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Delays Expected After FAA Begins Employee Furloughs

Heading to the airport? Be sure to pack your patience. The FAA has begun furloughing its employees, including air traffic controllers, starting Sunday.

04/21/2013

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Good Question: How Many Of Us Go On Spring Break?

When your high school looks like Richfield’s, and your walk home is cold and snowy, daydreams of spring break in a tropical locale can be comforting.

03/18/2013

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Preparing For A Spring Break Trip? Get Vaccinated

When preparing for a trip, you know what’s on your list: swimming suit, shorts, sandals. But if you’re traveling outside of the U.S., packing your suitcase isn’t the only thing you need to do beforehand.

02/18/2013

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State Patrol: 367 Reported Crashes Sunday

The rain and snow mixed together is causing problems on area roads. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says icy conditions are making travel particularly difficult in southern Minnesota.

01/27/2013

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Winter Getaway Deals Still Available

Airlines are keeping busy with people booking trips left and right for warm weather destinations.

01/07/2013

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Going To Green Bay? Do Your Homework First

If you’re heading to Green Bay this weekend for the Wild Card playoff game, you’ll want to get your plans set now.

01/01/2013

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Snow In Midwest Leaves Some Travelers Scrambling

The first widespread snowstorm of the season plodded across the Midwest on Thursday, as whiteout conditions sent drivers sliding over slick roads and some travelers were forced to scramble for alternate ways to get to their holiday destinations.

12/20/2012

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Opinion: We Must Fix Our Crumbling Infrastructure

Most Americans who traveled during this Thanksgiving holiday came face to face with an American reality: while there is much to be thankful for, our infrastructure is not one of those things.

11/26/2012

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Good Question: How Does AAA Know How Many Of Us Are Driving?

Before every holiday we hear the same reports: a projection of how many Americans are going to get in their cars or hop on airplanes to travel.

11/21/2012

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Traveling For Thanksgiving? A Few Things To Keep In Mind

A few things to keep in mind if air travel is in your plans this holiday week.

11/19/2012

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Number Of Travelers Driving For Thanksgiving Up Again

Thanksgiving is just days away, and the number of Americans traveling for the holiday is going up again this year.

11/13/2012

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Pre-Labor Day School Affects Family Travel, Minnesota Tourism

It’s a perennial question in Minnesota: how much do school start dates affect tourism in the Land of 10,000 Lakes?

08/06/2012

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Study Examines Family Travel And Start Of School

A new study by the University of Minnesota Tourism Center examines family travel patterns when school starts before Labor Day.

08/05/2012

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Heat Buckles Roads, Sends Car Flying In Eau Claire

One of the issues that pop up in high heat: Sometimes, the pavement on roads literally pops up.

07/03/2012

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Minnesota’s New Vacation Pitch: Biking, Anyone?

Minnesota’s vacation season is underway, and state tourism officials are promoting a special kind of recreation this summer.

05/29/2012

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Expect A Price Hike For Summer Airfare

The pumps aren’t the only place you can expect to pay more this summer. On average nationwide, airfare is up about 10 percent compared to this time last year. And some markets could end up being double the price by summer.

04/25/2012

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The Rise Of Gas Prices And Its Effects

How about paying $4 a gallon for gas? Some experts say it will happen soon, and we won’t be paying more just at the gas station.

02/16/2012

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Airlines’ ‘Hidden Fees’ No Longer Hidden

Next time you book a flight you may experience a little sticker shock — and it’s not because the prices have gone up.

01/26/2012

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Disclosure Law Requires Airlines To Post Actual Prices

When it comes to travel, we’re all looking for a good deal, but that cheap ticket often times ends up costing us more than we expect. That’s about to change Tuesday, however, when a new fee disclosure law takes effect.

01/21/2012

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The Good Life For Less: A Look Back At 2011

The economy seemed to be top of mind this year — jobs, budgets and stock market swings. This blog is all about taking those things into consideration and finding ways for you to continue doing the things that make life more enjoyable — living the good life without costing you more money.

12/28/2011

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Megabus Giving Away 200,000 Free Rides

Megabus is offering free rides to those looking to get away after the holidays.

12/06/2011

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Cyber Monday Great For Travel Deals, Too

It turns out Cyber Monday is a good time to shop for vacations. Combine a slow week at the hotels, with some Thanksgiving dinner conversations and you have a hot week for travel deals.

11/28/2011

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The Good Life For Less: ‘Dead Week’ Deals

The week after Thanksgiving is lovingly known as “dead week” amongst travel experts. This is because many people — getting off a long weekend of travel — decide to mostly stay at home, which is good news to anyone looking to save money on a vacation.

11/28/2011

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People, Pets Jet Away For Thanksgiving At MSP

Tiger and Bear are toy poodles, making the trip to Grandmother’s house in Virginia. Their mom, Jenna Andrews, said she’s a little nervous about them traveling.

11/23/2011

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Gas Prices Drop Ahead Of Thanksgiving Holiday

Lower gas prices will be a pleasant surprise to the millions of Americans hitting the road Wednesday to reach their Thanksgiving destination.

11/23/2011

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