Posts Categorized: Adventure Travel

Minnesota’s Big Bog State Recreation Area

    Story and Photos by Lisa Meyers McClintick With the excitement of a birder spotting a rare warbler, my daughter and I quickly sunk to our knees on the edge of the Big Bog boardwalk to study our botanical target: insect-eating pitcher plants. They carried enough of creepy-crawly “eew” factor to convince my 10-year-old… Read more »

St. Louis offers flying trapeze at Union Station

Circus Harmony’s new flying trapeze at St. Louis. Photos provided by Explore St. Louis. Circus Harmony offers fresh wayto have fun and face your fears Sometime in my late 30s, the inner equilibrium that fueled a childhood full of cartwheels, flips off swim rafts and summer pool somersaults disappeared, leading to severe vertigo with any… Read more »

Meeting Muhammed Ali & the serendipity of travel

Picking up a scrawny 7-year-old (that would be me) was no effort for legendary boxer Muhammed Ali in 1976. “Muhammed Ali’s on the plane!” News like that spreads fast–especially in 1976 near the prime of his career. Muhammed Ali, one of America’s greatest sports legends, turns 70 today. I was only 7 when our paths… Read more »

Minnesota’s Cuyuna Lakes mountain bike trails open

You’d never know this ultra-clear lake near Crosby was formerly a mine pit. Former mines transform into a premiere playground Jenny Smith heading through Boot Camp. One of Minnesota’s best-kept secrets, the Cuyuna Lakes State Recreation Area, won’t be under the radar much longer. The buzz has been building for years among mountain biking fans…. Read more »

Long weekend: Devil’s Lake & Wisconsin Dells

Devil’s Lake State Park Wisconsin Dells’ fall fun beyond waterparksNeed a fun family getaway for Minnesota’s four-day teachers’ workshop weekend? One of our favorites is a trek to Wisconsin Dells. Sure, the indoor waterparks are a gimme (and weatherproof), but there are several other outstanding attractions that get lost in the crush of things to… Read more »