Touring the Anheuser Busch Brewery in St. Louis

If you're in St. Louis, there's one thing that you obviously must do - tour the Anheuser-Busch brewery! By the end of our day at Anheuser-Busch, it was apparent how much time and effort goes into the small details of the tour - from meticulously clean grounds to the strategically placed photo ops - it was like the Disney World of brewery tours.

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A weekend in lakes country Minnesota

Pequot Lakes MN

My parents are time share owners with Sheraton Vistana so they were able to use their week vacation at a Breezy Point condo. where we joined them for the long Memorial Day weekend. Settled in the heart of Minnesota, the Brainerd, Baxter, and Pequot Lakes area is home to countless lakes and activities offering a wide … Continue reading A weekend in lakes country Minnesota

Traveling Reinforces the Importance of Diversity

Mexican selling goods

I received a Facebook message today from a friend that I met the last time we were in Mexico. He lives in Mexico City with close to 9 million other people. To put that into perspective, fewer than one million people live in the entire state of North Dakota. Wow. I Googled a map of Mexico to … Continue reading Traveling Reinforces the Importance of Diversity

Top Six Things to Know Before Traveling to Belize

Belize travel tips

No need to brush up on your Spanish skills, pretty much everyone in Belize speaks English. While you will run across some residents who speak Spanish or Kriol, the official language of Belize is English. This alone makes Belize an accessible destination for those traveling from other English-speaking countries like the United States. American currency is … Continue reading Top Six Things to Know Before Traveling to Belize

Is it safe to go to Mazatlan, Mexico?

El Cid Marina Mazatlan

Honestly, I hadn't heard great things about Mazatlan before we decided to take a trip there. It was an impulse decision thanks to the great deal that was offered. (less than $1,000 for a week all-inclusive and flight from Fargo!) Lets be real - Mazatlan isn't the greatest place in Mexico - however the locals … Continue reading Is it safe to go to Mazatlan, Mexico?