Lincoln Square: Historically a German area, Lincoln Square on the North Side sports European flair, sausage shops and, of course, plenty of beer.

Go around the world in these 5 Chicago neighborhoods

The Windy City claims many neighborhoods with distinctive worldly flair. Here are our favorite five.

Midwest Traveler: St. Louis' Gateway Arch is newly revitalized

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At 630 feet, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis is the tallest man-made monument in the United States.
The St. Louis landmark prepares for a new museum and July festivities.

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Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox in Bemidji, Minn.
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An Ogham stone at the Gallarus Oratory

The antiquities of the Dingle Peninsula

The Dingle Peninsula is mostly undeveloped, leaving intact more than 2,000 ancient structures such as clochans (beehive huts), standing stones, ring forts, ogham stones and…
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A horse grazes in the village of Cloghane on the Dingle Peninsula.

Hiking the Dingle Peninsula

Hikers encountered a classic Irish landscape – and few people – along the Dingle Way.
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The colorful houses and storefronts of Dingle Town stand out against the blue of Dingle Bay and the green of the hills.

A day in Dingle Town

The colorful village of Dingle Town — the largest on the peninsula — spills down the green hills to the curve of Dingle Harbor. Houses…
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June 22
Pilsen, which was first inhabited by a large Polish population before the fabric became predominantly Mexican in the 1970s, features taquerias, bodega

Chicago: 20 international places to eat, drink and play

Pilsen Harrison Park: 1824 S. Wood St. The Barrel: 2015 S. Damon Av. The National Museum of Mexican Art: 1852 W. 19th St.,
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June 22
Grand Marais harbor

Chilly waters make for a misty view of Lake Superior

THE Traveler: Lisa Dohrmann from Buffalo, Minn.The scene: Vapor shimmers over the harbor in Grand Marais, Minn., on New Year's Eve, when temperatures…
Bloomington, MN, Minneapolis St. Paul International has long carried its weight amongst national airports. Now, with a flurry of hot new restaurants,
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June 22
A cabin on the Schroeder Lundie/ Vacation Home Tour.

A tour gets visitors inside a Lundie cabin

Tour of North Shore gemsEdwin Lundie cabins seem to embody the simple joys of summer with their cheerful Scandinavian folk style. The St. Paul architect…
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June 22

If you go: Gateway Arch National Park and Fair Saint Louis

If you goGateway Arch National Park: 11 N. 4th St., St. Louis. $3 admission (nps.gov/jeff).Fair Saint Louis: Billed as America's biggest birthday party, it returns…
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June 22

What comedian Roy Wood Jr. can't travel without

He rolls into cities with technology by his side.
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June 22

The uncertainty of in-flight entertainment

Airlines move away from seat-back screens for cost.
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June 22

Travel Troubleshooter: Airline cancels a leg of her journey, but Expedia won't refund it

Q: I bought a ticket on South African Airways using Expedia. SAA canceled one leg of my flight (I have a letter from SAA confirming…
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June 22
South Africa is home to the densest population of rhinos in the world and has seen a 9,000 percent increase in rhino poaching.

Saving rhinos, one tourist at a time

Perseverance pays off at the 35,000-acre Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal.
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Iowa city, IowaDaily concerts will keep jazz fans entertained during the Iowa City Jazz Festival Fri.-Sun. Dozens of local and regional artists will perform on…
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June 22
Storms in January left plenty of damage on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a prime vacation spot. BONNIE JO MOUNT • Washington Post

Traveling in hurricane season? Be prepared

How travelers can protect themselves during what could be a doozy of a season.
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June 19
“A Journey of Genealogy” cruise on the Queen Mary 2 will host seminars to help passengers discover their family trees.

DNA testing may destine your next vacation

Another thing ancestry tests might be able to tell you: the destination of your next trip.
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June 19

Alexa, send up breakfast: Amazon launches Echo for hotels

Alexa has a new job: hotel concierge.
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June 17
At Grand View Lodge on Gull Lake, solo travelers can stay busy with bike trips, pontoon rides and lounging at the beach.

In the Brainerd Lakes area, alone and loving it

Being alone at a resort could feel strange. But in this case it was wonderful.
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If you go: Art in Des Moines

Des Moines Arts Festival When: June 22-24. What: Works by over 160 artists from across the country as well as free outdoor music in Western…
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June 16
Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul, South Korea.

Delta adds service to Seoul; MSP Wi-Fi gets bad marks; Bourdain reruns live on

Delta gets Seoul Delta Air Lines will begin daily nonstop service from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Seoul next year, adding a key international destination for Twin…
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June 15

Regional American Airlines carrier cancels 100s of flights

American Airlines says a technical problem that forced one of its regional carriers to cancel hundreds of flights has been resolved.
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June 15

Top stops for bus tours of Denali National Park

Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska covers more than 6 million acres, roughly the size of Vermont. To see its wild beauty, visitors rely…