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    Romantic Things to Do in the Twin Cities

    Get Romantic with Your Sweetie Even with frigid temperatures in Minnesota, there are plenty of ways to snuggle up and get warm and cozy with your honey. Whether it’s for Valentine’s Day or just a fun date idea, there are a ton of options for bundling up and heading into the cold, or staying inside and doing something special together. No matter what you’re looking to do, I have a suggestion for everyone! Read on for romantic and creative ways to impress your special someone. Enjoy a Hot Tub and Couples Massage Omni Viking Lakes Hotel in Eagan has an incredible spa unlike any other in the Twin Cities. Start…

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    Best Winter Things to Do in Stillwater, Minnesota

    Visit Stillwater in the Winter Stillwater has a rich history and is considered the birthplace of Minnesota. In 1848 the first territorial convention that began the process of establishing Minnesota as a state was held in downtown Stillwater on Myrtle and Main Street. We’ve been able to experience Stillwater in many different seasons, and winter may be the most charming. The town of Stillwater has come together to transform this already adorable, quaint river town into a winter wonderland. The entire length of Main Street’s shopping and dining area is covered in lit up snowflakes and rooftop lights. There are also a bunch of free activities that are great for adults…

  • A Duluth Winter Weekend Getaway

    Visiting Duluth in the Winter is Magical Last weekend Nic and I went on a quick getaway to Duluth. We left the Twin Cities around lunch time on Friday and stayed through Sunday. Although the trip was only a few days long, it was so nice to have a change of scenery and go somewhere new. Because of COVID, my husband and I have been working from home for the past ten months, like many other people. And, January in Minnesota is always difficult. It’s after the excitement of the holidays, yet the days are still short and cloudy, and the bitter cold can make walks with my dog a…

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    What Makes Madison, Wisconsin So Special?

    Meet Guest Writer Jenna of Jet Lagged Jenna Hi everyone, Jenna here! I was born and raised in Wisconsin, and am now living in the beautiful state of Minnesota. I am a Midwest girl at heart, and I love traveling all over the United States. I have yet to travel internationally, but I hope to someday after I see all the beauty the U.S. has to offer! I started my blog mostly as a thing for me to look back on someday, but I didn’t realize it would turn into so much more! My goal is to help with travel tips and local favorites of the places I have been. If you…

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    12 Great Twin Cities Parks for Cross-Country Skiing

    Experience Winter by Cross Country Skiing Cross country skiing is one of the best ways to get outside and enjoy winter in Minnesota. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced skier, it’s a great workout and a fun way to enjoy the outdoors. Last year I even tried cross country skiing with my 100 lbs Newfoundland, Ole. He was so excited to join me, he ended up knocking me over a few times. I’m looking forward to trying again this year because he’s settled down a little and will be a better listener. We’ve been very lucky in Minnesota these past few weeks and have already received a solid amount…

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    5 Tips for Traveling More Often in 2021

    How to Travel More Often This Year 2020 was a difficult year, filled with change, uncertainty, and loss. One thing many of us lost last year was the freedom to travel. So many flights were canceled, so many plans became distant dreams. While we are still very much in the middle of a pandemic, vaccines are here and currently being distributed across the United States and around the world. There is hope for 2021, and many of us are feeling a renewed sense of excitement for what the new year might bring. If you’re anything like me, traveling more often is a priority for 2021, and you’re already thinking about…

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    My Experience Flying During the Covid-19 Pandemic

    Flying Delta During Covid-19 I recently had my first experience flying for the first time in almost a year. Flying during the Covid-19 pandemic was very odd, and it was a bit mentally draining to be in an airport and around so many people. After nine months of working remotely and spending most of my time in nature, I was very aware of my surroundings at the airport and the potential risks around me. Overall, I think both the MSP Airport and Delta Airlines did a fantastic job keeping us safe. Check out my video below, where I documented my experience as it was happening. https://expeditionkristen.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/My-Delta-Experience.mp4 10 Observations about Flying…

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    Hiking and Camping at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

    Meet Guest Writer Tara of Back Road Ramblers Tara is a freelance writer and travel blogger with a passion for outdoor adventures. She currently blogs at Back Road Ramblers, where she shares travel tips, adventure destinations, and family vacation ideas for the wanderer in everyone. Her goal is to help families connect with the world and each other by stepping out their front door and embarking on journeys big and small. Explore America’s Largest, Deepest and Coldest Lake If you’re looking for a unique outdoor vacation on the shores of America’s largest, deepest, and coldest lake, you will love the wild seclusion of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. It is one…