The author’s granddaughters check into a covered wagon available for an overnight stay at the Ingalls Homestead in De Smet, S.D.

On the Laura Ingalls homestead in South Dakota, a modern family survives the night in a covered wagon

Adventure and history showcase the homestead of children's author Laura Ingalls Wilder.

'A pent-up demand for travel' despite gas prices, flight delays

June 30
Travelers waited in the ticketing line at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in May.
Thousands of Minnesotans plan to travel over the holiday weekend despite high gas prices, expected flight delays and cancellations, and possible havoc at airports.

4 of the best river paddling trips in southeast Minnesota

June 11
Paddling the upper Cannon River past mill ruins in Dundas, Minn.
For unspoiled nature and quiet river towns, take these kayak trips down the Cannon, Zumbro and Root rivers (plus a bonus trip in Wisconsin).
Travel
July 1
A view of Prague is captured from the castle.

Travel Troubleshooter: Czech airline lost my luggage, but won't reimburse my expenses

CSA Czech Airlines loses Dick Helms' luggage. When he buys clothes and toiletries, the carrier promises to reimburse him promptly. But it doesn't.
Travel
June 29
Delta will let you change July 4th weekend flights for no cost

Delta will let you change July 4th weekend flights for no cost

The airline says flight dates can be changed any time by July 8 without a fare difference or change fee.
Travel
June 24
Tourists relax by the sea at Club Med in Grecolimano, Greece, on Friday, June 13, 2008. Club Mediterranee SA, Europe’s largest resort operator, repo

Travel Troubleshooter: Club Med wants another $3,000 for a vacation I already paid for

After Laura Keir pays for her Club Med vacation, she gets another bill for $3,000. If she doesn't pay, she can't check in.
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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June 24
Sally Franson in Stockholm, as seen on the Swedish TV show “Allt för Sverige” (a.k.a. “The Great Swedish Adventure” in the U.S.).

A Minnesotan star of Swedish reality TV returns to Stockholm

After winning a family reunion on TV, novelist Sally Franson vacationed in Sweden as a minor celebrity.
Travel
June 17
At Mt. Olympus theme park in Wisconsin Dells, the go-kart track coasts through the belly of a 60-foot Trojan Horse.

Discover classical Old World sights on an all-American road trip

Take a road trip to Michelangelo in Sioux Falls, ancient Rome in Wisconsin Dells, and the Leaning Tower of ... Chicagoland?
Travel
June 10
United Airline planes in storage during the coronavirus pandemic at the O’Hare Airport in Chicago, Aug. 7, 2020.

Travel Troubleshooter: Where is my credit for the flight I canceled?

"Hiccup" invalidates the promised credit for a canceled United Airlines flight.
Travel
June 6
The Viking Octantis, sister ship of the Polaris, launched an expedition boat in Antarctica.

A cruise will take you from Duluth to Antarctica in 2023

The "Longitudinal World Cruise" will cover eight countries in 71 days. The price tag? Starting at $49,995.
Travel
June 3
An overview of El Paso, Texas, with Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in the background on Nov. 10, 2020.

Travel Troubleshooter: Vrbo host cancels at the last minute, leaves a one-star review

Vrbo's "book with confidence" guarantee is supposed to take care of this.
Travel
June 3
A rendering of the Museum of Ice Cream.

Museum of Ice Cream coming to Chicago; Delta cancels summer flights

Also: Italy drops its pandemic restrictions; the Airbus A321neo debuts.
Travel
June 3
Sam Durant’s drone sculpture, a representation of the unmanned Predator drone, is displayed on the High Line, Thursday, June 3, 2021, in New York. T

Headed to New York City for a long weekend? Here's a guide for a whirlwind art tour

A three-day itinerary of art in the Big Apple, from the High Line to Lower Manhattan.
May 28
Delta and other airlines have canceled hundreds of flights over Memorial Day weekend.

Flight delays and cancellations hamper Memorial Day weekend travel at MSP and around the nation

At Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, 34 flights had been eliminated Saturday, according to FlightAware. Among them were 29 flights operated by Delta, the dominant carrier at the airport.
Travel
May 27
The new Land of Natura will include 2,000 feet of Wisconsin River shoreline in Wisconsin Dells.

5 essential new Midwest travel experiences for summer 2022

A natural adventure park in the Dells, mountain biking on the North Shore, and luxury cruising arrives in Minnesota.
Travel
May 27
Paddlers on a sea cave tour at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, operated by Lost Creek Adventures.

With fewer permits in 2022, here are worthy alternatives to the BWCA

Tips for navigating a tighter Boundary Waters this summer — plus other places to paddle.
Travel
May 20
The tower at Casa de la Torre in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. MUST CREDIT: Photo by Josef Kandoll Wepplo of Casa de la Torre. ORG XMIT: 112.0.2780468302

Travel Troubleshooter: This Mexico resort is all-inclusive — except, apparently, for lunch and dinner

When is an all-inclusive stay not all-inclusive?
Duluth
May 20
Duluth’s Park Point neighborhood as seen from an airplane in 2019. Residents are concerned about the number of vacation rentals on the spit of land.

Tension brews over vacation rentals in Duluth

Duluth's City Council hears its first appeal of a vacation rental permit Monday.
Music
May 20
The second floor of the Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa contains a wide-ranging interactive display of material from the center’s vast archive.

How does it feel to visit the new Bob Dylan Center? In a word: terrific

An insider's look at the interactive museum exploring Minnesota's music icon.
Travel
May 20
A Goldy Gopher doll makes an appearance at the Great Pyramids of Giza, in a photo shared by U of M Alumni Association traveler Sarah Huerta.

Go, Gophers! University of Minnesota alumni travel revs back up

The Minnesota Alumni Travel program offers bucket-list world trips, plus camaraderie.
Travel
May 20
Tourists along the beach at the Iberostar Selection Varadero hotel in Varadero, Cuba, on Sept. 29, 2021.

U.S. will restore expanded flights to Cuba

Montana is creating the largest prairie reserve in the lower 48 states.
Local
May 14
Delta ticketing agent Mohamed Abdi, right, helped a passenger check in at MSP’s Terminal 1 on Friday.

Pent-up travel demand for this summer runs into higher costs

It will probably cost more to fly and drive this summer, but those wanting to hit the road are undeterred.
Duluth
May 14
Viking Octantus will make a stop in Duluth on May 30, the first passenger cruise vessel to do so since 2013.

After a decadelong absence, cruise ships will again stop in Duluth

Several such ships are expected to pass through Duluth this summer, starting with Viking Octantis on May 30.