My love for the outdoors started when my dad took me on our first father-daughter camping trip when I was a kid. It ended up becoming our summer tradition. We camped in must-see Minnesota spots, from Stillwater to Alexandria to Taylors Falls. Now, I can’t imagine a life where being outside isn’t a focal point.
That’s why I’m so excited about this month’s themes: outdoor living, pets and travel. Whether you’re traveling to that national park you’ve always wanted to check off your bucket list or you’re camping on the North Shore with your four-legged friend, I think we can all agree that these themes go together better than peanut butter and jelly. Personally, there’s not much I enjoy more than planning a vacation around my next outdoor adventure.
If you don’t want to travel far, prepare for a day out on the Maple Grove trail system (page 14), or visit these local dog-friendly restaurants (page 10). Not a dog person? Learn about the benefits of having a pet bird (page 20).
No matter what your adventure may be, the weather’s warming up, summer break is around the corner and we’re trading in rain boots for sandals. Let’s get outside.
Cheers and happy trails,