Variety
August 27
A Delta Air Lines passenger jet plane, a Boeing 717-200 model, approaches Logan Airport in Boston, Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Travel Troubleshooter: If the airline makes a significant schedule change, you can get a refund

Q: A group of friends and I booked a tour to Spain and Morocco through Tripmasters, a tour operator, in 2019. Our flights were on…
Variety
August 27
Near Beulah, Mich., Arcadia Dunes on Lake Michigan are a less-touristed alternative to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

This charming, lesser-known summer vacation spot is a Michigan classic

The Beulah area captures nostalgia for Michigan's vacationland.
Variety
August 27
Smoke on the Gunflint Trail.

Fire spurs closures in Boundary Waters and Gunflint Trail

Boundary Waters closedU.S. Forest Service officials have extended the closing of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness after Minnesota's largest wildfire doubled in size to…
Variety
August 20
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is expected to open at Disney World in Orlando next spring.

'Star Wars' prices at Disney World will be out of this world

Out-of-this-world pricingMay the Force be with anyone who wishes to stay at Walt Disney World's new "Star Wars" hotel, which is shaping up to be…
Variety
August 20
A Dungeons and Dragons toy from 1982.

Dungeons & Dragons museum is now open in the game's Wisconsin birthplace

Lake Geneva, Wis., museum celebrates the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons.
Variety
August 20

COVID-canceled trip generates confusion

Q: Almost two years ago, I booked an Africa trip through Vantage Travel, which was supposed to depart in June 2020. Vantage canceled the trip…
Travel
August 20
Zion National Park

A photographer captures a bright Milky Way above the red rocks of Zion National Park

The Traveler: | Mick Richards, BurnsvilleMick Richards' beautifully lit photo from Utah reminds us how much of the universe is visible when you can find a truly…
Nation
August 14
Using science and software, Stanford University biology professor Gretchen Daily shows stakeholders why it benefits everyone to prioritize conservatio

The professor who assigns value to nature — then persuades world leaders to save it

Gretchen Daily, a pioneer in the field of natural capital, assigns value to nature and urges world leaders to save it.
Variety
August 13
The Norwegian Gem sets sail on Sunday ­with vaccinated passengers.

Cruise line can require proof of vaccination; Michigan's lavender labyrinth

Here we go againThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning against travel to France, Iceland, Israel, Thailand and several other countries over new…
Travel
August 13

Travel Troubleshooter: Expedia offered refund for British Columbia trip, but failed to send it

Q: Last year, I booked flights through Expedia on Pacific Coast Airlines, a regional carrier, from Vancouver to Bella Coola, British Columbia. The airline canceled…
Variety
August 13
Eric Dean’s kayak on an island downstream from Dubuque, Iowa. MUST CREDIT: Eric Dean

Trade that backpack for a drybag: How to plan a kayaking trip this summer

With national parks swamped, find your outdoor adventure on the water. Here's how to get started.
Variety
August 6
The Milwaukee Art Museum was designed by legendary Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. It has a commanding lakeshore presence.

Milwaukee is getting back to normal with busy restaurants and reopened attractions

There's plenty to do and see during summer in the bustling Wisconsin city.
Variety
August 6
Canada’s ports of entry await.

Here are the rules for traveling to Canada now; Delta Air Lines offers free standby

Please stand byDelta Air Lines is extending the ability to stand by for an earlier or later flight on the same day for free —…
Variety
August 6
Carnival cruise ships in Cozumel, Mexico in 2014.

Travel Troubleshooter: Help! My Carnival cruise credit offer is sunk

Q: Last year, I paid $750 in deposits for three tickets on a Carnival cruise from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta. After the COVID-19 outbreak,…
Variety
July 30
Presidential Guard members walk in front of the Parthenon in Athens.

Delta Air Lines loosens basic economy rules, extends elite status to 2023

Delta loosens basic economyDelta Air Lines is loosening restrictions on basic economy tickets to reduce the deluge of frustrated travelers facing hourslong waits on customer…
Variety
July 30
A woman passes the Guinness brewery in Dublin’s city centre Wednesday Nov. 11, 2020.

Travel Troubleshooter: Expedia voucher expired before we could possibly have used it

Q: I booked airline tickets on Expedia back in 2019 to fly from New York to Dublin. We were scheduled to fly to Europe last…
Variety
July 30
The cinematic Field of Dreams remains free for the public to run the bases and hit fly balls. The movie’s farm house (background left) is available

If you play it, they will come: Field of Dreams Game puts spotlight on Dyersville, Iowa

With the real-life Field of Dreams Game coming to Iowa on Aug. 12, Dyersville is living the dream.
Travel
July 23
South Dakota Children's Museum. (Credit: Travel South Dakota)

The Dakota dozen: 12 must-see destinations in North Dakota and South Dakota

Twelve essential, must-do destinations in the Dakotas, from North to South.
Travel
July 23
A nostalgic return to South Dakota's Black Hills focuses on two famous names

A nostalgic return to South Dakota's Black Hills focuses on two famous names

On a nostalgic return to South Dakota's Black Hills, two iconic names stand out: Crazy Horse and Custer.
Travel
July 23
Biking near the glacial Lake Minnewanka in the Banff area.

Canada is opening to vaccinated Americans — and it's a great way to see the world

For those not ready to cross an ocean, America's northern neighbor offers a taste of many cultures.