I love to travel far afield but have also discovered there are great places to discover close to home. I’ve written about several of my favorite finds for the Star Tribune. My other clips below are about people with adventurous spirits.

While you are reading my clips, take some time to think about your next adventure. Do you want to bike across the country or travel to an exotic location? Maybe you just want to step out of your regular routine and try something new. Whatever you do be sure to enjoy the journey!

Breathtaking Bluffs of LaCrosse, Wisconsin

Star Tribune Travel

September 13, 2013

When you take in the breathtaking bluffs and the scenic Miss­issippi River valley of La Crosse, Wisconsin, you feel you have traveled across the country…

Pedal Pushers

Minnesota Good Age magazine

Published January 2012

The Northfield Pedalers, a group of 50 men and women from the Northfield area ranging in age from their mid-50s to 80 or so, take to the trails, rain or shine.

Street Smart

Minnesota Good Age magazine

Published April 2011

For Bob Hedstrom, owner of Scooterville and a powerhouse in the national scooter world, two wheels 
are definitely better than four.

Pedal Through History from Cannon Falls

Star Tribune Travel

Published May 1, 2011

The Cannon Valley Trail is a perfect starting point for a day of enjoying the outdoors and relaxing amid small-town charm.

Explore the Heart of Owatonna

Star Tribune Travel

June 30, 2012

Owatonna, a town of 25,000, boasts more than 700 acres of parkland, a bustling town square, renowned architecture and historic sites…

Stop, shop and stroll in Jordan

Star Tribune Travel

June 19, 2011

Plan a picnic or a day of antiques-shopping in the town of Jordan, just south of the Twin Cities on Hwy. 169…

Taste of the Old World in New Prague

Star Tribune Travel

November 20, 2010

Settled in 1856 by immigrants primarily from southern Bohemia, New Prague is steeped in Old World tradition and small-town charm…