Variety
September 26
Passengers wait in a departure hall at the Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv.

Travel Troubleshooter: Misspelled name on an airline ticket costs one couple $679

Q: My husband and I booked round-trip airline tickets from Tel Aviv to Boston with Turkish Airlines on Expedia. A few weeks after receiving…
Variety
September 26
The main entrance of Schiphol airport in Amsterdam.

Dutch design firm helps you find your way through airports and more

Herbert Seevinck's firm creates signs, maps and other visual information systems for the world's transit hubs.
Variety
September 26

Strikingly colorful bird captures the eye in Botswana, the land of big game

THE Traveler: Trudi Juncker of Minneapolis. The scene: A rainbow of colors decorates the lilac-breasted roller, which perched on a tree in the…
September 26
Towering sandstone walls of Canyon de Chelly in Arizona.

Arizona's Canyon de Chelly is a fine alternative to Colorado's Mesa Verde

Take a tour of this canyon for a less-crowded, more in-depth experience.
September 26
"Ecology concept: Plane shaped forest viewed from above. Computer generated, and lit with global radiosity. Subtle grain texture added."

What are carbon offsets for flights, and how do they work?

You can purchase a carbon offset to cancel out the environmental impact of your flight.
Magazine
September 24
Located south of Dublin, County Wicklow is known for its sweeping landscapes — and its native sheep.

8 great vacations for embracing or escaping Minnesota's winter

Planning a trip in the cooler months? Here are some destinations to consider.
Variety
September 21
Iowa City stationery shop RSVP was an unlikely venue for a literary reading.

Midwest Traveler: Iowa City is literature city, literally

This City of Literature has a dedicated writerly scene.
Variety
September 21
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.
Variety
September 20
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…
Variety
September 20
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…
September 20
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.
September 20
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.
Travel
September 19
Hiking through the gorge to Taughannock Falls in Trumansburg, N.Y.

A toast to New York's Finger Lakes wine region

The area of rolling hills and sparkling lakes has been called the best U.S. wine region.
Variety
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…
September 19
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.
Variety
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…
Variety
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,…
Variety
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.
Variety
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.,…
Variety
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…