Anytime you hear the phrase “bucket list” it seems a little bit morbid to think about the things you want to do before you die... right? Well, call it a bucket list, call it #goals, or call it whatever else you want... here’s a list of 47 things you really oughta check out in the Twin Cities:
There's a Stock Market-Themed Cocktail Bar in Hong Kong
Make fun of it all you want, the MOA has more than 500 stores that attract locals and tourists alike. Take the train to avoid traffic, and maybe hit up one of the Mall’s many bars after you’re done shopping.
Let’s be real: Winters in Minnesota are seriously bullshit.
They’re dark, cold, and buried in snow from December through St. Patrick’s Day, effectively turning an otherwise fine place to live into the backdrop of that Will Smith zombie movie. And while most people bury themselves under the covers, grow uncomfortable amounts of body hair, and wait for the tundra to thaw, there are still a surprising number of hardcore cyclists who don’t let little things like “snow” or “potential frozen death” slow them down.
Patrick Stephenson, the creator of the Joyful Riders Club in Minneapolis, is one of those you’ll see bundled from head to toe even in the snowiest of conditions, pedaling his way through the elements. This may sound like cruel and unusual punishment to some, but it’s how Stephenson relaxes. “Winter biking really fueled my super intense passion for biking,” he said. “It teaches you about self-reliance. Its peaceful. You feel like a little fortress of warmth powering your way around the iced-over Earth.”
From Los Angeles to San Diego: Every Pit Stop You Need To Make Along The Way
With zero humidity and palm trees in the rearview mirror, cruising down the Pacific coast to San Diego from Los Angeles is summer. Of course, LA traffic can make it less cruiseworthy and more bumper-to-bumper. But with authentic taquerias, whale watching, and iconic surf breaks, there’s a quintessential SoCal pit stop just about every mile of the ride to distract you. Here’s seven summer getaways you can easily hit on the way to San Diego -- just don’t forget the sunscreen and a swimsuit.
It used to be true that if the Twin Cities were twin sisters, Minneapolis would be the pretty, popular one, and St. Paul would be Barb from Stranger Things (though we love Barb). While Downtown St. Paul’s after-hours scene is still more low-key than most major metros, there are a lot of great, overlooked post-work and weekend-eve activities that should make your calendar. Whether you live or work in Minnesota’s capital city, or you make a point of making a night of it, here are a whole slew of reasons to stay out in St. Paul.