Well, it’s finally February. By now, most of us are likely itching for warmer weather, yearning to shed some layers, and escape the indoors where we are shielding ourselves from the bitter cold. But alas, winters in the bold north are predictably unpredictable and there’s a pretty good chance we’ll see snow in April. Continue reading “CURING CABIN FEVER AT LUTSEN MOUNTAINS”
If I can describe this winter in two words, it’s fish bliss. For the last month, the weekends have been packed with ice fishing adventures in the Lil Hotdish. Location: Mille Lacs Lake Continue reading “LIL HOTDISH ON THE ICE ICE BABY”
Peace, love, and Pura Vida! Words we can all strive to live by in 2018. Pura Vida or “pure life” is the most common expression in Costa Rica. It means being content with what we already have and living life to the fullest [New Years resolutions for ’18]. Continue reading “WINTER GETAWAY | PURA VIDA IN COSTA RICA”
Introducing… the Lil Hotdish.
When I first saw the Lil Hotdish, it was far from love at first sight. I found it while scrolling through my Craigslist app looking for a fish house. Minnesotans love their fish houses. This one happened to be a camper that was converted to a fish house. It looked very shabby – and not the shabby chic kind of shabby. Continue reading “The Lil Hotdish”
Lately, I’ve been obsessed with booking random, cool cabins on Airbnb with no location in mind and planning mini vacations around it. There are delightful rentable dwellings on lakes, rivers, in the middle of the woods, on farmland, and some in the center of a big city. Normally when you plan a vacation, Continue reading “20 MUST-STAY CABINS AND COZY LODGING IN MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN”
While growing up in Minnesota, the only lakes, rivers, and hiking trails I experienced were through the Discovery Channel. Even with an abundance of natural resources in the state, none of it seemed accessible to me.
Continue reading “Adult onset outdoorsing is a real thing”
Autumn is finally here and that means it’s time to bust out the cute boots, the endless pile of plaid flannels, cozy sweaters (even despite a heat advisory in Minnesota on the first day of fall), and go apple picking.
Continue reading “APPLE BUTTER TO SWEETEN YOUR AUTUMN”