Charles Bridge and its sea of tourists is visible from the Old Town Hall and astronomical clock tower in Prague.

Reflections on classic Prague

Relishing the beauties of the old Baroque city, from dumplings to an astronomical clock.

Where to find peace and quiet in Wisconsin Dells? Try renovated Sundara spa

October 14
Sundara Spa in Wisconsin Dells is putting the finishing touches on a 40,000-square-foot, $13 million-plus expansion dedicated to wellness.
Sundara Inn & Spa, an oasis of calm in the water-park capital, tries some self-pampering with a major renovation.

Tettegouche cabins on North Shore are secluded, historic and only reachable on foot

October 14
Guests at Tettegouche Camp can use canoes to explore pristine Mic Mac Lake.
The whole family will enjoy these rustic cabins — but first you have to earn it.
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October 13
A bald eagle lifts from its perch along the Mississippi River near Wabasha, home of the National Eagle Center.

Quick Trips: 3 fall jaunts in Minnesota

Wabasha and Kellogg, Minn. Fall colors, American Indian cultural exhibits, live raptors and other animals are drawing visitors to Sept­Oberfest in Wabasha and Kellogg. Guest…
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October 12
The maze designed by Mairim Dallaryan Standing at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colo., July 18, 2015. The owner of the Stanley Hotel built the laby

For Halloween, visit Hollywood's celebrity cemetery or the 'Shining' hotel

Hollywood’s resting place An estimated 10 million tourists visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame a year; on any given day, it seems 9.9 million show…
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October 12
Find one of these foam toucans in the Twin Cities and win tickets to Belize.

Sun Country Caribbean free ticket hunt starts after Minnesota's first freeze

Freezing temps signaled the start of Sun Country's promotional toucan hunt.
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October 12
A shopper looks at a wall of headphones at the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Ala.

What good can come from lost luggage? Designer dresses for a steal, plus help for the needy

The Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Ala., has intrigued me for as long as I've known about it — and that's a long time. The…
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October 12
Bathrooms at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. Infax via New York Times

Believe it or not, airport restrooms are getting better

Airports have increasingly realized that clean bathrooms are important to travelers.
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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October 11
Saturday night crowds fill the streets of Nashville’s rowdy LoBro district, along Lower Broadway.

Country music came of age in Nashville's Ryman Auditorium

From its 1880s roots to its modern revival, Nashville's Ryman Auditorium has been the Mother Church of Country.
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October 11
A zebra at Sabi Sands Game Reserve.

During a South African safari drive, encountering a zebra in the mist

The traveler: Andy Miller of Hutchinson, Minn. The scene: A zebra pauses in a foggy field one early morning at Sabi Sands Game…
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October 11

What Wendy Williams can't travel without

A wig, antibacterial wipes and hot sauce are among the TV host's essentials.
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October 11
Sun Country will begin flying more routes that are point-to-point in other cities. It is adding flights in St. Louis and Madison and building them up

Travel Troubleshooter: Sun Country chooses discomfort over delay for 80-something mom

Q: My husband and I arranged to fly my octogenarian mother to visit from Minneapolis to San Francisco for her birthday. We purchased a…
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October 11
Key cards

Surprising reasons why some hotels will never use key cards

Hackers aside, those plastic key cards may be an endangered species.
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October 6
FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, a Uber car drives through LaGuardia Airport in New York. New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas says t

Should you tip your Uber driver? If so, how much?

Yes, ride-share services allow riders to tip. But do drivers expect or rely on them?
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October 6

Quick Trips: Haunted Harmony, Fall Art Tour, Flyway Film Fest

harmony, Minn. A weekend of family-geared activities will draw visitors to Haunted Harmony Oct. 18-21. Held during Minnesota Educator Academy release days, costumed visitors and…
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October 6
A Boeing 717-200 on Delta.

Delta teases free Wi-Fi; Congress offers few new traveler protections

Delta teases free Wi-Fi Delta Air Lines’ chief executive has gone on record as saying that the carrier will offer free Wi-Fi for all passengers,…
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October 5
Royal Caribbeanís mega-ship the Anthem of the Seas.

For a new, hipper cruise audience, ship-brewed beer, cheap Wi-Fi and appealing excursions

Mountain bike excursions, cheaper Wi-Fi and better food: Welcome to Cruise 2.0.
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October 4
Clockwise from top: Fishing is a way of life on the Mekong River in Southeast Asia. Floating villages on the Mekong River are common. AmaWaterways c

Culture close-up on a river cruise from Cambodia to Vietnam

On a river cruise through Cambodia and Vietnam, passengers dip into the culture.
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October 4
Visitors can cruise the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal, which connects Lake Michigan and Green Bay, in this vintage Chicago fireboat.

Sturgeon Bay: the gateway city to Wisconsin's Door County

Sturgeon Bay, Wis., the once-forgotten county seat, becomes a destination in its own right.
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October 4
It’s not for everyone, but overnight camping is an option for thrill seekers on some small Antarctic expedition ships listed by AdventureSmith Explo

How to find the right Antarctic cruise for you

Antarctica continues to grow as a cruise destination. Here's how to choose the ship for you.
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Smaller ships carrying 100-200 passengers give Antarctic visitors more time ashore. Emperor penguins are 3 feet tall, the largest of penguins. Small s

An Antarctic ship sampler: Which vessel is for you?

Antarctic expeditions sail October through March, and levels of adventure and comfort vary, as do itineraries and pricing. Here are a few options: AdventureSmith Explorations:…
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October 4
The Expedia Inc. logo is displayed on laptop computers arranged for a photograph in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. Expedia Inc. is

Travel Troubleshooter: Flight ticket disappears for confusing Expedia itinerary

Q: My wife and I recently booked one-way tickets from Paris to Orlando through Expedia. We had a connecting flight in Manchester, England. We attempted…
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October 4
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument in northern New Mexico.

Viewfinders: These New Mexico hoodoos are pitching tents

THE Traveler: Lucy Morrissey of Eden Prairie.The scene: The tops of "tent rocks" in Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument in New Mexico.