Midwest Traveler: Seeing red in Wisconsin cranberry country

John Moss is the fourth generation to work on the family farm, Elm Lake Cranberry Co. near Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.

This fall, witness Wisconsin as it produces 60 percent of the U.S. cranberry crop.

Mother Nature wreaks havoc on our favorite vacation spots

The historic main Sperry Chalet building was engulfed in flames in Montana’s Glacier National Park.

Between wildfires and hurricanes, the past few weeks have changed the landscape at some of America's most beloved destinations.

The new Moxy hotel in NYC has a history

When U.S. banker and philanthropist Darius Ogden Mills opened the New Mills Hotel in October 1907, on the corner of Manhattan's 7th Avenue and 36th…

Travel briefs: Lodge Kohler caters to packers fans; Bible museum to open

A hotel for Packer fans The Lodge Kohler opened in July near Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis., home of the Packers. Run by Kohler,…

A simple scent can fix your travel woes

Fragrance guru Jo Malone has a scent for nearly any travel situation.

Exploring August Wilson's Pittsburgh

Many hubs of black life that Wilson chronicled are gone, but change was something he brilliantly captured in his work.

Don't rely on a cellphone when you go hiking

Navigation and map-reading are essential real-world skills that you need to learn.

Lazy days await in Costa Rica's wild Osa Peninsula

On this remote peninsula of Costa Rica, you'll find lazy days, empty beaches and wildlife (scorpions included).

Great slide of China is the yin to wall's yang

On the Mutianyu section of China's Great Wall, learn what it's like to zip down one of the seven wonders of the medieval world.

Bemidji, 'first city' on the Mississippi

Bemidji, Minn., has Paul Bunyan, plaid shirts and plenty of natural beauty.

From the Travel Desk: Joys of reliving a former stamping grounds

It was the kind of experience I travel for. Each dish, artfully composed, was better than the last. The togarashi-spiced salmon crudo. The chimichurri octopus.…

Travel Troubleshooter: Seeking refund after mistakenly paying for preboarding

Q: I recently flew from Tucson, Ariz., to Philadelphia on American Airlines. When I booked the trip, I inadvertently paid $56 for priority boarding. I…

MSP climbs into top 10 'mega airports' in ranking of passenger satisfaction

That's up from 17th a year ago and well above the average satisfaction rating, a market research firm found.

Up North sees the light, realizing its dark, starry skies lure tourists

An alluring image of green streaks in a dark sky above Lake Superior glowed across digital billboards in Chicago, Kansas City and Denver this summer.…

When's the best time to book holiday travel?

Holiday planning underway According to a recent survey by Bankrate, 8 million Americans have already planned and made holiday travel reservations. For the rest of…

Rome's five best gelato shops

We arrived in Rome dreaming of victory — and chilly treats — thanks to a delicious competition. My three companions and I each chose the…

A simple hut and a grand mountain, an iconic view of Italy's Dolomites

The traveler: Kyle Turner of Minnetonka. The scene: The Sassolungo mountain (Langkofel, in German) looms over a simple hut in the Dolomites of…

Travel Troubleshooter: Will airline pay for flier to use another carrier?

Q: I recently was scheduled to fly from Toronto to Washington, D.C., on Porter Airlines. The flight was canceled when I arrived at the airport.…

Magical Morocco more than camels, casbahs

Camels are part of it, but much of a 13-day trip was completely unexpected.