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Breckenridge, Colorado Ski Slopes

Breckenridge: Historic Town in the Rocky Mountains

While we’ve enjoyed many fantastic ski slopes in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Breckenridge (Breck to locals) has become the chosen go-to-ski-week vacation spot for my husband and me. It not only offers excellent skiing variety on its five peaks, but the town itself surprises with a plethora of things …

Art Shanty Project Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN Uncategorized

Minneapolis: Art on a Lake

What do people in Minneapolis do on winter days when the temperature often doesn’t climb much past zero? They bundle up and look for fun reasons to get outside and walk, skate, or ski on the city’s frozen lakes. For 4 weekends in January- February, that might include wandering out …

Celebrate the Holidays in Chicago
Chicago, IL

Chicago: Holidays in the Windy City

Chicago is beautiful any time of year, but during the holidays, it truly sparkles. Here are three ways you can experience the season Chicago-style. Ice Skate in Millenium Park – There are two options for skating in the park. You can choose The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink, near Michigan Avenue in the …

San franscisco
San Francisco, CA

San Francisco: Union Street

San Francisco has many fun and iconic neighborhoods that I love to explore every time I go. However, I was determined to find someplace away from the tourist crowds on a recent trip, and for that, Union Street in the Cow Hollow neighborhood definitely fits the bill. Not to be …

New Orleans, LA

New Orleans: Frenchman Street

I have friends who, like me, have been to New Orleans several times. However, unlike me, they pretty much head for Bourbon Street and the French Quarter every time they go. Don’t get me wrong, if you’ve never been to Bourbon Street, by all means, you should go. It’s a …

Orlando, FL

Orlando: South Eola Neighborhood

Because I am in the business of working with clients on trade shows, I end up in Orlando a lot!  I’ve always kind of thought of the city as a cultural wilderness (i.e. lots of chain restaurants and Disney-themed and other touristy shops) So last time I was there, I …

Walking through the Badlands
South Dakota

South Dakota: The Badlands

After driving straight through Nebraska on our way to visit family in CO, my husband and I decided to make our trip back to MN a bit of an old-fashioned roadtrip. We drove through the sounthern tip of Wyoming and then cut across South Dakota. We spent the night in …

Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis/St Paul Airport

When it comes to long layovers at an airport, you may not mind if you find yourself “stuck” at one at the Minneapolis/St Paul Airport (MSP). Scattered throughout the terminals are, of course, a plethora of national chain restaurants for every taste, as well as newstands, and coffee shops. However, …

New York, NY

NYC: Buona Caccia

Eataly is an indoor Italian market/restaurant/cooking school/wine shop/all around fun place to hang out. The original is located at 200 5th Avenue (at 23rd) in NYC and is one of my favorite places to spend time in Manhattan when I find myself with a bit of spare time on my …

Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis: Downtown Walks

If you’re like me, walking is the way you love to explore and experience the ebb and flow of a city. To get a feel for how it works and plays, and catch glimpses of history and ideas for further exploration. Here are three walks you can take in the …