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Month: August 2017

An insider’s guide to the Minnesota State Fair

An insider’s guide to the Minnesota State Fair

Minnesota’s Great Get-Together, where food-on-a-stick is a novelty and other strange food combinations become the center of attention. Every year, it’s a tradition for my family to go for a day and fill up on the greasy delights and check out all the new baby […]

Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Teton road trip itinerary

Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Teton road trip itinerary

Just last week, I spent my days living as a cowgirl. Roaming among the plethora of cow herds and navigating my partner through the canyons and mountains was how I spent the past 10 days on a road trip. I also remixed many versions of […]

Biggest mistakes made by beginner hikers

Biggest mistakes made by beginner hikers

When it comes to hiking, it seems simple: you strap on a pair of durable shoes and hit the trails. Well, it’s not that easy. When it comes to hiking many people neglect these things. Ultimately they are only getting half of the experience. Utilize their […]

How to make the best travel itineraries

Every time I’m telling my friends and family what I’ve done on a great getaway, they ask, “How did you hear about that?” That’s me, the ultimate guru of finding the weird and unique and quirky sights to see on my vacations. (Hence the blog […]

Winging it vs. planning out your vacations

Winging it vs. planning out your vacations

When it comes to traveling, there’s a variety of ways to vacation. At the extremes, you can visit an all-inclusive resort like Sandals or you can rough it in the wilderness with just a backpack, both require different amounts of planning. There’s also a variety […]

Biggest mistakes people make at Walt Disney World

Biggest mistakes people make at Walt Disney World

Ah, Walt Disney World, the happiest place on earth. Turns out, it also can be the most chaotic. When you’re not meeting your beloved Disney characters such as Alice, Winnie the Pooh, and Mickey, you’re waiting in long lines to meet them and ride the […]