Weekend in Warsaw: Finding beauty in an ugly city

Weekend in Warsaw: Finding beauty in an ugly city

From friendly locals who speak a "leetle bit" of English to free concerts in a park, here's proof that Warsaw is worth a weekend – or more.

Fueling Scandinavian spirit at Norsk Hostfest in Minot, N.D.

September 24
Fueling Scandinavian spirit at Norsk Hostfest in Minot, N.D.
Norsk Hostfest offers Viking re-enactments, lefse, lutefisk and huge (though polite) crowds.

Midwest Traveler: Inside the childhood home of author/illustrator Wanda Gág

September 23
Midwest Traveler: Inside the childhood home of author/illustrator Wanda Gág
New Ulm's Wanda Gág House offers insight into one of Minnesota's most successful authors.
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September 24

Economy ticket costing more than first class? Welcome to airline math

An air traveler bought first-class tickets but was downgraded to economy seats. American Airlines should have refunded the difference between the two fares. But that's not how airline math works.
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September 24

Quick trips: Austin, Minn., Bayfield, Wis., and Oktoberfest

Austin, MinN. If you’re a fan of big, shaggy animals, you may want to head to the Mower County Fairgrounds in Austin, Minn., next weekend.…
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September 24

Know and Go: Pearl Harbor anniversary; better hotel breakfasts

Pearl Harbor anniversary The 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor invasion is Dec. 7, and commemorations will be organized by the National Park Service and…
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September 23

'Pilot' can translate languages in real time

With technology companies ever striving to solve problems once thought impossible, barriers are melting away.
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September 23

Minnesotans 'relish' scenic up-close motorcycle tour of national parks

A two-wheel tour puts riders in the midst of natural wonders.
Blog: Escape Artists
Blog: Escape Artists
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Star Tribune Travel Editor Kerri Westenberg and other staff contributors offer a global discourse about great vacation finds close to home and adventures far afield.
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September 23

Airbnb adventure: Cooking in Julia Child's house in Provence

The chef's spirit lives on in La Pitchoune, her longtime home in Provence, France.
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September 23

Travel Q&A: What Olympian Simone Biles loves about Belize

The record-breaking U.S. gymnast shares her favorite travel destination.
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September 23

Cash and carry: All you need to know about travel money

Cash is king for international travel. But where can you get it, and what about your old francs?
Variety
September 23

Marriott buys Starwood, becoming world's largest hotel chain

Several of the best-known names in travel are now united in one hotel company.
Blog: World Class
Blog: World Class
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These Minnesota college students get an A+ for adventure. Follow along as they explore the world while studying abroad.
Variety
September 19

Resources for finding fall colors

I found the perfect trail for fall, even if I hiked it surrounded by green leaves.
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September 18
Early morning is one of the best times to photograph fall color, here, the mix of reds, yellow and green reflect off the lake north of Duluth.

Best places to see fall colors in Minnesota? Our guide will show you

It's tempting to drop everything and roam Minnesota to catch all the crimsons and golds at this time of year. But who has time for that? We've found your leaf-peeping match. Just follow our flow chart.
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September 18

QUICK TRIPS: CROSSLAKE, ALBERT LEA AND DULUTH, MINN.

CrossLake, Minn.Stop by Crosslake Days Thu.-Sat. in the Brainerd Lakes area to check out live music and dancing, an outdoor movie (all Fri.); a classic…
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September 17

Know & Go: Megaships go green; unplugged vacations

Mega ships going green Carnival Corp. is going green in a big way with three new mega ships slated for delivery in 2020 and 2022.…
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September 16

Biking Badlands: Riding on North Dakota's Maah Daah Hey Trail

Arguably the most grueling mountain bike trail in America is in North Dakota.
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September 16

Midwest Traveler: Kickapoo Valley Ranch is a fall-color sanctuary in SW Wis.

Kickapoo Valley Ranch has fall colors, a wealth of recreation nearby — and no mosquitoes.
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September 16

In Canada, a treehouse hotel fit for a hobbit

Vancouver Island's Free Spirit Spheres are like camping in Tolkien-land.
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September 16

Travel Troubleshooter: Foreign call center misspells name on ticket

Q: I recently booked a flight from Frankfurt to Orlando using CheapOair. I spoke with a representative at an Indian call center, who helped me…
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September 16

In Death Valley, rugged roads led to a memorable camping trip

Nature threw some curves at backcountry campers.
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September 16

Running through real Morocco in a mountain marathon

Six-day, 170-mile Trans Atlas Marathon offers views of village life, more.
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September 16

Tipsheet: How (and why) to talk with strangers in your travels

Striking up random conversations can turn a trip into a rich adventure.