Minnesota

  • 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…

  • Things to do in Ely, Minnesota

    7 Best Things to Do in Ely, Minnesota

    Visit Ely, Minnesota in Any Season Ely is a quaint, small town deep in the Northwoods of Minnesota. It’s the gateway to the Boundary Water Canoe Area and about a 90-minute drive to Silver Bay and Lake Superior. With miles of snowmobiling trails in winter, and hiking trails and glistening lakes in summer, it’s a beautiful place year-round. Read on for the very best things to do in Ely, Minnesota! 1. Stay at Ely Log Cabin During our trip to Ely, we stayed at Ely Log Cabin. This beautiful solar-powered house is nestled along 40 remote acres about 15 minutes from downtown Ely. It has two queen beds in the upstairs…

  • Cottage Grove Glen Hope Tree House Minnesota Airbnb

    6 Unique Minnesota Airbnb Homes

    Unique and beautiful Airbnb homes can be found all over Minnesota. If you’re looking for a special vacation without having to travel very far, you’ve come to the right place. From a luxury treehouse, and eco-friendly dome, to a solar-powered cabin and historic house turned into a bed and breakfast, you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for here! Read on for my roundup of the six most memorable Airbnb homes I’ve stayed at across Minnesota. 1. Treehouse, Cottage Grove I recently stayed at the Hope Glen Farm Treehouse in Cottage Grove. With heated floors throughout, a gas fireplace in the living room and bedroom, a giant tub with…

  • 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…