at The Forks

A View of The Forks I’m writing this post on a winter afternoon, when the light on the northern plains is an almost ethereal blue-gray.…