Going Out

Sara Duffy

Sara Duffy is a travel enthusiast and owner of SRD International, a luxury travel concierge business with offices in Minnesota and California.

Mollie Krengel takes a reflective pause while at The Joshua Tree House in Tucson, Ariz.

It’s only fitting in this month’s home issue to chat a bit about vacationing in a rental home, such as VRBO or Airbnb. While hotel amenities are appreciated, we’ve had fantastic experiences staying in a rental when traveling with kids or on a romantic weekend getaway.

Hotel Landing exterior

Well, my family and I were supposed to travel last March to Washington, D.C., but, you know—COVID. Being the optimist that I am (ahem), I figured Florida for Easter that April would be nice, but, you know …

A bachelorette party on Lake Minnetonka

Melissa Johnson of MLJ Vacay shares tips for a perfect pre-wedding party on Lake Minnetonka.

The skyline of Yokohama, Japan.

When it comes to family vacations, the paths not typically taken can lead to the most interesting and fulfilling excursions.

A girl looks out a plane window on a family vacation.

Traveling with kids doesn’t need to be a crying game.

One great destination for art aficionados and novices alike is Santa Fe, New Mexico, a mecca for art, history and culture.

Two beers, one dark and one light

We’ve rounded up the best ways to celebrate Oktoberfest, that quintessentially German tradition, around Lake Minnetonka. Prost!

Nothing puts a gleam in Randy Guyer’s eye like the gleam of an immaculately restored, classic automobile.

Dermot Cowley grew up in Ireland, and there are two things running through his veins: a devotion to his country and its culture, and a deep love for the hospitality industry.

For months before the gates open for throngs of Minnesota State Fair-goers, some local residents are planning their foray to the fair. But mapping out food stands, scoping exhibition sites and plotting prime parking spots are not on their to-do lists.

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