The “world’s largest indoor carousel” at the House on the Rock features 20,000 lights and 269 centaurs, dragons and other creatures.

Wisconsin's oddball House on the Rock was always intended to be a mystery

The tourist attraction has amazed and bewildered guests for decades — but it was never even meant to be public.

A trip to the Mississippi Delta reveals birthplace of the blues, and so much more

February 3
Hometown favorite Big T, aka Terry Williams, entertained at Red’s Lounge in Clarksdale, Miss.
Our music critic explored the Delta Blues Trail with two Mississippi natives turned Minnesotans.

Branson resort reveals a 'Cathedral of Nature' in the Ozarks

March 3
Big Cedar Lodge sits above the Cathedral of Nature, discovered in 2015 when a sinkhole opened near the Ridgedale, Mo., resort.
Johnny Morris' properties near the Missouri vacation destination celebrate the natural world.
March 24
The town of Ilulisat, Greenland.

Greenland wants you to visit, sometime in the near future

The Arctic island is expanding airports and hotels, even as it tries to avoid overtourism.
March 17
Terminal 1 at Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport.

Travel briefs: MSP named best airport

Plus why you should secure your passport right now
March 17
Stock art of an engagement ring. (Dreamstime/TNS) ORG XMIT: 1264603

Travel Troubleshooter: She lost her engagement ring in a rental car. But what's this $452 bill?

Carmen Santos thinks she lost her engagement ring in a rental car. The company looks for the ring and then sends her a bill. Can it do that?
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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March 10
Getting roped in by Wyoming

Getting roped in by Wyoming

We have this habit — my husband and I — of traveling to a destination with one eye on the possibility of it becoming our…
March 3
A bad wedding is not to blame.

The most popular destination wedding spots

The ones that top the list can also be affordable with the right money-saving tips.
March 3
A rideshare vehicle with Uber and Lyft stickers in San Francisco.

Travel Troubleshooter: Lyft charged me $80 to clean up after a previous passenger

Never get into a rideshare car with a pre-existing mess or damage.
March 1
The rotunda at the far end of MSP’s Concourse G was remodeled last year, with more improvements planned at the main terminal.

MSP, Duluth airports get federal grants for terminal improvements

MSP's G Concourse will be improved; new terminal planned in Duluth
February 25
Jim Perkins and Sandy Bjornstad Perkins of Eden Prairie enjoyed wine on the beach at sunset during a vacation at Captiva Island in Fort Myers, Fla.

Minnesotans still planning winter getaways, but not always to a beach

Travelers aren't shying away from higher prices so far. But those who opt to book that last-minute getaway will likely pay more.
February 24
The Ritz-Carlton, one of Marriott’s hotels, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Travel Troubleshooter: Help, my $1,000 Marriott gift card was already used!

Husband received the hotel gift card for doing a good deed. But the card doesn't work.
February 22
Pat Schleicher waits at MSP Airport’s Terminal 2 to board his flight home to Nevada, one of the few remaining flights that hadn’t been canceled, a

Travelers at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport try to beat the snowstorm

The "lull" Wednesday morning provided a tiny window for those departing and arriving.
February 22
The remains of boats in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., that were tossed around the shoreline by Hurricane Ian.

'No spring break here': Fort Myers area fights to rebound after Hurricane Ian

Communities including Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel and Captiva are still struggling to rebuild.
February 17
Seven Seas Beach in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

Looking for a tropical family getaway? Puerto Rico is a 5-hour flight away

The U.S. territory pairs an international feel with domestic convenience.
February 17
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox in Bemidji.

National Geographic's new '100 Trails' guidebook highlights Minnesota's Paul Bunyan Trail

New York travelers get JFK-to-Grand Central link; Disney's Star Wars hotel is offering steep discounts.
February 10
The infinity pool at Le Blanc Spa Resort in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.

9 warm-weather escapes that you can fly to from Minneapolis right now

Exit Minnesota for Vegas, Cabo or Orlando.
February 10
A Boeing 737 MAX 9 built for Aeromexico.

Travel Troubleshooter: One more time for the back rows — if the airline cancels your flight, you get a refund

That DOT rule even applies to a foreign airline such as AeroMexico operating in the United States.
February 9
Bride and groom walk on the beach. istock photo

Travel Troubleshooter: After a hurricane threatens a destination wedding, are these airline tickets from Minneapolis to the Caribbean worthless?

A reader wonders what happens with her flight when a wedding in the Caribbean is rescheduled because of a hurricane.
February 8
The Delta SkyMiles Platinum American Express card.

Delta launches 15% off award travel for its credit card holders — but there might be a catch

We break down the three SkyMiles American Express cards included in the new "TakeOff 15" benefit.
February 2
Terry “Big T” Williams played for a packed house at Red’s Lounge, an authentic juke joint in the Arts & Culture District of downtown Clarksdale,

Going down to the Crossroads

Exploring the Delta Blues Trail with two Mississippians-turned-Minnesotans.
January 27
“Tron” is set to open in April at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

'Wave season' cruise deals on the Mississippi River and beyond

Also: Air France pulls out of Minneapolis-St. Paul; Disney's fast Tron coaster is set to open.
January 27
A train arrives a platform at Clapham Junction station in London.

Travel Troubleshooter: U.K. train company charges a change fee for a ticket it canceled

The customer rebooked on another train, but Trainline charged him a $43 change fee. Is that allowed?

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