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Nice Ride, Nice Paddle

If approved, a new kayak-sharing service in the Twin Cities will be the first of its kind in the nation

The Pace of Politics

Minnesota delegate Michael Gibino ran 1200 miles in less than a month from Minneapolis to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

Best Places to See the Fireworks in the Twin Cities

Enter to Win a Free Golf Vacation

Enter to win a two-night stay at Jackpot Junction Casino with two rounds of golf at award-winning Dacotah Ridge Golf Club.

Small Town Getaway In Little Luverne, Minnesota

5 Fall Festivals To Attend This Season

Whether art, music, food or drinks are your calling, or you are looking for something family-friendly, there is an autumn-themed festival in here for you.

The River Signal

Take a ride down the Mississippi with a trio of young men whose new riverboat radio show restores a sense of adventure in its listeners

Honeybee Colonies at the Radisson Blu

The rooftop of the Radisson Blu Mall of America welcomes somewhat infamous new residents—honeybees!

Delta and MSP Airport’s Future Plans

Delta and MSP Airport have a lot planned for both the coming months and years. We've summed it all up

Hotel and Airline Prices in 2015: What to Expect

Joel Wartgow, senior director of CWT Solutions Group, talks about travel dangers, rising airfare prices and deals.

State Fair Foods, Star Trek, and Lake Wobegon

The Minnesota State Fair announces its list of new foods for 2014; experience Star Trek at Mall of America; and visit "Lake Wobegon" this Fourth of July weekend.

Explore Minnesota's Strong Summer Tourism Outlook

A pre-season travel forecast by Explore Minnesota points toward a busy summer.

Satisfied Air Travelers? It’s a Mixed Bag.

While customer satisfaction with airlines remains low, Delta made the largest gain among all carriers. A new report shows travelers love the airline experience, until they board the plane.

Go Wild! Day

Governor Mark Dayton calls on fans to support the Minnesota Wild in their bid for an NHL title by proclaiming today "Go Wild! Day" across the state.

Apple's iBeacon Arrives at Target Field

Apple's new, little-known, iBeacon technology enhances the visitor experience to Target Field.

Catching a Flight at MSP? Better Arrive Early

More travelers and short staff have created some long security lines at MSP International Airport. You may want to consider TSA's expedited screening program to avoid the hassle.

A Minneapolis Promenade: Running Maps of US Cities by Nathan Yau

Whether it’s the mall in Washington, D.C., the lakeshore of Chicago, or the paths near the Chain of Lakes and Mississippi River of Minneapolis, each city has that iconic promenade, if you will, where people tend to gather.

The Future’s So Bright…For Minnesota Hospitality

Minnesota tourism is set to have a very good year.

Spirit Airlines to Offer New Non-stop Services to Baltimore and Houston

Spirit Airlines and other low cost carriers will give Twin Cities air passengers more options in the coming year.

More Cool Moments

Explore Minnesota releases their latest television spots for winter 2014, proving there's "more to explore" even when the temperatures are low.

Put Some Summer Into Winter at Como Park

Como Zoo's Tropical Encounters exhibit offers colorful scenery, warm air, and a valuable rainforest education.

Happy New Year

Travel predictions for 2014; The Saint Paul Hotel is named among the world's best hotels; and celebrate Earl Bakken's 90th birthday at The Bakken Museum.

Acts of Kindness and Appreciation

Whether it’s an innkeeper opening a door to a veteran or a traveler adding a few toys to their luggage, our hospitality community finds many ways to pay it forward.

'Best Of' Bash for the Ages

Join us Thursday, October 24, as we celebrate the Best Of the Twin Cities at the Union Depot.

Roseville: A Rand McNally “Best Small Town” Finalist

Rand McNally recognizes Roseville as one of the Best Small Towns in America to find a "satisfying down-home meal."

The Land of Plenty

“Minnesota: Land of Plenty" highlights the beauty of our state as you would have found it in 1942.

Honoring the Brave

More than 2,000 museums across America offer free admission to our nation’s active duty military servers and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Zip Around Minneapolis

Zipcar brings its car-sharing services to Minneapolis, just in time for summer travel season.

Minnesota "Ice"

Anglers looking to get out on the lake for the Minnesota fishing opener this weekend may encounter the remains of an especially long winter: ice.

Minnesota Museums Month: New App & Visiting the Minnesota History Center

With a new app, it’s easier to visit museums participating in Minnesota Museums Month, including the Minnesota History Center.

Unite in Service During National Volunteer Week

You never know whom you'll meet, where you'll go, or the lives you'll affect.

There's Still More to Explore

It's officially the season when states and cities gear up for the spring and summer travel markets and launch their freshly minted marketing campaigns.

Tourism Works

Explore Minnesota and Meet Minneapolis believe in the power of marketing travel to our region.

More To Tourism

Tourism plays a very important role in Minnesota's economy. That's why industry leaders are looking for more support.

There's More to Explore

Governor Mark Dayton believes in tourism's ability to boost the region's economy.

Two Travel-Worthy Museum Exhibits

Two exhibits at area museums are worthy of a trip to the Twin Cities in and of themselves. But you better hurry; one of them closes soon.

Holiday Lights Vol. 4

Ring in the season wherever you are with tunes by Minnesota's best.

Top U.S. Travel Destination for 2013

Lonely Planet places the Twin Cities in its annual top 10 list of places to visit in the United States.

Tome for the Holidays

Travel and outdoor-inspired books from the Minnesota Historical Society Press + Borealis Books make great gifts

Travel Smart With Spirit

Spirit Airlines is in town, but stay informed to keep your costs down.
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Whether you are a seasoned Twin Cities traveler or planning your first trip to Minnesota, this blog will introduce you to many new adventures to add to your itinerary. From day trips and scenic discoveries to luxurious girls weekends, travel tips, and insider scoops, our editors will give you all the information you need to enjoy your stay Up North.