Tag Archives: Minnesota

A Look Ahead To 2016

Without sounding like a complete bust here, I’ve got a lot of repeat visits coming up in 2016. There’s a reason for that, though, which I’ll get to in a moment. First, what’s on tap for the new year…

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The Ghosts of Christmas 2014

When it comes to travel, I’ll be honest, this past year was rather slow, all things considered. I didn’t jet away to some far off foreign land, as I’ve done in years past. I didn’t set foot outside my own country, actually. I didn’t even explore a new destination, really, opting instead to stay around […]

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My Favorite Earth Day Photos

In celebration of Earth Day – which is today, in case you weren’t sure – I’d like to share some of my favorite photos from around the globe. Since I’ve been fortunate enough to set foot on all seven continents, I’ll do one for each. In no particular order, here they are – starting with […]

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My First Staycation

I’m going on my first staycation this weekend. Well, no, not really. I suppose I’m not going anywhere. I’m staying right here in Denver, hanging out with my puppy, and doing some things around town. The two of us kicked it off this past weekend by taking a walk through Cherry Creek State Park and […]

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Celebrating Hockey Day in Minnesota From the Men’s Room

Outdoor hockey. In January. In Minnesota. Sounds like fun, right? Not to the normal person. As one friend messaged me, “Your idea of fun is very different from mine.” I can’t lie. It’s true. But only because it was fun. A lot of fun, even when I took my shoes off and huddled up with […]

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The Ghosts of Christmas 2013

Bah, humbug? Not to 2013! No way. Once again, this was a wonderfully fantastic year for me when it comes to travel. There’s always a lot to be thankful for, but I’m feeling particularly fortunate this holiday season. Why’s that? Because of so many amazing experiences this past year… I wasted no time getting away […]

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The Holidays in Denver

Holidays for me as a child in Minnesota were spent the same way each year, albeit quite deliciously. Thanksgiving turkey. A half pork and half beef Christmas roast tied together. Grandma’s caramel rolls. Grandma. I’d wait anxiously for my grandparents to drive down to the Twin Cities each winter. They’d come both for Thanksgiving and […]

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A Weekend at the Grand Superior Lodge

My dad’s surprise 70th birthday was celebrated in fine fashion with a weekend at the Grand Superior Lodge on the north shore of Lake Superior. For months, my sister, brother, and I worked to make all of the arrangements. And it went off virtually without a hitch. Virtually? Yeah, there was something about someone losing […]

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