Broke-Ass Tag: Packing

5/19


Hello gals & gents. I’m back to recant a bit of my experiences in the Twin Cities with my partner, Kristofer. He’s spent a lot of time there, being a Minnesota native himself, but it was my first time. Below are just a few of the places we hit.

Wise Acre Eatery is a great place for lunch — they’re known for their INSANELY amazing bacon.

The beautiful McNeely Conservatory at the Como Zoo & Park in St. Paul. You guys, there’s a sloth. Enough said.

The set of King Lear at the Guthrie. Such a cool, modern theater!

Traveler Tip: The Guthrie is linked into a bunch of the hotels in the area, so you can get discounted rates if you book in advance.

On our way to lunch, we stopped at Minnehaha Falls and enjoyed this crazy waterfall. It’s surrounded by a really beautiful park, with a scenic trail for runners and a great spot for picnics. (If you’re digging my yellow jacket, you can pick up a similar one from Old Navy here.)

Other places I recommend?

Shopping: Calhoun Square
Italian Food: Bar La Grassa
Museum: Walker Art Center (An AMAZING gift shop)
Coffee: Dogwood Coffee Co.
Brunch: French Meadow Bakery & Cafe
When You’re Starving: Brasa Premium Rotisserie

Enough of that, let’s get to the packing.

If you’re going in the winter, expect to see a lot of snow and get chilly gusts. Though cold, it’s a beautiful time of year in Minneapolis and St. Paul and there’s still oodles and oodles to do. In the warmer months, you’ll still want to make sure you pack a sweater and a light jacket just in case a night chill blows in. Also, it’s wise to bring a raincoat, as the weather has a tendency to be pretty wet year round.

For the Cold

Levi’s Trucker Jacket, $200 from Men’s Wearhouse


Lems Boulder Boot, $115 from Huckberry


Wallace & Barnes Workshirt, $88 from J. Crew

For Warmer Times


8″ Club Shorts, $19.99 from Target


K-Way Anorak, $49.98 from Huckberry


Saucony Originals, $26–$65 from Amazon

If y’all want to see more of our excursions in Minnesota (travels to Duluth & Grand Marais, the grandness of Lake Superior, playing slot machines way out in the woods …), follow me on Instagram (@jellybeanmagician)! Also, I love recommendations, so let me know if you have haunts you like to frequent.

Do you have any great trips planned? Where are you going? Share below!

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