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The Red Rooster Cafe serves up Cornish classics in beautiful Mineral Point, WI.
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A green travel toothbrush for your dopp kit
Let’s face it, traveling can be tough. Airport delays can leave you stranded at O’Hare for a harrowing amount of time. Driving through North Dakota can leave you feeling like a zombie. That’s why taking a few minutes to freshen up and make yourself feel human can make the slog parts of traveling more bearable. My secret weapon is a toothbrush. This particular toothbrush.
The Preserve toothbrush is green (made from recycled yogurt cups), recyclable (simply mail it back to the company when you’re done with it), comes with its own … Continue Reading →&
Perrot State Park
The Mississippi River is one of the most breathtaking sights in America, and we’d venture to say that it’s prettiest point is right here in Wisconsin, near a little town called Trempealeau. Wouldn’t you agree?
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Want to find the best sandwich shop in New Orleans?
Just look for the place with the line of people out the door and the half-dozen garbage cans on the curb.
Located just around the corner from its higher-end sibling Cochon, Cochon Butcher counters the traditional New Orleans muffaletta-and-po’boy crowd with its own delicious takes on traditional sandwiches. (But don’t worry, they have a muffaletta of their own on the menu, too.)
Step in line (there will probably be a line) and peruse the menu. This is where it gets tough—everything looks delicious. You can start with a small … Continue Reading →&
“A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.” –Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali’s life was about transformation.
Transformation from a scrawny kid in a Louisville boxing gym to an Olympic gold medal winner (and eventually the heavyweight champion of the world). Transformation from a brash young fighter named Cassius Clay to a conscientious activist named Muhammad Ali, whose biggest fight turned out to be for something bigger than a heavyweight title.
You can trace Ali’s evolution—and see how the country changed in innumerable ways around him—at the… Continue Reading →&
Historic Restaurant in Paris
Paris is a city filled with landmarks, but far too rare is the opportunity to dine at one (or at least one that won’t break the bank–Cafe de Flore, we’re looking at you). Luckily, Resaurant Chartier, which opened its doors in 1896 is serving hearty classic French food at a reasonable price to locals and visitors alike in its Belle Epoque building.
Located on Rue du Faubourg Montmartre near the Grands Boulevards Metro stop, the restaurant is set back from the street. Not to worry; the neon sign with an arrow pointing to the restaurant … Continue Reading →&
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart
You probably know that the most tallest and most visible structure in Paris is the Eiffel Tower, but the second? That would be the Sacré-Cœur Basilica on top of Montmartre.
There it is…see it? Shimmering in the distance, like a wedding-cake mirage on the northern edge of the city.
Montmartre is the name given to both the 18th arrondissement and the hill within it. Montmartre the neighborhood is perhaps best known for being the epicenter of Bohemian naughtiness during the 1800s, when it was home to Picasso, Talouse-Latrec and Matisse among others, as well … Continue Reading →&
Peace and elegance in the heart of Paris
Every great city must have a great park that reflects its personality. In London, Hyde Park welcomes families, footballers and aristocrats alike to it bucolic grounds. In Amsterdam, Vondelpark is relaxed and informal, a place where stoners and runners can both find bliss on a sunny afternoon. And in Paris, there is the Jardin des Tuileries, where Parisians bask in the splendor and elegance that is their birthright.
In the 16th century, Catherine de Medicis (yup, those Medicis) commissioned a garden to be built adjacent to her residence at the Louvre palace. … Continue Reading →&
Parfrey’s Glen in Devil’s Lake State Park.
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Nice Sunglasses vs Cheap Sunglasses: A Tale of Two Theories
There’s just one little problem. They’re $100 bucks a pop, and if you’re prone to doing stupid things like wearing your sunglasses into the ocean, they’re not exactly affordable.
Yup — this ocean.
You might be better off with a more affordable pair. Ryan has had his pair since he graduated from college, so he can bring them along on all … Continue Reading →&
Lady Liberty has a little sister!
