Take a guided bike trip from Itasca State Park to Grand Rapids

Cyclists hit the road in northern Minnesota with Wahoo Adventures.

A bike tour stretches from Itasca State Park to Grand Rapids with easy days of pedaling.

Midwest Traveler: Rochester, Minn., has its own dramatic veterans memorial

The Wall of Remembrance lists about 3,000 folks from southeastern Minnesota who died from injuries sustained in the military.

A bike tour stretches from Itasca State Park to Grand Rapids with easy days of pedaling.

Racing through rice terraces in the Phillippines

The traveler: Brad Benson of Minnetonka. The scene: A boy dashes across the rice fields of Batad, a village in the province of…

The power of a Texas road trip: finding hidden gems

The exit off Hwy. 71 looked like nothing special. Somewhere between Dallas and Austin, Texas, we’d pulled off to refill our rental car with gas.…

Seasoned with salt: A glimpse of Senegal's colorful Lac Rose

A camel ride revealed water whose pink hue is caused by salt and algae.

For this Arizona hotel beekeeper, honey is just the beginning

Noel Patterson educates resort guests on the importance of bees.

Bike tours in Minnesota

There are several companies that offer guided and van-supported bike tours in Minnesota, each in a different region of the state. Here are some standouts.

How to make the best use of your hotel concierge

Making friends with a concierge can get you a coveted dinner reservation or even a real estate agent. Just make sure you want what you ask for.

Green means go: How to plan an environmentally friendly vacation

Environmentally friendly travel comes down to where you go, how you get there and where you stay.

Travel Troubleshooter: American Airlines owes a quadruple refund to bumped passenger

Q: I recently booked a one-way ticket on American Airlines from Philadelphia to Palm Beach, Fla., through The flight was oversold, so the airline…

Wisconsin creates Frank Lloyd Wright Trail, from Taliesin to humble homes

Wisconsin's new Frank Lloyd Wright Trail hits the highlights of the architect's work, just in time for his 150th birthday.

In Edinburgh, Scotland, a new era of cool

Renewed energy infuses Scotland's capital, with vibrant museums, creative restaurants and kilts everywhere.

Midwest Traveler: Museums, barbecue, repeat in Kansas City

D.C.-caliber museums drew us on a six-hour family road trip to Kansas City. But the promise of K.C. barbecue tied it all together.

A must-see spot in Paris: Picpus Cemetery

Picpus Cemetery has a thrilling history, and not just because the Marquis de La Fayette was laid to rest there.

Snowy owl makes rare appearace in Minnesota field

The Traveler: Chuck Kartak of North Branch, Minn. The scene: A snowy owl hunts for food in rural Pine County. These white beauties…

Travel Troubleshooter: Two years later, my $1,400 refund from is still missing

Q: I booked five nights at the Majestic Colonial Punta Cana in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, through in June 2015. I had major shoulder…

New concert hall in Hamburg transforms the city

The Elbphilharmonie is a magical place to hear classical music.

European hotels with a view of the water

Hotels from Dubrovnik to London are making good use of waterside settings.

Frank Lloyd Wright's sesquicentennial: Here's where to celebrate

The sesquicentennial of Frank Lloyd Wright's June 8, 1867, birth is being celebrated throughout the year and across the country with a slew of special…