MSP to have luxury lounge for those flying any airline

MSP to have luxury lounge for those flying any airline

The lounge at MSP will offer food, beverages, Wi-Fi and other comforts, and have an area where kids "can cut loose" — all for a fee.

A tour of Oregon, from orchards to ocean

August 28
A tour of Oregon, from orchards to ocean
From orchards to oceans to Crater Lake, a driving trip in Oregon is ripe with beautiful scenes.

Midwest Traveler: Hungry like a Wolverine in Ann Arbor, Mich.

August 28
Midwest Traveler: Hungry like a Wolverine in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Ann Arbor, an exurb of Detroit and a blend of Midwest urban and rural, may not have the most eye-catching wrapping. But inside is a jewel of a present.
Business
September 1

Delta's SkyMiles changes shake up frequent-flier programs

The latest effort by the nation’s airlines — led by Delta — to lower the value of frequent-flier miles is this: More will be needed to get on a flight that’s popular.
August 31

Walker says wall along Canadian border worth reviewing

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is putting a new twist on the topic of securing the border, a staple among the GOP candidates running for president, by pointing north.
Travel
August 29

If you go: Istanbul

IF YOU GO WHAT TO DOTopkapi Palace: Nothing brings Istanbul history to life better than the walled complex from which sultans ruled the Ottoman Empire…
Travel
August 28

London marks 75th anniversary of German Blitz

Fall exhibits and tours commemorate the city's World War II bombings.
Travel
August 28

The gardens of Italy's Lake Maggiore

Three distinct botanical sanctuaries show why this lake has been called the “Eden of Italy.”
Viewfinders: Readers' travel photos
Viewfinders: Readers' travel photos
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Take a look at Star Tribune readers' travel photos, or join the community and submit your own.
Variety
August 28

Travel Desk: New chip credit cards may not work while traveling

Soon, U.S. overseas travelers’ frustrations with credit cards could ease. Visa and MasterCard are switching to a chip-reading system, which is used nearly everywhere else in the world.
Travel
August 28

Jamaica will always be home for musician Damian Marley

The son of Bob Marley on traveling abroad and coming home.
Travel
August 28

Mystical, melancholy Istanbul, Turkey

A visitor encounters historic mosques and extraordinary hospitality in the Turkish capital.
Travel
August 28

Experts weigh in on the art of traveling light

Pack thin layers, take advantage of hotel freebies, and deal with outfit repeats.
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.
Travel
August 28

Travel Troubleshoter: Delta passes the buck to TSA over lost luggage

When she arrived home, a book with sentimental value was gone from her luggage. Also missing: three expensive nature photography books and all of the souvenirs she had purchased for family members.
Variety
August 23

Tour the mines and caves under the surface of Minnesota

If you look past the visible natural and man-made wonders of our state — look beneath them, actually — you’ll find a whole other Minnesota underground.
Travel
August 23

Midwest Traveler: Iowa brewery may be world's 'second best'

To beer fans, that modest brown building just outside of Decorah’s quaint downtown, above a bend in the Upper Iowa River, is home to the world’s second-best brewery.
Travel
August 22

How to score two seats with only one ticket

A few obsessive-compulsive strategies can help you spread out a little more on your next flight.
Blog: World Class
Blog: World Class
updated 15 hours 41 mins. ago
These Minnesota college students get an A+ for adventure. Follow along as they explore the world while studying abroad.
Travel
August 22

Mine and Cave tours bring you underground in Minnesota

Mine toursLake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park: Go down the mine shaft in a cage via a 90-year-old hoist system at this “Cadillac of…
Travel
August 22

Know + Go: Frontier drops its toll-free line

Frontier drops toll-free lineFrontier Airlines has dropped its toll-free customer service phone number. The move mimics a 2013 money-saving decision by ultra-low-cost Spirit Airlines, whose…
Travel
August 22

Travel Q&A: Hotel exec Niki Leondakis on Tommie, new brand of hotels

Hotel exec Niki Leondakis talks about Tommie, a new brand of “micro lifestyle hotels” that offer creative programming and amenities.
Travel
August 22

In Northern Cyrpus, ancient ruins and quiet beaches

Tourists to northern Cyprus encounter spectacular ruins, rugged landscapes and construction projects.
Travel
August 21
Family frolicks

Returning to the same old spot, and loving it

You drive up the sunny road and find nothing has changed. You know the best place on the lake for a swim, when to settle on the porch for sunset and where to buy the best burger.
Travel
August 21

On St. Barts, azure water, white sand and a hungry turtle

It’s hard to get there, and that gives the island a refined, white-sand quiet.
Travel
August 21

Travel Troubleshooter: Uncaring airline makes his 'blood boil'

Q: Our son William died in an automobile accident in May. The time following this tragedy was taken up with grief, with us attempting to…

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