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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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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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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Tucked away along the Mississippi River and the bluffs is the charming town of Red Wing, MN. You may have heard of Red Wing through the famous shoe brand Red Wing Shoes, named after this cozy town. Red Wing is located in southeastern Minnesota (part of Goodhue County) and it lies along the Mississippi River. […]

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10 Things to Do in Red Wing MN

Red Wing MN mural

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Are you looking for a little taste of Germany but not wanting to travel too far? Look no further than New Ulm, MN. Located 90 miles southwest of Minneapolis, New Ulm MN offers a little taste of Germany with it’s food, shops and gatherings like Oktoberfest. New Ulm is nestled along the beautiful Minnesota River […]

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Road Trip Adventure to New Ulm, MN

Taken in the gardens of Schell Brewery

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We are lucky to be only 30 minutes away from the adorable town of Northfield, MN. When people ask me what my favorite towns in Minnesota are, I will always say Grand Marais, Stillwater, Taylors Falls, Lanesboro and Northfield. Northfield has a special place in my heart because I have been going there since I […]

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15 Favorite Day Trip Activities in Northfield, MN

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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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Affordable Lakeside Cabin with All the Views! The North Shore of Minnesota gets all the glory for it’s beauty- but the Northwoods of Minnesota is just as gorgeous with so much to offer. We were lucky enough to explore this area during fall time, and it is one of the most beautiful places to view […]

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Explore Minnesota at the Gilmore Getaway in Park Rapids: A Lake Cabin Rental MN

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Since the onset of COVID 19, we have seen more visitors in State and National Parks than ever before. As wonderful as it is to see people connecting with nature, I have also heard frustration about the crowds that did not exist in these places decades ago as compared to now. If you are looking […]

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Itinerary to Explore Voyageurs National Park : One of the Best National Parks in America

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