The American Writers Museum highlights writers from William Faulkner to Harriet Beecher Stowe

The American Voices gallery at the American Writers Museum is a timeline of deceased writers that chronicles the history of the national written word from the 16th century through the 2000s.

The ambitious new museum in Chicago showcases the country's great literary wealth.

What you need to know when renting a car abroad

Renting a car while traveling abroad means freedom from bus and rail timetables, but it comes with its own set of complications. (Lars Leetaru/The New York Times) -- NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH RENTAL CARS ABROAD ADV19 BY NELL MCSHANE WULFHART FOR NOV. 19, 2017. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED. -- ORG XMIT: XNYT185

Pay attention to insurance coverage, rules of the road and automatic vs. manual transmissions.

The iconic 747 on farewell tour to MSP; breakfast at Tiffany's becomes reality

747 ‘farewell tour’ Delta Air Lines will bring the Boeing 747 through Minneapolis-St. Paul for its farewell tour on Dec. 20 — likely the last…

When New York City was a battlefield (in the Revolutionary War)

All five boroughs connect with key locations from the largest battle of the American Revolution.

For top tourist tips, skip the concierge and cozy up to the bar

I was starving.I'd been in Mexico for two hours, shuttling from the airport to my resort, and in the process, I'd skipped lunch. I was…

Best holiday gifts for travelers

This year's gifts will help the travelers in your life stay charged, organized, caffeinated and sand-free — and document their every move, of course.Aspinal of…

From Prince to Sinclair Lewis, Minnesotans in the American Writers Museum

A world of great writing has sprung from Minnesota, as a trip to the American Writers Museum in Chicago shows. The museum celebrates Prince, F.…

Travel Q&A: Country star Vince Gill loves all kinds of guitars (and mountains)

The country singer is promoting the new Songbirds Guitar Museum in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Traveling for to nab great shop of the total solar eclipse

THE Traveler: Carlton McMillan of Lakeville.The scene: A solar eclipse darkened the sky in Nebraska.The trip: McMillan spent months researching the best…

Travel Troubleshooter: Couple get cold feet after attending sales presentation for 'travel club'

Q: My husband and I recently stayed at the Grand Palladium Bavaro Suites in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. While we were there, we were invited…

Months after hurricane hit Florida, this winter getaway for Minnesotans is ready for visitors

A post-Hurricane Irma tour of the Gulf Coast reveals beautiful beaches and great fishing along with some unsightly piles of trash.

Cancun-area travelers weigh concerns about tainted alcohol, violence

Playa del Carmen charms, despite the recent worries that have travelers thinking twice about visiting.

Travel briefs: Minnesota trounces Conde Nast awards; Sun Country sales; Portugal in the off-season

Portugal in the off-season Summer may be Portugal’s peak tourist season, but more travelers from the United States are heading there now. “The fall and…

If you go: Aruba

IF YOU GO Where to stay: Aruba Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino. Located on Palm Beach, the hotel has 411 rooms, all with spacious balconies…

Nebraska Panhandle holds High Plains vistas, kitsch and good grub

Reveling in the remote beauty of the western Nebraska Panhandle.

Aruba sets out a full plate of sights, scents, tastes

From a rocky desert to Caribbean postcard views, Aruba was a good time.

Get aloha (and dinner) at nighttime market in Hawaii

In 1990, the Big Island village of Kaimu, Hawaii, got famous when the Kilauea volcano buried most of it beneath more than 50 feet of…

Zebra takes a break at Etosha National Park in Namibia

THE Traveler: Marilyn Cathcart of Minneapolis. The scene: A zebra showed its teeth, seeming to smile, at a watering hole in Namibia’s

Frank Stella's favorite cities for art

The artist has a 60-year retrospective open in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.