Food and Fun : Cuban Style

Article by Patti Morrow & Photos by Kary Kern A big part of absorbing the Cuban culture is through its food and beverages. Cuban cuisine is a blend of Spanish, Caribbean, African, and Native American recipes. Most of the meals we ate came with called “congri” black beans and rice together, and roasted pork and […]

Homestay Hopping on Cuba

Article by Patti Morrow & Photos by Kary Kern It’s been one of the most controversial destinations for American’s since the 1960’s. But love it or hate it, no one can deny that Cuba is intriguing. Starting in January 2015, President Obama opened legal entry to Cuba for twelve new categories of American travelers. That’s […]

The Oz of the North: Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Article and Photos by Rika Wolf Dockery Visit Grand Rapids, Minnesota and you’ll understand why its population is more than quadruples each summer, from under 11,000 to about 50,000. Grand Rapids is the Land of Oz to many – residents from Minneapolis, Duluth, and Chicago come to this Technicolor, year-round playground to escape their stressful, […]