People watch as lava flows from an eruption from the Fagradalsfjall volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland on May 11, 2021.

What it was like to visit Iceland in 2021, from lava flow to the Arctic Coast Way

Iceland was a hot destination once again in 2021, thanks to the vaccine and the volcano.
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Fall is here! 14 places to go for eye-popping autumn views in Minnesota and beyond

September 8
Oberg Mountain on Minnesota’s North Shore offers an infinite expanse of fall color in Superior National Forest.
This autumn in the Midwest, before the leaves come down, you've got to go up.

Green Bay is more than Packers and cheese (though that may be reason enough to visit)

October 1
Grab a drink or a dinner at Taverne in the Sky, located on the fifth floor of Lodge Kohler, with views of Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis.
You don't have to be a cheesehead to enjoy a weekend family jaunt to Titletown, Wisconsin.
Duluth
October 5
Duluth hotels and restaurants largely saw a robust recovery from a quiet 2020 and even made gains from 2019 as tourists returned in droves this summer

Duluth tourism rebound 'the recovery year we needed'

Hotel revenue easily surpassed pandemic-dampened 2020 levels and increased significantly compared with 2019 this summer — including a nearly 20% jump in July, according to data from Visit Duluth.
Travel
October 1
Singapore Airlines’ Airbus A380 took off from the runway at Changi International Airport in 2007.

Travel Troubleshooter: Airline refund complicated by credit card dispute

Q: My family and I canceled our airline tickets last year because of COVID-19. Singapore Airlines promised to refund the tickets but said it would…
Travel
October 1
Stella Vita is a solar-powered travel machine.

Sun Country offering 'door-to-air' car service; Delta unveils new drinks

Door-to-air serviceSun Country Airlines will sell door-to-door private car service to and from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for its Twin Cities customers. The new service…
Bloomington, MN, Minneapolis St. Paul International has long carried its weight amongst national airports. Now, with a flurry of hot new restaurants,
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Variety
September 29
Du Nord Social Spirits’ Foundation Vodka is now available on Delta flights.

Minneapolis' Du Nord vodka will be sold on Delta flights

The airline is adding the craft spirit from America's first Black-owned distillery to its beverage carts.
September 25
Flight attendants hand out refreshments to a packed Delta Air Lines flight on Friday, May 21, 2021. Delta wants all air carriers to share no-fly lists

Delta Air Lines calls for carriers to share names of unruly passengers

It is calling for an industrywide effort to keep passengers from boarding competitors' flights after being banned for disruptive behavior.
Travel
September 24
Navigating the steps of Oahu’s Stairway to Heaven.

Hawaii's Stairway to Heaven faces shutdown; Delta returns to pre-pandemic boarding zones

Heaven forbidA relatively unknown tourist attraction in Hawaii is facing shutdown. The spectacular Stairway to Heaven, aka the Haiku Stairs, starts in the Haiku Valley…
Travel
September 24
The Cliffs of Moher, part of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.

Travel Troubleshooter: Irish tour company can't get into office to issue a refund

Q: Last year, I reserved a tour through Paddywagon, an Irish tour operator. I prepaid $1,219 for a two-day Wild Atlantic Way tour of…
Travel
September 24
Kickapoo State Recreation Area, Illinois.

Kickapoo river scene in spring looks like autumn colors

The traveler: Diane Sisko, Woodbury.The evening light in this tranquil Vermilion River scene near Danville, Ill., gives the illusion of fall colors, although Sisko snapped…
Magazine
September 22
Two-story hospitality suites offer plenty of room — and a full kitchen.

3 unique Twin Cities hotels offer a range of experiences for a perfect staycation

Looking for a nearby place to feel far away? Try these Twin Cities hotels.
Magazine
September 20
One of Red Wing’s highpoints is the spectacular river views.

Fall road trip: Take a mini-vacation to one of these Midwest destinations

You don't need to drive far to find quirky and desirable destinations for fall weekend getaways.
Variety
September 17

Travel Troubleshooter: BritRail tickets unusable due to pandemic – but can I get a refund or extension?

Q: Last year, I bought a BritRail eight-day pass through ACP Rail. I couldn't use the tickets because of the COVID-19 outbreak. I asked…
Variety
September 17
Sun Country Airlines is, indeed, local.

Sun Country Airlines adds local in-flight offerings

Sun Country focus is localSun Country Airlines, facing more competition from low-cost carriers such as Allegiant Air, is reminding Minnesotans that it too is very…
Magazine
September 16
The picturesque and colorful San Miguel de Allende is in the heart of the Mexico and offers a glimpse into the country’s rich history and culture.

Plan ahead: 5 warm-weather destinations for when it's time to escape the Minnesota winter

These five destinations provide respite from snow and frigid temperatures.
Variety
September 10
​The 232-foot-long Safari Endeavour ​has five classes of cabins and suites on three decks.

Travel Troubleshooter: A cruise line blames pandemic refund delay on the federal government

Q: I'm trying to secure a refund from UnCruise Adventures for an Alaska cruise canceled during the pandemic. UnCruise Adventures agreed to a $2,400…
Variety
September 10
A variety of bourbon cocktails are served at the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown, Kentucky. Provided by Estes Public Relations

Find bourbon bliss in Bardstown, Ky., the bourbon capital of the world

A "Disneyland of bourbon" is planned for the Kentucky home of America's native spirit.
Variety
September 10
Fiji is getting ready to welcome visitors around December.

European travel restrictions for Americans sow confusion; Fiji set to reopen

European confusionItaly now requires travelers from the United States to take a COVID-19 test before arrival, and unvaccinated American visitors must isolate for five days.…
Variety
September 3
An Airbus A 380 of Lufthansa airline lands the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The European plane manufacturer Airbus said Thu

Travel Troubleshooter: Where's the refund from my canceled Lufthansa flight?

Q: Last year, I booked airline tickets from Prague to Los Angeles through SkyLux, an online ticket broker. After Lufthansa canceled my flight at the…
Music
September 3
Museumgoers read and listened at one of the countless interactive displays that inform at the NMAAM.

Nashville's new Black music museum is out of place but spot-on

What's the National Museum of African American Music doing in Nashville? We visited to find out.
Variety
September 3
Workers arrange sunbeds as others install umbrellas at Plaka beach on the Aegean island of Naxos, Greece, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Thanassis

U.S. off of Europe's 'safe list'

On Monday, the European Union removed the United States from its "safe list" of countries whose residents can travel to its 27 member states without…
Local
September 2
The scene at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Terminal One earlier this summer.

Air travel strong at MSP this summer, expected to be busy for Labor Day

But as delta variant spreads, future outlook remains unclear.