Happy end of August! Since I’m not a student anymore, a shift in season doesn’t change up my daily routine very much, but pretty much everyone I know in Minnesota is a fan of fall nonetheless. Before we snuggle up at home for a long Minnesota winter, we enjoy the heck out of fall. The cool air is a relief after a summer of oppressive heat; the bustle in the city dies down a little bit; we pull out cozy sweaters and blankets for bonfires and hayrides; and fall favorites like apple crisp and pumpkin pie start to appear.
I don’t like water, but I like the pale reflection of the sun stippled over the waves in the haze of evening. Bushy trees on land stand out starkly against the water that mirrors the sky.
The Minnesota metro comprises two major cities on the Mississippi River—the “Twin Cities,” Minneapolis and St. Paul. Read More
Low on cash? I know the feeling! This spring I’ve been working on paying off my car and medical bills, but I’m getting a little stir crazy since that has meant No Travel for a while.
If you’re in the same boat, here are some suggestions for satisfying the travel bug while still being kind to your bank account.
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.
A poem for the past year.
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.