Kayakers paddle along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan, along the south shore of Lake Superior -- one of the highlights along the 1,300-m

Think you know Lake Superior? A 1,300-mile route gives new perspective

The epic journey around Lake Superior uncovered surprising landscapes and sleepy towns.

Hikers find solitude on Spain's undeveloped coast of Galicia

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The hiking trail runs along deserted beaches and hillsides covered with brilliant yellow gorse flowers. (Doug Hansen/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)
Hikers find solitude and serendipitous sights in undeveloped Galicia.

Midwest Traveler: Fossil hunting at Iowa's Devonian Gorge and five more regional sites

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Devonian Fossil Gorge, a fossil bed exposed by 1993 flooding, offers clues to life 375 million years ago near present-day Iowa City.
Iowa's Devonian Fossil Gorge and other Midwestern sites make for a prehistoric road trip.
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Riverside Park, opened in downtown La Crosse, Wis., in 1911 as Levee Park, is the site of weddings, festivals and events.

Quick Trips: Pine River, Austin, Minn.; La Crosse, Prairie du Sac, Wis.

Pine River, Minn. Four days of dozens of musicians performing foot-stomping music and other activities are on tap for the 13th annual Lakes Bluegrass Festival…
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Frontier is offering midweek deals.

$34 flights on Frontier; Sun Country goes to Nashville; TSA testing new scanners

$34 flights on Frontier Through Tuesday, Frontier Airlines is bringing back its “penny fare” sale to nine destinations from Minneapolis-St. Paul. The one-way, nonstop flights…
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August 16
Lake Pepin seen from Frontenac State Park.

An idyllic view of Lake Pepin on a summer day

The Traveler: Tom Watson of Appleton, Minn. The scene: An overlook at Frontenac State Park takes in a view of the Mississippi River,…
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August 16
Consider buying Thanksgiving airfare soon. The week of Aug. 27 could offer the best savings; September is a good time, too.

Best days to book your holiday travel

I know where I’ll be at Thanksgiving and Christmas, and I’ve got the airline tickets to get me there. I bought too early, if you…
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August 16
Solo drivers should make sure their vehicles are ready, plan for lodging and gas, and know what to do in an emergency when planning a road trip.

6 safety tips for a solo road trip

Feel safe behind the wheel when making a big drive alone.
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The meat-and-three lunch at Arnold's Country Kitchen in Nashville, Tennessee. From top: chicken and dumplings, collard greens, white beans, cornbread

A day out in Nashville: Options for breakfast, lunch and dinner

In Music City, a medley of flavorful dining options.
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August 16
American Airlines jets taxi at Miami International Airport.

Travel Troubleshooter: American Airlines separates flier from wheelchair-bound mother

Q: I recently flew from Dallas to Paris on American Airlines with my mother, who uses a wheelchair. American Airlines usually allows me to…
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Griffin Goldman took in his surroundings at Huttopia, a glamping resort in Albany, N.H.

Huttopia opens its first U.S. 'glampground'

French company's upscale New Hampshire resort is like an "elegant KOA."
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A gluten-free meal offered in economy class on Turkish Airlines: chicken breast over rice, with a caprese salad and chocolate mousse.

Flying with dietary restrictions? More often, that's not a problem

Airlines are increasingly trying to accommodate the rise in special meal requests.
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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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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…
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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.
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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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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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S.P. Dinsmoor’s Garden of Eden consists of the artist’s limestone cabin and sculpture garden.

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

Small-town Lucas attracts artists from way, way off the beaten path.
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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.

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

With a four-hour stop at Boston Logan airport, I had a plan. And it involved a boat ride.
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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.,…