Lost in the beauty on Ireland's Wicklow Way

Lost in the beauty on Ireland's Wicklow Way

A solo hike on Ireland's oldest marked trail turns up scenic beauty and new friends.

From St. Paul to Portland on the Empire Builder

August 27
From St. Paul to Portland on the Empire Builder
It promised to be a romantic, slow, idyllic trip: more than 37 hours of internet-free educational time for our kids, and — without the pressure of driving long, bland highways — two bottles of wine for us.

Vacationing while sick? Slow down the pace

August 26
Vacationing while sick? Slow down the pace
It was Day Four of a family trip to Madeline Island, and I sat listless in the armless chair beside the doctor's desk, recounting my woes.
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August 28

Quick trips: PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis., NORTHFIELD, MINN., MILWAUKEE, WIS.

prairie du sac, wis.It's a good idea to watch where you walk during the 42nd annual Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw and Festival Friday and…
Variety
August 27
The federal government wants to limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can drive on the nation's highways.

U.S. is getting ready to make truck, bus drivers slow down

For newly made U.S. vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 pounds, regulators are considering a cap of 60, 65 or 68 mph, though that could change.
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August 27

Know & Go: Zika-free travel alternatives; Mexico air restrictions lifted

Zika-free alternatives With officials now warning pregnant women to avoid Miami Beach in addition to Puerto Rico, some sun seekers are desperately scrambling for a…
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August 26

Midwest Traveler: A stormy adventure at Kansas' Tallgrass Prairie

Kansas' Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is a must-visit – but watch out for stormy skies.
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August 26

Wind Cave visitors explore strange underground world

Below lands where bison roam, a natural wonder inspires visitors to Wind Cave National Park.
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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August 26

Russia's literary icons, explored on a budget

Moscow and St. Petersburg offer tours and historic sites for famous authors.
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August 26

Travel Q&A: Guidebooks for women traveling solo

Kelly Lewis started a brand of travel manuals for, and by, women.
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August 26

Travel Troubleshooter: Nonsmoker billed $250 fee for smoky hotel room

When I checked out of the hotel, I saw a $250 charge on my credit card. I called the front desk and was told it was a "smoking charge." But I don't smoke.
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August 26

Details: Wind Cave National Park

The basics: The maze of passages known as Wind Cave stretches deep beneath rolling prairie in western South Dakota. The expansive cave, a focal point…
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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August 26

If you go: Amtrak Empire Builder

Amtrak: 1-800-872-7245; amtrak.com/empire-builder-train.Purchasing a room in the sleeping car provides perks, such as showers, linens and meals (alcohol and drinks are not included), as well…
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August 26

Tip Sheet: A first-timer's guide to using Airbnb

Renting a stranger's home can be a positive experience, if you study the fine print and photos.
Variety
August 22

By losing airline loyalty status, a reporter gains flexibility

Last December, the panic set in. The year was drawing to a close, and my airline loyalty status was in jeopardy. I had used hundreds…
Variety
August 20

Three travel questions (and three answers) about Iceland

Iceland is like Minnesota, on the moon, with whales and trolls. You should go.
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August 20

Know & Go: Delta plans all-suite business class; savory foods taste better on flights

Delta plans an all-suite business class Suites in the skies — airline seats with doors that slide shut to give passengers total privacy — have…
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August 20

If you go: Harlem

IF YOU GO WHERE TO STAY Aloft Harlem: Opened in December 2010 with 124 rooms. Rooms for two from about $255. (2296 Frederick Douglass Blvd.…
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August 19

Harlem's new renaissance as a travel destination

A newcomer takes on New York's Harlem, where a cultural revival meets gentrification worries.
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August 19

Midwest Traveler: Paddle a boat, or build one, in Les Cheneaux Islands

Upper Michigan's Les Cheneaux Islands region offers many facets of the boating experience.
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August 19

Travel Troubleshooter: Left standing in the rain, without a room key

Q: I have a question about a reservation I made for a hotel apartment in Barcelona through Hotels.com. In the fine print of my reservation,…
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August 19

Australian adventure on legendary Gibb River Road

The 410-mile dirt road cuts through the rugged Kimberley region.
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August 19

No summer vacation? Try a naycation

With no time — or money — for a vacation, I'm trying a naycation instead.