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    Midwest Murder & Mayhem: A Wabasha Street Caves Experience

    John Dillinger, Ma Barker, Alvin ‘Creepy’ Karpis, these are just a handful of the infamous names you’ll hear on the Wabasha Street Caves tour in Saint Paul Minnesota. It’s hard to believe that this seemingly sleepy town was once a hotbed for bootleggers, thieves and murderers, but after spending three hours with the Wabasha Street gang, you’ll be swooped up into a stranger-than-fiction tale of love, intrigue murder and corruption. My journey of intrigue began with a walking tour of the Wabasha Street Caves site. Dating back to the 1840’s, located some 100 feet below the streets of Saint Paul, these man-made, sandstone caves were originally mined for silica (used for…

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    Why Every Travel Blogger Should Attend TBEX

    Every travel blogger should attend TBEX, and believe me, I never thought I’d be saying that about a travel conference. I had no clue what TBEX was until this past April when I was hit with a mean case of writer’s block. I turned to social media for some inspiration, and while swiping through my Twitter feed, I came across a post on upcoming travel blogging conferences from a favourite follower of mine, Laura (@GrassrootsNomad). I read through the various options, double-checked my calendar and settled on TBEX (Travel Blog Exchange), the largest networking conference for travel bloggers, online travel journalists, media creators and travel brands. With some encouragement from Laura, I snagged a conference ticket, booked…