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December 27, 2019
The Pabst Mansion in Milwaukee is a massive graystone residence built for beer baron Capt. Frederick Pabst in 1892.

Quick Trips: Christmas at Pabst Mansion, Ice Fest in Brainerd, Winter Festival in La Farge, Wis.

Milwaukee Wind down from the holiday season with a stroll through the historic Pabst Mansion. “Christmas at the Pabst” continues through next Sun. (closed New…
Variety
December 27, 2019
Delta has added the new Disney+ to its Delta Studio entertainment lineup.

Delta offers Disney+; Global Entry grace period extended

Delta offering Disney+ This month Delta Air Lines unveiled an exclusive partnership with the new streaming service Disney+. Through the deal, Delta fliers can now…
Variety
December 27, 2019
Aidan Jones caught a smallmouth bass while wading in the water off a South Lake campsite. ] Aaron Lavinsky ¥ aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com DAY 1 - T

Star Tribune experts share tips on taking travel photographs

Star Tribune photographer Aaron Lavinsky knows that vacations aren’t about taking photographs; they are about experiencing a new place and being open to experiences there.…
Variety
December 27, 2019

See the 14 best reader travel photos of 2019

Each week, the Travel staff chooses from among a host of photos sent to us and displays a favorite in our Viewfinders feature. Here are the best of 2019.
Variety
December 27, 2019
“Ask the staff how long they’ve worked there,” says Ashley Glasson. “If they’ve been there for a year-plus, that’s a good sign to me.”

A fashionista's guide to being treated like a regular while traveling

Fashion maven Ashley Glasson on packing two sets of headphones, her best toiletry hack and when to take sleep aids.
December 26, 2019
How to choose a destination for your honeymoon

How to choose a destination for your honeymoon

Honeymoons are about making memories, but dreamy scenarios should give way to some practicality.
December 26, 2019
Sunset at 15th Avenue at Indian Rocks Beach.

For 'Mayberry with sunsets,' head to Florida's Indian Rocks Beach

Near Tampa Bay, Indian Rocks Beach is a quieter alternative to built-up Clearwater Beach.
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December 26, 2019
In a trial by snow, Aleesha Vang, a student at White Bear Lake High School, practiced winter driving in St. Anthony with Safeway Driving School instru

Advice and apps for driving on Minnesota's wintery roads

Unless you’re a daredevil, getting behind the wheel in a winter storm probably isn’t your idea of fun. “Road surfaces can change quickly between dry,…
December 26, 2019
Vehicles take off for a tour of the Wadi Rum desert; the excursions include stops to hike along the way.

In Jordan's desert, a blockbuster adventure worthy of 'Star Wars'

The desert scenery is worthy of "Star Wars," and the culture warm and welcoming.
Variety
December 26, 2019
L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles is packed with entertainment and dining.

19 reasons why L.A. Live is the new Hollywood Boulevard

The downtown Los Angeles destination rivals Times Square for places to go and things to do.
Variety
December 26, 2019
Participants perform yoga in front of the Eiffel Tower as part of the sport event "La Parisienne", in Paris on Sept. 8, 2018.

Social media-influenced tourism surges into 2020

Many travelers are still prioritizing selfies at popular sites over unique experiences.
Variety
December 21, 2019
Sun Country’s ticket counter at MSP Terminal 2.

Sun Country adds check-in kiosks

Sun Country gets kiosks The day has finally arrived. Sun Country Airlines passengers can now check in for their flights at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport…
Variety
December 21, 2019
On the north side of the Mackinac Island in Michigan, a single cannon aims toward the horizon.

Here's why Mackinac Island is fun for the whole family

Every day is the "best day ever!" for families with kids on the car-free Michigan isle.
Variety
December 21, 2019
Opening day of Christkindlmarket at Daley Center Plaza in Chicago.

5 reasons to head to Chicago during the holidays

During a family weekend in the Windy City, these five spots are merry and bright.
Variety
December 20, 2019
Norpine Classic, Lutsen, Minn.

Quick Trips: Sandstone Ice Fest, Norpine Fat Bike Classic, Gunflight Mail Run Sled Dog Race

Sandstone, Minn. Eager ice climbers will gather for the 15th annual Sandstone Ice Festival on Jan. 3-5 at Robinson Park. Attendees can watch or enjoy…
Variety
December 20, 2019
It’s best to study your options in advance before potential weather delays.

Bad weather and flying don't mix, but you can be prepared

When bad weather strikes, it can cause headaches for airlines and passengers alike.Airlines have coping strategies. Most cancel flights even before the bad weather strikes…
Variety
December 19, 2019
A young woman poled through the shallow waters of Lake Titicaca. Although the lake is nearly 1,000 feet deep, the Uros live close to the shoreline whe

Near Lake Titicaca, a homestay in Peru teaches lessons

On Lake Titicaca in Peru, villagers want to lure tourists, but on their own terms.
Variety
December 19, 2019
Tibet

Prayer flags on the road to Mount Everest's North Base Camp

The Traveler: Trudi Juncker of Minneapolis. The scene: Prayer flags stretch out to a point and brighten the harsh, monotone Tibetan plateau, so…
Variety
December 19, 2019
Guests can preview changes coming to Epcot with a multimedia demonstration.

A Disney imagineer shares facts about Epcot's 'ambitious' new phase.

A Disney imagineer shares facts about the theme park's "ambitious" new phase.
Variety
December 19, 2019
Revelers celebrated the New Year’s Eve ball drop at Times Square in Manhattan.

New York chefs and bartenders pick the 16 best places to eat and drink in Times Square

Proper martinis, tacos and more in the infamous New York district, according to top chefs and bartenders.