New City, Great Grub: Tracking down the best eats in a strange place

Having good “restaurant radar” is a wonderful thing for anyone who loves to travel and eat—it means that you can parachute into just about any new city and dine well. As a professional food writer, I’ve spent years honing my ability to guess my way into a great meal. You can leverage the same sort … [ Read more]

It’ll Fit: A Master Course in Packing

You never need as much as you think you will when traveling. A travel pillow, your electric toothbrush and charger, that cute outfit you swear you’re going to wear that needs matching shoes: it’s all extra, and it’s all going to add up in weight and bulk.  Successful packing starts with a few considerations:  Check … [ Read more]

Portable Potables: Traveling With Booze

Your feet are sore, your camera card is full, and you’ve checked off all the places on your sightseeing list. Yep, you can chalk this vacation up as a grand success. But now it’s time to pack your bags again and head back to the daily grind. Thankfully, being the wise person you are, you … [ Read more]

Eight Travel Must-Haves (and Two You Should Ditch)

It’s easy to slip into “what if” mode when packing for a trip. What if the temperature does a nose dive and I didn’t pack anything appropriate? What if I lose my cell phone? What if my luggage gets lost? While there are some things, like the weather, that you simply can’t control, there are … [ Read more]

St. Paul wrestles with how to handle Airbnb

St. Paul is the latest Minnesota city to consider adding rules and regulations on short-term rentals like Airbnb, reports Bring Me the News. The city council voted Wednesday, February 3, to have the Department of Safety and Inspections and the Department of Planning and Economic Development study Airbnb and other similar rental companies, to see … [ Read more]

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