Travel
December 4
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…
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December 1
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
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October 2
Upgrades are underway on MSP’s Glumack Drive.

Delta drops more ticket change restrictions and fees; cruises banned until Oct. 31

Road to airport repaved A steep decline in air travel due to COVID-19 gave the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport an opportunity. Glumack Drive, the quarter-mile…
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October 2
A Puerto Rican flag hangs from the porch of a home that collapsed on top of parked cars after an earthquake hit Guanica, Puerto Rico, Monday, Jan. 6,

Travel Troubleshooter: My nonrefundable trip to Puerto Rico is threatened by an 'earthquake swarm'

Q: I’m trying to cancel an upcoming trip to the Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa in Puerto Rico. There’s been daily seismic activity…
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August 21

Second Test Travel Story

This story will match the new rules.
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June 26
San Carlos, Costa Rica

A striking view of basilisk lizard in Costa Rica

The Traveler: Verna Hillstrom of Maple GroveA basilisk lizard hides among leaves in San Carlos, Costa Rica. Hillstrom was dining with her husband…
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March 4
A traveler wears a face mask at an airport near Detroit, Feb. 27, 2020.

As the coronavirus spreads, should you cancel vacation?

Common questions about the coronavirus and travel: what travelers need to know.
Variety
January 31
Flights from China may experience delays as passengers are screened for the new coronavirus.

As coronavirus concerns grow, should you board that plane?

As the novel coronavirus spreads, so do precautions. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises against nonessential travel to China. The U.S. State…
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January 31
The +10-mile South Rim Trail is long, but the expansive views mid-hike are worth it.

In Big Bend National Park, get a taste of North America's largest desert

Exploring the varied ecosystems of the continent's largest desert in Big Bend National Park.
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January 31
In April, Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas will depart Sydney, Australia, for Hawaii.

To save money at sea, take a 'repositioning' cruise

These offseason voyages offer cruise fans a chance to cross the ocean at much lower prices.
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August 30, 2019
The Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association's Fish Hatchery Trail offers cyclists challenging and scenic miles.

Quick Trips: Watermelon Festival, Grand Marais music fests, Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival

Kellogg, Minn. Fresh watermelon will highlight the 73rd annual Watermelon Festival Fri.-next Sun. Visitors can enjoy family-friendly festivities, including grand and kiddie parades, a carnival,…
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August 30, 2019
The La Jolla Cove offers up sandy beaches and a beautiful landscape near San Diego. Photo by Lisa Meyers McClintick, special to the Star Tribune

A family trip with teens through Southern California, including the surprise of a desert

A family trip to San Diego County, from a beach to the desert.
Variety
July 27, 2019
Duluth's Bayfront Festival Park

Quick Trips: Flambeau Rama, blues festivals in Duluth and Ely, Cokato Corn Festival

Park Falls, Wis. Bring your family — pets included — to Flambeau Rama, Aug. 1-4. The event features four days of live music, plus a…
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July 26, 2019
Hikers in Glacier National Park.

Glacier National Park wants help counting animals

Glacier animal count Wildlife officials in Montana are asking people who are traveling near Glacier National Park to report sightings of animals crossing the road.…
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July 26, 2019
A Chevy convertible sits beneath a 1960 McDonald’s sign in an exhibit on “Driving in America” at the Henry Ford Museum.

Midwest Traveler: The Henry Ford Museum assembles epic American artifacts

Visitors to the Henry Ford in Dearborn, Mich., see Rosa Parks' bus, Thomas Edison's lab and Abraham Lincoln's law office.
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July 26, 2019
A family walked down Bourbon Street in New Orleans at dusk.

Five foodie vacations for the whole family

Add a mouthwatering twist to your cultural exploration. Here are five culinary adventures to consider.
Variety
July 25, 2019
Dari-ette drive in, St. Paul

Need a nostalgic treat? Readers share their favorite drive-ins

I have a passion for thick malts made from hand-scooped ice cream and juicy burgers served at kitschy and cute old-fashioned drive-ins. I wrote…
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July 25, 2019
Canyoning in the Fratarica Canyon is the Soča Valley of northern Slovenia. Provided by KATA Adventures

Canyoning in Slovenia: An adventure that highlights the country's beauty and challenges travelers

To get immersed in Slovenia's beauty, seek adventure in its mossy woods and clear waters.
The Good Life
July 24, 2019
4 cheap places to live well abroad

4 cheap places to live well abroad

You can find them in Europe, Asia and Central America.
Variety
July 6, 2019
Cook Alvaro Aguilera adds fries to a plate of fried fish at the 5 O’Clock Club in Pewaukee, Wis.

Wisconsin is hooked on Friday fish fries

Friday fish fries are a "rite of passage" at restaurants and bars all over the state.