• What to know about the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

    How to Plan a Trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (for Beginners)

    Minnesota’s Best Kept Secret The Boundary Waters Canoe Area in northern Minnesota is an oasis of more than one million acres of untouched, beautifully preserved lakes and trees. It’s home to more than fifty species including black bears, otters, bald eagles, wolves, walleye, pike, loons, bobcats, and more. No motorized boats are allowed, making it a quiet place where adventure seekers travel by canoeing, and portaging. It’s certainly unlike any place I’ve ever been, and I already can’t wait to go back. Read on for how to plan an amazing trip, find an outfitter, determine the best entry point and get a permit, what to pack (and what to leave…

  • 36 Hours in Chicago - Best Things to Do

    10 Top Things to Do in Chicago (72 Hours)

    Chicago, the Windy City Chicago is an incredible city with a seriously impressive food scene, tons of breweries, a historic baseball stadium, comedy clubs graced by many entertainment icons, and many wonderful museums. The streets are bustling and in a lot of ways, this Midwest city reminds me of a smaller NYC. With a Great Lake running along the city’s east side, a meandering river, and a wide variety of architectural styles, Chicago is a truly unique and awesome city. Read on for the top 10 best things to do in Chicago! 1. Take a Food Tour Chicago has a fantastic food scene with hundreds of restaurants and several top-notch…

  • Best things to do in Richfield, Minnesota

    10 Awesome Things to Do in Richfield, Minnesota

    Richfield is a Great Town Richfield, Minnesota’s slogan is the “urban hometown,” and it’s a perfect way to describe it. Richfield is full of quaint residential neighborhoods, beautiful parks, upscale bakeries and ice cream shops, yet it’s just ten minutes from Minneapolis and St. Paul making it an easy and relaxing place to escape the Twin Cities’ crowds. Read on for the best things to do in Richfield! 1. Grab Breakfast at Patrick’s Patrick’s Bakery feels like you’re stepping into a Parisian bakery. The outdoor patio is large and decorated with brightly colored flowers and the typical woven plastic chairs that line the streets of Paris. Order your coffee, omelet, or…

  • Best Things to Do in Madison, Wisconsin

    9 Must-Do Things in Madison, Wisconsin

    Wisconsin’s Capital City Madison is Wisconsin’s capital city and it’s just over four hours from the Twin Cities making it a great place to visit for a long weekend. Madison is a vibrant and lively city with bike lanes, great restaurants, beautiful lakes and the stunning Capitol building. Once you arrive in Madison, just about everything you’ll want to see is within walking distance. Read on for the best things to do in Madison, Wisconsin! 1. Take a Tour of the State Capitol The Wisconsin State Capitol is in Madison and it’s a great way to start your trip. Learn about Wisconsin’s history and past politicians by taking a free…

  • Best Things to Do in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    10 Best Things to Do in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Is Milwaukee the Midwest’s Hidden Gem? Milwaukee, Wisconsin may be one of the midwest’s best-kept secrets. This underrated, laidback city has a scenic riverwalk, easy access to Lake Michigan, tons of historic buildings, several professional sports teams, and a large variety of breweries serving up refreshing beer. It’s an affordable and down-to-earth city with small local businesses, beer gardens, public parks, cheese curds, and epic summer concerts, making it a great place to visit and unwind for a weekend. Read on for the best things to do in Milwaukee! 1. Enjoy Breakfast at Sweet Diner If you’re looking for more than just a grab-and-go breakfast, stop by Sweet Diner. This popular spot dishes…

  • 8 Great things to do in La, Crosse Wisconsin

    7 Great Things to Do in La Crosse, Wisconsin

    Plan Your Trip to La Crosse, Wisconsin La Crosse, Wisconsin is a cute river town just over one hour from Rochester, Minnesota. Known for its golden bluffs in the fall, paddle boarding on Lake Onalaska in the summer, and great restaurants, a brewery, distillery, and cute shops year-round, La Crosse is a great place to visit! 1. Start Your Day with Coffee To kick off your trip, stop by Grounded Patio Cafe. This coffee shop has a small indoor space and a large patio that gets great sunshine! Their menu includes egg sandwiches, wraps, paninis, flatbreads, lattes, and even boozy smoothies. 2. Walk Along the Riverside Park The Riverside Park…

  • 12 Best Summer Road Trips from Minneapolis, Minnesota

    We’ve made it through another Minnesota winter and can now enjoy summer in this beautiful state. From waterfalls and rooftop patios to hiking the bluffs and swimming in Lake Superior, Minnesota comes alive in the summer. Here’s a roundup of 12 epic road trips to take this summer. 1. Hastings, Minnesota Hastings is a great town located just 25 minutes south of St. Paul. As you enter Hastings from the north side, you’ll drive across what was once a one-of-a-kind spiral design bridge intended for wagons. It has since been rebuilt to support modern-day cars and trucks. This town has so much history, a large riverfront park, a waterfall, and a…

  • St. Paul

    27 Fun Things to Do in St. Paul, Minnesota

    Is St. Paul the Better of the Twin Cities? Over the years, the Twin Cities have gained national attention for being the midwest center for arts, music, theater, culture, incredible cuisine, and nearly 20 Fortune 500 companies, making it a great place to live and work. While Minneapolis is the bigger of the two twins, I think St. Paul is underrated and a great place to live or spend a weekend. St. Paul has some incredible biking and walking trails, colleges, sporting venues, restaurants, and breweries. St. Paul is an incredible city with so much to offer. Relatively speaking, it’s a smaller city of just 305K residents, but there is a lot of…