From tea plantations to game parks and a lazy beach, exploring Sri Lanka

From tea plantations to game parks and a lazy beach, exploring Sri Lanka

Exploring one of the world's least visited beautiful places, from an upland tea plantation to a coastal town.

Two hotels in Palm Springs offer rooms with a point of view

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Two hotels in Palm Springs offer rooms with a point of view
The remodeled Parker and the year-old Arrive have differing takes on the desert town's mystique.

Biking the Florida Keys, east to west

January 20
Biking the Florida Keys, east to west
Much of the 100-mile journey isn't very scenic — until suddenly it is.
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January 21

How to take more vacation time in 2017

Five common-sense strategies for taking the time off that you've already earned.
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January 21

Apostle ice caves inaccessible; Hawaii reconsiders ferry; family fun in Colorado

Ice caves inaccessible The National Park Service says it’s still too dangerous to explore the Apostle Islands ice caves off the Wisconsin shore of Lake…
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January 20

Travel Q&A: Why Neil Patrick Harris loves Vancouver

The actor spent five months in Canada filming his new series for Netflix.
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January 20

Viewfinders: Wild horses were this photographer's prize

The Traveler: Susan M. Gulden of Plymouth. The scene: Wild horses roam Unalaska Island, one of the Aleutian Islands, an archipelago that stretches…
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January 20

Midwest Traveler: Exploring the birthplace of John Wayne in Winterset, Iowa

Beyond the Bridges of Madison County, an Iowa town celebrates favorite son John Wayne.
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.
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January 20

Travel Troubleshooter: Airline cancels his reservation but puts a hold on his $3,480 payment

Q: I booked a flight from Atlanta to Kristiansand, Norway, on Scandinavian Airlines (SAS). When I tried to check in online, the system said my…
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January 20

Voice your opinion: Should phone calls be allowed on flights?

Fliers, let your voice be heard — in Washington, D.C., not necessarily aboard an airplane. The Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on whether…
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January 20

Trip tips: If you go to Sri Lanka

Getting ThereYou must fly to Colombo, with most flights from the central and Eastern U.S. making connections through Europe and the Middle East (we changed…
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January 17

Viewfinders event: Best Star Tribune reader photos

Minnesotans travel the globe, and they've got the photographs to prove it.
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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January 13

Know & Go: Comparing airlines

Comparing airlines Fly on the wrong airline and your odds of a delay are as high as 55 percent; choose the right one and that…
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January 13

An Airbnb search — and a lesson learned

It is way past my bedtime and I can't pull myself from the computer screen. I keep going deeper into the rabbit hole of Airbnb, contemplating apartments in Rome.
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January 13

Viewfinders: In Bologna, Italy, chocolate beneath the mist

The traveler: Jon Hallberg of Minneapolis. The scene: On a November night, people crowded into the main square of Bologna, Italy, for the…
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January 13

In Chippewa Falls, Wis., fun flows from a revitalized riverfront

A revitalized waterfront is reshaping the visitor's experience of this Wisconsin town.
Blog: World Class
Blog: World Class
updated 1 hours 22 mins. ago
These Minnesota college students get an A+ for adventure. Follow along as they explore the world while studying abroad.
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January 13

Aboard the legendary Orient Express, from London to Venice

Aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, find fresh flowers, great service, mountain views and a touch of mystery.
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January 13

America's best kept secret: the empty beaches of American Samoa

In a far corner of our country, a haven of rain forest and empty beaches spans three South Pacific Islands.
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January 13

Travel Troubleshooter: Flight delayed in Europe? You may be compensated

Q: My wife and I recently flew from Paris to Washington, D.C., on United Airlines. The original flight was delayed for 3 ½ hours while passengers…
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January 13

To find Old Florida, get off the interstates

Author says you'll find Old Florida, and incredible beauty, when you get off the interstates.
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January 13

Details: Riding on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, operated by Belmond, offers several itineraries, including routes from Paris or Venice to Istanbul and London to Venice — or the reverse.…
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January 13

Flying with carry-ons? Pay attention to the new rules

Your carry-on luggage now comes with potential new baggage: extra costs to fly.
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January 7

Briefly: New York's new subway, best ski destinations

New York gets new subway For New York, the new year brings a new subway line. The much-awaited Second Avenue subway opened Jan. 1 at…