The moon passed in front of the sun for a total solar eclipse visible from Farmington, Mo.

Last-minute tips for experiencing the Great North American Eclipse

The U.S. total solar eclipse on April 8 is filling calendars, campgrounds and flight schedules, but there are ways to get in on the sky show.

Finding a new Florida glow on the wild Space Coast

February 23
A tour group with BK Adventures heads out on a sunset paddle and night tour in search of bioluminescence at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in
Bioluminescence tours add to the low-tech fun not far from the rockets of Cape Canaveral.

Tony Bennett's San Francisco: The restaurants, landmarks and hangouts the late crooner frequented

February 16
A statue of singer Tony Bennett stands outside the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. Bennett died July 21, 2023 at 96.
The singer's widow gave us a list of his favorite places in the city where he left his heart.
March 2
From left, Chuck Picard, Chuck Carlson and Sue Carlson biked toward the top of the Miner’s Mountain Overlook at Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area

Minnesota launches new outdoor recreation office in a bid to be 'top 10' state for recreation

In the last decade, 20 states across the country have set up outdoor recreation offices. Minnesota has now launched its own, aiming to boost the economy.
March 1
Norwegian Viva sails occasional itineraries in the Western Mediterranean.

Travel Troubleshooter: I had to pay extra for a flight to avoid missing our cruise

After their Delta flight reservation is lost, she pays an extra $1,796 to get to her cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line.
February 29
Volleyball teams from across the country compete on multiple courts simultaneously during the Northern Lights Qualifier, a tournament for teams trying

Downtown Minneapolis gains ground in tourism, 'taking our story back'

Central business district hotel operators say crucial business travel is slow to return.
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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February 28
The American Queen departed St. Paul on Sept. 21, 2012. In recent years the paddlewheeler used Red Wing, Minn., as its northernmost port.

A classic Mississippi River cruise line has abruptly shut down

American Queen Voyages' iconic paddlewheel ships will no longer dock in Minnesota.
February 27
Lauren Bennett McGinty, executive director of Explore Minnesota, speaks to more than 500 travel and tourism industry leaders from across the state dur

Explore Minnesota unveils new marketing campaign to sell the state to tourists, new residents

Travel industry experts got a first look at a new national ad campaign touting Minnesota to tourists and potential new residents.
February 23
A row of Chevrolet Impala Limited's, actually an older model of the Impala that is sold only to fleet buyers, on a National Car Rental lot in San Dieg

Travel Troubleshooter: I was charged an extra $250 for an unwanted car rental upgrade

When a customer's rental car is unavailable, Thrifty "helpfully" makes an upgrade — with a big hidden fee.
February 20

Sun Country adds new California, New England destinations from MSP

Direct flights to Monterey and Manchester begin in August.
February 19
Santorini is among Greece's hot spots for travel.

Planning an international trip is complicated. These are the elements to consider.

There's a lot to weigh beyond just destination when you want to travel abroad for your next vacation.
February 16

Lake Superior added to Fodor's 'No List' for travel, citing environmental concerns

Also: "Stranger Things" house to become vacation rental; Grapefruit League play warms up in Florida; Frontier Airlines relaunches all-you-can-fly pass.
February 16
Viking cruise ship is docked at Regensburg, Germany.

Travel Troubleshooter: I canceled my cruise, but my credit card claim is lost at sea

He canceled his family's Viking cruise after a medical emergency. Why won't his Chase credit card cover their $19,148 loss?
Curious Minnesota
February 16
Minnesotans tailgated in Naples, Fla. in 1990.

What's the story behind the Minnesota communities in Arizona and Florida?

Even far away from their home state, Minnesotans often find each other.
February 15
Games such as foosball, hockey and shuffleboard in the bar at the Moxy Thursday in Minneapolis. Hotel lobbies like the Moxy in downtown Minneapolis ca

Minnesotans still taking fewer business trips but are tacking on leisure

These "bleisure" travelers are part of why some projections show business travel fully recovering to pre-pandemic spending levels this year.
February 13
Mark Benninghofen as Henry Drummond, left, and Andrew Long as Matthew Harrison Brady in Peter Rothstein's "Inherit the Wind" at Asolo Repertory Theatr

Peter Rothstein's staging talent and moxie continue in Florida

The artistic director's touch at Sarasota's Asolo Rep is just as distinct as it was at Minneapolis' Latté Da.
February 12
Stuart and Carolyn Bloom started dating while they were in their late teens, working at as camp counselors at Herzl Camp in western Wisconsin. They ha

Yuen: Summer camp literally changed the lives of these six Minnesotans

Former campers reflect on how a magical childhood summer away led to them finding their best friend, a career path, or everlasting love.
February 11
A SuperShuttle van trunk picked up passengers outside Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport  in 2019.

Road to baggage claim re-opened after damage at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport

The road to the Terminal 1 baggage claim was closed late Saturday after a truck hit and damaged an overhead sign.
February 9
A view from a cabana at one of the pool areas at the Fairmont Kea Lani resort in Wailea, Maui.

How to spend the day (but not the night) at high-buck resorts and hotels from Maui to Miami

For a mini-"White Lotus" experience, Dayuse and ResortPass let you book glamorous hotels and resorts by the day.
February 8
Jaw-dropping rainbow hues at Naniboujou Lodge near Grand Marais.

After Lutsen, what is the state of classic lodges in Minnesota?

These old-time lodges are steeped in history for Minnesota travelers.
February 7
Flames engulfed the historic Lutsen Lodge early Tuesday morning after a fire broke out on the North Shore property.

Lutsen Lodge owner addresses financial challenges and calls out arson rumors

"It makes my broken heart hurt even more to focus on such absurd accusations," Bryce Campbell told the Star Tribune, the day after fire destroyed the historic lodge.
February 7
A summer view of the Mesaba Red-painted Lutsen Lodge from the cobblestone beach.

Lutsen Lodge was 'phenomenal legacy' of a top Minnesota architect

The more than 100-year-old resort was a touchstone on Lake Superior for many before fire destroyed it.
February 6
Flames engulf the Lutsen Lodge early Tuesday morning after a fire broke out on the property in Lutsen. The historic lodge is located on the North Shor

Late-night fire destroys historic Lutsen Lodge on North Shore

The historic resort's operators vow to rebuild after the fire. Lutsen Lodge has been in operation for nearly 140 years and bills itself as Minnesota's oldest resort.

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