Taylors Falls is a small town in Minnesota. It is a popular tourist destination for its natural beauty and the history of its lumber industry. It is located on the banks of the St. Croix River, which separates Minnesota and Wisconsin, near the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The town has been called “The Gateway to […]

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12 Reasons to Visit Taylors Falls: The Hallmark Town of Minnesota

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What is your favorite thing about fall time? Is it the fall foliage? Being able to wear cozy socks and sweaters and feel the crisp, fall air? How about the nice fall hikes & enjoying your favorite hot beverage? I love fall because EVERYTHING feels better fall time- especially exploring and going on outdoor adventures. […]

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Your Ultimate Guide to Stunning Scenic Byway Drives and Hikes for Fall Colors in MN

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If you love Lake Superior, you will love Bayfield, Wisconsin. Bayfield is a fun stop if you are going on a road trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan as well. Located on the most northern tip of Wisconsin, this tiny lake town is the gateway to the iconic Apostle Islands. There are 21 islands […]

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10 Fun Things to Do in Bayfield, WI

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One hundred twenty miles southeast from the Twin Cities in Minnesota is the crown jewel of the great river bluffs region in Minnesota: Lanesboro! Lanesboro is a small town with a big reputation for it’s trail system, river activities (Root River) and gorgeous views of the rolling bluffs (especially stunning in the fall time!). My […]

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10 Favorite Things to Do in Lanesboro, MN

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We love visiting Lake Superior’s North Shore in MN anytime of year. Eight years ago,we took our first road trip along Highway 61 & we never looked back! Eight years later, we have made some of the most unforgettable memories here. My children have been raised along the North Shore- and I wouldn’t change a […]

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The Ultimate Itinerary for North Shore MN: Lodging, Hiking and Places to Eat

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The Black Hills, SD has become one of my favorite family road trips for many reasons: there are so many awesome towns near each other to explore (Keystone, Deadwood, Rapid City, Custer, Wall), gorgeous nature sights (the Badlands, Custer State Park, Wind Cave National Park) and it’s a cheaper family vacation. I want to share […]

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10 Reasons to Take a Black Hills SD Road Trip to Hot Springs

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Taken at the Great Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg, TN. When I think of Tennessee and places to see, I think of Nashville, Memphis and the Great Smoky Mountains. While all those places are incredible and have something to offer, you are missing out if you do not visit Chattanooga TN! We stayed at the most […]

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10 Things to Do When You Visit Chattanooga TN

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I have always said the Midwest is underrated and Decorah, Iowa is no exception to this! Located im Northeastern Iowa about 30 minutes from the Minnesota border, this small town is packed with unique beauty- I did not feel like I was in Iowa anymore! Decorah is home to classic ice cream shops, waterfalls, wildflower […]

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10 Fun Family Things to Do In Decorah, Iowa

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In 2021, Smithsonian Magazine shared Ely, MN as one of the best small towns to visit in the United States. Since then, I have visited Ely twice and have never run out of things to do. When I want to reconnect with nature and slow things down, Ely is one of the places I escape […]

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10 Relaxing Things to Do in the Cozy Town of Ely, MN

Bear Head Lake State Park

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If you love the Pacific Northwest, this California Coast Road Trip Itinerary is for you! In 7 days, we explored iconic areas like Big Sur, Alcatraz and Yosemite, fancy wineries in Napa Valley and hidden gems like Bolinas and Stinson Beach. This California Coast road trip itinerary can be followed step by step or you […]

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California Coast Road Trip Itinerary

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