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 […]

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 […]

Minnehaha Falls bring nature to urban area in Minneapolis

Autumn provides a beautiful backdrop to Minnesota’s Minnehaha Falls. The falls, part of Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis, was featured in an 1855 poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The poet based his characters – Hiawatha and Minnehaha – on Ojibwe tribal members. A sculpture representing Hiawatha and his love, Minnehaha, is located upstream from Minnehaha Falls. […]

Roseville’s Bent Brewstillery serves up a double hit

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to make a good beer. Or does it? Bent Brewstillery founder Bartley Blume was once an engineer with NASA. Why would a guy who worked for an agency that puts rockets and people into space want to make his own beer? It hearkens back to 2007, when his wife […]

Roseville ‘perfectly positioned’ in Twin Cities

When we travel, we tend to stay near at least one of the attractions we plan to visit. So, when we travel to the Twin Cities in Minnesota, we tend to stay downtown or near the Mall of America. Our recent trip to Minnesota gave us an opportunity to change that up. And are we […]

We had a gourd time at Minnesota’s ‘Pumpkin Nights’

Minnesota offers a twist on the traditional pumpkin patch. “Pumpkin Nights” combines 3,000 gourds into 12 galleries over a half-mile walk. Each gallery features designs ranging from international locations to Minnesota icons. We took in the first-year event courtesy of “Pumpkin Nights” marketing team. We were impressed with the production, which is the first of […]

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