Variety
October 16
Jesse Katayama had Machu Picchu all to himself.

After seven-month wait, man gets Machu Picchu all to himself

Machu Picchu, at long lastJesse Katayama had planned to end a journey around the world at Machu Picchu, the sprawling 15th-century Inca citadel high in…
Duluth
October 14
Visitors took in the fall colors and Lake Superior view Tuesday at the Summit Chalet in Lutsen. Winter tourism is looking promising for northern resor

North Shore's busy summer has extended into fall, winter

Resorts are adding more amenities to lure new visitors.
Variety
October 9
Airbnb and other vacation-rental sites are seeing an uptick in demand.

Travel Troubleshooter: Airbnb keeps canceling user accounts for no apparent reason

Q: I tried to book a vacation rental through Airbnb while traveling in Spain. I received a notification that my Airbnb account had been closed.…
Variety
October 9
The Chicago skyline, seen from a tour boat in Lake Michigan.

Chicago scores a four-peat

Chicago scores a four-peatChicago has been voted the best large city in the U.S. for the fourth year in a row — a first in…
Coronavirus
October 9
Photo by iStock

Experts weigh in on the best time to book flights for the holidays

Experts on airfare deals say costs are lower than in previous years and deals can still be found.
Variety
October 9
Ms Ly’s restaurant is well know in Hoi An.

Peek into Miss Ly Cafe, which turns out the best food in Hoi An, Vietnam

The Traveler Bonnie Dickel Hoffman of Golden Valley.In her eponymous Miss Ly Cafe in Hoi An, Vietnam, Miss Ly rests as staffers cook…
Variety
October 2
Upgrades are underway on MSP’s Glumack Drive.

Delta drops more ticket change restrictions and fees; cruises banned until Oct. 31

Road to airport repaved A steep decline in air travel due to COVID-19 gave the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport an opportunity. Glumack Drive, the quarter-mile…
Variety
October 2
A Puerto Rican flag hangs from the porch of a home that collapsed on top of parked cars after an earthquake hit Guanica, Puerto Rico, Monday, Jan. 6,

Travel Troubleshooter: My nonrefundable trip to Puerto Rico is threatened by an 'earthquake swarm'

Q: I’m trying to cancel an upcoming trip to the Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa in Puerto Rico. There’s been daily seismic activity…
Travel
September 26
John Richardson, the Hawk Ridge fall count director, showed off a sharp-shinned hawk to visitors. The hawk was caught in their banding center and was

A parade of raptors at Duluth's Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve

Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve offers sweeping views of Lake Superior and gorgeous autumn color. But most visitors keep their eyes on the skies. This 235-acre…
Variety
September 25
San Sebastian in Spain

A rainbow hugs San Sebastian, in the Basque region of Spain

The Traveler: B. Rowe Winecoff of EdinaA rainbow paints the sky above San Sebastian, a resort town in the Basque region of northern…
Variety
September 25

Travel Troubleshooter: Orbitz said I didn't have a reservation with Disneyland Paris; now I have two

Q: Before the pandemic, I used the Orbitz app to book a hotel during our vacation at Disneyland Paris. At checkout, I attempted…
Local
September 22
Delta Air Lines will resume long-haul international flights at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport next month, with four roundtrips a week to A

Delta will resume long international flights at MSP, first with Amsterdam

Delta will resume flying route four times a week, starting on Oct. 25. MSP is now averaging 288 daily departures, down from 500 a year ago.
Variety
September 21
Be sure to plan ahead and use caution when taking road trips amidst the pandemic.

Pop-up outhouses and advance research fuels road trips south

My family was among the millions of Americans taking a road trip this summer. We learned a few things along the way.
Variety
September 18
The Starflyer, a ride on International Drive, stands unused in Orlando, April 29, 2020.

Travel Troubleshooter: Airbnb rental was surrounded by loiterers and weed smokers. Can we get a refund?

Q: We booked an Airbnb for three weeks in Orlando. When we arrived at the property, my wife and I feared for our safety. While…
Magazine
September 18
Catch a glimpse of history along Stuntz Bay Boathouse Historic District on Lake Vermilion in Breitung Township, Minn.

These 143 historic boathouses offer a peek into Minnesota's past

A collection of boathouses on Lake Vermilion, built by miners, hint at the area's work-hard, play-hard past.
Variety
September 18

Viewfinders: Along a time-worn street in quiet Hoi An

The Traveler: Maxine Saul of LakevilleA boy and a man who is likely his father made their way along a canal in the…
Magazine
September 16
Take in sprawling views of the mighty Mississippi at the Buena Vista Park overlook in Alma, Wis.

3 mini-vacations in the Midwest that offer spectacular scenery and won't break the bank

These three quick trips feel worlds away.
Coronavirus
September 14
Haley Lindberg, 8, happily skipped a rock on Lake Superior. The family was visiting from Minnetonka.

Tourism downturn hits Duluth hotels, restaurants hard

Duluth's tourism industry is way down this year, as visitors are opting for day trips and avoiding coronavirus trouble spots like hotels, indoor restaurants and enclosed attractions.
Variety
September 12
The leaves reached peak foliage along the North Shore by the Split Rock Lighthouse by Oct. 9, 2019.

Where to go in Minnesota to enjoy the fullest of fall colors

Ideas and photographic inspiration to fuel an autumn drive.
Variety
September 12
Yellow leaves lined the Tettegouche hiking trail in October 2019.

Fall color resources for leaf-peeping in Minnesota

Tracking color: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources tracks fall color at dnr.state.mn.us/fall_colors; the site is updated weekly on Thursdays. More routes: Find…