The author’s fellow tourists at a Hamer bull-jumping ceremony, a tribal rite of passage.

Local people in Ethiopia take photos of their world

Instead of capturing people in photos, a traveler invites them to take their own, with glorious results.

Daring to venture out — by water taxi — during Boston layover

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Boston’s airport sits next to Boston Harbor. Water taxis pick up rides there and make getting to the city easy and fun.
With a four-hour stop at Boston Logan airport, I had a plan. And it involved a boat ride.

Midwest Traveler: Kansas boasts quirky 'grass-roots art' capital

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S.P. Dinsmoor’s Garden of Eden consists of the artist’s limestone cabin and sculpture garden.
Small-town Lucas attracts artists from way, way off the beaten path.
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See a bison roundup in South Dakota; how to get a free sixth year of Global Entry

South Dakota bison roundup The American bison is magnificent to observe. On Sept. 28, the public is invited to South Dakota’s Custer State Park to…
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August 11
Barnesville, in western Minnesota, fills a 20-by-20-foot mashed-potato wrestling pit for its Potato Days celebration.

Quick Trips: Irish Festival, Potato Days and Barbecue Championship

Milwaukee Lake Michigan will be the backdrop for Irish Fest Thu.-next Sun. at Henry Maier Festival Park. Visitors will come to hear dozens of local…
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August 11

Info: Beach camping on the Texas Gulf Coast

If you go We paid Cliff Moody of Backlash Charters and Rods to shuttle us from Port Mansfield to Mansfield Cut in his fishing boat.…
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August 10
Most of the machines at Living Computers: Museum + Labs are hands-on, including an Atari 400 running Pac-Man.

At Seattle museum of technology, trailblazing computers and a 3-D-printed car

Classic video games, robots, other delights in the city that's home to Microsoft, Amazon and other tech companies.
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August 10
Dunrobin Castle, Scotland

At Scotland's Dunrobin Castle, an owl steals the show

THE Traveler: Pat Hinderscheid of Mendota Heights.The scene: An owl takes its turn in the spotlight during a falconry demonstration at Dunrobin Castle…
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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More hotels are grappling with racial bias

Recent incidents at hotels around the country have raised questions about diversity training.
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August 10
When making travel plans, track fares to specific locations and consider alternatives to hotels, like Airbnb or renting a condo.

Budget hacks for the frugal traveler

Here are indispensable strategies for finding the best prices for airfare, lodging and tours.
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August 9
AmaWaterways' 106-passenger AmaVida ship gets close to the action in Porto, Portugal's second largest city.

Travel Troubleshooter: United Airlines tries everything to avoid paying compensation under E.U. rule

Q: I was supposed to fly from Porto, Portugal, to Washington, D.C., via Newark, N.J., on United Airlines. My scheduled departure time was 12:55 p.m.,…
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August 9
Henry Perez watches the sun rise from the jetties at Mansfield Cut during a beach camping trip in May 2018.

Sand camping in Texas is gritty, but South Padre stay pays off in surf, fish

Beach camping is gritty, but this South Padre beach pays off in surfing, fishing.
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August 9
John Prine in his offices in Nashville.

What John Prine can't travel without

The touring musician always takes guitar picks, an Archie comic and five pairs of reading glasses when he travels.
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August 4
The exterior of the Stone House in Roanoke, Va.

Rental for 'Salvage Dawgs' lovers

Rental for ‘Dawgs’ For years, fans of “Salvage Dawgs,” a home improvement program on the DIY Network, have visited the show’s warehouse in Roanoke, Va.,…
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August 4

Quick trips: Bluegrass festival, Rendezvous Days and Dragon boat festivals

Richmond, Minn. Local and regional bands will entertain fans during the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival Thu.-next Sun. at the El Rancho Mañana campground.…
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August 4
The Women on the Grow trip landed on Hawaii’s Big Island.

Female and fearless: New Minnesota company offers women's trips

Kimberly Case launched Women on the Grow, a travel company devoted to getting women out in the world.
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August 3

Visiting Olympic National Park

Seaside eat and sleep: Enjoy the Pacific view while dining on clam chowder, Dungeness crab mac and cheese, elk burger, salmon BLT or beer-braised clams…
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What snacks to pack for a road trip? Chefs like Molly Yeh share their secrets

From homemade lunchables to beef jerky, it's all about good fuel.
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August 2
Olympic National Park has nurtured the nation’s most colossal specimens of Sitka spruce, Western red cedar, Pacific silver fir and Western hemlocks.

Colossal forests, thick fog and stunning eco-diversity in Olympic National Forest

On a Washington state peninsula, the national park boasts some of the world's more diverse habitats.
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August 2
Austin Adventures offers Life Is Good-branded trips that are meant to instill that company’s “superpowers,” which include gratitude, authenticit

Transformative travel: These companies offer trips designed for personal growth

In latest trend, more companies offer "transformative travel."
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August 2
This photo was taken in January at Chaxa Lagoon in the Atacama Salt Flats in Northern Chile.

Astounding beauty of Atacama Salt Flats of Chile

The traveler: Bob Hussey of Edina. The scene: Andean Flamingos forage for food in the Chaxa Lagoon, in the Atacama Salt Flats region…
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August 2
The Driftless Historium in Mount Horeb, Wis., includes an 1890s former hardware store and a replica of an 1882 railroad inn.

Midwest Traveler: Small-town museum in southwest Wisconsin has big vision

The Driftless Historium in Mount Horeb, Wis., is an impressive tribute.
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August 2

Summertime in Megève, France – the 'Aspen of the Alps'

Beneath its haughty reputation, the ski village of Megève offers authenticity, panoramic views and good food.