The suite life of St. Lucia's Jade Mountain

The suite life of St. Lucia's Jade Mountain

With butlers, infinity pools and a wall of views, the rooms at Jade Mountain lure you in. But venture out to the chocolate lab.

Going with the flow on a Danube River cruise

February 24
Going with the flow on a Danube River cruise
A river cruise through Germany and Austria is marked by high waters, off-boat activities and the need to go with the flow.

Delta's boarding music almost rocks

February 24
Delta's boarding music almost rocks
Travel
February 25

Biometric screening debuts at MSP Airport

Biometric screening at MSP With the swipe of a finger or a blink of an eye — and $179 a year — travelers at Minneapolis-St.…
Travel
February 24

Viewfinders

Readers share their favorite travel photos. To submit yours for consideration to Viewfinders, share it on Instagram tagged with #STtravel, or e-mail a jpeg to viewfinders@startribune.com.
Travel
February 24

How to deal with motion sickness

Keep your head up, watch your food and drink and when all else fails, bring the Dramamine.
Travel
February 24

Travel Troubleshooter: Her dream birthday vacation in Scotland becomes a 'trip in vain'

Q: I recently booked round-trip tickets on British Airways from Albuquerque, N.M., to Inverness, Scotland. I made the reservation through Expedia, with lodging included. My…
Travel
February 24

Viewfinders: Lake Tahoe shines with many shades of blue

The Traveler: Vicki K. Anderson of Burnsville. The scene: The Crystal Bay area of Lake Tahoe, on the Nevada side of…
Destination: MSP Airport
Links
Destination: MSP Airport
updated 13 hours 29 mins. ago
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
February 24

Learn about glaciers by ColdCaching on Wisconsin's spectacular Ice Age Trail

Wisconsin program teaches about glaciers and the outdoors.
Travel
February 24

Chris Hemsworth is mad about Melbourne

The actor known as "Thor" is a big booster of travel to his native Australia.
Travel
February 24

Working to rebuild coral reefs

Ocean resorts want to reverse environmental degradation — and guests can help.
Eat & Drink
February 21

Why you should explore the Twin Cities with a homegrown staycation

Pay for a hotel in your own backyard? With so many tempting new options, why not?
Blog: Escape Artists
Blog: Escape Artists
updated 5 hours 52 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.
Variety
February 19
Bill Callas of Stillwater walked out to practice Thursday on the spartan ski trails at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis ahead of next week’s Birkebeiner race.

Warm weather is melting winter economy in Minn., Wis. towns

Small-town festivals and ski races across the region are in danger of being curtailed or canceled, jeopardizing needed tourism dollars.
Travel
February 17

5 great things for families to do in Phoenix's West Valley

In the years since the late 1980s, the once-quiet area west of Phoenix has boomed. Despite that growth, the West Valley has maintained its relaxed, family-friendly vibe.
Travel
February 17

Scientific breakthrough could cure jet lag forever

Simple strategies (and a future supplement) may help you unlock your circadian rhythm while traveling.
Travel
February 17

Midwest Traveler: A new era in Marquette, Mich.

The Upper Peninsula city transitions from mining port to tourism town. In the city merely to catch a boat, it seemed like I'd been beaten to Marquette by, well, everybody.
Blog: World Class
Blog: World Class
updated 6 hours 20 mins. ago
These Minnesota college students get an A+ for adventure. Follow along as they explore the world while studying abroad.
Travel
February 17

How and why hotels are getting hipper

I once wandered into Aloft Minneapolis during a lunch-hour walk. When I saw the living room-like lobby, I wished that I were from out of town.
Travel
February 17

Travel Troubleshooter: 'Wow,' flight-delay compensation rules are better in Europe

Q: A few months ago, my Wow Air flight from Edinburgh, Scotland, to Keflavik, Iceland, was delayed. That caused me and my companion to miss…
Travel
February 17

Airlines shake up drink offerings with craft cocktails

Airlines team up celebrity bartenders for a new kind of drink service.
Travel
February 17

The master of ski trail maps

"When computers make the maps, you don't get the real feel of the outdoors," says James Niehues.
Travel
February 17

Downtown Vegas, with the CEO of Zappos

In the historic heart of Vegas, following the footprints of the CEO of Zappos.
Travel
February 17

Near Santa Fe, five must-see destinations

Natural beauty, historic sites lie not too far from the city.
Travel
February 17

A camel ride in the Sahara Desert casts long shadow

THE Traveler: Tom Homme of Minneapolis.The scene: During a morning ride, camels and their passengers cast shadows in the Sahara Desert outside Merzouga,…