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Ask The Expert: Best Ways To Prepare For A Spring Break Staycation

Staycations are a fantastic option for those who wish to stay close to home and save a little money. Below are a few suggestions for staycations from local travel agents.

02/23/2013

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Tips For Keeping Your Kids Active From A Minnesota Fitness Professional

Keeping kids active during cold months can be a challenge. Check out these five tips from local fitness professionals.

02/16/2013

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Best Honeymoon Suites In Minnesota

Add a little romance to your life this Valentine’s Day with one of these romantic hotel suites.

02/09/2013

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Valentine’s Day Getaway Destinations In Minnesota

Take a closer look at some of Minnesota’s most romantic and charming destinations for your Valentine’s Day getaway.

02/02/2013

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Best Pet-Friendly Getaways In Minnesota

Some of the best pet-friendly vacation spots in Minnesota are also some of the most remote. Check out the list below for some ideas about where to take your family on vacation — including your four-legged friend.

01/26/2013

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Best Running Clubs In Minnesota

Finding the perfect running group can be difficult, but with these five groups, the choice becomes a bit easier.

01/19/2013

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Ask A Local Trainer: The Best Way To Get Fit In Minnesota

How’s that New Year’s resolution going? Many of us start out the year with good intentions to get healthier only to find ourselves finishing up the last of the Christmas candy late into the night. The problem can be anything from declining motivation to the lack of time to commit. Local trainer Sofia Laasiri shares about the best way to get off the couch and see results in record time.

01/12/2013

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Best Kettlebell Workouts In Minnesota

In order to benefit fully from the kettle bell workout, it is crucial to be trained properly. Take a look at some of the best kettle bell workouts in Minnesota.

01/05/2013

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Winter Driving Tips For Minnesota

In Minnesota, winter driving conditions can go from perfect to hazardous in a matter of minutes. Cold temperatures combined with ice and snow can make for difficult and dangerous commutes, so make sure you are prepared when the winter weather arrives this year. Here are a few driving tips to help you prepare for the cold and snowy months ahead.

12/29/2012

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Winter Camping Guide For Minnesota

Learn about the best places to camp, purchase gear and take classes for winter camping in Minnesota.

12/22/2012

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Best Places To Ice Climb In Minnesota

Ice climbing is a perfect activity for the physically fit and outdoor adventure enthusiast in Minnesota.

12/15/2012

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Best Holiday Escapes Near The Twin Cities

The holidays are an excellent time to gather your family and take off to one of the many unique locations around Minnesota.

12/08/2012

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Best Places For Outdoor Winter Activities In Minnesota

Some of the best and most inexpensive winter activities can be found in the park reserves scattered around the Twin Cities.

12/01/2012

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Best Places To Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree In Minnesota

Cutting down your own Christmas tree can help you and your family begin a new tradition that is sure to engage every member involved.

11/24/2012

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Best Holiday Travel Tips For People From Minnesota

For some, holiday travel can be time consuming and stressful. With a bit of planning, however, many travel headaches can be avoided entirely.

11/17/2012

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Best Places To Go Ice Skating In Minnesota

The state of Minnesota enjoys unlimited opportunities for ice skating. There is a respectable balance of places to go for tuning those skating skills and the Land of 10,000 Lakes has everything going for it in the ice department.

11/10/2012

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Best CrossFit Studios In Minnesota

Intense enough to train police academies and military special operations units yet varied and accessible enough for motivated retirees, high school athletes and new moms, CrossFit workouts can work for everyone.

11/03/2012

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The Best Haunted Graveyards In Minnesota

These allegedly haunted graveyards in Minnesota will give you quite a fright this Halloween.

10/27/2012

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Best Indoor Tracks To Exercise In The Twin Cities

Maintaining an exercise regimen year-round is an important consideration for many, yet doing so during the winter months can be a challenge. If exercising out in the brutal cold isn’t for you, check out the best indoor tracks Minnesota has to offer running enthusiasts.

10/20/2012

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Best Places To See Autumn Leaves In Minnesota

Want to break away from the metro area on a sunny fall day? Here are some northern spots you can get to on a tank of gas, enjoying the changing leaves along the way.

10/06/2012

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One-Tank Trip To Brainerd

Make a drive up north and enjoy everything that Brainerd has to offer.

09/29/2012

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Getaway Guide: Weekend Road Trip to Duluth

Looking to get away for the weekend? Why not take a leisurely road trip to Duluth?

09/22/2012

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Getaway Guide: One-Tank Trip to Red Wing

Take the family on a trip south to beautiful Red Wing.

09/15/2012

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Getaway Guide: Weekend Road Trip To Boundary Waters

The Boundary Waters is a region that extends from Canada through the United States border lying somewhere between Ontario and Minnesota. Countless paddles have come and gone through these crystal waters. Enjoy a getaway to voyageur country by making a trip yourself.

09/08/2012

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Getaway Guide: One-Tank Trip to Stillwater, MN

Scenic Stillwater sits only a short drive west of the Twin Cities, and its proximity to the St. Croix River means this bustling town is equally enjoyable on warm summer nights as it is wrapped up in a picturesque snowfall. Considered the birthplace of Minnesota, as the charter for statehood was signed here in 1858, the town is full of history. Don’t miss out on a day trip to one of the most darling cities Minnesota has to offer.

09/01/2012

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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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