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The Ultimate Lake Michigan Boat Tour with Mary and Amy…

Count it…

  • 1,638 miles of shoreline;
  • 7 to 43 miles per day;
  • 93 days; and
  • 1 HUGE Lake Michigan.

On July 1, 2012, best friends, Amy Lukas and Mary Catterlin embarked on a journey to canoe the perimeter of Lake Michigan – the sixth largest freshwater lake in the world.

And that’s not all…

They hand built their canoe (nicknamed Makeba) by chopping down a cottonwood tree and hollowing out the 2,600 pound log!

So badass, right?

Learn how Amy and Mary conquered Lake Michigan and had a rock’n good time in this inspiring interview…


How to Experience Minneapolis Like a Local…

My name is Shanna and my city is Minneapolis, Minnesota.

I have lived in my city Minneapolis/St. Paul for 31 years (I actually grew up in a suburb of Minneapolis and now live on the outer edges of the sprawling metropolis).

My city is best described by these five words: foodie-heaven, artsy, unexpected, Minnesota-nice, and not-always-cold.

The most famous thing about my city is the fact that Mary Tyler Moore lived here, and many of the shots of the opening sequence were filmed in downtown Minneapolis (for old TV buffs reading this, there is a statue on Nicollet Mall of her in her iconic “hat throwing” pose). It is also the home town of Peanuts cartoon creator Charles Schulz.

The best way to explore my city is on foot or by using the well developed skyway system. Also, check out the light rail train to connecting downtown to the airport and Mall of America! It is a really easy way to see many sights throughout the city.


A Woman’s No-Nonsense Guide to Chicago…

Chicago Skyline

My name is Reena Ganga and my city is Chicago.

I have lived in my city Chicago for a bit over three years.

My city is best described by these five words: friendly, green, vibrant, clean, and cold!

The most famous thing about my city is the architecture.

The best way to explore my city is on a segway tour. It’s a walking tour without the hard work!

When my girlfriends come for a visit, I always take them to the Signature Room on the 95th floor of the John Hancock building first, because the views are stunning and the cocktails are strong!


Discover the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

There are few cities in the world that can legally claim their real estate rocks!

And Cleveland is one of them.

Ohio is home to the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame which honors legends such as of John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson… just to name a few.

Music lovers – young and old alike – argue the hall of fame is the holiest place on the plant.

But what do you think…


St. Patrick’s Day Celebration; Chicago, Illinois

A green-dyed river, waves of green-clad revelers drinking beer for breakfast, and the sound of bagpipes filling the air?

It must be St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago.

It is hard to find a place outside of Ireland where the celebration of this day is more prominent or spirited. So dust off your shamrock-shaped sunglasses, throw on some green threads and head to the Windy City for a St Paddy’s Day you will never forget. Continue