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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.