Sips: Morgan Creek Vineyards

This adventure also appeared on Minnesota Uncorked as part of this year’s 30 Days of Wine. Get in the holiday spirit by checking out the other #30DaysOfWine posts here. This fall when we headed north for a weekend…

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Eats: Hi-Lo Diner

I am an enthusiastic lover of breakfast. Sweet or savory—it doesn’t matter. I love the ritual of diner breakfasts in all of their comfort and regularity, full of worn vinyl booths and steaming cups of…

A Hidden Gem: Hennepin History Museum

Disclosure: Meet Minneapolis facilitated our visit to the Hennepin History Museum. However, all opinions are my own. Growing up in suburban Chicago, I spent many a Saturday volunteering with my mom at our local historical society. I loved learning…

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Wandering the Wabasha Street Caves

Disclosure: Visit St. Paul facilitated our tour of the Wabasha Street Caves. However, all opinions are my own. One of the first times I visited the Twin Cities, I stumbled upon the Wabasha Street Caves. Even though…

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Exploring the Mill City Museum

Disclosure: Meet Minneapolis facilitated our visit to the Mill City Museum. However, all opinions are my own. While I’ve spent a fair amount of time in Minneapolis, I realized that I know very little about the…

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Sips: Bent Brewstillery

When I travel, I love to explore local wineries and craft breweries to get a taste (literally) of the area. Over the years I’ve toted home growlers of craft brews from adventures and even helped stomp grapes at an Iowa winery. But a “brewstillery”? That was a delightful new experience for me.

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Savoring the SPAM Museum in Austin, MN

For the last few years, anytime I would drive north to Minneapolis to visit friends I would find myself chuckling at the SPAM Museum’s billboards. “Visit the Guggenham” one read. “Find Salivation” another joked. But when I finally Googled the museum, I was bummed to learn that the Austin, Minnesota attraction was closed for renovations.

So a few weeks ago when numerous friends reached out to let me know the SPAM Museum had reopened (on a related note, I’m lucky to have people who get me), I knew I needed to plan a trip…