Chicago on the cheap: Our experts share their tips

Chicago on the cheap: Our experts share their tips

Want to spend a weekend in the Windy City on the cheap? Our critics offer expert tips.

Across Europe, 'boutique' hostels grow up

January 29
Across Europe, 'boutique' hostels grow up
From Portugal to Budapest, boutique hostels cater to budget-minded adult travelers.

Nordic arts anchor rural school in Milan, Minn.

January 29
Nordic arts anchor rural school in Milan, Minn.
The Milan Village Arts School in western Minnesota reflects the area's deep Nordic roots with a rich red exterior, blue and green trim, and a roof influenced by Vikings.
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4 questions for the next CEO of Delta Air Lines

On May 2, Ed Bastian takes over as the new CEO of Delta Air Lines, replacing the retiring Richard Anderson. Bastian has been Anderson's close deputy, helping to turn around the airline from bankrupt carrier to one of the world's leading airlines, one whose playbook is often copied by others.
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January 30

Minnesota travel agents seeing some cancellations because of Zika virus

Local travel agents are warning anyone going to affected areas.
Travel
January 30

Give me a massage, please, and make it snappy

Hotels, resorts and apps are offering spa treatments that last 30 minutes or less.
Travel
January 30

Travel Q&A: An online community for seniors who ski

Skiing is easier for people over 50 than it used to be, says Jon Weisberg.
Travel
January 30

Travel Troubleshooter: Enterprise rental-car damage claim gets curiouser and curiouser

Q: I'm being charged for damage to a rental car that I did not cause. I recently had my car repaired at my dealership, which…
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.
Travel
January 30

If you go: Tulum

If you goWhere to stayNueva Vida de Ramiro: 33 units, each with a distinct personality. Service is top-notch. Rates start at $100 (tulumnv.com).Azulik: Designed for…
Travel
January 30

Know+go: Hyatt hotels were cyberattack target

Hyatt hackedIf you stayed in a Hyatt hotel between August and December of last year, check your credit card statement for unusual charges. The hotel…
Travel
January 29

Tulum, hipster mecca of the Yucatan

Two honeymooners avoid Mexico's mega-resorts, despite a few speed bumps.
Variety
January 29

Applying the 'boutique hostel test' in Paris

Last winter, I checked in at St. Christopher’s Inn in Paris, overlooking the Canal Saint-Martin. Along with Generator hostels, St. Christopher’s is an established chain…
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.
Variety
January 29

What travelers need to know about the Zika virus

Will you let a little thing keep you from traveling? Maybe, if that thing is the Zika virus, which measures just 40 billionths of a…
Variety
January 28

Ideas for the beloved weekend getaway

Weekend getaways are popular and in Minnesota, there's lots of reasons to love them.
Variety
January 27

Attack of the Loanwords

What's that I hear? Could it be the sound of imperialist influence?
Travel
January 25

Midwest Traveler: Cold winter beauty of Grand Marais, Minn.

Despite hand-numbing January temperatures, Grand Marais in winter offers one of Minnesota's most mesmerizing sights.
Blog: World Class
Blog: World Class
updated 10 hours 4 mins. ago
These Minnesota college students get an A+ for adventure. Follow along as they explore the world while studying abroad.
Variety
January 23

In Mexico, a cruise among critters

A small ship adventure in the Sea of Cortez delivers bucket-list encounters with creatures great and small.
Variety
January 23

Keep Minnesota nice, and drive a friend to the airport

What has become of Minnesotans' inclination to drive friends, neighbors and family members to or from the airport?
Variety
January 23

If you go: Mexico's Sea of Cortez

Un-Cruise Adventures: Un-Cruise's Safari Endeavour is a 232-foot-long expedition vessel carrying a maximum of 84 passengers and 35 crew members. Transfers, excursions, meals, drinks (including…
Travel
January 23

Know + Go: Hotels help you get in shape; 33 percent off on Sun Country

Fewer illnesses on cruisesCruise ship passengers are getting sick with stomach bugs less often. Since 1990, the illness rate has fallen from about 29 to…
Travel
January 22

Oxford, out of time

In the British university city, time is fluid, Latin is far from dead and every stone tells a story.
Travel
January 22

Exploring Iowa's nonpartisan surprises

Caucus season affords the opportunity to check out the state's many quirks.
Travel
January 22

This anthropologist knows backpackers

Pegi Vail studies the impacts of backpacker tourism.
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