Travel & Outdoors

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Best Weekend Getaways In The Minnesota Area

If you and your spouse or guest are looking for a weekend getaway in the Minnesota area, give these five spots a shot for some rest and relaxation as well as some fun.

07/13/2013

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Wander Minnesota: Sightseeing with Veterans

After the Fourth of July, a reader asked me to come up with a list of places she could take her elderly father-in-law, a WWII veteran, over the summer that would give him the opportunity to pay respects to veterans of any war.

07/09/2013

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Most Affordable Golf Courses In Minnesota

Warm weather and sunshine converts into more time on the golf course. Check out these five affordable courses around Minnesota.

07/06/2013

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Best Day Trips For Under $100 In The Minnesota Area

Head to one of these destinations for an inexpensive day trip within two hours of the Twin Cities.

06/29/2013

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Best Paintball Arenas In Minnesota

Nothing says summer like a game of paintball, and Minnesota is full of fantastic paintball facilities.

06/22/2013

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Best Landscapers In Minnesota

These Minnesota landscaping businesses take their clients’ satisfaction very seriously.

06/15/2013

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Goin’ To The Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Alexandria

All this week, Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer are goin’ to the lake. On Tuesday, they headed to Alexandria, Minn. There — on a sunny day with highs in the 80s — the duo visited the Maritime Museum, a winery and even went surfing.

06/11/2013

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Best Public Beaches To Spend A Summer Day In Minnesota

Check out this list of the four best beaches in Minnesota to take in some sun and relax.

06/08/2013

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Best Places For Horseback Riding In Minnesota

Plan a fun horseback riding outing with the family at any of these great stables near the Twin Cities.

06/01/2013

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Wander Minnesota: Crawfish Boil

Ideally, the weather would have been better last Saturday for the first of Cajun 2 Geaux’s outdoor crawfish boils. But even on a chilly, cloudy day, it’s hard not to feel festive when the Cajun-themed truck begins cooking.

05/28/2013

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Best Places To Go Fishing In Minnesota

Minnesota state parks are great places for beginning anglers to try a hand at catching fish.

05/25/2013

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Wander Minnesota: The Beginning of Blooms

The long winter slowed the arrival of spring and all things spring-like, including the much-needed beauty of perennial flowers and bulbs. But at last they’re making an appearance. Over the weekend, I visited the Munsinger Clemens Gardens in St. Cloud, where the bulbs were bursting out, and signs of future floral glories to come.

05/22/2013

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Best Budget Fitness Classes In Minnesota

These Minnesota fitness classes will help you get in shape and save a little dough.

05/18/2013

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Best Places For Off-Roading In Minnesota

Minnesota state parks provide several excellent off-roading locations.

05/11/2013

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Best Travel Agencies In Minnesota

Let these Minnesota-based travel agents help you plan your summer vacation this year.

05/04/2013

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Scarecrow Alley At The MN Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo is getting into the spirit of autumn with their new Scarecrow Alley. Have a scarecrow pic to share? Send it our way!

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America’s Top 20 Beaches

Check out the best beaches in America.

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The Animals Of Antarctica

Antarctica is the most inhospitable place on Earth. Certain creatures survive there, though global warming can threaten their natural habitats.

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The Ice Of Antarctica

Antarctica, the coldest place on Earth, is feeling the effects of global warming. See the view from the bottom of the Earth.

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Our Country’s National Parks

National Parks preserve some of America’s most interesting and unique environments. Take a trip to these national treasures.

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Most Romantic Cities In The World

Take an enchanting trip for Valentine’s Day. Tour the world’s most romantic cities, in photos.

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