Solgaard Check-in Closet Trunk: Environmentally Friendly Luggage

Some people are on the constant search for a great pair (or twelve) of shoes. The search for great luggage can be a similar feat. You want the right size, comfort, lightweight, affordable, durable, and if you’re like me, environmentally-friendly, too. The Solgaard Check-in Closet trunk is my newest travel gear item and here is

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Airline Lounges – A Brief Comparison

I always considered myself a self-sufficient traveler. I knew about the mythical existence on the other side of the airline lounges. Was that “splurge” for me? Turns out, yes. Yes it is. Note to readers: I literally started writing this post in May, right before the Memorial Weekend keg up of airline delays and cancellations.

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Coors Brewery Tour – Tour Information and Tips for Visiting

As a Minnesotan, and one from the land of sky blue waters, it’s sacrilegious for me to claim my love of the beer which is born in the Rocky Mountains — Coors Light. But, I unabashedly continue to order my silver bullets and after a visit to the Coors Brewery in Golden, Colorado, I am

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The Best Tacos in Denver – Renegados Tacos and Margaritas

One of my absolute favorite things is to discover great food in unexpected places. Denver certainly is a place you expect great dining options. But in the middle of a hotel development area near the airport? Totally a delicious surprise! Renegados Tacos and Margaritas is the ultimate street taco lunch spot! Renegados Tacos and Margaritas

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Tips for Visiting Sustainable Safari petting zoo in Maplewood, MN

Kids adore getting up close to animals. Enter: Sustainable Safari. As a wildlife biologist by training, I am always keen to find those which are ethical in animal treatment, sourcing, and care. Most folks know about Minnesota’s many zoos, but who knew there was a super hands-on petting zoo in a suburban mall? Here’s how

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How to Enjoy 24 Hours in the Ybor City district of Tampa

Everyone knows Tampa (a truly marvelous city) for the famous places like Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park, Busch Gardens, and the Florida Aquarium. Tom Brady helped bring the Buccaneers a Super Bowl victory in 2021 and the entire city still has evidence of the love of their team in murals and flags and billboard form.

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Cleaning Your Suitcase After Travel

The step you might be forgetting between the Lyft back to your apartment and the stowing of your suitcase for your next trip can save wear and tear on your gear and keep it clean and serviceable longer. The Rolling Suitcase – Checked and Carry On These workhorses roll up to 50 lbs. of your

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Best Adventures for Families in St. Louis

St. Louis City Museum An eclectic collection of art, industrial objects, science, and simply put, a little bit of everything and a lot of weird, the City Museum makes for a quirky stop like none you’ve likely happened upon elsewhere. As we got out of the Lyft, we skipped passed the sea serpent fence and

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Dive, Dine and Drive the Florida Keys: Discovering Van Life

After a few months of working from home, putting in 12+ hour days at a computer, I was ready to travel. I got my vaccination (as an emergency first responder I was able to get mine in January 2021) and with very little notice, decided I needed to get warm in February. The droves of

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