Portugal's wild Azores isles are geothermal wonders -- and relatively close to the U.S.

Portugal's wild Azores isles are geothermal wonders -- and relatively close to the U.S.

A childhood fascination finally yields to discovery on the North Atlantic's unpredictable Azores islands.

Notre Dame's magic, beauty, significance: Minnesotans reflect

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The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Sept. 19, 2017.

In South Dakota, enjoying buffalo roundup and Wild West shootouts

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Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup: Each fall, the ground rumbles as the 1,300-head bison herd is brought in.
From buffalo roundups to Wild West towns in the western part of the state.
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Delta Air Lines’ A321 cabin (similar to the A320).

Delta reduces seat recline on some planes; airport restaurant shakeup

Delta reduces the reclineDelta Air Lines is reducing the amount that seats recline on some planes by about two inches, aiming to preserve the workspace…
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In Rome, tourists gathered on the popular Spanish Steps. Rome is the most visited city in Italy.

As world tourism rises, finding ways to authentically engage

I recently returned from Italy, and it's a great place to visit. Just ask the more than 58 million other international tourists who traveled there…
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Even in the best cases, traveling alone can get lonely. But there are ways to connect safely with the people you meet along the way.

Traveling on your own? Here's how to make friends

If traveling alone gets lonely, there are ways to connect safely with the people you meet along the way.
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South Dakota: if you go

if you goWhere to staySylvan Lake Lodge: Located in a splendid setting of pine and spruce forests in Custer State Park, overlooking its namesake lake,…
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If you go: Azores

Getting thereDelta flies to Ponta Delgada from New York-JFK in the summer. Azores Airlines (aka SATA regionally) flies from Boston and Toronto year-round. Tip: A…
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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Gaelynn Lea performing with Alan Sparhawk as their duo Murder of Crows at Beaner's in Duluth at the Homegrown Music Festival. May 6, 2016

Quick Trips: Duluth music fest, Paddle Festival, Maifest

Duluth Music of various genres awaits visitors to the 20th annual Homegrown Music Festival, April 28-May 5. Dozens of performers will appear at various venues,…
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Whirling Dervishes dance in the ceremony known as a sema in Konya, Turkey, during a sema festival in 2016.

Necessary steps for taking a spin with whirling dervishes

Knowing the history, rules and etiquette can help you have a better experience.
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As if someone were about to play a concerto, a decaying piano still stands in a store in the abandoned town of Pripyat.

Chernobyl tourism is growing, 33 years after nuclear incident

Decades after the nuclear disaster, tourism at the Ukrainian site is booming.
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Can I have your name as you would like it to appear in print, and the town in which you live? Peter Engebretson, Minneapolis
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A pair of giraffes delight newlyweds at Mara North Conservancy in Kenya

THE Traveler: Peter Engebretson of Minneapolis. The scene: Two giraffes feast on an acacia tree in the Mara North Conservancy, a nonprofit private…
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Passengers board a London-bound easyJet flight at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, Netherlands, Thursday Oct. 18, 2012.

Travel Troubleshooter: Wife denied boarding on flight from Spain to London – because Brexit?

Q: I booked a ticket for my wife to visit me from Malaga, Spain, to London last spring on EasyJet. After clearing Spanish immigration, she…
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A high Yorkshire fell rises behind the River Wharfe and the five-arch bridge, a well-known landmark in Burnsall.

Walking through the Yorkshire countryside on a very British vacation

On the path of cozy pubs and classic landscapes in Yorkshire.
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Guests waited for drinks at the lobby bar of the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Ky.

Midwest Traveler: Louisville's bourbon sprawl

Kentucky's largest city has art and music to offer — and one fine drink.
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The remote Cataloochee Valley is accessed by unpaved roads, leaving uncrowded views amid the Great Smoky Mountains.

Introduce kids to the joys of camping in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Slowing down in the national park's backcountry refuge.
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Italian entrepreneur Oscar Farinetti created the Eataly food hall.

With the French and food, 'you can't make any mistakes'

Italian entrepreneur Oscar Farinetti is opening the 39th outpost of his Eataly marketplace in Paris.
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Disney World stroller parking in 1995.

Travel briefs: Disney ditches big strollers, frequent fliers consider international plans

Disney ditches big strollers This spring, families bound for a Disney theme park should think twice — and measure once — before tossing the stroller…
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Quick Trips: Earth Day Run, Studio Art Tour, National Buffalo Museum

St. Cloud The 20th Earth Day Run Fri-Sat. will draw runners to the downtown area to participate in a half-marathon relay, a half-marathon, a 5K…
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Lapland

In Lapland, reindeer add a twist to the usual fall colors

THE Traveler: Jim Heidelberg of Golden Valley.The scene: Reindeer roam on a farm near Ivalo, Lapland.The trip: "My wife and I were…
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Children chased bubbles in Piazza del Popolo in Rome.

Why did the Netherlands rank higher than Italy in the World Happiness Index?

I recently spent a few evening hours strolling along the canals of Amsterdam. The visit was a surprise. My flight from Italy had been delayed…
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The ATX microgravity simulator. Photos by PATRICK CONNELLY • Orlando Sentinel

Amateur astronauts can get a realistic NASA training experience

Kennedy Space Center's Astronaut Training Experience offers real-life simulations.
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Hostels are the best way to travel cheaply all over the world.

You can travel cheaply -- and well -- by staying in hostels

No longer what you think they are, hostels are the best way to travel cheaply around the world.