Monday, June 18, 2018

Favorite Hiking Trails of the Midwest Part 2

Midwest travel writers' picks for favorite hiking trails in the Midwest

Hiking season is upon us and I am looking for new spots for incredible scenery and enjoyable trails here in the Midwest! Last year, I published around up of Favorite Midwest Hiking Trails curated from a collection of the favorites submitted by Midwest travel writers. This year we are adding to the list! Enjoy this second collection of cherished hiking trails throughout the Midwest with ideas from some of my favorite Midwest travel writers:

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Fort Snelling: Frontier Fortress on the Mississippi


**Disclosure: Thank you to Visit Roseville for hosting our incredible visit to Roseville, Minnesota! Views are 100% my own.

I first visited Fort Snelling as a child when my grandparents took our family to visit St. Paul. Always the history buff, I was immediately fascinated by the fortification sitting above the Mississippi River. When we decided to visit Roseville, Minnesota for a family weekend, I knew that I had to bring my daughter. The day was sweltering and there is little shade at the fort, so we didn't spend as much time as I would of liked. However, we still learned quite a bit!

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Made in Minnesota Finds Near Roseville, Minnesota

Made in Minnesota Finds from our Trip to Roseville, Minnesota

**Disclosure: Thank you to Visit Roseville for hosting our incredible visit to Roseville, Minnesota! Views are 100% my own.

While enjoying the Roseville, Minnesota area, we discovered some wonderful places to pick up a made in Minnesota gift. Finding a little piece of Minnesota to take home with you is not too difficult and you will no doubt love checking out all of the finds made in Minnesota!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Highland Games, Wizards Weekend, Taste of Des Plaines and More}

Highland Games in Itasca, IL

Plenty of local family fun ideas for Father's Day Weekend! Here are my picks in the Chicago suburbs:
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Foodie Finds Near Roseville, Minnesota

Foodie Finds Near Roseville, Minnesota



**Disclosure: Thank you to Visit Roseville for hosting our incredible visit to Roseville, Minnesota! Views are 100% my own.

During a visit to Roseville, Minnesota, we sure had our share of foodie adventures! I am happy to report that we enjoyed everything we tried! The region is rich with a wide variety of flavors, cuisines and styles all close to our home base location at  the Residence Inn Minneapolis-St. Paul/Roseville. Take a peek at our foodie adventure during our Roseville, Minnesota getaway:
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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America

Indoor Amusements and Roller Coasters at Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America

**Disclosure: Thank you to Visit Roseville for hosting our incredible visit to Roseville, Minnesota! Views are 100% my own.

Our home base at the Residence Inn Minneapolis-St. Paul/Roseville was a short drive to the Mall of America. On an incredibly hot day during our stay, we were happy to have a little indoors adventure at Nickelodeon Universe inside of the mall. It is certainly a novelty to have an amusement park in a mall. Since it is indoors, it is perfect for exploration all year round.
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Friday, June 8, 2018

Minnehaha Falls and Chain of Lakes Offer Natural Inspiration in Minneapolis


**Disclosure: Thank you to Visit Roseville for hosting our incredible visit to Roseville, Minnesota! Views are 100% my own.

Our weekend adventure in Roseville, Minnesota was not short on breathtaking nature experiences! Despite the above 100 F temperatures, we were able to take advantage of cooler mornings and evenings to explore. We started one morning by visiting stunning Minnehaha Falls.

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