Things to Do in Minneapolis and Saint Paul

Things to do in Minneapolis and St. Paul in Summer or Winter; walk or skate the lakes; book some theater tickets; find free museums and plenty to do with kids. Locals want visitors to experience the outdoors and find fun things to do.

By |2018-11-19T00:03:12+00:00November 15, 2018|Categories: North America, United States|Tags: , |20 Comments

When Your Car Falls Through the Ice

Gary Thompson of Tri-State Diving. Freshwater diving in the summer gives way to salvaging vehicles that have fallen through the ice in the winter. Gary Thompson is the guy you call when your [...]

How to Visit Minneapolis: Stay Downtown

The birthplace of Minneapolis on the Mississippi River at St. Anthony Falls is also the best place to take a walk or bike. This view is from the Mill City Museum. A couple [...]

By |2018-08-24T08:49:15+00:00September 21, 2017|Categories: Eat Drink Stay, North America, United States|Tags: , |10 Comments

Sunset, Grand Marais, Minnesota

Sometimes, a photo just happens. You're wandering around the town, doing a little souvenir shopping and then having a light dinner. You had left the big camera in the room because you'd done some shooting [...]

By |2017-09-13T13:18:40+00:00September 11, 2017|Categories: North America, Photo of the Day, United States|Tags: , , |3 Comments

50 of Our Favorite Photos of 2016

It was a bit of an odd year for us in 2016. While we did some trips around the Midwest in the first half of the year (and Kris went to Baja California by herself) [...]

Getting Away to the North Shore

From Shovel Point looking back southwest to Palisade Head We’ve already posted some pretty pictures from the North Shore. But for anyone within striking distance–and that includes folks from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Manitoba, and [...]

By |2018-03-07T22:23:02+00:00April 22, 2016|Categories: Eat Drink Stay, National Parks, North America, United States|Tags: |31 Comments

Lake Superior Shoreline, Grand Marais, Minnesota

I love Grand Marais, Minnesota. For one thing, it's the start of the Gunflint Trail, which leads up to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Wilderness. Second, it is the home of one of my [...]

By |2016-04-20T22:55:54+00:00April 20, 2016|Categories: North America, Photo of the Day, United States|Tags: , |2 Comments

Split Rock Lighthouse, Lake Superior, Minnesota

We drove into the Split Rock state park, but for some reason didn't visit the lighthouse itself. We did read the plaque, though, and learned it had been built in 1910, after a storm in [...]

By |2016-04-20T09:34:12+00:00April 20, 2016|Categories: North America, Photo of the Day, United States|Tags: , |0 Comments

Frozen Gunflint Lake, Boundary Waters, Minnesota

After spending the last few months in unseasonably warm weather in Iowa and Minnesota, it was a bit of a surprise to drive four hours north of the Twin Cities and see that there is [...]

By |2016-04-16T10:08:46+00:00April 16, 2016|Categories: Canada, North America, Photo of the Day, United States|Tags: , , |0 Comments