Eau Claire

Thanks to native son Bon Iver and the popular Eaux Claires music festival he birthed, Eau Claire has a reputation as a live music venue. But it’s also becoming known for its hip arts scene. Read more on the Star...

Great Sand Dunes

The dunes at Great Sand Dunes National Park are the tallest in all of North America. You can hike and climb the dunes. But it’s more fun to sled down them! Read more on the Star...

Devil’s Lake Climbing

Devil’s Lake May Be the Midwest’s Best Climbing Spot If rock-climbing is your passion, check out Devil’s Lake State Park in Wisconsin. The park’s 1.6-billion-year-old quartzite cliffs are said to offer some of the best climbing in the Midwest....

DC Offseason

Some 20 million people visit D.C. annually. Most come between mid-March and August. Head there in the off-season and you’ll avoid crowds and long lines. Read more on the Star...
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