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August 30
Enjoy Belgian wheats, Scotch ales, pilsners, IPAs and stouts from Bismarck Brewing with German fare from Bismarck Ale Works.

Midwest Traveler: Butterhorns and beer in Bismarck, N.D.

Bismarck, N.D., beckons with new breweries, indigenous culture and a revitalized downtown.
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August 30
American bison graze with their young near Antelope Creek. Recovering wild bison herds to their native habitat is a key initiative of the American Pra

On safari in Montana: Relishing bison and prairie dogs on the American Prairie Reserve

Feeling the pull of the prairie on a visit to the American Prairie Reserve.
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August 30
Sodermalm, an island in Stockholm, is known as Stockholm's Brooklyn.

Off the beaten path in Stockholm: the city's best urban island

For an authentic Swedish experience, head to Stockholm's Södermalm district.
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August 25

Quick Trips: Indian powwows and an 'Artrageous Weekend' in Wisconsin

Black River Falls & Milwaukee, Wis. Wisconsin will host two American Indian cultural events next month. The Ho-Chunk Nation Pow Wow takes place Labor Day…
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August 25

How to cruise the Apostle Islands; lighthouse celebration is Aug. 28-Sept. 15

Apostle Islands Cruises: This company offers a variety of tours of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, departing from Bayfield. It also offers shuttles to…
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August 25
Going horizontal in a Delta One suite.

Delta One suites offered to Paris and Tokyo; new travel warning for Mexico

Delta suites to Paris, Tokyo Interested in stretching out in a fancy new Delta One suite? Delta Air Lines has announced that select flights from…
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August 24
The path to Emstrur on the Laugavegur Trail passes scenic waterfalls.Photo by Melanie Radzicki McManus * Special to the Star Tribune

Hiking a side of Iceland most tourists miss

Traversing the Laugavegur Trail will bring you past glaciers, hot springs, lush valleys and black arctic deserts.
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August 24
Dead fish lined the mangroves on Anna Maria Island in Bradenton Beach, Fla. A bloom of red tide algae has swept in from Naples to Tampa, killing marin

Fort Myers, Sanibel and other Fla. locations hit by toxic algae blooms. Is it safe to visit?

I logged onto the beach camera at the Island Inn on Sanibel Island and saw a remarkable sight — at least for this summer.…
August 24
The Aman Sveti Stefan resort in Montenegro. In the 1970s, celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren vacationed at the peninsular village-turn

This tiny Balkan republic dazzles, from the sea to the slopes

Slightly smaller than Connecticut, Montenegro is just right for a time-pinched American vacation.
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August 23
The Superior Princess coasts by the Raspberry Island Lighthouse and its house for the lighthouse keeper.

Midwest Traveler: Cruising around Wisconsin's wild Lake Superior isles

A cruise tour delivers close-up views of the Apostle Islands.
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August 23
The Elkhorn Tavern at Barrel House Distilling is one of the newest additions to Lexington’s gritty but booming Distillery District.

Distillery District in Lexington, Ky., pours on a new hipster vibe

The Kentucky city's historic Distillery District gets a new lease on life.
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August 23
Bar Harbor, Maine

Calm waters, peaceful scene in beautiful Bar Harbor, Maine

THE Traveler: Steve Massine of Shorewood. The scene: Sailboats bob in the distance as Steve Massine’s wife, Carrie, steps onto rocks that rim…
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August 23
Alitalia planes wait on the tarmac prior to take off from the Linate airport, in Milan, Italy.

Travel Troubleshooter: After death in the family, Expedia refunds husband's plane ticket, but not his wife's

Q: I’m trying to get a refund for an Alitalia flight that has been approved but not received. In March, my wife and I had…
August 23

What Grammy-winning singer Ne-Yo packs on every trip

On tour, the R&B singer never wears the same underwear twice.
August 23

Five ways to give kids some culture and a vacation at the same time

Traveling can open your children's eyes to the world — but that doesn't mean you can't have fun, too.
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August 18
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.
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August 17
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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August 17
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
Devonian Fossil Gorge, a fossil bed exposed by 1993 flooding, offers clues to life 375 million years ago near present-day Iowa City.

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

Iowa's Devonian Fossil Gorge and other Midwestern sites make for a prehistoric road trip.
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August 16
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 on Spain's undeveloped coast of Galicia

Hikers find solitude and serendipitous sights in undeveloped Galicia.