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Minnesota fall migration: Sandhill cranes make a comeback

On special sunrise tours Oct. 19-20, see sandhill cranes greet the day and take flight with a ancient cacophony. Hear sandhill cranes’ prehistoric sunrise chorus  Sandhill cranes lift off at sunrise. Text & Photos by Lisa Meyers McClintick “As dawn lightens the landscape at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, a group of sandhill cranes lifts up… Read more »

Little Falls, Minn: Best things to do in Land of Lindbergh

 Charles Lindbergh’s boyhood home on the Mississippi. Photo by Lisa Meyers McClintick Small-town charm, Lindbergh home, a small zoo, fishing and military museums all thrive along the Mississippi River By Lisa Meyers McClintickLearning about Charles Lindbergh–Minnesota hero, ace aviator and one of the world’s first mega-celebrities—would alone be worth the visit to Little Falls. The… Read more »

Best Twin Cities day trip destinations in Minnesota, Wisconsin

LARK Toys’ amazing carousel near Wabasha, Minn., adds magic and whimsy to the Great River Road. Get help planning the top Twin Cities day trips If there were a fairy godmother to – “Poof!” – make Minnesota weekend getaways or week-long vacations as easy as Cinderella’s dress, I’d volunteer for the post. Really. Give me… Read more »

Wilderness Inquiry family adventure through Voyageurs National Park

Our guides, Virginia and Max, purposely swamp the canoe for a “tip test,” a lesson in getting it upright again. Life lessons in the wildFinding strength despite challenges of ADHD and Crohn’s Kate leads the paddle back to Big Sky Island, Voyageurs NP. Photos & story by Lisa Meyers McClintickOriginally published in Minneapolis Star Tribune… Read more »

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Northern Lights Resort: A parting shot at summer

Every parent should have the chance to launch their child on a family vacation. It’s deeply, deeply cathartic. It somehow equalizes things like broken windows, moldy laundry and barfing on new carpet.