An article on the top 10 summer trips for 2011 is out from National Geographic and it features some nice places. <a class="postlink" href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/best-trips-summer-2011-photos/#/best-summer-trips-minneapolis-minnesota_34537_600x450.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/tr ... 00x450.jpg</a> I've been there and done that with most of the stuff on the list and there's a reason we brave the winters... an extra-kickass summer. I'm staying in Minnesota for most of the summer. I only have one trip planned and that's to the Ozarks for a family reunion in July (and fuck no we're not a bunch of hicks). Otherwise, I can go hike along the North Shore and around Winona-Red Wing, go camping and fishing in the Boundary Waters, visit lots of breweries, never have to drive far to be on a beach, and enjoy a ridiculous amount of good restaurants, bars, shows, and good parties for the sake of them here in Minneapolis. Then again, I'll probably drive to Madison and Lincoln at some point to visit with buddies from high school that went to college there and will have fun at our respective schools for one last time. Focus: Summer trips. Whats up? Getting stoned at Bonnaroo? Seeing family in California? Visiting Minneapolis? Anti-focus: Hidden treasure cities. Only Ant raps about Minneapolis. What is the best place nobody really considers?