Midwest Traveler: Exploring the revived Eau Claire, Wis.

Midwest Traveler: Exploring the revived Eau Claire, Wis.

Head a few miles into the core of this sprawling city of 68,000, to the rivers that gave it its identity and purpose, and you'll find a thriving, active, happy place in the midst of a remarkable rejuvenation.
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Voyageurs National Park is Minnesota's gift to America

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Voyageurs National Park is Minnesota's gift to America
Voyageurs National Park holds surprising treasures of ancient geology, human history and natural splendor for adventurous vacationers.

Why houseboat? Because the perks outweigh the pains

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Why houseboat? Because the perks outweigh the pains
Yes, I would vacation on a houseboat again. And no, it was not as simple as unpacking in a hotel and kicking back.
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Travel Q&A: NBC's Lester Holt goes to the Rio Olympics

When news calls, the "NBC Nightly News" host packs his bags.
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At Arches National Park, a challenging hike

At Arches National Park, braving a difficult hike with the help of others.
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Banff offers a walk in the clouds

In the pristine elevated world around Banff, Alberta, turquoise waters and saw-toothed mountains set a new bar for scenic beauty.
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Details: Arches National Park

The basics: At this southeastern Utah park, more than 2,000 arches, windows, pinnacles, spires and other unusually shaped red rocks make up the scenery. Its…
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Know & Go: UNESCO snubs Frank Lloyd Wright; Big Sur burns

UNESCO list snubs WrightA group of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings didn't make the cut this month when UNESCO placed 21 sites on its prestigious World…
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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Travel Troubleshooter: Flight is rescheduled, but they're not on it anymore

Q: While visiting Los Angeles with my husband, I received an e-mail from United Airlines saying that our flight back to Cleveland in two days…
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Itasca State Park, BWCA, Ely recover from storms

When storms ripped through northern Minnesota in the early morning hours of July 21, it wreaked havoc in beloved vacation spots.At Burntside Lodge in Ely,…
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Tip Sheet: 21 new sites added to World Heritage List

Islands, ruins and architecture make UNESCO's list of sites "of outstanding universal value."
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QUICK TRIPS: WABASHA, MINN., INDIANOLA, IOWA, AND DETROIT LAKES, MINN.

Wabasha, Minn.The annual Riverboat Days festival Friday and Saturday in Wabasha, Minn., captures the spirit of the riverboat era with dozens of activities and events…
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.
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Three national park units preserve Minnesota treasures

Mississippi National River & Recreation Area The river that slices through the heart of Minneapolis and St. Paul once helped form the cities. Now, it…
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Details: Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park The basics: This park in California is known for stunning waterfalls, giant sequoias, grand meadows and Half Dome, a rock climber’s challenge.…
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Details: Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park The basics: The country’s first national park, in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho, shows off volcanic forces with fantastical geysers, hot springs and…
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Hotels vs. Airbnb: Let the battle begin

More big hotel companies are taking a cue from the home-sharing experience.
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Our National Parks: Excerpts from reader's tales

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado Park info: nps.gov/meve; 1-970-529-4465 Driving through the Southwest in the middle of the summer may not have been…
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Visitors can witness the strength of the Yellowstone River from an obs...

A National Park Service timeline

1872: Yellowstone becomes the nation’s first national park. 1890: Yosemite joins in at No. 2.  1906: Antiquities Act allows presidents to reserve historic landmarks and…
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Grand Portage National Monument brings a brief but vibrant period of Minnesota history to life

Grand Portage National Monument pays homage to fur trade and fashion.
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Pipestone National Monument offers a glimpse into the past, as it still is practiced today

Pipestone National Monument is a sacred place for Indians, a thoughtful place for all.
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Embracing America's greatest idea

Staggering vistas show this country's raw beauty.
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Ten tips for visiting Yellowstone National Park

This special national park keeps calling her back.
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11 rules from a 10-month road trip through 45 national parks

To really get to know the parks, go slow and meet your fellow pilgrims.

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