Tag: travel

You Betcha: Brush up on your Minnesota slang

As you see in the movies Fargo and Drop Dead Gorgeous, Minnesotans are known for elongating the letters a and o in speech (boooat, baaag). But if you want to sound more like a native, use these terms.

Vacation without leaving Minnesota

Do your Brainerd Lakes stay the right way by skipping the conventional hotel and heading to a resort.

Take Lyft and earn free SkyMiles on Delta

I’m a big fan of Delta’s SkyMiles program. The miles you earn never expire, and they can add up quick. I just used some to book a flight for a friend who ended up giving me cash for the ticket. There are a few… Continue Reading “Take Lyft and earn free SkyMiles on Delta”

Exploring Sagrada Familia and La Rambla in Barcelona

On this journey, I was lucky to travel with three people who never experienced Barcelona before.

Meeting the Barbary macaques in Gibraltar

I traveled with Twin Cities Live co-host Steve Patterson, photographer Seth, Steve’s wife, Lu, and 40 Twin Cities Live viewers on a 11-night Mediterranean cruise. It truly was the trip of a lifetime. One highlight was meeting the Barbary macaques in the British territory… Continue Reading “Meeting the Barbary macaques in Gibraltar”

Wisconsin, Unplugged: “Water Meets the Soul” in Bayfield and on Madeline Island

First featured in Lavender Magazine September 14, 2017 A summer’s weekend at your college friend’s parents’ cabin can be a blast. For starters, there’s sleeping six to a room, cooking your own meals, washing all those dishes…oh, and there’s no air conditioning. Folks, it’s… Continue Reading “Wisconsin, Unplugged: “Water Meets the Soul” in Bayfield and on Madeline Island”

The can’t-miss activity in New York City that won’t peg you as a tourist

The list of iconic, must-visit spots in New York City runs long: there’s Central Park and Times Square, of course. You can’t forget about The Stonewall Inn and a trip to Harold Square to see the world’s largest store (by the way, that Macy’s… Continue Reading “The can’t-miss activity in New York City that won’t peg you as a tourist”

ASAPtown: Why a Trip to the Tip of Cape Cod is a Must

Article originally published in Lavender Magazine, June 2017 Provincetown, Massachusetts holds a pivotal part in America’s history. It was there that pilgrims made their first landing (yep, not Plymouth) back in 1620. In the 20th century, it served as a getaway for the LGBT… Continue Reading “ASAPtown: Why a Trip to the Tip of Cape Cod is a Must”

4 essentials to pack for your next vacation

This article contains affiliate links. Give Me The Mike received compensation for sharing some of the websites below. I have traveled by myself, in a 15-passenger van on a youth mission trip and as a chaperone of elementary kids on a tour overseas. With… Continue Reading “4 essentials to pack for your next vacation”

It’s not scary to travel alone

Tips for traveling solo