If there is a state that has surprised me in ways I would never imagine, it would be Michigan. Last summer we took a road trip around the Upper Peninsula near Lake Superior. This summer, we decided to switch things up a bit! We spend a week in the Traverse City area of Michigan, and […]

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10 Things to Do and Places to See in the Traverse City, Michigan Area

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Do you enjoy cabin stays on the lake, the sound of loons singing at night and the ultimate hiking experience? Look no further than the oldest resort in all of Minnesota- Wambolts Cabin Resort near Park Rapids, MN. Wambolts Cabin Resort was originally a fishing lodge that drew fisherman from all over, opening in 1899. […]

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10 Things to Do at Wambolts Cabin Resort Near Itasca State Park

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What is there to do in West Virginia? This is a question I was asked numerous times as I shared my upcoming plans to travel east. West Virginia is the 10th smallest state, and one of the lesser populated states. However, it’s truly a hidden gem. Made up of tree covered Appalachian Mountains, there is […]

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10 Beautiful Places to Visit in West Virginia

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If you think the Midwest lacks breathtaking views and unique experiences, think again! We explored Eureka Springs, AR and southwestern Missouri’s Ozark Region for a weekend. It was completely unforgettable- we had no idea such a beautiful place was 8 hours south of us in Minnesota! The Ozark Region extends across 5 states: Arkansas, Missouri, […]

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12 Incredible Things to Do Near Eureka Springs in the Ozarks

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This April I took my partner to the North Shore of Minnesota for the very first time. We were excited, being it was both of our first times staying at the Bluefin Bay resort along Lake Superior in Tofte, MN. We had only a weekend, so I was faced with the question: What are the […]

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Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior: Things to Do During a North Shore Weekend Trip

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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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