Duluth
March 24
Work continued on the Canal Park section of Duluth’s Lakewalk in early March. The rebuilt trail is scheduled to reopen by mid-June.

Duluth's Lakewalk set to reopen by Grandma's Marathon in June

Until then, officials say to keep off the unfinished trail in Canal Park.
Travel
March 24
A view of Cathedral Rocks in Yosemite, Calif.

What belongs on our USA bucket list? Share your must-visit spots in America

This summer will be a good one to explore America. Tell us your favorite spot to visit.
Coronavirus
March 22
The Schroeder family, including patriarch John who took time in the pool with son Aiden, was among a wave of people vacationing along Minnesota’s No

North Shore spring break? Resorts see uptick in tourism

Vaccine rollout and recent warm weather may be driving more visits. Some area resorts have already sold out for Easter weekend.
Local
March 20
DNR may close chapter on author Frederick Manfred's deteriorating home

DNR may close chapter on author Frederick Manfred's deteriorating home

Frederick Manfred's family, admirers want it preserved.
Variety
March 19

Travel Troubleshooter: How long should you wait for a VRBO refund before filing a credit card dispute?

Q: Last year, I booked a VRBO rental in West Chester, Pa. I canceled the reservation because of the pandemic and received a partial refund.…
Variety
March 19
Chukchi village east of Amguema.

A view of life above the Arctic Circle

The Traveler: Kenneth B. Johnson of St. PaulNear Amguema, on the Chukchi Peninsula in Russia's Far East, a woman uses wooden and stone tools to…
Variety
March 19
Cars traveled along Trail Ridge Road, a scenic byway in Colorado.

Iceland opens back up to U.S. citizens and the hunt is on for Bigfoot

The hunt is on for BigfootOfficials in Oklahoma have placed a bounty on Bigfoot, the mythical North American ape, in an attempt to encourage more…
Travel
March 19
A Sun Country Airlines jet takes off from Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport MSP.

Two key reasons to book summer flights now: cost and flexibility

Most airlines will roll back freedom to change tickets purchased at basic economy rate.
Variety
March 12
Scenes from Norwegian Star in Hawaii

Travel Troubleshooter: United Airlines says Norwegian Cruise Line didn't pay for my flight for Hawaii

Q: Before the pandemic, I booked a Hawaii cruise for my daughter and myself on Norwegian Cruise Line. When I checked in for my outbound…
Travel
March 12
Among the places currently off limits to Americans is Paris and its idyllic Jardin des Tuileries. iStock

When can Americans get back to Europe?

Midsummer could be possible, but then again, maybe not.
Variety
March 12
Beach time in Clearwater, Fla., on March 2.

Scaled back spring breaks; N.Y. ends quarantine; Split Rock addition

Spring bustColleges are scaling back spring break or canceling it entirely to discourage partying that could spread the coronavirus and raise infection rates back on…
Coronavirus
March 7
A woman waited to be vaccinated Friday at the Vikings Training Center in Eagan, which has been converted into a site administering the newly available

State health officials stress travel risks as variants spread

Health officials say the spread of a more contagious version first found in the United Kingdom underscores the importance of people avoiding spring break travel.
Variety
March 5
Resort hotels line the beach in Cancun, Mexico.

Cancun eases COVID-19 restrictions; Wilderness Inquiry resumes trips for 2021 and 2022

Cancun eases restrictionsMexico's state of Quintana Roo, home to popular destinations like Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum and the Riviera Maya, has begun easing some…
Travel
March 5
MSP’s terminals will soon be flooded with spring break travelers.

Spring break flight? Tips for saving cash, navigating MSP in a busy season

If you're flying for spring break, here are tips for navigating the airport rush.
Variety
March 5
The circular Moongate on the Mount Juliet Estate in County Kilkenny, Ireland.

On this Irish estate, enter the Moongate for eternal love and luck

The Traveler: Jana Freiband of MinneapolisOn the Mount Juliet Estate in County Kilkenny, Ireland, the circular Moongate reveals the walled garden beyond. Freiband took this…
Variety
March 5
St Pancras International station in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Travel Troubleshooter: BritRail refund request really went off the rails

Q: I bought a fully refundable BritRail pass, which gives you the ability to travel across the entire national rail network of Great Britain, for…
Variety
February 26
The Colosseum in Rome. (Ellen Creager/Detroit Free Press/TNS) ORG XMIT: 1185815

Travel Troubleshooter: I was denied boarding my flight to Rome due to visa issues. Now I can't get a refund

Q: I booked a flight from Cairo to New York via Rome on Alitalia. When I tried to check in for my flight to Italy,…
Variety
February 26
Hotels like the Marker Key West Harbor Resort in Key West, Fla., have added programming geared to older vaccinated travelers such as aqua yoga.

Silver lining for silver-haired: Inoculations open up travel

They were the first to receive vaccinations. Now they are leading the wave in spring travel bookings.
Variety
February 26
Zion National Park

Open spaces, plenty of beauty in Zion National Park

The Traveler: Austin Indritz of RosevilleIndritz and a friend spent a week hiking in Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks in October. "These unique times…
Variety
February 26
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will play host to “The World’s Most Magical Celebration’’ in new looks.

Disney World turns 50; Bright news for dark skies; Carnival offers update

Bright news for dark skiesThe International Dark-Sky Association has named Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario as an International Dark Sky Park. The 1,800-square-mile wilderness park…