My semi-regular blog documenting the fun and excitement of traveling along the Mississippi River.

Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox (Headwaters Guide Excerpt)

To mark the recent release of my fourth Mississippi Valley Traveler guide--the Headwaters Region Guide--here's an excerpt about one of the region's larger-than-life characters, Paul Bunyan. You might be surprised by a few things. And don't forget to check out the photos of Paul and Babe at the end of the post. They get around. To buy a copy

By | 2016-10-21T15:27:57+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Blogging the Great River Road|0 Comments

Delayed Gratification

When I first started exploring the places along the Mississippi River, I did a lot of driving. When I’d get to a new community, I’d look for the good places to be near or on the river, so I could pass those tips along to other travelers, then I’d pack my car and drive to

By | 2016-10-21T15:28:07+00:00 September 6th, 2015|Blogging the Great River Road|0 Comments

Minnesota’s Iron Range Podcast

Hull Rust Mahoning Mine; Hibbing, Minnesota I was lucky enough to spend much of the summer of 2011 in northern Minnesota, getting to know the region where the Mississippi begins. Of all the places I went, there were few that grabbed my attention more so than the Iron Range. The unforgiving climate and

By | 2016-10-21T15:28:08+00:00 July 26th, 2015|Blogging the Great River Road|0 Comments

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