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December 17, 2020

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Sun Country Vacations will stop offering cruise vacations next month, focusing instead on air plus hotel and resort vacations.
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December 4, 2020
An ancient Roman marble statue sits among tables of a restaurant in the Garbatella neighborhood in Rome, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregorio Bo

You may be able to travel to Europe sooner than you think

It may not be time to pop the prosecco just yet, but a trip to Rome without a required quarantine may be available sooner than…
Variety
December 3, 2020
A United Airlines jet.

Travel Troubleshooter: Flight attendant was a no-show. Why did I have to pay $386 to fix it?

Q: I booked a round-trip flight from Washington, D.C., to Chicago for Thanksgiving. The original flight was supposed to leave Washington at 10:45 a.m. on…
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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December 3, 2020
Erik Skon of Stillwater and his wife, Kathy, had just begun a one-day drive into Denali National Park when he captured this ghostly image of the mount

In Denali National Park a ghostly giant looms

The Traveler: Erik Skon of Stillwater   Skon and his wife, Kathy, had just begun a one-day drive into Denali National Park when he…
East Metro
December 1, 2020
Stillwater is reflected in the St. Croix River, seen from the Lift Bridge Tuesday in downtown Stillwater.    ]  DAVID JOLES • david.joles@startribun

With rink, ice maze, ice-cream social, Stillwater hopes to light up pandemic winter

Town wants tourists but not too many at once
Coronavirus
November 27, 2020
Holiday travelers, unfazed by advice to stay home, on Wednesday crowded the ticketing area at Terminal 1 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

Thanksgiving fliers continue to flock to MSP despite warnings

Traffic at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was occasionally brisk Wednesday morning as travelers hurried to celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family.
Variety
November 27, 2020
Yellowstone National Park - Mammoth Hot Springs ( Canary Spring)

Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces are a hot spot at Yellowtone National Park

The Traveler: Jeff Cepek of St. PaulAt Yellowstone National Park, which covers parts of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, action stirs below the ground as well…
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November 27, 2020
The Tiber, Rome’s iconic river, makes a cameo in the film “The Great Beauty.”

Best movies and shows to watch for taking a vacation via your screen

The view highlights the Ionian Sea, with a tiny island off on the horizon. On shore, the turquoise walls of the home-turned-lodge have begun to…
Variety
November 27, 2020

Travel Troubleshooter: China has a 144-hour visa-free policy, but my airline didn't get the memo

Q: I was traveling with a friend to a wedding in Asia in 2018 and decided to make a stopover in Beijing after learning about…
Variety
November 27, 2020
MSP airport has introduced the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower program.

MSP airport adds program for travelers with hidden disabilities

Program for people with disabilities at MSPThe Hidden Disabilities Sunflower program, which is designed to ease travel for people with disabilities, has arrived at Minneapolis-St.…
Coronavirus
November 24, 2020
Light lines greet holiday week travelers

Light lines greet holiday week travelers

Holiday travel, amid a global pandemic, saw light lines, inexpensive flights and spacious seating on planes for some travelers.
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November 21, 2020
New Orleans’ Krewe of Thoth Mardi Gras parade in 2018.

Debating holiday travel? Questions and answers from the CDC

CDC’s holiday questions If your family is thinking about gathering for the holidays with friends or relatives, these answers to common questions from the CDC…
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November 20, 2020
The American Swedish Institute’s julglädje party will go virtual this year, with traditional tunes and games on Nov. 28.

Virtual classes, parties and tours bring on holiday traditions from around the world

This year, one present I know I won’t get is a trip to Europe. Even a place like New York — shorter flight, just as…
Variety
November 20, 2020
Bride-to-be Megan Brathall, 25, center, of New Richmond, WI, brought her bachelorette party to Dick's Last Resort restaurant in the Mall of America in

Travel Troubleshooter: Bachelorette party gets double-booked on Airbnb

Q: I was planning a bachelorette party in Los Angeles for 14 girls. Just days before our trip, the Airbnb property that we had booked…
Variety
November 20, 2020
Rocky Mountain National Forest

Find the whitetail in a Colorado whiteout snowstorm

The Traveler Dave Marsh of Mahtomedi During a visit to Denver to see his son in December 2019, Marsh took a drive to Rocky…
Coronavirus
November 17, 2020
Glensheen Mansion is asking visitors, like Lori Schafer, to come sooner rather than later to avoid any state shutdown.

North Shore's balancing act: How to 'stay safe and stay open'

With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise, northeastern Minnesota officials are grappling with how to promote public health without hurting the local businesses in desperate need of tourism traffic.
November 12, 2020
Airlines are bringing back food and beverage service in a limited way.

Food for thought: Should you accept inflight snacks or bring your own?

Airlines are bringing back inflight snacks and drinks. But should you eat on the plane?
Variety
November 12, 2020
Passengers arriving from four Mediterranean countries at Milan's Malpensa airport wait in a line to be tested for COVID-19, Aug. 20, 2020.

Travel troubleshooter: European airlines slow down COVID refunds

Q: I booked a ticket through Or­bitz on TAP Air Portugal to fly from Washington, D.C., to Milan in May. The flight was…
Variety
November 12, 2020
SeaDream launched the first Caribbean cruise since March.

First cruise in Caribbean since March reports COVID-19 case

Coronavirus on first cruise The first Caribbean cruise to launch after the CDC’s no-sail order lifted has already seen its first positive coronavirus test, just…
Nation
November 7, 2020
An open-air section of the Beaver Bar, a popular spot during the annual motorcycle rally that was held in August, in Sturgis, S.D., Oct. 24, 2020. Inf

A motorcycle rally in a pandemic? 'We kind of knew what was going to happen.'

STURGIS, S.D. – Albert Aguirre was amped as he and a buddy skimmed across the South Dakota plains, heading to join 460,000 bikers for a…