Adam Turkington, artist and co-founder of Seedhead Arts, leads a street art tour through the Cathedral District in the heart of Belfast.

The street art of Belfast tells a new story

Tour of street-art highlights new look — and a new hope — in the Northern Ireland capital.

From saunas to snowshoeing, northern Minnesota's Camp du Nord hosts a peaceful winter escape

March 21
A winter tradition at Camp du Nord near Ely, Minn., involves avantouinti — Finnish for “ice-hole swimming.”
Camp du Nord is known for its summer family camps. But winter is increasingly a draw for adults, couples and women's groups.

Beyond Yosemite: Five U.S. state parks worth a visit

March 22
Visitors gather on the observation deck at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park in southeastern Kentucky.
Across the country, state parks can compete with national parks for beauty and recreation.
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March 24
Rodney Horgen and Judy Lemieux, at their hotel in Molde, Norway. The troubled ship they were on is in the background.

Norwegian cruise dream trip turns into nightmare for Minn. couple

All the tumult left at least 20 people injured, according to Viking Ocean Cruises, the company that owns and operates the ship.
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March 23
French activist/intellectual Bernard-Henri Lévy.

Wi-Fi on planes? A 'disaster,' says Bernard-Henri Lévy

The French intellectual is now touring with the play "Looking for Europe."
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March 23
Ann Schinas

Quick Trips: Madison, Wis., and Iowa film festivals; maple syrup fests in Minn. and Wis.

Madison, Wis., & Marion, Iowa Film fans can check out popular film festivals next month in Wisconsin and Iowa. More than 150 movies will be…
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March 23
Services such as Ancestry.com are inspiring people to explore their roots.

Ancestry travel is on the rise; Zika virus warnings eased

Ancestry travel on the rise Traveling to discover one’s heritage or ancestry is not new, but companies such as 23andMe and Ancestry.com are inspiring more…
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March 22
Marie Rivard, a trainer for Airline Ambassadors, listened during a training Jan. 23, 2018, for flight attendants, concessionaire staff and airport vol

Delta, other airlines fight human trafficking in the air

Two weeks before Super Bowl LII, I was flying from New Orleans to Minneapolis when an unusual trio sat nearby. Two young women occupied the…
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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March 22
A French couple head toward a bridge, flanked by tulips at Keukenhof in Holland.

Tour through the tulips in the Dutch countryside

Noordoostpolder is a blooming alternative to the crowded Keukenhof.
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March 21
White Sands National Park

Minnesota man amid sand dunes in New Mexico

THE Traveler: Deborah Grunnes of Minneapolis. The scene: At White Sands National Monument, near Alamogordo, N.M., 275 square miles of desert holds the…
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March 21
Downtown Miami at dusk.

Travel Troubleshooter: The most important step for avoiding errors on your hotel bill

Q: I booked one night at the Courtyard Marriott Miami Downtown/Brickell before a cruise. When I checked in, I told the clerk I was using…
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March 21
Romantic Wedding setting on the beach and blue sky. istock

Destination weddings: where we're getting hitched

One-fourth of weddings last year were away from home. Here's where couples are choosing to tie the knot.
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March 21
A traditional Gullah home on Daufuskie Island in South Carolina is painted “haint blue.” “Haint” is the Gullah pronunciation of “haunt.” T

This obscure South Carolina island blends Lowcountry charm and Gullah history

Accessible only by water, South Carolina's Daufuskie Island is a magical destination steeped in Gullah history.
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March 18
Shoppers and diners pack the Denver Central Market on a winter weekend day. It’s one of a rising number of food halls opening in the Denver area, se

Why Denver's growing food hall scene is becoming a destination for all things local

After exploring Denver's outdoors, head indoors to the increasingly popular food halls.
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March 18
A performer at the FORM festival, held at Arcosanti, an “urban laboratory” in Arizona.

Explore the U.S. this spring and summer with these seven diverse music festivals

Music fests are noted for eclectic settings, fun extracurricular programming and highly curated lineups.
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March 18
Schmidt’s Meat Market in Nicollet has won awards for its dill pickle brats and raspberry chipotle bacon.

Minnesota's Meat Trail: 5 small-town markets worth the drive

A road trip to the state's best family-run, tradition-loving meat markets.
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March 16
Beginning in 2021, U.S. citizens will need to complete a European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) application before entering most

Will you need a visa for Europe? Nope

Beginning in 2021, U.S. citizens heading to most European countries will need authorization first — but the European Union wants everyone to know that this…
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March 15

Quick Trips: Duluth female playwrights fest; Railroad Days, Fargo rodeo

Duluth Enjoy a celebration of female playwrights during the third annual What She Said: Short Play Festival Fri.-next Sun. downtown at the Duluth Playhouse’s Underground…
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March 15
A Boeing 737 MAX 8 operated by Southwest Airlines.

All 737 Max 8 planes have been grounded; Orlando park celebrates Mardi Gras

737 Max 8 planes grounded All Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft are believed to have been pulled from use worldwide after the model crashed twice…
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March 15
Alstrom Point in Utah, overlooking Lake Powell.

A stunning view of a moonrise in Utah

THE Traveler: Bill Cutler of Oak Park Heights.The scene: The full moon, brightened by the setting sun, rises over Lake Powell, a reservoir…
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March 14
The beach: An inlet in inlet in Monopoli, in Puglia, Italy. Photo by Raphael Kadushin

Why tourism to Puglia, Italy, is on the rise

In the heel of the boot, Italy's latest "it" spot radiates authenticity.
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March 14
Freshmen at the University of Montana visit a statue of Jesus Christ at Whitefish Mountain Resort. A Montana judge said the 6-foot-tall statue of Jesu

Ski past busy, pricey Vail to catch the season's end at affordable, crowd-free Whitefish

The independent Montana resort offers a low-key vibe and 3,000 acres of prime terrain.
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March 14
Mayan culture abounds in the Mérida area. The Governor’s Palace is an excellent style of Puuc-style architecture in the nearby ruin city of Uxmal.

The outlanders of Mérida

The capital of Yucatán draws creative types from around Mexico and across many borders.