Lisa Meyers McClintick

Family travel tips for MSP Airport

Plan ahead during the busiest travel times It’s the busiest time of year for the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) as Minnesota families head out for the holidays or spring break. It’s wise to arrive at least two hours early for your flight, even if it’s domestic and there are no threats of snow storms. …

Lisa Meyers McClintick

Find alternative vacation plans with Minnesota shutdowns

Families love Clear Lake Campground at Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest in Wisconsin. State park closed? Try national forests or county campgrounds Photos & feature by Lisa Meyers McClintickThere are surely moans (or shrieks) of frustration today as weekend and summer plans are foiled by the Minnesota government shutdown. It has closed all Minnesota state …

Lisa Meyers McClintick

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 …

Lisa Meyers McClintick

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. …