I grew up in Minneapolis and love all it has to offer. Well, I really hate winter, but otherwise like everything else. I am big on exercise and use the lakes a lot, and also enjoy a good happy hour (sometimes right after!). I appreciate that there is always some kind of entertainment or learning opportunity to take part in, from live music to street festivals to art events. I think it's all part of the cool and quirky culture we have here in MPLS.
As much as I adore the city, I like to get out of it, too. Way out! I have been to some incredible places out of the country over the past few years and hope to continue it. I particularly like experiencing a country in an active way: hiking, biking, kayaking. I need to make a point to visit more places within the US, as well.