We Survived Yellowstone National Park in July

Yellowstone National Park is one of these places I had heard about when I was working for Lonely Planet in Paris, as I posted so many pictures of its famous colorful pool on social media. For a long time, I thought Yellowstone was only about that crazy-looking pool. And I naively thought it was one of these very remote, barely visited places in the US. Well, we actually made it here, and I must say all my assumptions about this park were completely wrong. There is so much to see and do in Yellowstone that it kept us busy for a full week and it’s the biggest, busiest US national park we’ve visited. Continue reading “We Survived Yellowstone National Park in July”

Minneapolis Cliché

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Minneapolis seemed to have at least 10 different sports teams competing against each other. In Minneapolis many things looked Scandinavian, there were even people playing Molkky in a park. Minneapolis looked like it had been destroyed and then rebuilt with the same materials that had been destroyed in the first place. Minneapolis was under construction everywhere. In Minneapolis hipster burgers were goooooood. In Minneapolis, there were many strip clubs. Minneapolis had the best art museum in the Midwest. Minneapolis looked very “nineties”. In Minneapolis there was not much “Prince” sightseeing. We fell in love with Minneapolis for an afternoon, like we usually do with other American cities.
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Hiking a Giant Dune is a Lot of Fun, but Rain is Not – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan

We have one “people traveling in a van” problem that does not have a solution: rain. It has been raining SO MUCH since we started our road trip along Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. See, our van is actually a car, which is a great house when it’s sunny but miserable if it rains for more than a day. Stuff gets easily wet, it doesn’t ever get dry, we are stuck inside our super small van, we get upset… Continue reading “Hiking a Giant Dune is a Lot of Fun, but Rain is Not – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan”