How Duluth became the outdoor capital of the Midwest

How Duluth became the outdoor capital of the Midwest

Duluth is gaining new attention — both locally and nationally — as a place to hike, paddle and bike while remaining within the amenity-filled confines of a city.

Want to cross Canada? Make tracks

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Want to cross Canada? Make tracks
It's Canada's 150th anniversary. What's the best way to celebrate? All the way. On the railway.

When abroad, friends made can last a lifetime

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When abroad, friends made can last a lifetime
Isn't it funny how travel often forges bonds that seem illogically strong?
Travel
April 29

Travel to Europe is the 'bargain of the decade'

Lower airfares and a strong dollar are leading to some of the best deals in years.
Business
April 29

Direct flights from Minnesota to Cuba are stuck at the gate

Sun Country plays a waiting game while President Trump's Cuba policy unfurls.
Variety
April 29

Grand Marais wins 'Best Midwestern Small Town' award

Grand Marais competed against 19 other small Midwestern towns, including Bayfield, Wis. Lanesboro, Minn., came in third place.
Travel
April 28

Viewfinders: Cherry blossom season in the nation's capital

The Traveler: Kari Grieman of Rosemount. The scene: Grieman’s daughter played among the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. The Tidal Basin, a manmade…
Travel
April 28

In Slovakia, Europe without the crowds

With medieval towns, Renaissance finds and natural beauty, this overlooked country is worth a trip.
Destination: MSP Airport
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Destination: MSP Airport
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Our comprehensive guide on where to eat, drink, shop, park, relax and play if you end up stuck at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport – or if you plan to spend a few extra hours there before your flight.
Travel
April 28

Anthony Bourdain won't leave home without it

The travel/food ninja packs jujitsu uniforms and a "credit card that turns into a knife."
Travel
April 28

Bikes and food shine in weekend in Atlanta

A bicycle tour and popular restaurants make for a perfect 72 hours in A-town for a woman and her two daughters.
Travel
April 28

These tour companies bring you outdoors in Duluth

Guides for the Duluth outdoorsDay Tripper of Duluth: This company offers tours for mountain biking, fat tire biking, kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding and cross-country skiing,…
Travel
April 28

The world's best undiscovered beaches

These five spots won't stay secret much longer.
Blog: Escape Artists
Blog: Escape Artists
updated 22 hours 20 mins. ago
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.
Travel
April 28

Travel Troubleshooter: If you don't show up for a flight, the airline will cancel the whole itinerary

Q: I'm hoping you can help me. My husband and I purchased round-trip tickets on Air Canada from Washington, D.C., to Tel Aviv, Israel, to…
Variety
April 28

St. Paul, Mpls. consider regulations on short-term rentals like Airbnb

The expected flood of visitors to Minnesota during next year's Super Bowl creates a deadline for cities to establish regulations.
Variety
April 28

Southwest Airlines to end practice of overbooking flights

an industry practice implicated in an ugly incident on a United Airlines flight that has damaged United's reputation with the flying public.
Travel
April 22

Biking through Lanesboro on the Root River State Trail is a cyclist's paradise

Exploring bike-friendly Lanesboro, Minn., and the bucolic, 42-mile Root River State Trail.
Blog: World Class
Blog: World Class
updated 22 hours 48 mins. ago
These Minnesota college students get an A+ for adventure. Follow along as they explore the world while studying abroad.
Travel
April 22

Putting online travel search sites to the test

A comparison of travel aggregators like Expedia, Priceline and Hotwire yields some surprising results.
Eat & Drink
April 22

These great Milwaukee cocktail bars will make you forget about beer

In Milwaukee, bartenders are pouring delicious, inventive drinks — and they don't come out of a tap.
Variety
April 22

Taking on a tiger: Chinese gorge calls to hikers

Tiger Leaping Gorge, in China's Yunnan province, delivers rugged, remote beauty.
Travel
April 22

Polar bear express: Take the train from Winnipeg to Churchill, Manitoba

The polar bear express Via Rail Canada’s map resembles a constellation, with 19 interconnecting train routes. One of these routes, the Winnipeg-Churchill train, departs from…
Magazine
April 21

Minnesota laundromat has thousands of dolls staring from the ceiling

At eye level, it's just another laundromat. The only one in the small, historically Norwegian city of Spring Grove, Minn. But look up, and faces stare back.
Travel
April 21

Are you leaving money in Europe?

I travel, I shop, I buy. Then I come home and brace for the credit card bill.
Travel
April 21

With patience, a birder gets a shot that soars

The Traveler: Nina Hale of Minneapolis. The scene: Outstretched wings — revealing blue undersides — guide a parrot as it lands, joining others…