Author Archives: Lisa Schwarz
Newsrooms always are ahead of the calendar. Say “today” and you’ll be forced explain whether you mean a story is “for today,” “in today” or if you actually, really, truly mean “today.”
The same goes for holidays, which is why … Hit the jump to read the rest
People who travel don’t always do it by choice. That’s pretty easy to forget when you’re the person who’s whispering “we need to go there” during a movie — and it’s “Argo.” (Guilty.)
The thought of traveling outside of the … Hit the jump to read the rest
Everyone I know dislikes the way they look in their passport photo. The late humorist Erma Bombeck even quipped once that “when you look like your passport photo, it’s time to go home.”
In the spirit of “Stars! They’re just … Hit the jump to read the rest
It’s entirely likely that more people know more details about the plumbing situation on the Carnival Triumph than about the asteroid that whizzed startling close to Earth last week and the meteorite that didn’t miss.
That’s a tribute to the … Hit the jump to read the rest
When a huge snowtorm hits, it always starts with a flurry — of airline weather waivers.
If you’re a person who flies but you don’t what that those are, you should. Weather waivers can save you time, money or even … Hit the jump to read the rest
Thanks to the U.S. government’s full implementation of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative in 2009, more Americans than ever have passports.
That logically adds up to more Americans than ever trying to remember where they stashed the little blue book … Hit the jump to read the rest
Antarctica? In February?
When you’re Michael Smith and Jim Grabinski — and Antarctica is the only continent left on your travel life list — that’s a big yes.
The pair has collectively visited more than 100 countries across Europe, Asia … Hit the jump to read the rest
Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines rolled out last week a revamped rewards program for frequent flyers — with some unusual twists.
For more than five years, you’ve been carrying the Times around the world on your global adventures and then sending us your photos for our Just Back From feature.
Seeing where you’ve been and what you did — whether it’s … Hit the jump to read the rest
With holiday travel wrapping up, the thoughts of Minnesota travelers turn to making plans for midwinter trips and summer vacations.
It’s the perfect season to make resolutions that could help you enjoy your travels more. Here are four that could … Hit the jump to read the rest