Minneapolis-based writer and editor, in love with both my hometown and much of the rest of the world.
Likes: Markets, textiles, animals of almost all kinds, noodle-heavy cuisines, beer.
Dislikes: Suburbanization, misogyny, white chocolate and dalmatians.
Guilin is very big and busy—be prepared for that. It was too big for our tastes, so we headed right out to Yangshuo, which in itself is pretty busy (we like things more laid back and secluded, too, and would not have stayed in... See More
Colombia is such a fantastic destination—you'll have a blast! Unfortunately, I didn't get to Medellín, so I can't help with the tejo. You've got the big things down for Salento (I might just add horseback riding)... See More
Peru might be a great choice for you, Bridge. Spend a day or two in Lima (maybe as bookends on the front and back of your trip), throw in Cusco and some spots in the Valle Sagrado and/or Arequipa... See More
Right there with you, Shanda. My husband and I are just the same and we knew a beach honeymoon wasn't for us. We ended up going to Turkey, starting in Istanbul, then adding on Cappadocia, Ephesusand Bodrum,... See More
Vietnam is a wonderful country—I'm desperate to go back, so lucky you! :) 1) Nha Trang might be on your itinerary anyway if you want a bit of beach time, and there's definitely diving to be done there. One word of caution—or really, just something to be aware... See More
Hi Alan! Definitely head over to Minnehaha Park, where you'll find some good, easy hiking, scenery and Sea Salt Eatery. If you want to extend the experience, get bikes from a Nice Ride station and ride along Minnehaha... See More
Hi Sonal, It's a bit hard to know what to recommend without knowing more about your interests, tolerance for hard going vs. luxury, tolerance of noisy youths, etc., but there are certainly some general recommendations that I can make! I'd say to either start your... See More
Is it worth a go? Sure! The MOA is certainly an experience unto itself, though I really prefer to shop small businesses as much as possible. If you do end up going, head to Masu Sushi & Robata for a bite. It's locally owned and does really good... See More
Hi James, and welcome! Here's the theme for experiencing Minneapolis like a local: blend nature and culture. Let that be your guiding principle and I know you'll have a great time. So, how to accomplish that? Here are some suggestions: NATURE * The lakes.... See More