• 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…

  • How to Spend 7 Epic Days in Paris

    Paris is the Heart of Europe Paris is an incredibly romantic city with charming cobblestone streets and a vibrant history. Few cities blend the traditional and modern as well as Paris. When planing your trip to Paris, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. It’s a large and busy city with so many museums, restaurants, wine bars, and upscale shops. Many things have to be reserved in advance and it’s important to ensure you plan things around the same neighborhood, or arrondissement, each day to minimize unnecessary travel across the city. Even with careful planning, we walked about eight or more miles each day (so bringing comfortable shoes…

  • Day Trips to Reims from Paris France

    5 Best Day Trips from Paris

    Awesome Paris Day Trips While Paris is an absolutely incredible city, sometimes it’s fun to get away from the crowds and take a day trip to a quieter place. When taking a day trip from Paris, there are several different options for transportation. The train system is quick and reliable and will take you around France in comfort and speed. You’ll want to purchase your train tickets in advance from sncf-connect.com. If you prefer to travel on a less structured schedule, consider renting a car. Driving in the traffic through Paris can be pretty busy and stressful, but once you’re on the highway the countryside is beautiful and scenic. A few…