Key West is touted for having “the southernmost” everything! That’s why as soon as December hits, people flock to Florida. The island feels exotic and tropical without the need for a passport! Because it’s basically paradise, it’s also prone to overcrowding and expensive price tags. Spending a fair amount of time on the island, I
I fly a lot. It generally ends up either being to LAX, MIA, or, most often, smaller midwestern airports. I frequent Milwaukee for work and somehow I’ve always had tunnel vision from checking by bag to heading for TSA Security checkpoints. This last trip I found a wondrous spot. It’s on the public side of
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.
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
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
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
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.
I fell in love upon arrival. The resort is laid back with an “Old Florida” charm. If you’re traveling to Crystal River to swim with the gregarious giant West Indian manatees, you’d be remiss if you planned your stay anywhere but the Plantation on Crystal River. The Plantation on Crystal River: A Full-Service Resort If
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
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