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Kakabeka Falls in Ontario

The North Shore of Lake Superior is littered with waterfalls. There are so many great parks and hikes in this area that it's not possible to see them all in one trip. So, how to choose which ones to visit? Our stop at Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park in Ontario was just an afterthought. We were… Continue reading Kakabeka Falls in Ontario

Sylvan Lake with a crowd on the beach
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Safer Travels During COVID-19

Like many people, we changed our travel plans due to coronavirus pandemic. As time passed, we realized that we are in this for the long haul. So, we started thinking about safer travels during COVID-19. Hazelrodt Picnic Area in Custer County, South Dakota In summer 2020, we cancelled our original travel plans, and we took… Continue reading Safer Travels During COVID-19

Badlands Sage Creek Rim Road Prairie with Trees
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Badlands Sage Creek Rim Road

Badlands National Park in South Dakota, like many national parks, has a main road that crosses the park providing easy access to many of the trails and points of interest. Undoubtedly, most of your time will be spent on the Loop Road. But, there is another less traveled scenic drive, Badlands Sage Creek Rim Road,… Continue reading Badlands Sage Creek Rim Road

Green field in front of trees and mountains in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Sometimes on vacation, things don't go exactly as planned. On our summer road trip to the Smoky Mountains, there was a mix up with the cleaning schedule. When we arrived, our cabin was not ready. We decided to make lemonade out of lemons and take an evening drive to Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains… Continue reading Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Point at Grand Marais in Minnesota
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The Point in Grand Marais

Grand Mara is a small town in Minnesota with a population of less than 1500. This delightful community is located on the North Shore of Lake Superior. It is a perfect place to stay to explore the North Shore. And, while you are there, you don't want to miss the Point in Grand Marais! The… Continue reading The Point in Grand Marais

Shelf of Long Johns and Donuts in Grand Marais, Minnesota
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Donuts in Grand Marais, MN

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. So, I always research breakfast options before my travels. When planning for our stay in Grand Marais, MN, I found a highly rated donut shop, The Worlds Best Donuts. On our first morning in Grand Marais, we decided to check it out. The World's Best Donuts was… Continue reading Donuts in Grand Marais, MN

Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge Minnesota
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Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge

Duluth, Minnesota is a historic port city on Lake Superior. This community is situated at the westernmost point of the Great Lakes. It is an important gateway for transportation to the Great Lakes region, the Atlantic Ocean, and beyond. Our time visiting Duluth was far too limited. We made a brief stop at Canal Park… Continue reading Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge

Waterton Prince of Wales Hotel
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Tip & Tee: Waterton’s Prince of Wales Hotel

Travel tees make the BEST souvenirs! In Tip & Tee, I show an awesome tee I picked up on my trip and share a trip tip for that destination! The Prince of Wales Hotel in Waterton, Alberta is a Canadian treasure perched atop a hill overlooking Upper Waterton Lake.  This prohibition era structure was completed… Continue reading Tip & Tee: Waterton’s Prince of Wales Hotel

Roller Coaster and Amusement Park Mall of America
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Mall of America

The Mall of America in Bloomington, MN (Minneapolis/St.Paul) is the largest indoor mall in the U.S. We recently stopped at the Mall of America when a road trip took us through Minneapolis. The main motivation for visiting the Mall of America was to visit the Lego Store. But, since there are lots of things to… Continue reading Mall of America

Voyageurs National Park Lake
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Tip & Tee: Relaxing in Voyageurs National Park

Travel tees make the BEST souvenirs! In Tip & Tee, I show off an awesome tee I picked up on my trip and share a trip tip for that destination! Voyageurs National Park's most notable feature is water. Voyageurs is made up of 4 large lakes (Kabetogama Rainy, Namakan, and Sand Point) and 26 smaller ones.… Continue reading Tip & Tee: Relaxing in Voyageurs National Park