Variety
February 8
“Love” sculpture illuminated at night in downtown Philadelphia.

In Philly, it's a turn to sisterly love; new AAA rating system, warning for visitors to Spain

Oh, sister! Philly takes a new nickname Philadelphia loves history. After all, sites such as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, part of Independence National…
Variety
February 7
With enough airline miles or credit card points, this Singapore Airlines "Suite" is yours for free. (Singapore Airlines)

8 ways to get an air travel upgrade without paying full price

How to use points and miles, hunt for upgrade offers, or charm your way to business class.
Variety
February 7

Your Airbnb account has been suspended – but the company won't tell you why

Q: I was looking at Airbnb for a house in France. But when I logged into the site, it said, "Your account has…
Variety
February 7

Escape winter without getting on a plane: drivable destinations that will warm your bones

On a February day, the temperature neared 10 degrees. Yet there I was, soaking up the sun in a swimsuit. Nearby, my young companions splashed…
Variety
February 7
Ski trails at Upper Michigan’s Active Backwoods Retreat are groomed daily. Melanie Radzicki McManus

Midwest Traveler: This retreat on Michigan's Upper Peninsula is a cross-country skier's dream

The well-groomed Active Backwoods Retreat near Ironwood, Mich., is a cross-country skier's paradise.
Variety
February 7
Disney Cruise Line has released an early look at its three new cruise ships, slated to debut in 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Disney amps up its river cruises

A shore excursion option for Rhine River cruises will be a tour of Disney's new oceangoing ship.
February 7

Lighting up Sin City

In Sin City lately, it's lights, cameras and more lights.
Duluth
February 3
Ice fishing houses, like these photographed on Lake Minnetonka, are usually a common winter sight in Minnesota.

Stuck with slush, northern Minnesota resorts frozen out

"It's like a ghost town out there," said one bait shop owner on Leech Lake.
Variety
February 1
The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, Calif., offers a “Momcation.”

Resorts cash in on 'momcation' trend; high-tech theme park ride ups and downs

Momcation, take me away The momcation, a vacation designed to give tired mothers a break from children and spouses, is on the rise. Hotels and…
Variety
February 1
The Hot Air Affair in Hudson, Wis., attracts as many as 40 hot air balloons.

Quick Trips: Hot air balloon festival, Frozen Film Fest, Hygge Festival, Polar Fest

Winona, Minn. Film buffs can see the world through film during the Frozen River Film Fest Wed.-next Sun. at Winona State University and other venues.…
Variety
January 31
Flights from China may experience delays as passengers are screened for the new coronavirus.

As coronavirus concerns grow, should you board that plane?

As the novel coronavirus spreads, so do precautions. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises against nonessential travel to China. The U.S. State…
Variety
January 31
Janet Leigh in "Psycho" (1960).

Days Inn in St. Paul charges $150 for blood on the sheets

Q: I stayed at Days Inn in St. Paul. It was not a pleasant experience. The motel was dirty and stinky. I had to get…
January 31
Chris Voss, a former lead international kidnapping negotiator for the FBI, applies empathy, bargaining and other tactics in landing travel perks, avoi

Travel tips from a former FBI negotiator

Chris Voss employs empathy and other tactics in landing travel perks.
Variety
January 31
The +10-mile South Rim Trail is long, but the expansive views mid-hike are worth it.

In Big Bend National Park, get a taste of North America's largest desert

Exploring the varied ecosystems of the continent's largest desert in Big Bend National Park.
Variety
January 31
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City features life-size bronze sculptures of star players, including Satchel Paige.

Midwest Traveler: Kansas City baseball museum pays tribute to the Negro Leagues

Kansas City baseball museum kicks off a centennial year of tributes.
Variety
January 31
Casapueblo is a rambling hotel and museum constructed by Uruguayan artist Carlos Paez Vilaro in Punta Ballena.

A road trip along Uruguay's Atlantic Coast

The buzzing coast is filled with boho-chic beach towns, ritzy resorts and fine wine.
Variety
January 31
In April, Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas will depart Sydney, Australia, for Hawaii.

To save money at sea, take a 'repositioning' cruise

These offseason voyages offer cruise fans a chance to cross the ocean at much lower prices.
Variety
January 31
Mount Baker Wilderness

Mount Baker, alpine lakes create a beautiful scene at Mount Baker Wilderness

THE Traveler: Tom Singsank of Minnetonka.The scene: Mirror-like lakes and tall peaks make a stunning vista along the Yellow Aster Butte Trail…
Variety
January 25
The Milky Way dazzles in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, which could soon be part of a designated dark-sky region.

From dark skies to cruises to camping, travel trends for the new decade

Five of the latest travel trends lead to Minnesota — and beyond.
Variety
January 24
Daniel, an emotional-support duck, is pictured onboard an American Airlines flight in this file photo.

New rule would limit emotional support animals on planes. Here's how to give your input.

Roosters have boarded airplanes. So have turkeys, ducks and monkeys — all in the name of service. These animals allegedly helped their owners stay calm.…