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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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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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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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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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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Are you looking for the best places to stay in MN in Duluth? No matter who you are traveling with, time of year or what the occasion is, the historic Enger’s Lofts in the heart of Duluth’s Lincoln Park Craft District has an option for you! We are lucky to have spent a weekend in […]

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Best Places to Stay in MN: Historic Enger’s Loft

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Let’s take a Minnesota winter vacation! Plan your dream winter vacation in Grand Marais, MN near Lake Superior. Make sure to pin or save this blog post to plan your next solo or family vacation in this dreamy town near Canada. In this blog, you will find: Nearby Winter Activities Nearby Winter Hikes Best Places […]

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Fun Things to Do for a Minnesota Winter Vacation to Grand Marais

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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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