Minnesota, it’s time we talked. We grew up together, you and I. We’ve been through a lot. We’ve been nice to each other, Minnesota nice that is. We tried to overlook one another’s faults. We tried to love one another for who we are. Every time I left you, it gave me comfort to know … More Goodbye, Minnesota. It’s not you, it’s me.
Over the past two years, we’ve been downsizing. I find it uniquely satisfying to cull the things that never travel with us, so they can no longer anchor us down. … More On Downsizing: The Story of (Our) Stuff
There are so many reasons to fall in love with the world. Here are 17. … More 17 Reasons to Fall in LOVE with Travel
Worried that hosteling is only for the 20-something set? Check out this guide to hosteling at any age.x … More Guide to Hosteling Over Age 30, 40, 50+
I spend a lot of time on this blog gushing about the goodness in the world. But these days, that doesn’t seem to sell. In fact, one person I know accused me of being “all kumbaya about the world,” which doesn’t translate, but I’ll give them a pass. I get the gist. You don’t … More Travel: 10 Things I Hate
Minnesota is about to host the coldest Superbowl in history. And that delights us. … More Minnesota is about to host the coldest Superbowl in history.
El Guero Canelo snags a coveted James Beard Award for what else? Hot dogs. … More In Tucson, Hot Dogs Get Their Due
When traveling in Scandinavia, there are a variety of ways to get from point A to B, but the overnight ferry from Helsinki, Finland to Stockholm, Sweden is next-level fun. Before taking the overnight ferry, I wasn’t sure if cruising was my thing. For one, I’m honestly not that interested so-called luxury travel. Though it’s … More Come Aboard The Overnight Ferry From Helsinki, Finland to Stockholm, Sweden
Learning to cook Belizean stewed chicken and beans and rice in an impromptu class with a local chef on Caye Caulker. … More Learning to Cook on Caye Caulker, Belize
On a recent trip to Sweden, I reconnected with my family history and found living Swedish relatives. … More The Best Souvenir in Sweden: Family