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June 2012


Permission to Come Aboard? Touring Minnesota’s Lakes and Rivers

June 29, 2012

Permission to Come Aboard? Touring Minnesota’s Lakes and Rivers

By Ellie M. Bayrd

Cruise Minnesota's lakes and rivers for a relaxing summer adventure. Read more »

Posted on Friday, June 29, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Apps for On the Go

June 28, 2012

Apps for On the Go

By Joel Schettler

Mobile app developers continue to create useful applications for travelers (and their friends and family). Read more »

Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Sun, Sand, Surf: Lineup of Metro Area Beaches

June 27, 2012

Sun, Sand, Surf: Lineup of Metro Area Beaches

By Chrissy Sarinske

Find a beach close to home or explore a new beach within the metro area. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (1)


Free Fallin': My Skydiving Adventure

June 26, 2012

Free Fallin': My Skydiving Adventure

By Katie Kubes

I would recommend this extreme sport to anyone and everyone, even if you're a scaredy cat. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


10 Reasons to Tour St. Paul's Summit Brewery

June 25, 2012

10 Reasons to Tour St. Paul's Summit Brewery

By Amanda Fretheim Gates

Learn how good, quality, local beer is brewed. And then taste some. For free. Read more »

Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (1)


Plan Ahead: Sounds of Summer

June 22, 2012

Plan Ahead: Sounds of Summer

By Ellie M. Bayrd

You know summer has arrived when every weekend features an outdoor music festival. Read more »

Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (1)


Shakespeare Comes to Winona

June 21, 2012

Shakespeare Comes to Winona

By Molly Schelper

If the question is to be or not to be in attendance at this year’s Great River Shakespeare Festival, then the answer is simple: to be. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Dickerson's Lake Florida Resort: A Little Slice of Heaven in Spicer

June 20, 2012

Dickerson's Lake Florida Resort: A Little Slice of Heaven in Spicer

By Chrissy Sarinske

The perfect family-friendly getaway (and the perfect sandy beach) is waiting for you in western Minnesota. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (1)


Paddle It. Protect It. And Appreciate It.

June 19, 2012

Paddle It. Protect It. And Appreciate It.

By Kelly Fitzgerald

Time to get those funds and arm muscles in order, the gorgeous Mississippi River Challenge is coming up. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Weekend Outlook: Hot Rods, Viking Ships, Parades, Fireworks, and More!

June 18, 2012

Weekend Outlook: Hot Rods, Viking Ships, Parades, Fireworks, and More!

By Amanda Fretheim Gates

Everybody loves a parade, and starting this weekend, Minnesota cities offer up events to fill your calendar. Read more »

Posted on Monday, June 18, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Summer Fun: Rochesterfest

June 15, 2012

Summer Fun: Rochesterfest

By Ellie M. Bayrd

Not that you need an excuse to visit Rochester, but the 30th annual Rochesterfest sounds like classic summer fun. Read more »

Posted on Friday, June 15, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Travel Tips: 60 Hikes and More

June 14, 2012

Travel Tips: 60 Hikes and More

By Joel Schettler

Two newly updated travel guides offer tips for hiking and camping in and around the Twin Cities. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Spectacular Parktacular in St. Louis Park

June 13, 2012

Spectacular Parktacular in St. Louis Park

By Kelly Fitzgerald

St. Louis Park has its big annual family-friendly "Party in the Park" this weekend. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (1)


This Father’s Day: Give Him an Experience, Not Another Shirt

June 12, 2012

This Father’s Day: Give Him an Experience, Not Another Shirt

By Chrissy Sarinske

This Father's Day, buy your dad a happy memory rather than a material object. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (1)


Valleyfair: Something for Everyone

June 11, 2012

Valleyfair: Something for Everyone

By Amanda Fretheim Gates

Whether you love twists and turns or just relaxing on a lazy river, Valleyfair's got you covered. Read more »

Posted on Monday, June 11, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (1)


Weekend Outlook: Art on the Lake in Excelsior

June 8, 2012

Weekend Outlook: Art on the Lake in Excelsior

By Ellie M. Bayrd

It's the 32nd anniversary of Art on the Lake. Head to Excelsior for art, food, live music, and fun for the whole family. Read more »

Posted on Friday, June 8, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Nuit Blanche: An Art All-Nighter

June 7, 2012

Nuit Blanche: An Art All-Nighter

By Joel Schettler

Join other art patrons for an all-night evening of art at this weekend's Northern Spark festival. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Experience Grandma's Marathon from the Sidelines

June 6, 2012

Experience Grandma's Marathon from the Sidelines

By Chrissy Sarinske

Grandma's Marathon in Duluth is more like a 26.2-mile block party than a grueling road race. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Whatever Happens at Grand View Lodge Girls Weekend...

June 5, 2012

Whatever Happens at Grand View Lodge Girls Weekend...

By Kelly Fitzgerald

Like Las Vegas, there are certain things better left unmentioned after a girls weekend—unless you're traveling with me, a travel blogger. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Music and Movies Under the Stars

June 4, 2012

Music and Movies Under the Stars

By Amanda Fretheim Gates

Grab a blanket and take it outside to catch a flick or a concert. Read more »

Posted on Monday, June 4, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Across the Border: Kayaking the Namekagon

June 1, 2012

Across the Border: Kayaking the Namekagon

By Ellie M. Bayrd

Kayaking the Namekagon in Wisconsin is fun for the whole family, and we proved it. Read more »

Posted on Friday, June 1, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)


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