A horseback ride in remote Patagonia.

Uncrowded Patagonia: Riding horses with Chileans in a region where few tourists go

Discovering a quiet piece of Chile's Patagonia, on the backs of horses.
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Plunging down the 6 scariest waterslides in Wisconsin Dells

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Chula Vista Durango Drop at Wisconsin Dells.
Which ones cause the most people to chicken out while waiting in line or milliseconds before taking the plunge?

Midwest Traveler: Paddling under the bridges of Madison County

July 19, 2018
The Roseman Covered Bridge is one of six covered bridges in Madison County, and one of two that span the Middle River.
Canoeing Iowa's Middle River, made famous by its iconic covered bridges.
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January 25
The Milky Way dazzles in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, which could soon be part of a designated dark-sky region.

From dark skies to cruises to camping, travel trends for the new decade

Five of the latest travel trends lead to Minnesota — and beyond.
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January 24
Daniel, an emotional-support duck, is pictured onboard an American Airlines flight in this file photo.

New rule would limit emotional support animals on planes. Here's how to give your input.

Roosters have boarded airplanes. So have turkeys, ducks and monkeys — all in the name of service. These animals allegedly helped their owners stay calm.…
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January 23
A bluff view of the Mississippi River and Lock and Dam No. 12 from Bellevue State Park in Bellevue, Iowa, in Jan. 8, 2020. In the winter, bird watcher

Before the caucuses, on the tourist trail in Iowa

Road-tripping through the caucus state, abuzz with presidential politics.
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January 23
It can be easier to navigate an airport in a wheelchair if you contact the TSA Cares hotline in advance.

Traveling with a disability: How I've explored 13 countries in a wheelchair

The world is for all of us. Don't let a disability detract from your desire to roam.
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January 23
The nightly open-air food market at Forodhani Gardens, which faces the water, is a great place to sample Zanzibar pizza in Stone Town, Zanzibar.

Zanzibar's rainy season surprises

A soggy week on the Tanzanian archipelago leads to a curio shop, a taste of Zanzibar pizza and a bit of spice lore.
Bloomington, MN, Minneapolis St. Paul International has long carried its weight amongst national airports. Now, with a flurry of hot new restaurants,
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January 23
Aran Islands

A quintessential shot of Ireland's rugged, moody Aran Islands

THE TRAVELER: Rebecca A. Hahn of Minnetonka. The scene: A rainbow arches across the sky above the Aran Islands, a trio off the…
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January 23
Cabrits Resort and Spa Kempinski Dominica in Douglas Bay-Portsmouth, Dominica. In the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria, many hoteliers in the Ca

5 new standout resorts in the Caribbean

A new age in hospitality since hurricanes Irma and Maria.
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January 23
Planes are grounded at Detroit Metro Airport on Jan. 23, 2019, which was closed for about 14 hours amid freezing rain.

Travel Troubleshooter: Delta left my luggage out in a thunderstorm and then rejected my claim

Q: I recently flew from Iowa City to Providence, R.I., on Delta Air Lines. While we were on a stopover in Detroit, the…
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January 23
A drawing sits as an example for Team Minnesota at the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championship in Lake Geneva, Wis.

Lake Geneva Snow Sculpting Championship; Ely Winter Festival; Big Freeze in Albert Lea

Lake Geneva, Wis. Sculptors will transform blocks of snow into creative sculptures as 15 teams from around the world compete in the U.S. National Snow…
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January 23
CarePod’s pink pet carrier will cost $800 on Delta flights.

Delta unveils state-of-the-art pet carrier; details about Great Lakes cruise ship; February 'firefall' in Yosemite

State-of-the-art pet carrier Delta Air Lines is offering a new deluxe animal crate that can be tracked like luggage and is designed to reduce stress…
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January 19
Sunset at White Sands paints the dunes in a striking lavender hue.

A visit to the newest national park, White Sands

In December, the vast fields of gypsum known as White Sands became the 62nd national park.
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January 18
A rendering of the Viking expedition ship Octantis.

Viking cruise line will sail to Duluth; Hong Kong losing tourists amid protests

Viking cruises to Duluth Last week, Viking announced a cruise route that hits close to home. Beginning May 2022, the company that got its start…
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January 18
The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon underway in Two Harbors.

Quick Trips: Winterfest in Spicer; Bold & Cold in Owatonna; Beargrease sled dog race

Spicer, Minn. The 35th annual Winterfest continues today with ice skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, children’s ice fishing and live music. The festival highlight — the…
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January 17
With cobblestone streets, Quebec City seems like an immersion in Europe.

Why Quebec should be your next stop (relatively) close to home

Not far away, a Canadian province offers cultural immersion, French language and natural beauty.
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January 17
The first sunrise of 2020 brought deep orange and pink colors over the Duluth Harbor North and South Breakwater Lighthouses in Duluth, MN on January 1

Viking cruises will sail the Great Lakes with a stop in Duluth

The cruise line discovers the Port City, names Minnesota explorer Ann Bancroft a ship godmother.
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January 12
Warehouse giant Costco sells travel, too.

7 things to know about booking a vacation with Costco Travel

The members-only warehouse club has all types of vacation packages, hotel rooms, flights and rental cars.
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January 11
A bald eagle surveys the fields during heavy snow Jan. 7, 2019, near Waseca, Minn.

Quick Trips: Ice Box Days in International Falls, bald eagle festivals

International Falls, Minn. A scavenger hunt, storytelling and games Thu. will kick off a weekend of winter fun during the 40th annual Ice Box Days.…
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January 11
The Chase Sapphire Reserve Card.

Delta unveils high-tech future; Chase hikes annual fee; Eelpout Festival canceled

Delta’s high-tech vision From exoskeletons for cargo workers to an airport jumbo screen that displays different words to everyone reading it, Delta Air Lines envisions…
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January 10
The Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour boat crosses the canal from Lake Osceola to Lake Virginia. Bring hats and sunscreen for the one-hour tour.

Seeing Florida by boat: Seven classic tours, from glass-bottom wonders to the African Queen

From Key West to Winter Park, boat tours serve up classic views of the state.
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January 10
Passengers board Carnival’s Victory at the Port of Miami as they prepared to sail for Nassau.

Cruisers wonder how far Carnival will take its new dress code

The cruise line enacts a ban on clothing that might be considered offensive.