Elephants appear at a watering hole near the Ivory Lodge Campsite, on the outskirts of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe.

A budget safari pays off with big animal sightings

On a budget safari in Africa, the luxury is in the wildlife.

Why go to Birmingham, Ala.? Because the city with a difficult past will surprise – and even delight

October 18
Sloss Furnaces, a National Historic Landmark, began turning out iron from its blast furnaces in 1882, firing up Birmingham’s economy.
Civil rights history, great food and a revitalized downtown animate this Southern icon.

Saarinen House in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., is a total work of art

October 18
The 1930 Saarinen House in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., mixes Arts and Crafts and art deco, with Finnish touches.
An Eliel Saarinen-designed house and the Cranbrook campus near Detroit are a magnet for design lovers.
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October 19

If you go: budget safari

Intrepid Travel (intrepidtravel.com/us), an Australia-based company, organizes a slew of overland safari tours in Africa throughout the year. The nine-day Vic Falls-to-Kruger tour starts at…
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October 19

Birmingham: If you go

Where to eatDreamland Bar-B-Que: The local chain restaurant serves up classic hickory-smoked barbecue, from slabs of ribs to pulled pork or chicken sandwiches (1-205-933-2133;
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October 18
The Roman Forum with the nearby Colosseum in Rome. A few new luxury hotels have made the Italian capital an even more appealing destination this fall.

Where the tourist crowds are headed this fall

More Americans are heading overseas right now, with Italy, Mexico and river cruises topping the list.
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October 18
Sarah Wells’ seat on Flight SQ22. Sarah Wells • Bloomberg

A report from the world's longest flight – an 18-hour, 10,400-mile epic

The revived 18-hour haul from Singapore to New York is tedious but doable.
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October 18
An Air France plane sits on the tarmac after it was diverted to Salt Lake City International Airport, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Offic

Travel Troubleshooter: After an emergency landing, airline still owes passenger a refund

Q: In July 2017, I was flying back home to San Francisco from Barcelona, Spain, on a new airline called Level, which is owned…
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 18

An alternative to Old Faithful; Chicago restaurant has California flair

Better than Old Faithful Coming to Yellowstone National Park and not seeing Old Faithful is like traveling to Niagara and skipping the falls. With the…
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October 18
A new FAA law addresses some of airline passengers’ concerns, like seat size and passenger removal from planes.

What the recently passed FAA reauthorization law means to travelers – hint: it's (mostly) good news

When the FAA Reauthoriation Act of 2018 became law on Oct. 5, fliers rejoiced — or at least breathed a sigh of relief. Here are…
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October 18
More airlines are starting to copy low-cost carriers, like Spirit.

Airlines scramble to copy low-cost carriers

Legacy airlines are increasingly offering low-fare options with fewer perks.
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October 18
The Breakfast at Tiffany at Blue Box Cafe includes a choice of coffee or tea, with seasonal fruit and a croissant with honey butter, Nutella and fruit

Channel your inner Hepburn for breakfast at Tiffany's

The New York jeweler's Blue Box Cafe serves a real-life breakfast at Tiffany.
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October 18
FILE - In this April 20, 2015, file photo, a Canadian flag with a cannabis leaf flies on Parliament Hill during a 4/20 event in Ottawa, Ontario.

3 things to know before you go to Canada for some legal weed

It may be legal, but there are still rules to follow.
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October 17
The Heart and Soul Drum Academy and the Friendship Academy of the Arts entertained travelers Wednesday at MSP as the busy weekend got underway.

MEA weekend draws crowds to Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport

MSP Airport has been unusually busy this year.
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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.

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

Sundara Inn & Spa, an oasis of calm in the water-park capital, tries some self-pampering with a major renovation.
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October 14
Guests at Tettegouche Camp can use canoes to explore pristine Mic Mac Lake.

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

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.
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October 11
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.
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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.