Treasure Ransom
@transom

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Welcome to the Travel group - Introduce Yourself!

Posted by @transom, Wed, Mar 8 4:06pm

Welcome to the Travel group on Mayo Clinic Town Square.

This is a fun place where you can meet others who love to travel. We can connect and share travel stories, ask for recommendations for where to stop while in various travel destinations, and even learn about new places that you can add to your travel wish list. This is an open forum for all kinds of connections and conversations.

My name is Treasure Ransom. My family and I love to travel. Our current mission is to get to all of the major league baseball parks. Some of my favorite trips have been when traveling with my college choir to 8 European countries, cruising to the Mexican Riviera and to Alaska, spending time in Hawaii, New York City, Washington D.C., and most recently, to California to experience all five of their MLB baseball parks. I can’t wait to participate in conversations with you all and learn about some exciting places we need to visit.

Let’s chat. Why not start by briefly introducing yourself here and by starting a new discussion specific to your travel interests?

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Sunni Hemingsen
@sunnih

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Posted by @sunnih, Mon, Mar 13 12:13pm

My family and I lived in Utah for 13 months and love (and miss) the variety of landscapes the state has to offer. Would love to hear of “hidden gems” for our next trip there, and would be happy to share our favorites as well.


Dee Himli
@deeannhimli

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Posted by @deeannhimli, Tue, Mar 14 2:52pm

We just got back from a bus trip to St Louis, Nashville, and Memphis. Saw all the tourist sites – Grand Ole Opry, the Arch, Beale Street, Lorraine Motel. Enjoyed lots of good music and southern food. Would definitely recommend downtown Nashville if you enjoy casual atmosphere and lots of music. Nashville is one of the top travel destinations and has a many health care companies located there.


@karencosta
@sportsmom

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Posted by @sportsmom, Wed, Mar 15 9:37am

I am a teleworker and live in New York. My family loves the big Florida theme parks – Disney/ Universal and the Disney Cruise Line. We also like to discover cities – we’ve been to Boston, Baltimore, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, New York City (of course) and a few others along the east coast. We also like to follow our favorite NY sports teams and see away games when we can. We are planning to take our 14 yr old son to Toronto to see the Yankees play and to visit the NHL Hall of Fame. I also worked for a time as a travel agent, which was a fun, but very stressful job. I’d love to hear some ideas on city and/or sports related trips.


Treasure Ransom
@transom

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Posted by @transom, Wed, Mar 15 9:53am

Sports related trips, @sportsmom? I could go on all day. I have been known to bribe my family to try new places. The bribe – a sporting event we can take in while we are there. 🙂 For example, we went to Hawaii a few years ago and went to the Pro Bowl football game. We all were winners. 🙂

My favorite sports trip we have taken was to California where we took in all 5 major league baseball fields in a 2-week timeframe. Very special trip where we focused on that, but saw and enjoyed many other things while we were there as well.

If you ever get to Minnesota, Target Field provides a GREAT baseball experience. We don’t get to play the Yankees too many times during the summer, but it may be a great trip for you some summer. 🙂


@karencosta
@sportsmom

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Posted by @sportsmom, Wed, Mar 15 9:58am

Wow – all 5 ballparks? That sounds like an awesome trip. I am hoping to get them out to MN one of these years to take in a Twins game, even if the Yankees aren’t in town. We are trying to get to Washington DC this summer and will try to get in either a Nationals game or a DC United soccer game. I would love your excuse to get to Hawaii! I admit I love seeing these games too. Our goal is to get to every baseball park in the MLB, but with my kids in Middle and HS it becomes very hard to find time to squeeze these in.


Treasure Ransom
@transom

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Posted by @transom, Wed, Mar 15 1:05pm

We have the same goal of getting to all of the MLB ballparks. We have probably been to over half by now, but will enjoy getting the other half taken care of over time.


