Here are a few samples of Terri's work.   Click on the title to see the full article.

Minnesota's "Root Beer Lady" Lived Alone in a Million-Acre Wilderness

The "loneliest woman in America" brewed root beer for thousands of visitors.

Report from the road: An inaugural post-lockdown road trip to South Dakota

We were eager to head for the (Black) hills after months of confinement.  Other Minnesotans had the same idea. 

Time Out:  Philadelphia

If you've got an extra day to explore the City of Brotherly Love, here's what to do.

Tools of the Trade: James "Super Chikan" Johnson

This famed Delta blues musician crafts guitars from cigar boxes.

Made in Minnesota: Minneapolis' Trademark Tastes

Minneapolis is a hot destination for curious foodies any time of year.


On the Docks at the Honolulu Fish Auction

It's 4:30 a.m. on a cool Hawaii morning and the Honolulu Fish Auction will soon begin on Pier 38 in Honolulu Harbor.

Made in Michigan: Flavors of Mackinac Island

There's much to see on the island and a foodie tour makes a great way to sample both the island's eateries and its scenery.  


Tour Kansas City's Historic City Market

The City Market connects Kansas City residents with their food, their community and their history.  


Tour Detroit's Eastern Market

Every Saturday as many as 45,000 visitors come together in search of fresh food and fun at Detroit's famous Eastern Market.  

Tour Minneapolis's Mill City Farmers Market

The Mill City Farmers Market offers a tasty slice of Minneapolis's culture whether you're here for the food or to experience the city's historic Mississippi riverfront.  

A Look Inside Air Horse One

How Thoroughbreds Travel First-Class to the Kentucky Derby

Dwellers of the Spirit Lake

Seven giant tepees tree visitors at Shakopee's new Hocokata Ti cultural center.

Get the Drift?

Despite its name, the ridges, valleys and rolling terrain of southwestern Wisconsin's Driftless Area are tailor-made for people who love to drift and explore.

Going Under

Above-and-below-ground at Minnesota's "next generation state park and newest campground.

Enchanted Forest

An otherworldly visit to Quebec's Foresta Lumina.


Out of This World

Gazing at far-off galaxies from John Glenn Astronomy Park, Ohio's new dark-sky venue.  

Fun Times in Philly

From historic sites to new museums, trendy restaurants and outdoor play spaces, RVers can park, ride and see it all in the City of Brotherly Love.

Geological Gem

Breathtaking rock formations set the scene at Kansas' newest state park.

The Most Texas Part of Texas

In the Texas Panhandle, rugged terrain of surprising beauty is steeped in history and comes with a wagonload of quirky fun.


Summer in the City of Lakes

The Handmade Tale

Folk schools students explore creativity, tradition and connection.  


The Wild Still Calls

Jack London State Historic Park volunteers safeguard nature, history and the spirit of a timeless place. 

Merry in Motown

Community blooms among the flowers, food and vibrant diversity of Detroit's Eastern Market. 

Daytona Rising

Stock cars roar by on practice laps as Jim Renne shows off his “new baby,” the recently re-designed American icon, Daytona International Speedway. It was a risky delivery. 

Wine Country Goes Urban

Winemaking in downtown Detroit.

Five Not-to-Miss Stops in the Finger Lakes Region

Discover the wine, waters and wonders of upper New York state's Finger Lakes region. 


Diverse Cultures Are Alive and Well in the South

In a few magical places dotted throughout the southeastern United States, time seems to stand still much like the mythical village in the musical Brigadoon. 

Under Our Noses

The science of scent is helping us understand each other.  It may soon save our lives.

Diggin' Detroit

In Motown dogs are in the driver's seat.  

Got E. coli?  

Raw milk's appeal grows despite health risks.

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