Posts Categorized: New Ulm

Minnesota’s German Christmas traditions

Christmas Market at Germany’s Annaberg-Buchholz in the Erzgebirge. Longing for Light: Ore Mountain miners influence the worldChristmas traditions throughout Minnesota, the U.S. and even the world can be traced back to the woodcarving of miners in need of more income near the border of Germany and Czechoslovakia in the 1800s. They, in particular, craved and… Read more »

Find the best views of Minnesota’s fall colors

The maple leaves are starting to flame into shades of red and gold, making it a great time to plan fall drives. Whether you seek a daytrip or a weekend, here are some of my favorite fall destinations in Minnesota. Don’t forget to check the Department of Natural Resources fall color report for the best… Read more »

Family travel on a budget? Try a camping workshop

Nine-Mile Lake in Superior National Forest. If families are looking for the best vacation deal around, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, teaming up with REI, has been offering I Can Camp! workshops around the state this summer. The new program teaches families everything they need to know for only $55–that’s with equipment provided. It’s one… Read more »