Two Writers Hit the Minnesota and Wisconsin Roadways

| 7/14/2015 2:56:00 PM

Marilyn JonesWhat could be better than a road trip with a friend in an awesome car? Not much in my book. And so I set off to Minneapolis and Door County, Wisconsin, with my friend David Walton in a 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport AWD 2.0T provided by DriveShop.

I am an online and print travel journalist, and David is a blogger specializing in genealogy at Ancestor Sleuth Hound. Our two interests and need for research is a varied mix of attractions, cemeteries and hotel reviews; interesting to say the least.

David and I arrive at the airport (he from Kentucky and me from Texas) and pick up the car. Our first destination is The Commons Hotel on the University of Minnesota campus.

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport AWD 2.0T

I drive and David navigates by setting the GPS, and we head down the interstate toward the heart of Minneapolis. Right away I notice as I pass someone or they pass me, a light blinks on the side view mirror. If I put on my blinker and someone is beside me it makes a warning sound; an excellent safety feature.

Because of the hotel’s location, designers carry the academic theme throughout the hotel. Globes line the wall behind the reception desk, lobby seating areas resemble libraries and biology labs, chandelier globes are actually lab beakers and the rooms are decorated with plaid wallpaper and argyle carpeting.

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