Pacific waves burst though a tidal blowhole at Playa Pelada in Nosara, Costa Rica.

This Costa Rican beach resort is hard to get to and even harder to leave

Hidden on the Pacific coast, Nosara is a spawling outdoor paradise for surfers, yogis and expatriates.

Wisconsin golf and spa resort Destination Kohler offers a luxurious getaway

January 14
Destination Kohler’s American Club hotel features the Greenhouse, a gorgeous conservatory with stained windows overlooking one of many gardens.
Relax and recreate at Wisconsin's Destination Kohler, an elegant paean to the past.
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The Bridge chairlift ascends through the middle of the condo village at Eagle Ridge Resort, part of the sprawling Lutsen Mountains ski area.
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Florida’s Sebastian Inlet State Park provides a coastal camping escape. During the pandemic, camping has surged, attracting experienced outdoor enth

Delta extends flight credits for almost two years; camping surges amid pandemic

Delta's eCredits for canceled flights can now be rebooked through 2023 for travel through 2024.
January 21
The Blue Lagoon in Iceland.

Travel Troubleshooter: Blue Lagoon ices out customer over refund request

Why are an Iceland hotel and dive operator refusing a refund?
January 14
The capital of Aruba is Oranjestad, a colorful, cultural center with boats, shops, restaurants, and the iconic I Love Aruba sign.

Travel Troubleshooter: Thanks, Orbitz — we have a flight to Aruba for a vacation in Tahiti

The online travel agency switched only part of the customer's vacation package.
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January 7
The 139-room Bottleworks hotel anchors a new $300 million entertainment district in Indianapolis, developed in an Art Deco former Coca-Cola plant.

Looking for a fun Midwestern getaway? Check out Indianapolis

Here's what's new in the Circle City.
January 7
Children play with streamers and confetti from the official grand opening of the Legoland New York Hotel at the Legoland Resort on Aug. 6, 2021, in Go

Travel Troubleshooter: Legoland won't honor its offer, but you can't back out after you've told the kids

Customer service is stonewalling after a combo package omits the theme park tickets.
December 31, 2021
A “pearl,” or geodesic dome, at Cielo Maritime Glamping resort near Haut-Shippagan, New Brunswick, Canada.

Live a snow globe fantasy at this glamping resort in New Brunswick, Canada

At the Cielo glamping resort, every detail highlights the local Acadian bounty.
December 30, 2021
The Odyssey of the Seas cruise ship arrives at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Sunday, The Royal Caribbean ship returned after numerous c

CDC tells even vaccinated travelers to avoid cruises

The number of outbreaks on ships has grown in recent weeks.
December 28, 2021
Louis Lidji leased his Hyundai Sonata through the car-sharing app Turo at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Twin Cities airport makes way for peer-to-peer car sharing service

Turo is now welcome at MSP, but not at many large airports around the country.
December 24, 2021
Eau Claire River near Willard, Wis. Photo by reader Patrick Plautz of Eagan.

The 10 best Star Tribune reader travel photos of 2021

Minnesotans gravitated to wide open spaces.
December 23, 2021
A Delta Airlines pilot wears a face mask as he walks through a terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, on Thursday, Feb. 18,

United, Delta cancel more than 200 Christmas Eve flights as omicron hits

Major commercial airlines United and Delta said they would cancel dozens of flights on Christmas Eve, citing staff shortages stemming from the omicron-fueled surge in…
December 22, 2021
Travelers waited in line to check in for flights at Logan Airport, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, in Boston.

6 warnings for travel during Christmas week

The omicron variant is disrupting travel on top of typical Christmas chaos.
December 17, 2021
Christmas lights and decorations inside the O’Hare International Airport terminal in Chicago. 

Omicron and holiday travel: Pressing questions answered

What are the rules? Should we bring testing kits? Should we even go? A holiday travel Q&A.
December 14, 2021
Air travel at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is expected to surge this Christmas holiday.

Despite ongoing COVID concerns, brisk Christmas travel season at MSP predicted

Daily TSA screenings could reach 37,000 passengers, still short of pre-pandemic highs up to 45,000
December 10, 2021
Frontier Airlines will begin nonstop service from the Twin Cities to Chicago on April 15.

Travel Troubleshooter: Frontier Airlines refunded the taxes on my canceled flights, but not the fares

Q: Frontier Airlines canceled my flights from Minneapolis to Denver last summer. I requested a refund since the next available flights were significantly later. Consequently,…
December 10, 2021
The beach at Bathsheba, on the eastern coast of Barbados.

Delta makes some changes to Basic Economy fares; Barbados has something for everyone

Even more Basic EconomyDelta Air Lines has quietly rolled out some changes — ranging from bad to OK — to its cheaper Basic Economy class.…
December 3, 2021
A police officer arrived to tell people to leave Waikiki Beach in Honolulu on March 28, 2020.

Travel Troubleshooter: For canceled Hawaii trip, gave me vouchers I couldn't possibly use

Q: I booked a family trip to Hawaii for May 2020. Then COVID-19 shut everything down. Everyone refunded my money fully except, which issued…
November 26, 2021
Police direct traffic away from Humphrey Terminal 2 at the MSP airport Sunday after a suspicous device was detected in luggage in the terminal.

At MSP airport, Thrifty charged me $932 for returning the car to Terminal 1 instead of Terminal 2

Q: I'm contacting you about a $932 fee added to my car rental bill by Thrifty. The fee is for returning my rental vehicle to…
November 23, 2021
Holiday travelers wait in line to get through TSA security at Terminal 2 of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Monday.

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November 23, 2021
Bermuda’s Grotto Bay Beach Resort is offering off-season half-off rates, December through March, on bookings made Nov. 26-30.

Here are the best travel deals we found for Black Friday and Travel Tuesday

Don't expect a cornucopia of exciting deals. Flexibility, though, may yield savings.
November 12, 2021
Amelia Island, Florida.

Florida's Amelia Island is perfect for families

With 13 miles of beaches, abundant wildlife and a pristine environment, Amelia Island, off the coast of northeast Florida, has been luring families for decades.…