Neighborhood Spotlight: Linden Hills, Minneapolis

There are so many lovely neighborhoods in Minneapolis. One of my favorite places to spend the day is the charming and cultured Linden Hills. Located in southwest Minneapolis, Linden Hills is home to a plethora of independently owned shops and restaurants. Here are my top picks, all located close to one another on 44th Street (just down the street from what locals refer to as “the village”).

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Win a Trip to Cape Town with OneTravel and South African Airways

Cape Town is calling! You could be just a few clicks away from the great escape of a lifetime. OneTravel and South African Airways want to send YOU to the Mother City. One lucky contest winner will receive a pair of tickets to Cape Town and a two-night stay at One&Only Cape Town.

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Mid-century Airports Across the U.S.

As a 1940s-1970s architecture aficionado, I appreciate a good mid-century building whether it’s a home, apartment complex, museum, church, or even an airport. I’ve had the pleasure of flying into and out of some MCM stunners in the U.S. In addition to being aesthetically beautiful, they recall a different (and admittedly classier) era of flying. Here are a few of my favorite mid-century airports in the U.S

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3 Scary Spots in France

The French don’t typically celebrate Halloween. Sure, there’s the occasional costume party, and some stores sell Halloween-related goods (like a carve your own pumpkin kit). However, for the most part, the concept of Halloween hasn’t taken hold in France. If you happen to find yourself in my favorite country on Halloween and want to add a little spookiness (with a side of history) to your day, there are plenty of options. Here are my top three suggestions:

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Follow Scotland's Historic Malt Whisky Trail

The world famous and one of a kind Malt Whisky Trail in Scotland passes through seven Speyside working distilleries, as well as a historic distillery and Britain's only cooperage. Though hardly inclusive of the numerous distilleries in the Speyside area, the trailserves as an excellent spine through the region. Indeed, any visit to all of the venues along this stretch of green Scottish countryside would result in plenty of knowledge about a Scottish and a wealth of memories.

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  • By:Suzy Guese, last post 17 Nov 2014
  • The French phrase, “Bon appétit,” is often used as a substitute for the lack of an English phrase of the same meaning. While you might hear, “Enjoy your meal,” Bon appétit is one of the most common ways of greeting someone before they chow down. As most of the country gets ready to have a Thanksgiving feast, in case you have a few at your table who don’t speak English or French for that matter, it is useful to know how to wish someone a good meal in some of France’s neighbors. Here’s how to say essentially, “Good appetite,” in 15 European languages....read more

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  • By:Chris Osburn, last post 17 Nov 2014
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  • Celebrate Claude Monet’s BirthdayComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0


  • By:Chris Osburn, last post 14 Nov 2014
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  • By:Jen Westmoreland Bouchard, last post 13 Nov 2014
  • One of the first things I do when I’m planning a visit to a new city is research the art scene. I was pleased to learn that Dallas has a vibrant and impressive arts community, and is home to several world-class institutions. Here are three places that art lovers should check out the next time they are in the Big D. All of these museums are all located within the Dallas Arts District....read more