Variety
May 15
The Keawala’i Congregational Church in Makena, Maui, caught the eye of Mick Richards of Burnsville.

On Maui, the Keawala'i Congregational Church in Makena glows in the sun

THE Traveler: Mick Richards of Burnsville.The Keawala'i Congregational Church in Makena, Maui, glows in soft evening light. The scene caught the eye of…
Variety
May 14
A trip to Walberswick, England, a village on the Suffolk Coast just a few hours from London, leads to simple pleasures, such as a walk on a dirt path.

Daydreaming of the next trip: An English village in Suffolk waits, unchanged

Walberswick, Suffolk, England: It’s a tiny village on the coast that checks off every requisite of the classic English hamlet — minus the murders solved…
Variety
May 14
In this March 25 file photo, American Airlines jets sit idly at their gates as a jet arrives at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix.

Travel Troubleshooter: Airlines are trying to hold onto your refund money amid coronavirus crisis

Q: In February, I made plans for me and my husband to visit our daughter in Newport Beach, Calif. We were supposed to fly from…
Variety
May 14
The Sky Princess in waters off Kotor, Montenegro.

Airbnb experiences go online, masks required for Uber/Lyft; Princess cancels cruises

Experiences go online Airbnb’s “Experiences” normally give travelers unique tours of new cities, exciting group hikes, up-close animal encounters or personal cooking demos. But in…
May 8

Amtrak to require face coverings beginning next week

Amtrak will require passengers to wear face coverings beginning next week.
Variety
May 8
Chapel along the coast in Portugal.

White chapel stands out against the sky in Armacao de Pera, a town in Portugal's Algarve region

THE Traveler Kay V. Christianson of Minneapolis.A white chapel, perched on a cliff, stands out against the stormy sky at Armação de Pêra,…
Variety
May 7
Esperienza’s culinary immersion trips are going virtual.

A virtual immersion in Italy; Minnesota campsites close; Spirit and JetBlue exit MSP

Virtual trip of the week Twin Cities nonprofit Esperienza, devoted to revitalizing rural Italian villages, has introduced a new program called Esperienza Virtuale.…
Variety
May 7
New overwater villas debuted in December 2016 at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Here's why almost everyone will want to travel after the lockdowns

Everyone has a touch of cabin fever after the worldwide coronavirus lockdowns. So it’s no surprise that people want to travel soon. But how soon…
Variety
May 2
A seagull on the north bank of river Thames, against the backdrop of the London Eye, in London, Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

Airbnb's coronavirus refund process is a Catch-22 for this customer

Q: My husband and I have a COVID-19 refund situation different from those you have featured that we hope you can address. We must cancel…
Variety
May 2
The Marché Jean-Talon farmers market in Montreal’s Little Italy district is one of city’s oldest public markets.

Montreal is vibrant and fascinating at any time of year

Montreal is vibrant and fascinating no matter the season.
Variety
May 1
Performers take part in a parade at the Disney Resort in Shanghai, China, Wednesday, June 15, 2016 on the eve of its grand opening.

When Disney reopens; Canadian museum offers virtual peeks; popular garage sales adjust

Peek at a reopened Disney Disney parks in the United States are still closed indefinitely, but what could a reopened Disney look like post-coronavirus? Shanghai…
Variety
May 1
On the Okavango Delta, in Botswana.

A leopard rests in a fig tree on the Okavango Delta of Botswana

THE Traveler Tom Koch of EdinaAlthough leopards thrive in sub-Saharan Africa, the solitary, nocturnal cats are difficult to spot. Koch and his wife…
Variety
April 24
The Hotel Julian is among hotels offering “bonds” for future stays.

Hotels offer pay-it-forward options; Vegas reopening plans

Pay now, stay later Hotels are finding ways to put cash in their pockets now for services provided later, spawning some enticing deals for consumers.…
Variety
April 24
Reichsburg Castle in Cochem, Germany

In Cochem, Germany, a castle fit for a fairy tale

THE Traveler Sheldon "Sam" Sampson of Faribault, Minn.Morning fog shrouds 11th-century Reichsburg Castle in Cochem, Germany, on the Moselle River. Sampson snapped the…
Travel
April 23
Empty check-in areas are a common sight at Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport's Terminal 1.

MSP airport's Terminal 1 construction takes off

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is bustling, but not with fliers. Construction crews keep the place hopping. At a time when most travelers are staying home…
Variety
April 23
Waterways crisscross St. Petersburg, a Western European-feeling city that's home to the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood.

Is travel insurance refundable after a coronavirus cancellation?

Q: I had a tour of Moscow and St. Petersburg booked for April with Road Scholar. The company canceled the tour because of the coronavirus…
Music
April 19
Members of the Black Feathers and Wild Tchoupitoulas Mardi Gras Indians performed at last year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

Dreaming of New Orleans, waiting for the city's Jazz Fest to return

No city knows how to bounce back better than the one whose latest cultural innovation is literally called bounce music. New Orleanians have been dealing…
April 17
Delta's Sky Priority boarding zone.

What major U.S. airlines are doing about your elite status

Delta led the pack by extending Medallion status through 2021.
Coronavirus
April 17
The Split Rock Lighthouse was lit on Nov. 10, 2019, to honor the 29 men who died aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Historical Society extends closing of museums, other sites to June 30

The shutdown in connection with the coronavirus outbreak had been scheduled to end May 4.
Coronavirus
April 17
Airplane seats.

Airlines are blocking off the middle seat as social distancing becomes a priority in the skies

The most loathed position in the cabin is now not even an option on some flights. By Drew Jones • Washington Post   For many…