Philadelphia has a pretty fantastic art museum. But if it is a beautiful day outside, you don’t have to spend it inside a museum to see some pretty amazing art. That’s because Philadelphia is overflowing with public art scattered throughout its parks, plazas and neighborhoods. Free to experience and always on the way to something else, you can spend a day just walking the streets of the city taking in a variety of artistic expressions.
Archive: August, 2010
In the northern part of the United States, and into Canada, the fur trade was an important part of history and culture. Today the voyageurs are gone, but their part in history lives on at the North West Company Fur Post in Pine City, Minnesota. This site, operated by the Minnesota Historical Society, describes the life of the trader, the voyageur, and the Ojibwe who brought the furs for trade.
Inside the modern visitor center, a museum gives the background of the fur trade, with hands-on exhibits and displays. It is there that the guided tour begins, which leads down the trail to an Ojibwe home, and then to the fur post itself. Read More »
In this day and age where we are encouraged to buy local for the freshest foods and to support our community’s businesses there is no better way to get a taste of the places you visit in your travels than by going to their markets. The St. Lawrence Market in Old Town Toronto is the centerpiece of this thriving historic neighborhood and invites you to savor its current offerings too. Read More »
When it comes to charming day trips to escape the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, many people head to Stillwater with its unique shops, good restaurants, and history. Did you know that metro-area residents have another option that offers all of those things without the traffic tie-ups of the lift bridge? That’s right, St. Peter, Minnesota has charm and personality, shopping and eating, and history, and it’s less than an hour’s drive from the Cities.
Really? You ask. What’s there to do in St. Peter? Consider these options:
Shopping: Unique stores line Hwy 169, which doubles as the town’s main street. Antiques, Scandinavian Imports, kitchen devices, gifts, and more can be found on Minnesota Avenue. The St. Peter Food Coop offers a nice variety of organic and natural foods, as well as a deli counter. Read More »