Natalie Reinardy
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Posted by @nreinardy, Fri, May 5 5:31pm

Hi Karen! Sorry I’m so late to reply, but as a fellow NYer (Upstate) I feel like I would be remiss if I didn’t suggest taking a route to Toronto that would allow you to stop by Cooperstown to see the Baseball Hall of Fame! I grew up in this area of NY and it’s beautiful – especially in the summer and fall! When my husband’s family from MN all came out to NY for our wedding we planned an outing to Cooperstown and it was a hit! Definitely something every baseball fan should see if the opportunity presents itself!


Treasure Ransom
@transom

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Posted by @transom, Wed, May 10 10:50am

@nreinardy, I totally agree that Cooperstown is a must see for sports enthusiasts. Very special place for those that love baseball and the rich history behind it.


@karencosta
@sportsmom

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Posted by @sportsmom, Wed, May 10 11:07am

We actually have been to Cooperstown, but it was probably about 5 or 6 years ago. We think my younger son may play in a tournament up there next summer, so we will hopefully go back at that point. We went to the NBA Hall of Fame a few weeks ago in Springfield, MA. It was nice, but very small. I would only recommend if you happen to be in that area, don’t make a trip just to see it. Older son wants to get to NHL Hall of Fame in Toronto this summer, hopefully catch a Blue Jays game while we are there!


Cathy Pierzina
@cathyp

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Posted by @cathyp, Mon, May 8 11:48am

Hello fellow travel enthusiasts~
I am planning a vacation to Glacier National Park in early September with my husband and two adult daughters. We have our Amtrak tickets to East Glacier Park and a rental car. I am in the process of booking accommodations. If anyone has suggestions, that would be great! We prefer to stay away from the most touristy areas. We have decided to do day hikes and are looking forward to showers and beds, so no camping under the stars for this trip. Any suggestions?


Treasure Ransom
@transom

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Posted by @transom, Wed, May 10 10:54am

What a great trip you get to experience, @cathyp! I hope you enjoy it. I have spent MANY trips on Amtrak! I am from NE Montana. When I was growing up, I went west on Amtrak and right through East Glacier many times. Through my college years and beyond, I came east through North Dakota to Minnesota. Are you card players? You may want to bring a deck or two for the long days of travel. Thankfully, someone else gets to do all the work to get you there. 🙂 Enjoy yourselves!


Cathy Pierzina
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Posted by @cathyp, Wed, May 10 12:07pm

Thanks Treasure!
We are card players and will definitely pack a deck!
 


Sunni Hemingsen
@sunnih

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Posted by @sunnih, Thu, May 11 10:09pm

I love Glacier! It’s been a few years since we’ve been there, so no specific names come to mind, but I’ll see if I have anything written down still. Pack your bear spray and bells 🙂


Deb
@debveerkamp

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Posted by @debveerkamp, 6 days ago

Hi all, my name is Deb and I am a teleworker outside of Rochester, MN. My husband and I have been fortunate to be able to travel to many parts of the USA and Canada. I have been on 6 cruises since 2014 and have 7 booked through 2019 so I guess you could say I love cruising. We also own 2 timeshares, 1 in Hawaii and 1 at Breezy Point Resort in MN. I would be very interest in tips and tricks of getting airfare at the lowest rate. Seems to be quite a game lately. We are also tandem cyclists with the goal of biking in all 50 states in the U.S. We have 4 more states left which we will be able to complete in 2019 when on a Pacific Coastal cruise. Might have to look for another goal.


steveb
@stevenaba

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Posted by @stevenaba, 6 days ago

Hi, I’m Steve

We go on yearly cruises. We also travel all around the US. Places that we go to on a yearly basis include Chicago, Louisville, Racine (Wisconsin), and Winnipeg. Lately, we’ve also been going to Los Angeles on a regular basis–specifically to attend tapings of The Big Bang Theory. We then go on several weekend trips throughout the year and one or two other vacations throughout the year.

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