Monthly Archives: January 20, 2012

Duluth B&B ranks among best in the nation

A.G. Thomson House blends history & comfort Trip Advisor listed Duluth’s A.G. Thomson House Bed & Breakfast at the top of its 25 Best B&Bs and Inns in the United States this week. It was among two Midwest winners for the 2012 Travelers’ Choice award. Fleur-De-Lys Mansion in St. Louis, Mo., another great choice, also… 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 »

Watch trumpeter swans in Park Rapids, Minnesota

No snow needed for winter birdwatchingIt may be winter, but Minnesota claims excellent bird-watching with the comeback of trumpeter swans. The biggest flock of trumpeters gathers in Monticello along the Mississippi River, but you also can get close to this flock in Park Rapids which is closer to summer nesting areas.  Take a look at… Read more »