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{Road Tripping} Chicago Illinois

When you own a Prius, it just screams “TAKE ME ON A ROAD TRIP WOMAN!!! I AM GREAT ON GAS!!” Well, one can’t argue with a Prius. So if you can’t beat em, ya mise well join em. Plus not to mention gas is pretty darn cheap right now, so we decided to hit the … Continue reading

{Road Tripping} Frank Lloyd Wright – Oak Park IL

“In 1893, Frank Lloyd Wright founded his architectural practice in Oak Park, a quiet, semi-rural village on the Western edges of Chicago. It was at his Oak Park Studio during the first decade of the twentieth century that Wright pioneered a bold new approach to domestic architecture, the Prairie style. Inspired by the broad, flat … Continue reading

{22 Trips in 2014} Minnesota State Public School Museum, Owatonna MN

The Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children was created by the effort of the 1885 State Legislature, Governor Lucius Hubbard and Reverend Hart. Before this facility was created, orphaned, dependent, abused, and neglected children were placed in country-poor farms with adult derelicts, petty criminals, alcoholics, and the mentally ill. This school was … Continue reading

{22 Trips in 2014} Cirus World, Baraboo WI

Circus World is an important part of Americana and mostly a huge part of Wisconsin’s state history. The state of Wisconsin has given us a lot of great things such as: cheese curds, beer -lots of beer, the Badgers, and of course the circus. Or more specifically Wisconsin is the birth place of the Ringling … Continue reading

{22 trips in 2014} Witch’s Gulch – Wisconsin Dells, WI

Everyone knows that Wisconsin Dells is known for one thing, water slides. Beyond the water slides one will find a plethora of mini golf courses, fudge shops, and restaurants. The dells is Wisconsin’s version of Las Vegas. If you thirst for adventure, pull yourself away from the strip and head on out into the wilderness. … Continue reading

{PERSPECTIVE} 10 Years of Have Bear Will Travel

Ten years ago today I boarded a plane with 67 strangers bound for Glasgow Scotland. The only thing I knew was “I’m going to Scotland and will live in a palace.” Everything else was left up to fate. That trip lead me to start havebearwilltravel.com. It was my attempt to stay connected to friends and … Continue reading

{22 Places In 2014} Lake Superior Ice Caves

I first discovered the Lake Superior Ice Caves in College and have been returning every year the Park Service deems the lake safe enough for people. The caves are a short trip from the University of Wisconsin-Superior campus and there were always people headed to the caves. During the winter season, the Apostle Islands National … Continue reading

{Charlie} A Half Empty Jar of Sea Glass

One night while strolling through one of our favorite boutique shops in Minneapolis, Charlie spotted a glass jar. I politely told him that the jar was meant for a candle and not sea glass. Charlie looked at me with his grin and said “AJ, it says beach on it, a jar that says beach on … Continue reading

{Summer 2013} Northern Spark

Northern Spark is an interactive art festival that takes place during the hours of dusk until dawn. The theory is that you will take this journey and view your city in a whole new light. This years festival was focused around the recently restored Depot in downtown Saint Paul. (I know I had to leave … Continue reading

{Hearts on 22} Heart On The Hill, Washington D.C.

Washington, D.C., April 9, 2013 – More than 300 American Heart Association volunteers came to Washington, D.C. today to urge Congress to restore federal funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and to support a Million Hearts campaign to attack the growing problem of high blood pressure – public health enemy No. 2 behind … Continue reading

NinjaInTheCity Life in Photos

Got the bus all to myself for two blocks! It's like it never happened! Fell into wall on Wednesday came home to fixed wall on Thursday Such a fun night! It's an honor to be honored by the American Heart Association, without them I would not be alive today. Because of research I am alive today and it will continue to save lives. My wish is that each and everyone of us will have a chance at a healthy tomorrow. #TomorrowIsWhy #SecondChanceIsWhy This, made my surviving heart happy! I am changing the world, one blog post, one share, and one tweet at a time. ♥️ Some people just don't look back after they park....... Like how does one think this is an acceptable parking job? Summertime in Wisconsin

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