Five Reasons to Visit Grand Marais, Minnesota – Retirement Travel Article

Five Reasons to Visit Grand Marais, Minnesota All year round, the skies and water at Grand Marais MN put on a showGrand Marais, far up Minnesota’s north shore of Lake Superior, is often referred to as the gateway to the Gunflint Trail and Boundary Waters Canoe Area, or maybe as the last stop before Canada. Travelers mention passing through Grand Marais on their way to somewhere else. But stay two or three nights and you’ll understand why Grand Marais has…

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How to Plan Your 2 Week US Trip – USA States Trip Itinerary and Spending Report – USA Travel Article

How to Plan Your 2 Week US Trip – USA States Trip Itinerary and Spending Report In September I took a quick US trip for about 2 weeks. Because I didn’t have anyone to road trip with, I decided to take flights use budget airlines to fly super affordably. My itinerary looked like this: Sept 6 – Denver, Colorado (overnight layover) Sept 7-11 – Austin, Texas Sept 11-14 – Chicago, Illinois Sept 14-16 – Minneapolis,…

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Things to Do in Minneapolis and Saint Paul – Retirement Travel Article

Things to Do in Minneapolis and Saint Paul Biking along the East River Road of the Mississippi offers views of downtown Minneapolis.This post, originally published in 2018, was updated in January 2020. If you are looking for things to do in Minneapolis and St. Paul, you’re undoubtedly taking into account the time of year. What to do in the Twin Cities in the summer might differ quite a bit from what to in winter! Let’s just point out that the…

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10 Fun Things to Do in Minneapolis in Winter – Retirement Travel Article

10 Fun Things to Do in Minneapolis in Winter The picturesque ice on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis is primed for figure skating or hockey. Gus, meanwhile, ponders a visit to the warming house.Winter visitors to the Twin Cities are warned about Minnesota’s famous cold temperatures and severe wind chills, and never handed a list of things to do in Minneapolis in winter. Visitors are usually here for business reasons–a major sporting event, a convention, a recording session–not because…

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Soudan Underground Mine Tour – USA Travel Article

Soudan Underground Mine Tour If you’ve ever wanted to plummet a 1/2 mile into the earth in three minutes than than Soudan Underground Mine state park mine tour is for you! Fascinating and a bit frightening it’s an hour tour that you’ll remember forever. Soudan Underground Mine tour The Soudan Underground Mine is the oldest and deepest mine in the state of Minnesota. Over the life of the mine they removed over 15.5 million tons of ore out of Soudan Underground Mine and…

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How to Plan Your 2 Week US Trip – USA States Trip Itinerary and Spending Report – USA Travel Article

How to Plan Your 2 Week US Trip – USA States Trip Itinerary and Spending Report In September I took a quick US trip for about 2 weeks. Because I didn’t have anyone to road trip with, I decided to take flights use budget airlines to fly super affordably. My itinerary looked like this: Sept 6 – Denver, Colorado (overnight layover) Sept 7-11 – Austin, Texas Sept 11-14 – Chicago, Illinois Sept 14-16 – Minneapolis,…

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5 Reasons to Ride the Combine – USA Travel Article

5 Reasons to Ride the Combine A lot of hard work goes into a harvest. Getting in that combine during harvest signifies so many things. The end of a season, a year of hard work, accomplishment and probably even some loss (especially considering the weather as of late). Combining to bring in the harvest during the tiny window of time that is late fall means late hours, long days, waiting and plenty of dirt for those who make farming their…

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Top 5 for Experiencing the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge – USA Travel Article

Top 5 for Experiencing the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge The Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Minnesota. With its criss-crossing metal beams and picturesque location it’s no wonder that it’s photographed as often as it is! Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 the lift bridge is located at the heart of Canal Park, near downtown Duluth and is visible from nearly everywhere in the city as…

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Paddling Into The Wild • Expert Vagabond – USA Travel Article

Paddling Into The Wild • Expert Vagabond Canoeing the Boundary Waters in MinnesotaEly, MinnesotaIf you’re looking to get away, unwind, and reconnect with nature, you really can’t beat a backcountry canoe trip into Minnesota’s pristine Boundary Waters Canoe Area.With the wind at my back, I glided effortlessly over the cool lake water with every thrust of my paddle. The calming silence broken only by the lonely wail of a loon swimming close by…My father & sister were slightly ahead of…

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Minnesota #BucketList by season | What to see & Do in MN – USA Travel Article

Minnesota #BucketList by season | What to see & Do in MN Minnesota: Land of 4 very distinct seasons, 10,000 lakes, and more to do and see than you could possibly imagine. Included in this Minnesota bucket list is just a small sample of all the wonderful and exotic things you can do in Minnesota. This is meant to get you started on some of those key experiences everyone should try at least once. Share your Minnesota Bucket List with…

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