Variety
November 21, 2019
A man feeds swans at Jarun lake in Zagreb, Croatia.

Travel Troubleshooter: How long is too long for a refund for my canceled flight?

Q: I booked a flight from Chicago to Zagreb, Croatia, on FlightNetwork.com, recently. The charge was posted on my credit card in February 2018. Eight…
Variety
November 18, 2019
Escape Lounge at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Secrets to surviving MSP Airport during the busy travel season

Thanksgiving will be busy at airports across the country, including Minneapolis-St. Paul International. If you're flying out — or picking up guests — these tips could help.
Variety
November 16, 2019
Isla Mujeres’ Punta Sur is the easternmost point in Mexico, a popular spot for watching the sun rise. (Rachel Hutton)

On a small Mexican island, finding the Minnesota touch with a hometown hotelier

On Isla Mujeres, a St. Paul man pours on the hometown welcome.
Variety
November 15, 2019

Quick Trips: Fairmont Glows Festival, Festival of Trees, Julefest

Fairmont, Minn. Head to Fairmont Municipal Airport early if you want to see Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive from the North Pole for the start…
Variety
November 15, 2019
The “Bridge of Sighs” on MSC Cruises’ ship Seaside.

Cruise line will be carbon-neutral; JetBlue's new basic fares; bin Laden exhibit at 9/11 Museum

Carbon-neutral cruise line MSC Cruises will be the first major cruise company to become carbon-neutral. Starting on Jan. 1, MSC will buy enough credits from…
Variety
November 15, 2019
Real airplane seats shot in studio
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Unofficial rules for the airplane's middle seat

Respect legroom boundaries, don't sleep on your neighbor and other etiquette for the dreaded Seat 22B.
Variety
November 15, 2019
Candace Fujikane, an associate English professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, explains how stories can be used to connect people with social

New book offers deeper view of Hawaii

New travel guide changes how you see Hawaii, less a tropical paradise than a cultural and historic wonder.
Variety
November 15, 2019
The World Expo Park during the Expo Astana 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Travel Troubleshooter: I paid for a hotel room in Kazakhstan, but didn't get one

Q: I booked a room at the Hotel Korkem in Astana, Kazakhstan, through Hotels.com. When I tried to check in at the hotel, an employee…
Variety
November 15, 2019
Yosemite

Bold vision of Yosemite in black-and-white

THE Traveler: Mick Richards of Burnsville.The scene: Yosemite Valley wakes up to sunshine. This is the view that greets the national park's visitors…
Variety
November 11, 2019
The tiny village of Gásadalur on the island of Vágar is near what’s become one of the most famous attractions on the Faroe Islands: the Múlafossu

In the 'Land of 10,000 waterfalls,' far-flung Faroe Islands draw more visitors for their picturesque Nordic scenery

Waterfalls, puffins and the remote locale draw visitors to the Faroe Islands.
Variety
November 8, 2019
The Old Port in Portland, Maine.

Sun Country expands to northern U.S. cities in summer; Minnesota is No. 2 in rental car taxes and fees

Sun Country heads to Maine, Montana, Maryland, Ohio Sun Country Airlines is offering four new summer destinations to northern U.S. cities, including the only nonstop…
Variety
November 8, 2019
Detail of the passengers in a rail car in the display at the Twin City Model Railroad Museum.
GENERAL INFORMATION: ST. PAUL - 12/18/02 - The Twin City

Quick Trips: Christkindlmarket, Festive Fridays, St. Cloud train show, Christmas by the Bay

St. Cloud Choo choo, the trains are coming. On Saturday, the daylong, annual Granite City Train Show at the River’s Edge Convention Center will include…
Variety
November 7, 2019
A Jamaican resort.

Travel Troubleshooter: Why Expedia's Hotel Price Guarantee didn't work for this vacationer in Jamaica

Q: I recently booked a vacation at the Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa in Montego Bay, Jamaica, through Expedia. Between the time…
Variety
November 7, 2019
Photographer's feet, 100 feet off the ground, looking down at the "Tarzan Swing, 60 feet off the ground, at the Selvatura Zip Line in the cloud forest

State Department beefs up its international travel info

A growing number of Americans are heading overseas for vacation, and the State Department wants to make sure they stay safe. The department recently added…
Variety
November 7, 2019
Passengers at London Gatwick airport settle down to wait for their flights following the delays and cancellations brought on by drone sightings near t

Most Americans will be traveling for the holidays

Half of holiday travelers are going somewhere other than to family, survey says.
Variety
November 5, 2019
Everything you need to know about carbon offsets

Everything you need to know about carbon offsets

Six questions and answers about purchasing carbon offsets for air travel.
Variety
November 5, 2019
AIRBUS Delta MSN9025 1st Flight

Delta and other airlines at MSP offer carbon offsets for travelers

Delta Air Lines, the dominant carrier at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, became the first major airline to offer a carbon-offset program in 2007.Delta has a…
Variety
November 2, 2019
Ellsworth Kelly designed “Austin,” a newly opened chapel.

Stay hip to booming Austin, Texas, where there's something new every year

In Texas' hippest city, stay up on the latest offerings, from Japanese barbecue to an artistic chapel.
Variety
November 2, 2019
Mayowood, Rochester.

Quick Trips: Mayowood Mansion, Holiday Folk Fair, Winterers Gathering and Arctic Film Fest

Rochester Christmas at the Historic Mayowood Mansion, featuring guided tours of the Charles Mayo mansion, which has been trimmed with decorations highlighting a Victorian Christmas,…
Variety
November 2, 2019
The InterContinental Hotel connects to MSP Terminal 1 via skyway.

MSP's checkpoint at InterContinental Hotel slated to close Nov. 18; Uber credit card gets a revamp

MSP checkpoint to close The head of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has requested a meeting with TSA officials after learning that the InterContinental Hotel…