Views are great at the Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, Alaska, which is on the massive Chugach Mountain range. Photo by

An extreme spring break: skiing in Alaska

A spring break trip to Alaska turns up mountain skiing and family adventures.

Midwest Traveler: Kansas City glows with holiday sparkle

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A crowd watched holiday lights come on as fireworks lit up the sky during the Plaza Lighting Ceremony in Kansas City on Nov. 28.
With lights, toys and free activities, Kansas City is the Midwest's epicenter of holiday mirth.

Where to hit the slopes or trails for a wintry Minnesota getaway

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The Sugarbush Ski Trail System cuts through the Superior National Forest in the Lutsen-Tofte area.
There are lots of down-home places in our state to play in the snow.
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Portraits of Chester and Clara Congdon, the wealthy heads of the Congdon family, still hang proudly in the halls of the Glensheen mansion.

Quick Trips: Christmas at Gleensheen, Old World Christmas, Wahkon snowmobile festival

Duluth Glensheen, one of Minnesota’s grandest mansions, is offering holiday tours. Guided candlelight Christmas tours take place on select dates through Dec. 27 (hours vary,…
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A common area at the Four Seasons Resort Whistler in British Columbia.

A heli-skiing experience in Iceland; a posh Four Seasons ski resort in British Columbia

Heli-skiing in Iceland LineUpExplorers, a travel agency based in Germany that specializes in surf and ski vacations, and Iceland-based tour operator Arctic Heli Skiing offer…
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Alaska's Alyeska Resort

About Alyeska Resort: In the Chugach Mountains, this year-round resort has 300 hotel rooms, a spa, several dining options and 76 ski trails served by…
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December 6
“Minnesota Love Location” photo art was created by Heather Buchma; it’s available, from $42, at www.minted.com.

Best ways to get your travel photos into your life

My job requires me to organize travel photos. When it comes to family trips, though, I'm hopeless. Some photos are on my phone. Some are…
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December 5
The author carves it up in Cortina d’Ampezzo in the Dolomites, a mountain range so stunning it is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

How a 40-year-old novice skier learned to take on black diamond runs

Lessons, custom boots and learning to find and engage her core helped a beginning skier progress.
Bloomington, MN, Minneapolis St. Paul International has long carried its weight amongst national airports. Now, with a flurry of hot new restaurants,
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December 5
Naili Basiladze prepares a supra table, a feast to welcome her guests, as featured in “Tasting Georgia: A Food and Wine Journey in the Caucasus.”

Six cookbooks that double as travel guidebooks

Travelers who consider dinner reservations first should select cookbooks celebrating the cuisine of a place.
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December 5
Lake Lucerne, Switzerland

Picture-perfect bucolic life near Lake Lucerne, Switzerland

The Traveler: Julie Aasgaard of Eden Prairie. The scene: A patchwork of green is punctuated by farm buildings near Lake Lucerne, a sprawling…
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December 5
Mikaela Shiffrin, shown with her parents Eileen and Jeff, says she likes to have her mother with her during the competition season because “if you c

On the road with Olympic gold-medal skier Mikaela Shiffrin

The 24-year-old on travel, jet lag, music and the power of Mom.
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December 5
The American Airlines departure information screen at JFK International Airport in New York.

Travel Troubleshooter: A canceled flight leaves them with an 11-hour overnight layover in New York

Q: I have a question about my rights as an airline passenger. My partner and I have arranged a trip to Europe. It’s a…
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November 30
This staircase leads to Dunquin Pier, situated on the west coast of Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula.

In Ireland, an extraordinary detour honors a cancer survivor

How a cancer survivor's journey of recovery propelled a tour bus full of strangers to a remarkable spot on the Dingle Peninsula.
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Downtown Red Wing, Minn.

Quick Trips: Weihnachtsfest, Biwabik; Celebration of the Arts, Red Wing; Arrowhead Ice Fishing and Winter Show, Duluth; Frontier Christmas

Biwabik, minn. Outdoor holiday fun awaits visitors to the Iron Range during the 35th annual Weihnachtsfest, a winter festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. The event…
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November 29
An all-female bridge and officer team will head the Celebrity Edge.

First women-led cruise set for March 8; reports of USB-charging scam exaggerated

The first women-led cruise There’s an old seafaring superstition that women are bad luck at sea. But next year, 27 women at Celebrity Cruises will…
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November 29
Church Street in downtown Burlington, Vt., is a four-block pedestrian shopping and dining center.

Why Burlington is Vermont's sweet spot

Biking, paddling and & Jerry's ice cream make a heart melt for Burlington.
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November 29
Elephants at Patara Elephant Farm, which has met standards for humane treatment, outside Chiang Mai, Thailand.

TripAdvisor stops selling tickets to SeaWorld; Airbnb offers ethical animal encounters

Have you gone on an elephant ride during some distant getaway because you adore the laconic beasts? That act of communing up close with the…
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November 29
Autumn reflects off the Baptism River, near Finland, Minn.

A golden day along Minnesota's North Shore

THE Traveler: Jim Blake of Forest Lake.The scene: The East Branch of the Baptism River reflects a sea of yellow aspen as it…
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November 29
Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, second left, and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo view a model of the Paris 2024 Olympic Village.

Airbnb partners with Olympics to provide 'experiences' with athletes and housing to tourists

Airbnb and the IOC want to provide "travel experiences that benefit the global sporting community."
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November 28
In its conversation mode, the Ambassador allows one user to interrupt another, as is done in real life, and translates simultaneously to both.

Move over, phrase books: Here come A.I. earbuds

The WT2 Plus and the Ambassador bring us closer to a world of seamless interlingual communication.
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November 27
A pop-up hotel room at the Acme Hotel is decorated with Andy Warhol-themed decor.

Chicago hotels ride a wave of Warhol mania

The Windy City is having a Warhol moment, thanks to an Art Institute exhibit.
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November 27
Alison Mosshart stalked the stage when the Dead Weather returned to First Avenue in 2010.

Tips from well-traveled rock star Alison Mosshart

Alison Mosshart on hotels, supplements, souvenirs and why road trips are great.
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November 27
The Mission fountain, filled by water pumped up from below and an essential source of water for 18th-century residents, now offers a shady spot for a

Tall tales in Lompoc: Where history meets the sea

This California coastal town is known for murals, wineries and its space program.