• Rochester

    15 Great Things to Do in Rochester, Minnesota

    Rochester is Totally Underrated My husband grew up just 15 minutes outside of Rochester, so I’ve been lucky to have spent a lot of time in Rochester over the years. I think Rochester is often forgotten and overshadowed by Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Duluth. It’s grown and evolved so much over the last 10 to 20 years, with tons of new restaurants, coffee shops, and stores opening up. Read on for a round-up of the best things to do in Rochester. 1. Rochester Has Five Breweries Rochester has a ton of great breweries, each one offering something fun and different. The Rochester breweries include LTS Brewing, Thesis, Little Thistle, Kinney…

  • Minnesota Camper Van

    Minnesota Camper Van Rental (5 Things to Know)

    Where to Rent Your Minnesota Camper Van I recently went on my first camper van trip with my dog, Ole and it was a really fun and unique experience! Being able to hit the road and go wherever you want and then wake up with an incredible view inside a state park, or with views of Lake Superior or a national park is the best part of the camper van experience. I most enjoyed emerging from the cold, dark van after a night of deep sleep and into the bright warm sun at William O’Brien State Park. For a February morning, it was calm, quiet, and warm. We took our…

  • Spring Break Things to Do Minnesota

    Epic Spring Break Things to Do in Minnesota

    Enjoy Spring Break in Minnesota While many spring break trips bring people to Florida beaches or Colorado ski mountains, there is plenty to do right here in Minnesota. You can have an awesome spring break without having to book a flight or deal with long lines at the airport. The Mall of America has everything needed to bring you an epic spring break vacation, from roller coasters, ax throwing, and go-carts to margaritas, cotton candy, and fancy steak dinners. Plus of course miles of shopping, comedy shows, nail salons and so much more. Read on for an epic spring break at the Mall of America! This trip was sponsored by the Mall…

  • 5 Unique Minnesota Winter Events

    Consistently ranked as one of the healthiest and fittest cities in the United States, the Twin Cities offer a plethora of bike trails, walking paths, and winter activities to keep us active, even when it’s 40 degrees below zero. Minnesotans are creative in finding ways to make winter enjoyable. We don’t just try to get through winter, we make this season beautiful and fun! Here is a round-up of five unique events that happen across Minnesota every winter. 1. Wayzata Chilly Open, Wayzata This event is the largest and most unusual golf tournament you’ll ever find! The Wayzata Chilly Open takes place on frozen Lake Minnetonka, and it actually started back in…

  • 72 Hours Exploring LA with Locals

    Los Angeles, an Intriguing Utopia Two of our friends moved to LA about seven years ago and last month we flew out for a weekend to visit them. Every day was sunny and in the 70s, and there was no humidity. It felt like a strange utopia with perfect weather and beautiful people. Often, first-time visitors to LA complain about the sprawling city and that it’s hard to get around. The traffic can be crippling and there’s no reliable public transportation. Yet, the city continues to draw visitors every year. While planning our trip to LA, we told our friends, who have lived there for nearly a decade, to take…

  • 10 Travel Books To Give You Wanderlust

    Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning I may get a commission if you decide to make a purchase through the links below, at no cost to you. For more information, read my full disclaimer here. Travel Books That Will Inspire January and February can become isolating months as we move through the coldest parts of winter. Travel restrictions are slowly lifting and people are getting comfortable traveling again. However, if you’re unable to take a trip right now and need some inspiration (or maybe you just need a good book to read on the plane), I’ve rounded up ten great books to give you serious wanderlust. The Alchemist,…

  • Most Unique Airbnb on Minnesota’s North Shore

    Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning I may get a commission if you decide to make a purchase through the links below, at no cost to you. For more information, read my full disclaimer here. An Eco-Friendly Airbnb with Lake Superior Views I knew I would enjoy my stay at the Live Klarhet domes along Minnesota’s North Shore, but I underestimated just how much I would enjoy it. Nestled in the woods up on a hill in Lutsen, Minnesota, these four domes are located in the heart of the best State Parks, restaurants, beaches, ski hills, and shops along Lake Superior’s North Shore. However, when you arrive at…

  • Best Things to Do in Washington D.C.

    Washington D.C. Is Magical I grew up on Long Island and Washington D.C. is just over a four-hour drive from my hometown. Because of that, I was able to visit Washington many times over the years for weekend trips with friends, school trips, business trips, and visiting my cousin who has lived there for the past fifteen years. I love spending time in Washington, there’s something magical about the history and energy of this city. I love walking around the capitol and the monuments, spending an afternoon in a Smithsonian museum, and finding a new spot to have lunch. With more than 175 embassies, ambassador’s residencies, and international cultural centers,…