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.

Time for Renewal

The beginning of every new year is a wonderful opportunity to make a fresh start. Kick a habit, lose the weight, or otherwise make a change in ourselves that we deem needs improving. A new year is, for many of us, a time of renewal. To break free from our day to day activities, and experience renewal, a trip to…