Cara Hanson, daughter of Pehrson Lodge Resort owner Eric Hanson, waved to a passing fishing boat while out on an afternoon sailing trip on Lake Vermil

Come sail away at this fun northern Minnesota resort on Lake Vermilion

Sailing is just one unique amenity at Pehrson Lodge, a Lake Vermilion resort with a summer-camp vibe.

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Chase on the Lake hotel in Walker, Minn., is perched above Leech Lake.
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Raspberry rhubarb pie at the New Scenic Cafe, a short drive up the shore of Lake Superior from Duluth.
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Breezy Point Cabins on Lake Superior.

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An interactive tool carries more than 60 resort reviews written by Star Tribune readers and reporters.
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Info: Pehrson Lodge Resort

Pehrson Lodge Resort Where: 2746 Vermilion Dr., Cook, Minn. Founded: 1900. Rates: Cabins $200-$800 daily and $960-$4,800 weekly; discounts through June 1 and Aug. 25-Oct.…
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The Quarry golf course at Giants Ridge was named the No. 4 course in Minnesota.

Resorts for many passions

Here are the best regional resorts to indulge your interest in golf, dining, tennis or spas.
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The Celebrity Constellation looms in the background from a city swimming beach on the Greek Island of Rhodes.

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The historic Great House at St. Nicholas Abbey in Barbados, the birthplace of rum. St. Nicholas Abbey

The five best rum distilleries in the Caribbean

These five premium distilleries are worth a vacation in themselves.
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. It is a great photo from a great day of driving through the Cotswolds area of England. This photo is taken in village of Lower Slaughter, in the Cot

In Lower Slaughter in the Cotswolds, a mill built in 1658 makes a pretty picture

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A 'selfie artist's' travel essentials

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Do your homework to find the right local tour guide

Hiring a private tour guide is a luxury, but with the right approach, it's often worth the cost.
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A major online travel site has joined the chorus singing the praises of Minneapolis as a must-visit for vacationers.

Minneapolis wins more big-time praise as a vacation destination

Expedia points to the city's friendliness, dining and "beautiful natural surroundings."
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Highway 61 shoots over the Cross River waterfall, one of the many beautiful spots the road passes along the North Shore.

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What are the top stops along Hwy. 61, from Duluth to the Canadian border? Our guide helps you make the most of your drive.
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Lava from the Kilauea volcano moves across the road in Pahoa, Hawaii.

Island of Hawaii safe for visitors

Hawaii’s burning question While the churning, spewing lava from Kilauea volcano looks post-apocalyptic, officials with the Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau say that the danger…
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If you go: Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium

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The Pod hotel group offers free Streetwise walking tours of New York’s Greenwich Village and Meatpacking District on Thursdays.

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Boulders on the Otago Coast of New Zealand’s South Island.

Strange, mysterious boulders rise from a New Zealand beach

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Fort Denison cafe and restaurant in the middle of Sydney Harbour. Andrew Quilty • New York Times

Five international cities with bargain airfares this summer

Head to these five international cities this summer if you are hoping for bargain flights. New airline routes and added competition could result in great deals.
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An early-morning view of Slovenia’s Lake Bohinj and the mountains rising above it. Ezav Mrgole

From ski slopes to an ocean swim in one day in Slovenia

Pairing a ski with a swim proves the versatility of this compact country.
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Young bison goof around at Custer State Park in South Dakota. The park is expecting more than 400 newborns this month.

Where to find baby animals in national parks and zoos

Spotting baby animals can make for a memorable trip, especially in spring.
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Midwest Traveler: New Missouri aquarium and museum turns the conservation knob to 11

Missouri's massive Wonders of Wildlife has a conservation message.
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The fall colors along the Mississippi River are near peak as a small tug boat heads up river, seen from the Franklin Ave. Bridge Tuesday, Oct. 17, 201

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