I will admit- I have driven through the Chisago Chain of Lakes area (about 30-50 minutes north of Minneapolis) on my way to Duluth or the North Shore. I never thought twice about visiting this unique area. What a big mistake I was making! Over the past couple of years, I have explored towns I […]

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Romantic Getaway in Minnesota : An Itinerary for a Weekend Getaway Lakeside in Harris and Chisago Lakes Area

Sunset on the docks of the Goose Lake Getaway.

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Wine country has been on my places to go for quite some time- save this list of highlights to experience when you travel Sonoma and Napa Valley! We decided to travel the Sonoma and Napa Valley region during our California coast road trip last summer. Both regions are located less than 60 miles northeast of […]

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10 Ways to Enjoy USA’s Wine Country Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley

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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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Over the years, we have been able to explore some of the most iconic state parks in the United States. From Mount Tamalpais State Park in California, Ecola State Park in Oregon to Split Rock Light House State Park in Minnesota, each state park has it’s own beauty. However, one state park has captured our […]

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10 Reasons to Plan a Visit to Custer State Park in South Dakota

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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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What is one thing you enjoy doing no matter where you travel to? One of my favorite things about traveling is trying new food. I especially enjoy coffee shops with an array of coffee flights! Whether they’re hot, iced or seasonal drinks, save this list as your guide to coffee flights in Minneapolis MN and […]

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Your Guide to Coffee Flights in Minneapolis MN and Beyond

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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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Carmel by the Sea is a picturesque town located on the Monetary Peninsula in central California. If you are planning a California road trip, make sure to plans some adventures near Carmel by the Sea! Known for it’s turquoise blue waters, fairy tale cottages and scenic bluffs, like the Big Sur bridge. Add these iconic […]

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10 Lovely Adventures Near Carmel By the Sea California

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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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