Google Maps as a travel archive

I am working hard on bringing more of the travel aspect to this blog - one has to get to the right context somehow! As part of that, I'm working to create useful Google Maps for people to reference when they want recommendations in places we've been. It's a fun project and is getting me … Continue reading Google Maps as a travel archive

Hitting bottom, at the top – CW: Suicide

21 years ago last month, I tried to take my own life. I'd been fighting depression and bullying in my senior year of high school and ending my life felt like the only way to end my pain. Once I made the decision, I was actually happier than I'd been in weeks - I was … Continue reading Hitting bottom, at the top – CW: Suicide

5 Distilleries That Are Redefining Minnesota’s Aquavit Market

When we were drinking cocktails in London and Scotland last summer, we frequently found ourselves discussing the distilling boom back home - with an added emphasis on aquavit. Most bartenders were surprised to hear it was so popular! It's great to see Minnesota's aquavit game get national press.   Here are some of the region's … Continue reading 5 Distilleries That Are Redefining Minnesota’s Aquavit Market