My best tips and stories come from readers. And I want you to tell me about something you’re uniquely qualified to talk about — your town.
I want to know more about the city or town where you live — or the town(s) you identify most closely with, if you’re a rural resident. Now is your chance to tell me (well, us!) all when to visit, what to see and to share some of your city’s best kept secrets.
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Here are some questions that I always want to know. But you can totally feel free to tell me whatever you like!
Where do you live and what makes it unique?
What’s your favorite neighborhood? What’s best way to explore it?
Where do you go for the perfect night out?
What’s the best outdoor attraction near you?
When is the best time to visit your city and why?
What’s the best cultural attraction in your town?
What’s your city’s best kept secret?
Which locally owned shops to you frequent?
What are your favorite local restaurants?
Where can we find the food and drinks your city, state or province is best known for?
Why do you love living where you do?
Please feel free to leave your comments below this post or offer feedback on any of my social media platforms (listed at the bottom of this post and on the top right corner of the homepage) any time you like. I’d love to hear about the places you know best.
If you’re on Twitter, join us for the #Prairie Places Twitter Chat on the last Monday of every month at 8:00 p.m. CST. You can always find the questions here/. The topics change, but I always angle the conversation to include a few questions about your home turf so we all share spots we love.
If you’ve never done a Twitter Chat before, it’s not as scary as you think. Follow me @PrairieStylFile if you haven’t already. Then check out Twitter at 8 p.m. on chat night. I’ll post several questions, one every few minutes. Then check out the tips, photos and links that readers like you provide.
To answer a question, just label your Tweet “A1, A2” etc. so we know what you’re responding to. (If you forget, it’s not a big deal. We’ve all done it!) Just make sure to include the hashtag #PrairiePlaces. The hashtag allows everyone to see your reply, even if they’re not currently following you.
If you can’t join us until later, that’s okay too. Sometimes people chime in hours (or even days) later, so don’t worry about starting a conversation late. You can always search the #PrairiePlaces hashtag to see what everybody is talking about.
These chats, commenting on my website and connecting with other readers via other social media platforms are great ways to get inspired, brainstorm travel ideas and connect with fellow adventurers from communities all over the world. And if I like your tips, you’ll be included in an upcoming Prairie Style File post!
Wahpeton, North Dakota
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