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Staring Down Fear in Voyageurs National Park

Welcome to Minnesota, the Land of 10,000 Lakes and home to the Boundary Waters. Our 62 Parks Traveler found her own private island at her 28th stop on her quest to visit every national park in the U.S.

Emily Pennington
Jan 28, 2021

15 Ways to Play in the Snow This Year

After a challenging summer and fall, we're all wondering what the ski season has in store. Don't worry: resorts are working hard to open and ensure a safe experience for everyone, and there are plenty of other ways to delight in the white stuff. Here's the lowdown. 

Megan Michelson
Nov 26, 2020

A Cave Kingpin Is Buying Up America’s Underground. What’s His Plan?

John Ackerman has spent millions procuring a majority of the known caves in Minnesota, which add up to dozens of miles of underground passageways and likely make him the largest cave owner in the U.S. He collects and charts them in the name of preservation, but his controversial methods have created many opponents.

Matthew Sherrill
Jun 17, 2020

Coronavirus Isn't the Only Reason to Get Travel Insurance

One of the many things that COVID-19 has taught us is to always consider buying a travel insurance policy. If you bought travel insurance for a trip you have to cancel during the travel bans, you may or may not be covered. Here's how to protect yourself now and on future trips.

Stephanie Pearson
Mar 5, 2020