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.
Just in time to greet Super Bowl visitors, the Saint Paul Winter Carnival is bringing back a grand old tradition: The Ice Palace.
We just came off a cold spell, and another is just around the corner. Here are some places to break that cabin fever without freezing.
The big holiday season is over, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do in Minnesota this month. Kick off 2018 with some extra fun.
As December draws to a close and the New Year arrives, there’s still plenty to do.
White Bear Lake is home to a charming town square and several locally owned shops with everything you need.
We’re coming down the home stretch to Christmas, but there’s still lots to do.
Charming Excelsior has plenty of holiday gift options.
The holiday festival deluge continues.
More and more happening around Minnesota this week. Here are your best bets for the upcoming week.
December is packed full of events across the state. Here are just a few for this first week.
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.