Amy Rea is a freelance writer and author of Minnesota, Land of 10,000 Lakes: an Explorer’s Guide (Countryman Press, 2008), as well as the upcoming Backroads & Byways of Minnesota (Countryman Press, spring 2011).
She grew up in northern Minnesota, attended the University of Minnesota, and bounced around various careers including managing a maternity store and working as a travel agent before settling into her writing career.
She’s married with two teenage boys and two rather poorly trained dogs.
If you’re not planning on jumping on the Black Friday sales, here are some ideas for you and yours to get out of the house and have fun after Thanksgiving.
Gearing up for the festival-heavy month of December, November also has plenty to offer.
As the season of corn mazes winds down, take the kids to the Science Museum for a different kind of maze experience.
it’s coming–everyone’s favorite fall holiday. And there are plenty of celebrations around Minnesota.
The quiet village of Carver has deep roots in Minnesota history.
Another action-packed month across the state.
An entertaining, relaxing way to take in the sights and history in Stillwater.
Don’t give up on historic sites, just because Labor Day has come and gone.
If fall is almost here, that means it’s time for harvest–and harvest festivals.
It’s only available one day, every two years. And it’s coming up soon.
Just because summer is nearly over doesn’t mean Minnesota is shutting down the festival circuit.
Each year, the Fair attracts considerable attention for its wide array of new food offerings. But that’s not all that’s new at the Fair.
Think the answer is no? You might be surprised.
Wednesdays in August, visit Duluth and take a unique boat tour.
Summer will not fade quietly away. There is almost an over-abundance of things to do around the state this month.
It’s been 10 years since the 35W bridge collapsed. To commemorate, the Minnesota Historical Society will have artifacts on display.
An easy day trip from the metro, New Prague is a vibrant, charming small town with plenty of reasons to visit.
Some people love hot and humid weather. But for those who don’t, it’s miserable. Here are some family-friendly ways to beat the heat.
Summer is prime festival season in Minnesota, and there’s something for just about everyone.
West of the metro, J. Carver Distillery is creating intriguing spirits, and welcomes visitors for distillery tours.
If you’re looking for fun things for the whole family to do on Father’s Day, there are plenty of options.
The Science of Pixar at the Science Museum of Minnesota will thrill fans (of all ages) of the legendary animation studio.
The following is just a sample of what’s going on in June. If you’re planning on taking in some of the small-town festivals, plan ahead—some of these are huge events, and you’ll want to make lodging/camping arrangements ahead of time.
Memorial Day is on the horizon. It’s the unofficial beginning of summer, but, more importantly, it’s a time to reflect and remember. Here are some of the events happening to honor the day.
It’s certainly one of the loveliest cities around, but now Duluth has a new distinction: fittest city in America.