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September 7, 2019
A beautiful array of fall colors near Lutsen, Minn. Turn off Scenic Hwy. 61 and you’ll be engulfed in hardwoods, and likely happen upon the Superior

Where to see fall color: 3 great autumn drives in Minnesota

Fill your gas tank, turn off your navigational devices and don't be afraid to get lost in the woods when fall blazes across the land.
Variety
September 7, 2019

Quick trips: Taste of the Trail in southeast Minn., Hawk Weekend, Duluth, Hot Air Balloon fest in Creston, Iowa, World Food & Music Fest, Des Moines

harmony, Fountain, Preston, Rushford and Houston, Minn. Check out the Taste of the Trail, where you can hike or bike to enjoy a culinary journey…
Variety
September 7, 2019
Britain’s Prince Harry.

Disney fans vs. TSA

Disney fans vs. TSA The Transportation Security Administration has had a change of heart after telling travelers that they could not fly with soft drink…
Travel
September 7, 2019

Bhalil: If you go

If you go Dar Kamal Chaoui Maison d’Hotes: The guesthouse is in the old part of Bhalil that still has some dwellings built from caves.…
Variety
September 6, 2019
Online resources can help you find fall colors at their peak.

Resources to help you see the best fall colors

Remember all that rain this summer? The moisture fed the trees, making them generally happy and healthy — and great conduits of fall color.Online resources…
Variety
September 6, 2019
I am interested in submitting the photo; at Susan’s urging. She is the true photographer in the family but after 30 years of coaching me, apparently

A truly wild scene in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park

THE Traveler: Kevin Gulden of Plymouth.The scene: An elk feeds on the tundra grasses and wildflowers near the Lava Cliffs Overlook, just off…
Travel
September 6, 2019

Finding fall color amid a mellow vibe at Indiana Dunes National Park

Your guide to catching fall colors at Indiana Dunes National Park.
Variety
August 30, 2019
Virgin Galactic prepares for flight at Spaceport America.

Virgin Galactic unveils its Gateway to Space; Spirit Airlines allows booking over WhatsApp

Virgin spaceport unveiled When Virgin Galactic space tourists get ready to be launched 50 miles above the Earth, they’ll first hang out in a new…
Variety
August 30, 2019
The Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association's Fish Hatchery Trail offers cyclists challenging and scenic miles.

Quick Trips: Watermelon Festival, Grand Marais music fests, Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival

Kellogg, Minn. Fresh watermelon will highlight the 73rd annual Watermelon Festival Fri.-next Sun. Visitors can enjoy family-friendly festivities, including grand and kiddie parades, a carnival,…
Variety
August 30, 2019
Lines were long at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport before 6 a.m. Monday, regardless of whether people were headed to the north or south sec

Five things travelers need to know about the checkpoints at MSP

What exactly is up with the airport — besides wait times at the security checkpoints? A $1.6 billion renovation at Minneapolis-St. Paul International promises to…
Variety
August 30, 2019
The La Jolla Cove offers up sandy beaches and a beautiful landscape near San Diego. Photo by Lisa Meyers McClintick, special to the Star Tribune

A family trip with teens through Southern California, including the surprise of a desert

A family trip to San Diego County, from a beach to the desert.
Variety
August 30, 2019
Brexit means you’ll pay less to see London’s cultural icons.

Why now is the time to head to London

Lucky for tourists, things are looking really grim in the United Kingdom. The prime minister, Boris Johnson, has pledged to leave the European Union by…
Variety
August 29, 2019
The Pyle House Museum in Huron, S.D., is full of memorabilia celebrating Gladys Pyle, the first elected woman U.S. senator.

Midwest Traveler: Where to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage

Minnesota and other states mark the centennial of the 19th Amendment.
Variety
August 29, 2019
Mount Rainier National Park

Nature's rich carpet catches a traveler's eye

The Traveler: Jason Lu of Falcon Heights. The scene: Mosses drape over boulders in the temperate forest of Mount Rainier National Park in…
Variety
August 25, 2019
“Treehouse”-style lodging by American Resort & Treehouses in Wisconsin Dells includes use of the adjacent natural lagoon.

Unique lodging options in Wisconsin Dells

Treehouses, tiny houses and a Frank Lloyd Wright cottage are all options.
Variety
August 24, 2019
Carved sandstone bluffs, cliffs, canyons and gorges line the Wisconsin River at the Wisconsin Dells. The Sugar Bowl is a free-standing rock formation

Wisconsin Dells has a water park you may not have considered: The Wisconsin River

Dip into the Wisconsin River — the natural beauty that first spurred tourism at the Dells.
Variety
August 22, 2019
Sunsets in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, come highly recommended.

In Mexico, hotel in Zihuatanejo serves up relaxation

Zihuatanejo hotel proves ideal place to do a whole lot of nothing.
Variety
August 22, 2019
Download Mobile Passport to go with your actual passport.

There's an app for beating the long lines at customs

The growing Mobile Passport app is a free al­ter­na­tive to Glo­bal En­try.
Variety
August 22, 2019
A performance of “The Little Mermaid” at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.

In Florida, real-life mermaids captivate in an underwater theater

In Central Florida's Weeki Wachee Springs, the classic mermaid show has seen renovations.
Variety
August 22, 2019
Slieve League Cliffs in Ireland are almost 2,000 feet above sea level.

These Ireland cliffs are a best-kept secret; Universal theme parks get 'Us' for Halloween

Ireland’s secret cliffs The Cliffs of Moher are a spectacular site in Ireland, attracting more than 1.5 million visitors in 2017. But the Slieve League…