Poplar Haus

Eat, Play, Stay: The Gunflint Trail

Headed north for the rainbow trout? Here's where you'll want to stay, eat, and cross-country ski.

Rainbow Trout Made a Gunflint Trail Adventure Worth It

The bracing cold is no joke, but taking my friend up on his favorite trip north really paid off
Ornaments at the European Christmas Market

Holiday Markets 2021: Seasonal Shopping Around Minnesota

Bazaars begin this weekend

The “Old” North Shore Is Alive at the Julebyen Festival

Nordic tradition (read: trolls and a "herring race") comes out in kid-friendly fashion in Knife River in early December
A Knife River train

Eat, Play, Stay in Minnesota: Knife River

Cold weather brings out some of the best of this town north of Duluth

8 Unique Airbnbs in Minnesota

On a farm, in a dome, on the Mississippi—these Airbnbs turn lodging into an exciting experience all its own
Driftless Creek, Tanager Cabin

Viroqua Is a Small-Town Foodie Destination in Wisconsin

If you didn’t think a trip to the grocery store could be the pinnacle of a vacation, you’ve never been to Vernon County

Minnesota Road Trip Restaurants: The Full Roundup

Whatever direction you're headed, a Minnesota road trip is likely to pass by itinerary-worthy eateries
The dining hall of the Naniboujou Lodge

Minnesota Road Trip Restaurants: “Up North”

Must-stop eateries that dot North Shore destinations Duluth, Grand Marais, and Two Harbors—plus a Hibbing bakery
A-Pine Restaurant in Pequot Lakes

Minnesota Road Trip Restaurants: US-169 North

Road-trip eateries worth a stop for Minnesotans heading north on US-169 and continuing on Highway 371