Taking on a tiger: Chinese gorge calls to hikers

Taking on a tiger: Chinese gorge calls to hikers

Tiger Leaping Gorge, in China's Yunnan province, delivers rugged, remote beauty.

These great Milwaukee cocktail bars will make you forget about beer

April 22
These great Milwaukee cocktail bars will make you forget about beer
In Milwaukee, bartenders are pouring delicious, inventive drinks — and they don't come out of a tap.

Biking through Lanesboro on the Root River State Trail is a cyclist's paradise

April 22
Biking through Lanesboro on the Root River State Trail is a cyclist's paradise
Exploring bike-friendly Lanesboro, Minn., and the bucolic, 42-mile Root River State Trail.
Travel
April 22

Putting online travel search sites to the test

A comparison of travel aggregators like Expedia, Priceline and Hotwire yields some surprising results.
Travel
April 22

Polar bear express: Take the train from Winnipeg to Churchill, Manitoba

The polar bear express Via Rail Canada’s map resembles a constellation, with 19 interconnecting train routes. One of these routes, the Winnipeg-Churchill train, departs from…
Magazine
April 21

Minnesota laundromat has thousands of dolls staring from the ceiling

At eye level, it's just another laundromat. The only one in the small, historically Norwegian city of Spring Grove, Minn. But look up, and faces stare back.
Travel
April 21

Are you leaving money in Europe?

I travel, I shop, I buy. Then I come home and brace for the credit card bill.
Travel
April 21

With patience, a birder gets a shot that soars

The Traveler: Nina Hale of Minneapolis. The scene: Outstretched wings — revealing blue undersides — guide a parrot as it lands, joining others…
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.
Travel
April 21

Going to Canada? Stay in a dorm

Go back to school for affordable Canadian lodging, like this expert.
Travel
April 21

How to get to China's Tiger Leaping Gorge

Fly into Lijiang, Yunnan province, and stay at the Bivou (bivou.com), which has an English-speaking staff. The inn will arrange for taxi service from the…
Travel
April 21

Big birder: Where to spot rare species

Noah Strycker tracked more than 6,000 species of birds in a year.
Travel
April 21

Travel Troubleshooter: Norwegian Cruise Line offers full refund for cruise gone bad – then retracts the offer

Q: My wife and I took an 11-day Southeast Asia cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line, departing from Singapore. Shortly before our vacation, we were advised…
Blog: Escape Artists
Blog: Escape Artists
updated 7 hours 36 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
April 15

St. Marks Place — three famous, hip blocks of New York City

New York's St. Marks Place occupies only three blocks — but packs in a city's worth of history, music, literature and rebellion.
Travel
April 15

Midwest Traveler: Taking kids to see the solar system

Eagle Lake Observatory in Norwood Young America hosts free biweekly Star Parties perfect for kids.
Travel
April 14

Viewfinders: On Kauai, a shining beacon of Hawaiian beauty

The Traveler: Jessica Lloyd of Eagan. The Scene: The Kilauea Lighthouse, on the northernmost tip of Kauai, sits amid the Kilauea Point National…
Variety
April 14

Bumped from a Spirit flight, but family's 'free' flight vouchers cost $600

Q: We took our two young boys on their first plane trip to Colorado for my 40th birthday. My husband wanted to celebrate with a…
Blog: World Class
Blog: World Class
updated 8 hours 4 mins. ago
These Minnesota college students get an A+ for adventure. Follow along as they explore the world while studying abroad.
Variety
April 14

Police take hands-off approach for overbooked flights

Police at airports in the New York City metropolitan area are taking a hands-off approach when it comes to removing passengers from overbooked flights.
Travel
April 14

Bill Nye's science-friendly packing list

What's on the Science Guy's travel checklist? A checklist, for starters.
Travel
April 14

Space travel tips from one who went there

Get ready to feel sick, counsels Richard Garriott de Cayeux.
Travel
April 14

In park outside Paris, a moving monument to American World War I pilots

At Domaine National de St.-Cloud, the restored memorial near Paris recognizes sacrifice.
Travel
April 14

Unleash your inner fan geek with celebrity travel events

Football on the beach with Randy Moss? A cruise with Oprah? Reservations, please!
Variety
April 13

Know your rights as a passenger — and brace for overbooked summer flights

What you need to know about getting bumped off a flight.
Variety
April 7

As Havana fills with tourists, Santa Clara remains Cuba's hidden gem

Cuba's beauty and friction are intertwined, and the triumph of unveiling one comes with the cost of unleashing the other.