What 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.
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 [...]
The Gunflint Trail and the Mazda CX-9. Two of my favorite things. Sometimes you get lucky. We’d just been told that the 12-year-old used car we’d been driving for the past few years [...]
To get to know Minneapolis and a good chunk of the city and state’s history, staying in downtown Minneapolis is the charm, the real deal.
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 [...]
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) [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]