About us

DayTripper is a Minnesota travel blog that doesn’t believe a vacation should cost a lot of money. You just need a sense of adventure and maybe a tank of gas!


Meet Jenn

My name is Jenn and I used to hate being stuck at home, living through other people’s Instagram feeds. That all changed when I started traveling over 8 years ago. But let me tell you, traveling doesn’t always have to involve expensive flights and exotic destinations. 

I’ve learned that adventure can be found right in your own backyard. Whether it’s exploring a nearby hiking trail or trying out a new restaurant in town, there’s always something to discover. And I’ve found that having a vacation mindset can make all the difference in how much you enjoy your time off.

For me, there’s nothing quite like being out in nature and feeling the peace and tranquility it brings. I enjoy escaping from the busy and noisy daily life to appreciate the beauty of the world. 

But I also enjoy exploring new places and taking in all the sights, sounds, and flavors of different cities. There’s something thrilling about immersing yourself in a new culture and experiencing everything it has to offer. There’s always something new to discover, whether it’s trying new foods, visiting museums, or simply exploring.

The Support Team

Behind every adventure is a dedicated team – my incredible family. They used to just participate, but now they also contribute as photographers, videographers, models, and more.

My husband, Jim, is the core of this support system. His constant encouragement has been the motivation for many adventures. He’s behind the wheel most of the time and is the first one to turn off the highway and follow a random road sign.

Our two wonderful children have also embraced the spirit of exploration. My youngest began his adventures in a car seat. They are always willing to get up at 6am on the weekends to see something crazy.

I couldn’t do the blog without them, and share all of these great destinations with my readers.

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The Family

DayTripper is here To Inspire And
Get You Motivated!​

DayTripper is an incredible resource for anyone who loves exploring new places and having exciting adventures.

With their extensive knowledge of Minnesota and the Midwest, they’re able to guide you to some of the best hikes, campsites, and attractions in the region.

Whether you’re looking to relax in a cozy cabin, road trip through some breathtaking scenery, or check out a new city, DayTripper has you covered. 

But what’s most inspiring about DayTripper is their passion for getting people outdoors and helping them discover all the incredible beauty that surrounds us.

We believe that everyone should have access to the joys of camping, hiking, and exploring, regardless of experience or budget.

So whether you’re a seasoned adventurer or just starting out, DayTripper can help you find an adventure that’s right for you.

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While I abosulty love Minnesota, I have been known to escape the state. I’m acutally surprised about some of the fun things I find out there.

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