Wearin’ o’ the Green: Blue Earth, Minnesota, home to Green Giant

Who knew the Jolly Green Giant was Irish? I mean, he wears green…all the time. He has to be Irish, right? Regardless, one thing is for sure – the Green Giant is one of the world’s tallest statues. Standing more than 55 feet tall, he greets people to Blue Earth, Minnesota, just off Interstate 90. […]

Metro CC, The Walking Tourists team to offer Midwest travel classes

Want to learn about day trips from the Omaha area? Maybe check out places where legends and celebrities called home in the Midwest? How about checking out some of the natural beauty we have in the region? These and more are the focus of a Midwest Travel class that we and Metropolitan Community College are […]

Filling our 2017 bucket list on ‘National Plan for Vacation Day’

Welcome to “National Plan for Vacation Day.” Jan. 31 has been designated as the day to help people plan their time off for the year. Project Time Off says that people who plan their vacations early in the year actually take time off from work for some recreation. It’s vital that people plan to take time […]

Radisson Blu hotel ‘attached’ to the Mall of America

Staying at the Radisson Blu hotel next to the Mall of America means you actually don’t have to step outside during your stay, unless you want to. The hotel is connected to North America’s largest shopping mall via a skywalk. Between the hotel and the mall, visitors have everything they need for a short vacation. […]

Travels 2016: Exploring Minnesota

Minnesota may be best known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” but it could easily be called the “Land of 10,000 attractions.” It seems like we took in so many sights during our trips to the north land this year. From learning about my family’s involvement with Minnesota history to visiting the river community of […]

Enjoying the beauty of St. Paul’s Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

Minnesota’s Twin Cities offer people amazing free attractions. Our latest venture brought us to St. Paul’s Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. Como Park combines two of our favorites – a zoo and a conservatory/botanical garden. We picked the perfect day to visit. The sun was shining, blue skies with a hint of white clouds above […]

December Midwest Travel Twitter Chat – Visit Roseville, Minnesota

Disclaimer: Thanks to Visit Roseville for sponsoring this post and the December Midwest Travel Twitter Chat. All opinions and views are ours. Roseville, Minnesota, is perfectly positioned close to it all next to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. It is the perfect place to make your base for going to attractions like the Como […]

Stillwater, Minnesota, is a great place for fall views

We were pretty excited to hear that fall colors were starting to peak in Stillwater, Minnesota, the weekend we were going to be in the area. Lisa had been checking status since the calendar hit fall in September. So, we were all set for a great time in the former logging city. Leaves brightly showing […]

Did you know? Some interesting facts about Roseville, Minnesota

I love Super Target. It’s our family’s favorite store brand. I walk there daily over lunch. We shop there religiously. I was giddy when they announced their stores would open at 7 a.m. recently. “So what,” you ask? Well, imagine my excitement when I learned that the first-ever Target (long before Super Target was a […]

Courtyard Roseville hotel offers comfortable stay, proximity to Twin Cities

I think as people travel, we develop our favorite hotel groups. We gain a familiarity with them. A comfort. And we can reasonably expect a favorite chain’s hotel in Chicago to be about the same as one in Wichita. Lisa and I worked for a hotel company years ago. We always stayed with the chain […]

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