October 26, 2021
More vacation rentals, like this one on Park Point, will be allowed under new rules the Duluth City Council approved Monday.

Duluth expands vacation rentals

Short-term rental permits will be available, and the full-time rental cap is set to expand.
October 23, 2021
Lutsen’s proposal calls for seven new chairlifts, 324 new acres of ski terrain, more than 1,200 new parking spots and new access roads and other fac

Bigger is better, Lutsen says, but resort's plans draw pushback

A proposal to double the size of the state's largest ski resort over many years has attracted opposition by those who want the operation to keep operations off the Superior National Forest.
October 22, 2021
Clarksdale Mississippi by Rhett Arens.

Going down to the crossroads in Clarksdale

The traveler: Rhett Arens, West Lakeland Township.The blues birthplace of Clarksdale, where musician Robert Johnson reputedly sold his soul to the devil, looked abandoned yet…
October 21, 2021
Duluth’s popular Canal Park area was busy ahead of Grandma’s Marathon on June 19, 2021. The city’s nonprofit tourism bureau will continue provid

Visit Duluth signs on for reduced marketing role with city

Officials proposing a record $13.3M in tourism tax payouts next year.
October 19, 2021
Families made their way through Terminal 1 on Tuesday at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. A long weekend of teacher conferences has prompte

MSP expects 'passenger spike' for busier MEA weekend

Passenger levels at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are expected to be higher than last year, though not at pre-pandemic highs, during the annual MEA conference break for Minnesota educators and students.
October 18, 2021
Seen from a service road west of Highway 77, a plane takes off from MSP.    ]DAVID JOLES • david.joles@startribune.com

MSP Airport board condemns racial covenants embedded in its property deeds

MAC moves to have discriminatory covenants removed from the books.
October 15, 2021
People watch as lava flows from an eruption from the Fagradalsfjall volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland on May 11, 2021.

What it was like to visit Iceland in 2021, from lava flow to the Arctic Coast Way

Iceland was a hot destination once again in 2021, thanks to the vaccine and the volcano.
October 5, 2021
Duluth hotels and restaurants largely saw a robust recovery from a quiet 2020 and even made gains from 2019 as tourists returned in droves this summer

Duluth tourism rebound 'the recovery year we needed'

Hotel revenue easily surpassed pandemic-dampened 2020 levels and increased significantly compared with 2019 this summer — including a nearly 20% jump in July, according to data from Visit Duluth.
October 1, 2021
Singapore Airlines’ Airbus A380 took off from the runway at Changi International Airport in 2007.

Travel Troubleshooter: Airline refund complicated by credit card dispute

Q: My family and I canceled our airline tickets last year because of COVID-19. Singapore Airlines promised to refund the tickets but said it would…
October 1, 2021
Grab a drink or a dinner at Taverne in the Sky, located on the fifth floor of Lodge Kohler, with views of Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis.

Green Bay is more than Packers and cheese (though that may be reason enough to visit)

You don't have to be a cheesehead to enjoy a weekend family jaunt to Titletown, Wisconsin.
October 1, 2021
Stella Vita is a solar-powered travel machine.

Sun Country offering 'door-to-air' car service; Delta unveils new drinks

Door-to-air serviceSun Country Airlines will sell door-to-door private car service to and from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for its Twin Cities customers. The new service…
September 29, 2021
Du Nord Social Spirits’ Foundation Vodka is now available on Delta flights.

Minneapolis' Du Nord vodka will be sold on Delta flights

The airline is adding the craft spirit from America's first Black-owned distillery to its beverage carts.
September 25, 2021
Flight attendants hand out refreshments to a packed Delta Air Lines flight on Friday, May 21, 2021. Delta wants all air carriers to share no-fly lists

Delta Air Lines calls for carriers to share names of unruly passengers

It is calling for an industrywide effort to keep passengers from boarding competitors' flights after being banned for disruptive behavior.
September 24, 2021
Navigating the steps of Oahu’s Stairway to Heaven.

Hawaii's Stairway to Heaven faces shutdown; Delta returns to pre-pandemic boarding zones

Heaven forbidA relatively unknown tourist attraction in Hawaii is facing shutdown. The spectacular Stairway to Heaven, aka the Haiku Stairs, starts in the Haiku Valley…
September 24, 2021
The Cliffs of Moher, part of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.

Travel Troubleshooter: Irish tour company can't get into office to issue a refund

Q: Last year, I reserved a tour through Paddywagon, an Irish tour operator. I prepaid $1,219 for a two-day Wild Atlantic Way tour of…
September 24, 2021
Kickapoo State Recreation Area, Illinois.

Kickapoo river scene in spring looks like autumn colors

The traveler: Diane Sisko, Woodbury.The evening light in this tranquil Vermilion River scene near Danville, Ill., gives the illusion of fall colors, although Sisko snapped…
September 22, 2021
Two-story hospitality suites offer plenty of room — and a full kitchen.

3 unique Twin Cities hotels offer a range of experiences for a perfect staycation

Looking for a nearby place to feel far away? Try these Twin Cities hotels.
September 20, 2021
One of Red Wing’s highpoints is the spectacular river views.

Fall road trip: Take a mini-vacation to one of these Midwest destinations

You don't need to drive far to find quirky and desirable destinations for fall weekend getaways.
September 17, 2021

Travel Troubleshooter: BritRail tickets unusable due to pandemic – but can I get a refund or extension?

Q: Last year, I bought a BritRail eight-day pass through ACP Rail. I couldn't use the tickets because of the COVID-19 outbreak. I asked…
September 17, 2021
Sun Country Airlines is, indeed, local.

Sun Country Airlines adds local in-flight offerings

Sun Country focus is localSun Country Airlines, facing more competition from low-cost carriers such as Allegiant Air, is reminding Minnesotans that it too is very…