U.S. Travel Guides

Even though I live in Europe now, I still look forward to going back to play tourist in the U.S. I spent 18 years growing up in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, and later moving to Chicago for college. I consider both cities home, and have been lucky enough to visit quite a few others cities as well. All of my travel guides are curated for the responsible traveler, to help you be more mindful of self, culture, and the environment. 

Texas Travel guides

Where to Find the Best Austin Food Truck Parks

I’ve already written extensively about the local shopping scene in Austin, specifically in South Congress. But in order to truly experience this city, you should plan on eating your way around Austin’s food truck parks. Austin is the fastest growing food truck...

The Best South Congress Shops and Eats in Austin, Texas

If you only do one thing while in Austin, it should be exploring the South Congress area of town. This iconic neighborhood is home to an array of eclectic shops, murals, and street food that help “keep Austin weird”. In fact, the city’s slogan is actually a synonym...

The Best Clothing Boutiques in Austin, TX

It’s official: Austin is one of my favorite cities in the USA. Even for someone who is easily overheated (true to my Minnesota roots), I STILL fell in love with the capital of Texas 10 times over. After visiting my dad in Dallas, I took the Mega-Bus down to Austin to...

Minnesota Travel Guides

The Best Attractions in St. Paul, MN (MSP Travel Guide Part 2)

As I described in part 1 of the MSP Travel Guide series, it took me 7 years of living in 5 other cities over two continents to appreciate Minneapolis, and St. Paul. And while Minneapolis is certainly the center of action of the two sister cities, St. Paul has all the...

The Best Attractions in Minneapolis, MN (MSP Travel Guide Part 1)

When I was 18 I couldn’t wait to get out of the Twin Cities. I wanted to move to a bigger city with more “culture” and never look back. So I moved to Chicago for college, and only came home for holidays and sometimes in the summer. After college I moved to Europe, and...

The Best Minneapolis Bike Trails

Most people would have never guessed that a city with such infamously long winters is actually a biker’s paradise. Yes, my hometown of Minneapolis is named one of the most bike-friendly cities in the U.S. for “building a freeway system for bikes”. We’re STILL bragging...

Minneapolis Murals: Their Stories And Where to Find Them

One of my favorite free things to do when I’m back in my hometown is to explore the Minneapolis murals. It’s an interactive way to explore the different neighborhoods of town, and the colorful backdrops are of course ideal for the ‘gram. But more importantly, the...

20 Things to do in Duluth, Minnesota Before You Die

There are four places in the world that I consider “home”, and Duluth is one of them. From long walks along the beach with my mom, to Trampled by Turtles concerts in the park, to UMD college parties (and hangovers), it’s where I’ve checked quite a few things off my...

The Best Restaurants in Duluth, MN

For a small town, Duluth is sure full of a lot of flavor. Yep, Duluth is most definitely in the running for an up-and-coming foodie destination, while still remaining true to its humble, blue-collar roots. Most people underestimate the cuisine and culture in Duluth...

Chicago Travel Guides

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