Travel

December 18, 2014
By ANDREA MILLS amills@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5575
BROOKFIELD – Lights, cameras, caroling – the stage is set for Brookfield Zoo's 33rd annual Holiday Magic.
December 16, 2014
By BOB DOWNING Akron Beacon Journal Tribune News Service
LAKE CITY, Pa. – It is a bit surreal to experience a wild Lake Erie beach alone.
By ANNE Z. COOK Tribune News Service
LORETO, Mexico – What are people doing today and tomorrow at the Villa del Palmar, the mystery resort you’ve never heard of, south of Loreto, on Mexico’s Gulf of California? For some, the answer is “nothing.”
By JEN LEO Los Angeles Times Tribune News Service
Travel budgets are easily broken. Here’s an app that helps you track where those dollars, euros or yen actually went.
By CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER Star Tribune (Minneapolis) Tribune News Service
AUSTIN, Texas – Lounging poolside, sipping $18 mini-margaritas under sprawling live oaks, our eyes and wallets opened wide to a life of luxury we didn’t really know existed in the city we once knew so well.
By BOOTH MOORE Los Angeles Times Tribune News Service
Everyone can relate to wanting more balance in life. The popularity of juicing, of yoga, of meditation and the spin-lightning chain SoulCycle? Just the latest evidence that many of us continue to seek a certain equilibrium.
By LYNN O'ROURKE HAYES The Dallas Morning News Tribune News Service
The holiday season offers opportunities for festive family fun. Here are five places to enjoy the lights and the laughter:
By TOM PARSONS The Dallas Morning News Tribune News Service
Fuel prices have fallen pretty low this year, but we haven’t seen that dip reflected in the price of airline tickets or in the cost of fuel surcharges to some international destinations.
December 11, 2014
By ANDREA MILLS amills@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5575
DAVENPORT, Iowa – Visitors to the Putnam Museum and Science Center can escape the cold with a side trip to the Galapagos Islands.
December 4, 2014
By ANDREA MILLS amills@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5575
BLOOMINGTON – Visiting an old, grand home is nice, but visiting the same home during the holiday season is even better.
November 26, 2014
By ANDREA MILLS amills@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5575
CHICAGO – There’s a new star in town at the Adler Planetarium and that’s the solar system.
November 21, 2014
By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days.
By Sam McManis MCT News Service
With a smirk and a hitch of his holster, the Nye County sheriff’s deputy handed me the ticket – $245, ouch! – for going 40 in a 25 mph zone in lovely downtown Tonopah, Nevada. Before heading back to his SUV and resuming his duty to serve and protect residents, as well as fill county coffers via issuing speeding tickets, this dedicated law enforcement officer lifted his aviator sunglasses and asked me a question.
November 20, 2014
By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Greasy diners, big-finned Cadillacs, mom-and-pop souvenir shops, dusty trading posts and the promise of the West were undoubtedly part of the recipe that made historic Route 66 — America's Mother Road — famous.
By PAM LOUWAGIE Star Tribune (Minneapolis) Tribune News Service
The river rippled calmly in front of us, but we could hear the thunder of the rapids ahead.
By Andrea Mills amills@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5575
Christmas walks will start soon in this area. They offer the magic of twinkling lights, food, trolley rides, visits with Santa, and sometimes, a glimpse into the past.

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