Kayaking in Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, a marine conservation area and a Haida heritage site is in the south of the island of Haida Gwaii, off

Paddling into the past: a kayak trip to the British Columbia islands of Haida Gwaii

Kayak trip heads to the ancestral home of the Haida people, the islands of Haida Gwaii, off British Columbia.

Midwest Traveler: Iowa City is literature city, literally

September 19
The Graduate Hotel Iowa City has a lit-themed lobby and rooms.
This City of Literature has a dedicated writerly scene.

A toast to New York's Finger Lakes wine region

September 19
Hiking through the gorge to Taughannock Falls in Trumansburg, N.Y.
The area of rolling hills and sparkling lakes has been called the best U.S. wine region.
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MSP International Airport

2 apps that make eating at MSP airport easier

Sitting at a table near Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport’s Concourse C, I was hungry. That’s when Robert Rodriguez, wearing a distinctive bright blue shirt, walked…
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Jasper, Alberta

Big photo moment: A bighorn sheep ewe and calf

THE Traveler: Dan Messman of Anoka.The scene: A mother and calf bighorn sheep wander down a back road of Jasper, a town inside…
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A credit card’s fine print can more than strain your eyes; your wallet can also feel the pain if you don’t understand the terms.

Before you sign up for that travel rewards credit card, understand these seven sales pitches

Here are seven rewards card pitches that travelers should ignore.
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The labor shortage may mean rooms that aren’t ready at check-in.

Booming hotel industry scrambles for workers

A hotel staff shortage could impact hotel guests' experience.
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September 19
Afternoon light glances off the facades of houses in the Cottage Park neighborhood of Oak Bluffs, on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

Travel Troubleshooter: VRBO host asked a large family to leave their vacation rental on Martha's Vineyard a day early

Q: Earlier this year I booked a home on Martha’s Vineyard through VRBO. The owner was happy to accept our payment in full…
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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Scandinavian-flavored Tallinn, in Estonia, has its own art scene and is more affordable than Helsinki.

Tallinn is a cheaper alternative to Helsinki

For Nordic charm across the Baltic Sea, the Estonian capital is more affordable than the Finnish one.
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September 19
Lady Fiona Carnarvon, countess of Highclere Castle.

The real-life Downton Abbey will list on Airbnb for one night only; travel company offers North Pole stay for $100,000

Downton Abbey on Airbnb Two “Downton Abbey” fans will get the chance to live like a Crawley for a night when Highclere Castle, the main…
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September 19
Maplewood State Park will be awash in fall colors during Leaf Days.

Quick Trips; Norsk Hostfest, Boats and Bluegrass fest, Leaf Days, Apple Festival

Minot, N.D. Charley Pride, Clint Black, Chicks With Hits and others will perform Wed.-Sat. at Norsk Hostfest, the largest Scandinavian festival in North America,…
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September 14
Damien Hirst’s sculpture of a 13-foot shark floats atop the Unknown Bar at the Palms Casino Resort.

From art to cuisine, Las Vegas is getting a millennial makeover

Out with Celine, in with Lady Gaga: Welcome to a new generation of Vegas.
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September 13
Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup: Each fall, the ground rumbles and the dust flies as cowboys, cowgirls and park crews saddle up to bring in the thun

Quick Trips: Oktoberfests, North Shore art crawls, Black Hills Buffalo Roundup

La Crosse, Wis., Des Moines & New Ulm, Minn. Three popular Oktoberfests in the Midwest are expected to draw large crowds. In La Crosse, Wis.,…
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September 13
Inside the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona.

Get a free museum ticket on Museum Day, Sept. 21; Spirit Airlines to upgrade its seats

Saturday is Museum Day Get into a museum without getting out your wallet on Sept. 21 thanks to Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day. The annual…
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September 13
Many of the Bahamas’ most popular resorts remain open.

Want to help the Bahamas recover from Hurricane Dorian? Head there for your winter getaway

I am looking at a map of the Caribbean and marveling at the Bahamas, the country hardest hit by Hurricane Dorian. In Lonely Planet's "The…
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September 13
Make sure everyone on a friendcation is on board for key decisions like lodging and dining.

9 tips for staying friends on a 'friendcation'

Honest communication and flexibility are key to traveling with others.
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September 13
Fairy Glen, Isle of Skye, Scotland.

A heavenly image from Scotland's Isle of Skye

THE Traveler: Bob Finn of Chanhassen.The scene: Bob's wife, Chris, stood at the top of Castle Ewan, which is not a castle at…
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September 12
Visitors walked next to a medieval castle among seasonal colored trees on an autumn day in Mir, Belarus, 60 miles west of Minsk.

A family member braves a return to the old family shtetl in Belarus

Reclaiming the past with a long-awaited visit to the family shtetl and other towns along the way.
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September 12
The ornate wooden replica of the 1250 Gol Stave Church in Norway anchors the Scandinavian Heritage Center in Minot, N.D.

Midwest Traveler: Scandinavian celebration Norsk Hostfest returns to Minot, N.D.

The 42nd Norsk HØstfest will draw 50,000 people to Minot, N.D., Sept. 25-28.
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September 12
This wall facade along the side of Harlem Hospital Center at 505 Malcolm X Blvd., replicates three panels from a Works Progress Administration mural i

A family stay in Harlem uncovers new finds in NYC

With Harlem as a home base, 125th Street becomes a gateway to new corners of Manhattan.
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September 12
Jones Bar-B-Q Diner owner and pitmaster James Jones won an America’s Classics award from the James Beard Foundation.

It's all about the barbecue at this no-frills Arkansas diner

Jones Bar-B-Q Diner in Marianna, Ark., has unpredictable hours — and a James Beard award.
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September 12
A Sun Country Airlines jet takes off from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Travel Troubleshooter: Know your rights when it comes to accepting an airline voucher

Q: I booked a round-trip flight from Minneapolis to Savannah, Ga., through Orbitz. We were supposed to fly out on American Airlines and back…
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September 12
Guests check in at the Ritz-Carlton in Key Biscayne, Fla.

Travel site Booking.com strikes at hidden hotel resort fees

Critics say the mandatory resort fees may deceive travelers.