Happy America day! I’m writing this under a sky that’s uncharacteristically cloudy for the week of July 4. But despite the gloomy weather, my heart is full. Even though I often dream of running away to travel the world, I am so grateful that I will always have a wonderful home to come back to. America, you have shaped me in everything that I am. I’m proud to celebrate the land of the free today.
Last weekend, my housemates, our significant others, and I all packed up and went on an overnight triple date to Wisconsin, aka “America’s Dairyland.”
I was dreaming about Seattle years before I went there. It’s kind of a surreal place—the sunset over the water, the mountains, the Space Needle (I mean, what more perfect place for crazy science fiction stuff to happen, right? That’s what my writerly brain decided). It’s a little romantic too, thanks to the temperamental weather and Sleepless in Seattle. Even the place names and the atmosphere feel different from the Midwest. It’s one of my favorite cities I’ve been to.
Here are a few of the biggest reasons I loved it so much and why I think you should visit it as well.
Solo travel doesn’t have to be scary or expensive. Here are eight compelling reasons you should start planning your first solo trip today.
In honor of our very belated start of spring here in Minnesota, here are the gardens I most love to visit around the cities in the spring and summer.
I grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis, but I didn’t really start to explore the city until I moved there to go to college. It quickly became one of my favorite places—the sprawl of tree-lined streets, the tall stone buildings, the little cafes, the skyline across the river. At the moment, I live twenty minutes from downtown Minneapolis, and (with a very few exceptions) I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
A life update and a list of places in North America I want to visit in the coming months.