Montreal's Other Basilica

Head out of downtown to experience the city's sacred place dedicated to the patron saint of Canada

More than baseball at spring training in Arizona

March 4
More than baseball at spring training in Arizona
Pre-game morning stops include a trip to the Wrigley Mansion

Reading Neruda's Seashells

February 6
Reading Neruda's Seashells
Did Neruda see his poetry as an exoskeleton that would outlast his own skin? Or did he just think seashells looked nice?
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January 28

Ideas for the beloved weekend getaway

Weekend getaways are popular and in Minnesota, there's lots of reasons to love them.
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January 27

Attack of the Loanwords

What's that I hear? Could it be the sound of imperialist influence?
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January 15

Lima: The Next Foodie Destination

Experiencing the smells and tastes of this South American metropolis, one Inkakola at a time
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December 20, 2015

Innamoratevi

A reflection on Siena as my time here comes to a close.
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December 16, 2015

Minneapolis-St. Paul Int'l Airport ranks above average in J.D. Power study

Airports increasingly focus on travelers' experiences.
Blog: Escape Artists
Blog: Escape Artists
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Star Tribune Travel Editor Kerri Westenberg and other staff contributors offer a global discourse about great vacation finds close to home and adventures far afield.
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December 9, 2015

Where to find bison, the new national mammal, in Minnesota

Two state parks host herds of the leviathan that has recently been named the national mammal.
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December 3, 2015

For now, Minnesota driver's licenses OK for air travel

The Department of Homeland Security will provide at least 120 advance notice of any change at airport checkpoints.
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November 18, 2015

Delta changes pet policy, comfort-plus

Delta Air Lines offers new ways to access comfort, and ship your pet.
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November 8, 2015

How to survive an Italian dinner

The Italian family dinner, at least at my host home in Siena, is fraught with alimentary challenges. If you join our meal, read this guide first.
Blog: World Class
Blog: World Class
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These Minnesota college students get an A+ for adventure. Follow along as they explore the world while studying abroad.
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November 6, 2015

The mothers, the marchers, and me

Here's a riddle for you: Who has a narrow mind, wide eyes, and a wider lens?
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October 26, 2015

Testing, testing... uno dos, uno dos.

It was all rehearsal until now.
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October 14, 2015

My Italian personality

Very little of my personality comes out in my second language, I think. I have to censor my thoughts down to what I can actually say ...
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October 2, 2015

Cups, mopeds and conversation

Espresso cups clink in their saucers, mopeds sputter down the alleyways, and scraps of conversation echo off the medieval brick buildings. A little boy shows off by naming all the colors he can see; elsewhere, a young woman angrily digs in her purse for her phone ...
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September 25, 2015

Unusual Portland: Protect Yourself from An Average Visit

Sights and sounds from the eclectic Pacific Northwest city
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September 14, 2015

No bluffing, it's beautiful!

A reader shares his favorite autumn drive along Mississippi River bluffs.
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September 14, 2015

Generally fab: the Marine General Store

An old-fashioned general store makes a nice stop on a fall color drive along the St. Croix River.
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August 20, 2015

In Zimbabwe, after the death of Cecil the lion

A Minnesota family travels to Zimbabwe shortly after the shooting of Cecil and encounters those who knew the lion well.
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August 10, 2015

A visit to Cafe du Monde

A small slice of a great city ten years after a devastating natural disaster
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June 25, 2015

Apple Vacations introduces trips to Cuba

Charter vacation company will begin offering 5- and 7-night itineraries to Cuba.
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June 19, 2015

Sister Cities Convention Visits Minneapolis in July

Visitors from across the world arrive next month!