Britain has Big Ben. France has the Eiffel Tower. Italy has the Leaning Tower of Pisa. America has the Statue of Liberty. For generations of Americans and those aspiring to become Americans, the Statue of Liberty is a symbol of ideals America was founded on. But did you know that the iconic 151-foot copper statue towering over New York harbor welcoming immigrants to America’s shores has a sister in the city of light?&
Fat Man’s Misery. Ruins of Karnak. Giant’s Coffin. The Bottomless Pit.
No, those aren’t the titles of Stephen King short stories. They’re all geological features that can be found at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.
Mammoth Cave is the largest cave system in the world. The caverns stretch for more than 400 miles underneath the 52,000-acre national park, which was established in 1941, even though people have been touring the cave system since 1816.
Early tour guide Stephen Bishop called Mammoth Cave “a grand, gloomy and peculiar place,” and it lives up to the billing. Stand at the main … Continue Reading →&
Three perfect days in Minneapolis
Minneapolis is only 4 hours from Madison and 5 hours from Milwaukee. It’s an easy drive, just hop on I-94 and set your cruise control. Before you know it, you’re there! With fabulous restaurants, a stellar craft beer scene, fun attractions and plenty of recreation opportunities, our neighbor to the north is the perfect place to spend a long weekend. We’ve picked out our favorite things to do and compiled an itinerary you can use to plan your own trip.
Pack up the car and hit the road
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Sleek, stylish and funky, Masu serves up fabulous, immaculately presented sushi and tasty robata to patrons in the Northeast neighborhood in Minneapolis. Don’t miss their unique non-alcoholic drinks like Watermelon Pickle Pop or Disrespectful to Thirst. – See more at: http://love-and-adventure.com/#sthash.Neft8qOX.dpuf Continue reading&
Authentic fish & chips in the Northeast neighborhood
Just around the corner from neighborhood fixture Dangerous Man Brewing Company lies a little slice of England plopped down in Minneapolis. From the creaking wooden sign outside to the vinegar carafes adorning the tables, The Anchor’s commitment to the full British fish n’chipper experience is extraordinary.
Almost as extraordinary as the fish and chips themselves. We’ve had a lot of fish fry in our lives (we are from Wisconsin, after all) but this one ranks in the top ten. The Anchor’s limited menu means they have a laser-like focus on quality, and … Continue Reading →&
Come for the tiki drinks, stay for the food
Psycho Suzi’s is what you get when you pour a biker bar, a beach, your salty great-aunt Lola, and a fifth of rum into a cocktail shaker and shake it up. In other words, it’s flat out fun.
The obvious draw are the tiki drinks, which range in strength from strong to zombie. I opted for the One Eyed Willy, because I love The Goonies, and because his eye-patch spoke to me for some reason. This particular concoction consisted of dark Jamaican rum, house-made falernum, orange, pineapple, fresh lime, … Continue Reading →&
Nicollet Island, Minneapolis&
Small is beautiful
Nestled in the charming Northeast neighborhood of Minneapolis is the tiny and vibrant Dangerous Man Brewing Company.
Despite the name and the ferociously bearded logo, Dangerous Man is first and foremost a neighborhood tap house that aims to bring fresh, delicious beer to its patrons while fostering a sense of community that harkens back to the neighborhood pubs of yore. There are stools at the bar, pub tables and couches and coffee tables to sit at. They don’t serve food here, but feel free to bring your own.
The beer itself is top-notch, with interesting twists … Continue Reading →&
The Ideal Carry-on Bag
It’s official, I’m in love with LeSportsac’s travel bags & purses. Now you all know that I adore my Weekender. It’s been my faithful companion as we’ve traveled around the world. However, their new carry-on bag, the Abbey, is quite possibly the perfect bag for quick trips. It can hold a weekend’s worth of clothes, accessories and makeup, my camera, a book or two and it even has a padded compartment for my Macbook Pro.
- 12.625 x 18.625 x 9 in
- Zipped main closure
- Exterior front pocket with zip closure
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is like an art history textbook come to life. The collection includes 80,000 objects spanning 5,000 years; and the work on display is perfectly curated and leads visitors through an interesting and informative tour of art through the ages. – See more at: http://love-and-adventure.com/#sthash.QwV3Si0V.dpuf Continue reading&