Cancun Calling

A few steps outside the airport doors, you notice something is missing. Under a sun-drenched sky, the thought comes to mind that the chill in your bones is finally gone. With blue skies and warm sand beaches, Cancun is just what the doctor ordered to combat your winter blues.

Romantic Santorini

Plan your Romantic Getaway to the Historic Island in the Aegean Sea Article Nicolette Martin Stay: Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel is considered one of Santorini’s most romantic hotels. The elegant couples-only cliffside hideaway—named a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2018 award winner—features luxe, minimalist rooms and suites carved into the side … Continued

There’s no place like home

Twin Cities denizens are proud of our lively and thriving arts scene. We talk it up with newcomers and show it off when we have out-of-town guests. But, did you know we have our own artistic gem - hidden in plain sight - right here in Eden Prairie? It’s the Eden Prairie Art Center, located at 7650 Equitable Drive.

Bringing Hygge Home

While most people dream of warmer weather when January comes around, I’m missing a chilly, dark environment not too different from our own. Rather than opting for a beachside getaway, I’m reminiscing about one by candlelight. I would take the 3 p.m. sunset over a sunburn any day if it meant I was cuddling up for a hyggeligt Scandinavian evening.

to Paradise

What better way to kick off your married life than an amazing honeymoon in Hawaii? Just think about it—after all the hustle and bustle of planning and attending to every important detail of your big day—wouldn’t a honeymoon in an exotic locale be a perfect way for you to reconnect and create memories you will share for the rest of…

River Cruising

I have had the great pleasure of being on two of the Viking River Cruises. We chose river cruising for two reasons; the first was that my husband gets seasick (there's no rocking and rolling on the rivers) and the second was the number of guests onboard (typically a maximum of 150, both of ours were around 90). We were…

Give Them the World

I’m not a helicopter mom. I didn’t monitor the parent portal when our daughters were in high school. Sending them off to college was bittersweet, but we mostly reveled in their newfound independence. This was different. I had to summon previously untapped courage to let them explore the world without me.

Summer Fun in Southern Minnesota

Southern Minnesota is ripe with nature’s abundant beauty and there is truly a plethora of fun things to do! With summer in full swing, switch up your usual summertime fun time old standbys, and add in some new favorites.

Canadian Rockies Honeymoon Escape

A honeymoon is a wonderful way to kick off married life. If you are fortunate enough to go on your honeymoon soon after the wedding, a luscious escape to the Canadian Rockies might be the perfect trip for you. A time to unwind after the hustle and bustle of wedding planning and the numerous related festivities, a honeymoon getaway for…

International Escape: Paris

What is more amazing than a trip to Paris in the springtime? Paris is generally recognized as one of the world’s most beautiful cities; however, as giddy tulips and daffodils burst forth, laughing off winter’s grime and gloom, everything takes on a fresh and new feel. The excitement and energy of spring in Paris is palpable.