October 16, 2020
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…
October 14, 2020
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.
October 9, 2020
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…
October 9, 2020
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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.
October 9, 2020
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…
October 2, 2020
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…
September 26, 2020
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…
September 25, 2020
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…
September 22, 2020
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.
September 21, 2020
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.
September 18, 2020
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.
September 18, 2020

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…
September 16, 2020
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.
September 14, 2020
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.
September 12, 2020
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.
September 12, 2020
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; the site is updated weekly on Thursdays. More routes: Find…
September 8, 2020
Some $40 million paid by airlines to operate at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport could be waived. File photo of the airport this spring

MSP Airport could waive millions in fees to airlines

Move intended to preserve air service here, but some disagree.
September 5, 2020
Cecily Cutshall, an employee at TCF Bank, works at a family cabin on Half Moon Lake in Wisconsin.

For digital nomads, traveling for work takes on new meaning in pandemic age

A growing number of professionals are working remotely — really remotely.
September 3, 2020
Passengers stand at a British Airways check-in desk after the airport suffered an IT systems failure, at London's Gatwick Airport, Saturday, May 27, 2

Travel Troubleshooter: The airline thought we were no-shows, so it canceled our tickets home from Glasgow

Q: I visited Scotland with my family. It was an amazing trip, except for our return flights, booked through Orbitz. The first segment of our…
August 28, 2020
The Laurentian Divide Recreation Area near Virginia, Minn., has hiking and biking trails that cut across the Laurentian Divide and lead to great views

Near Hibbing, Minn., a geological force of nature

The Iron Range area is the site of a rare three-way continental divide.