Okay, by Minnesota travel, I mean Minneapolis travel with the exception of a one-day trip to its twin city, St. Paul. Why so much time spent in Minneapolis? Well, it’s a great city. But really, my husband spoke at a tech conference there for a handful of years in a row, so I had plenty of time to get around with their transit system and take in the lake- and riverside beauty in the midst of an urban center that knows how to grow. Give it a chance, and Minneapolis, like most of the Midwest, will surprise you. Don’t miss the Walker Museum or the Guthrie Theater.