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August 25
“Treehouse”-style lodging by American Resort & Treehouses in Wisconsin Dells includes use of the adjacent natural lagoon.

Unique lodging options in Wisconsin Dells

Treehouses, tiny houses and a Frank Lloyd Wright cottage are all options.
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August 24
Carved sandstone bluffs, cliffs, canyons and gorges line the Wisconsin River at the Wisconsin Dells. The Sugar Bowl is a free-standing rock formation

Wisconsin Dells has a water park you may not have considered: The Wisconsin River

Dip into the Wisconsin River — the natural beauty that first spurred tourism at the Dells.
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August 23
A rendering of Hurtigruten’s hybrid cruise ship in Antarctic waters. The Norway-based expedition cruise company is investing heavily in sustainably

By air, land and sea, the travel industry is electrifying

Electric aircraft, hybrid cruise ships and Tesla-friendly highways are altering the landscape.
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August 23
Travel and technology writer Geoffrey Morrison says you don’t need to go overboard to be prepared for travel emergencies.

How to plan in case things go wrong while traveling

Nothing bad is going to happen while you're on vacation ... probably.
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August 22
Sunsets in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, come highly recommended.

In Mexico, hotel in Zihuatanejo serves up relaxation

Zihuatanejo hotel proves ideal place to do a whole lot of nothing.
August 22
Carolyn Dowdell, above, says she and Taylor Shelby got the occasional stare or request for a photo when they were in costume.

These costume enthusiasts find Venice's Carnival offers the perfect backdrop for period attire

A baroque-themed throwdown provides a time-travel sensation for costume enthusiasts.
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August 22
Download Mobile Passport to go with your actual passport.

There's an app for beating the long lines at customs

The growing Mobile Passport app is a free al­ter­na­tive to Glo­bal En­try.
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August 22
A performance of “The Little Mermaid” at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.

In Florida, real-life mermaids captivate in an underwater theater

In Central Florida's Weeki Wachee Springs, the classic mermaid show has seen renovations.
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August 22
American Airlines aircraft are seen at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago.

Travel Troubleshooter: One airline charged a $75 'junk fee' for a canceled flight from MSP to Chicago

Q: I recently paid for a flight from Minneapolis to Chicago using frequent flier miles, plus a $75 fee. American Airlines canceled my flight,…
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August 22
Slieve League Cliffs in Ireland are almost 2,000 feet above sea level.

These Ireland cliffs are a best-kept secret; Universal theme parks get 'Us' for Halloween

Ireland’s secret cliffs The Cliffs of Moher are a spectacular site in Ireland, attracting more than 1.5 million visitors in 2017. But the Slieve League…
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August 22
Gettysburg National Military Park

In Gettysburg, reminders of Minnesotans' pivotal role

The Traveler: Steven Bursaw from Anoka. The scene: Evening casts a purple light on cannons at Gettysburg National Military Park. The nine-square-mile park…
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August 22
Gene Gruber practiced his plowing skills in Richmond, Minn. Gruber will be competing this year in the World Ploughing Championship, to be held in Baud

Quick Trips: Austin ArtWorks, Ploughing Contest, Artrageous Weekend

Austin, Minn. The Austin ArtWorks Festival continues today downtown with artists from around the country displaying and selling their art, and festivalgoers engaging in public…
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August 20
The Spanish Steps in Rome, before new rules banned sitting.

Tourists beware: Know the rules of Rome

When I traveled to Rome in March, I enjoyed a few moments of relaxation on the Spanish Steps, which run 138 rungs between the Spanish…
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August 19
Daily shuttle service, along with private water taxis and charters, make the 15-mile journey from Bayfield to Stockton Island in about and hour.

Info: Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Camping, sailing, paddling and cruise opportunities in the national lakeshore, plus Madeline Island.
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August 19
Ruth Venegas and Zeek Ramos joined a sea cave tour with Lost Creek Adventures on their visit from Chicago.

Superior's divine isles: Exploring the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

The Apostles are among the last truly remote places in the Midwest, precisely because they are so hard to reach.
August 17
Mickela Mallozzi, host of PBS’ “Bare Feet,” meets local musicians in the village of Clejani, Romania. Mallozzi looked to her own DNA for the thi

PBS host Mickela Mallozzi on tracing your roots through travel

The host of PBS' "Bare Feet" looked to her own DNA for its third season.
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August 17
Travelers made their way through one of the two TSA security checkpoints at Terminal 1 at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport in May.

MSP limits one TSA checkpoint to PreCheck for 4 months

One of two checkpoints at the main terminal is being renovated until mid-December.
August 16
Unpacking from a vacation can be both physical and mental.

Dreading coming back from vacation? How to ease your return to daily life

There are ways to alleviate the "post-vacation blues."
August 16
People watched a Delta Air Lines jet approach Tokyo's Narita International Airport.

What happens when a pilot is suspected of intoxication?

Consequences are severe, but the situation is rare.
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August 16
Sugar cane field in Egypt

Sweet smiles from workers in a sugar cane field near Luxor, Egypt

THE Traveler: Linda Sandell of Mounds View. The scene: Workers in a field of sugar cane paused to watch the photographer and others…