A herd of elephants made its way past a euphorbia tree in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park, which has great wildlife diversity.

On an accidental safari, a park in Uganda boasts a wealth of wildlife

During a surprise safari, Queen Elizabeth National Park offered up a host of sights.
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Eating our way along Minnesota's pasty trail

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Pasties on the cooling rack at Pasties Plus in Grand Rapids.
On northern Minnesota's Iron Range, the meat- and veggie-filled pasty is quintessential cuisine.

Top 10 public parks to visit in the United States

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Visitors took a twirl on Wollman Rink in New York City’s Central Park. The first landscaped public park in the country was designed by Frederick Law
These storied urban oases offer green spaces to rest or recreate.
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January 19
A Delta Air Lines jet takes off from Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport MSP.

Holiday weekend, charter flights combine for long lines at MSP

Flights to "sunny destinations" contributed to a busy Saturday for travelers and TSA employees.
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January 19
Who’s a nice TSA dog? Howard at Reagan National Airport.

Security staff hasn't called in sick at MSP; floppy-eared dogs favored by TSA

No delays at MSP, so far Following reports that the partial government shutdown has crippled air travel due to Transportation Security Administration staff absences, security…
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January 19
The 33rd running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon got underway Sunday afternoon in Two Harbors. Here, Colleen Wallin sprinted with her team do

Quick Trips: Lake Superior Ice Festival, John Beargrease Sled Dog Race and Wintefest

Superior, Wis. Winter fun abounds during the Lake Superior Ice Festival Jan. 25-27 on Barker’s Island. Starting at 6 p.m. Fri. the Great Lakes Pond…
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January 18
Security lines for the north and south checkpoints at Terminal 1 met in the middle of the terminal Friday, but airport officials blamed holiday travel

Crush of holiday travelers led to long lines early Friday at MSP

Wait times returned to normal by midmorning.
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January 17
A view of the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock, some of the holiest sites for for Jews and Muslims, is seen in Jerusalem's Old City.

Travel Troubleshooter: A room at the Waldorf Astoria appeared to be refundable on Priceline, but it wasn't

Q: I recently visited Priceline.com to book a hotel. I was checking out a few websites and shopping around for prices to see if I…
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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January 17
In an undated photo from Sleepbox, a view of accommodations at the Sleepbox micro-hotel at Washington Dulles International Airport. Rates start at $25

Will 2019 be your year of better sleep on the road?

Hotels, airlines, airports and cruise lines have new ways of helping you get some much needed shut-eye.
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January 17
Madain Saleh in Saudi Arabia has more than 130 tombs with columned facades carved into rock.

Saudi Arabia's crackdown on dissidents may hinder tourism

Jamal Khashoggi's killing makes travel to the kingdom a harder sell.
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January 17
John Isner spends 11 months of the year traveling to play tennis, but doesn’t always get to see the cities he’s visiting.

At 6 feet 10, tennis pro John Isner looks for leg room

Tennis giant on how he avoids being "folded up like a lawn chair" in the air.
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January 17
Pollvatnet, Nordberg, Norway, between Geirangerfjord and Hedalen, Oppland, Norway

A glacial lake glows emerald green in Norway

THE Traveler: Pam Skaar Meier of Chaska. The scene: A picnicker regards a glacial lake filled with emerald waters in Norway. the…
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Our comprehensive guide on where to eat, drink, shop, park, relax and play if you end up stuck at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport – or if you plan to spend a few extra hours there before your flight.
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January 17
The altitude-sickened author, James Eli Shiffer, shown here the moment he decided to retreat from the Rwenzori Mountains.

Vacation disaster? Tell me all about it

Does anyone really want to hear about the fish you saw while snorkeling in Bermuda? Or the treasures of the Louvre in Paris, or the…
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January 15
Delta controls almost 71 percent of the market at MSP.

With Delta the dominant airline at MSP, here's how to make the most of it

Because Delta has such a hold on the market, other airlines can drop fares to bring in customers and Delta won't necessarily follow suit.
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January 12
Low-cost airlines are growing fast at MSP: Do the savings fly?

Low-cost airlines are growing fast at MSP: Do the savings fly?

Budget carriers have changed the way we fly by lowering prices — and expectations. We explore whether the cost savings add up to real value.
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January 12
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Why airline prices fluctuate and how to make it work to your advantage

Follow these tips to improve your odds of getting the lowest fare.
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January 12
Transportation Security Administration officers work at O’Hare airport.

TSA agents hit by government shutdown; Frontier flight attendants can now keep their own tips

TSA hit by shutdown Airports last week were girding for disruptions if the partial government shutdown continued and Transportation Security Administration officers missed their first…
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January 12
There were multiple modes of transportation across the frozen ice on Hole in the Day Bay of Gull Lake for the Ice Fishing Extravaganza in 2016 in Brai

Okoboji Winter Games; Ice Fishing Extravaganza in Brainerd; Frostival in Fargo-Moorhead

Okoboji, Iowa The annual Okoboji Winter Games Jan. 24-27 will draw outdoor sports fans and others to Parks Marina on East Lake Okoboji and nearby…
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January 11
The rate of mishandled baggage is lower than ever.

Airlines have gotten better at tracking your bag

The odds of a lost bag have gotten significantly smaller, but there's still room for improvement.
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January 11
Pompeii, with Mount Vesuvius in the background, is one of the most visited archaeological sites in the world.

Blow your top at five favorite volcanic destinations

For an update on ash, lava, steam and smoke, take your family to a volcano.
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January 11
Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta along a road near San Quirico in Tuscany.

A Renaissance gem amid the fields of Tuscany

THE Traveler: Jerry Gerads of Sartell, Minn.The scene: Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta, the smaller building flanked by cypress trees, looks moody on…
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January 11
Guests at some Westin Hotels can use a Peloton bike in their own room. Westin Hotels & Resorts

Hotels sweat the details to help with workout needs

Fitness classes, yoga and running are now offered in a wider range of hotels — and not only luxury brands.
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January 11
An MSC Cruises ship docked in Havana, Cuba, marking its 500th birthday this year. Francesco Pistilli • Bloomberg

There's so much more to cruising in 2019 than the Caribbean

Eight hot voyages for 2019, from Cuba to Turkey to Antarctica.