Picking the right tour in Savannah, Georgia

March 25, 2014
Picking the right tour in Savannah, Georgia

There are at least 97 options for tours in Savannah. That’s not a random, making-a-point number. It’s the number of tours reviewed on TripAdvisor. How do you choose from a number like that? First, the best way to see Historic Downtown Savannah is on your feet. It’s a town built for walking. (Although a private, horse-drawn carriage tour at night is hard to beat too. More on that later.) Second, consider what you are interested in. History? Architecture? Ghosts? Literature? African-American history? Pirates? You name it, you can find a tour to fit it. Third, find a knowledgeable tour...

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Ice fishing in Minnesota when it’s 40 degrees

January 21, 2014
Ice fishing in Minnesota when it’s 40 degrees

I managed to live 34 years in the lake-filled, outdoors-loving states of Minnesota and Wisconsin without ever having been ice fishing. So when a charity auction last fall offered up a day on a frozen lake with outdoors reporter Dave Orrick, I bid. And won. I initially planned to...

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An apple orchard trip with no apple-picking

October 8, 2013
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We made it out for our annual fall orchard trip a little earlier than normal this year so we were excited to focus more on apples than on pumpkins. Having previously been to the three St. Croix River area orchards – Whistling Well Farms,  McDougall’s Apple Junction and Afton Apple –...

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Travel without leaving your couch

August 29, 2013
Travel without leaving your couch

I’d been thinking recently of ways for Mark and I to satisfy our travel bug during the school year, when travel is hard to fit in to our schedules. This tweet caught my eye and I started exploring. Never been to the Grand Canyon or Mt. Everest but would...

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Vegetable gardening with dummies

July 22, 2013
Vegetable gardening with dummies

I’d been saying all winter that I wanted to replace our long neglected flower bed with a small vegetable garden. Surprising even to me, we followed through on it! On Memorial Day weekend, we sent the kids to my parents’ house and completed this transformation in about half a...

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Lanesboro Rhubarb Festival

June 3, 2013
Lanesboro Rhubarb Festival

When I came across a blurb about Lanesboro’s Rhubarb Festival in the Pioneer Press travel section a few weeks ago, I knew immediately I had to go. The very same day, my mom asked if we wanted to go camping that same weekend and I said “Sure, if you...

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The TV interview I didn’t want to give

April 23, 2012

I got a call at work Thursday afternoon from a local TV station doing a segment about how mom bloggers will effect the presidential election. They were looking for someone from MinnMoms.com to speak on the topic. I consulted with my boss about whom we should send. He pulled...

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