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  • Around the world in 26.2: The rising trend of racing on every continent

    Around the world in 26.2: The rising trend of racing on every continent

    A niche travel industry is catering to a new demand among athletes: the marathon as ad­ven­ture vacation, too.

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  • Where to find a respite from the neon in Las Vegas

    Where to find a respite from the neon in Las Vegas

    The city is ready to let its sophisticated side shine.

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  • Seychelles: Enjoy a royals’ paradise without the princely sum

    Seychelles: Enjoy a royals’ paradise without the princely sum

    We’re not celebrities. But we still got giant tortoises, coco de mer palms, and an exotic cultural mash-up.

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Travel galleries

Exploring Rio

Where outdoor oasis meets city charm.

Tiptoe through the tulips

Enjoy the flowers, windmills and canals of the Netherlands.

In search of the Northern Lights

While waiting for clear skies to reveal the aurora, tourists in Swedish Lapland spot reindeer and visit the Icehotel.

Van Gogh: The man and the myth, explained

Exploring the Borinage in rural Belgium sheds light on what inspired the artist’s work.

Summiting Cotopaxi, Ecuador’s second-highest peak

Climbers come from across the world to witness breathtaking cloud-level landscapes.

Where do banned TSA items go? Look to Pennsylvania.

No, officers don’t keep anything. These brass knuckles, knives and more make their way to a surplus store.

Discussion

Talk about Travel

The Post's travel writers and editors discuss your travel stories, questions, gripes and more.

Discussion

Talk about Travel

The Post's travel writers and editors discuss your travel stories, questions, gripes and more.

Discussion

Talk about Travel

The Post's travel writers and editors discuss your travel stories, questions, gripes and more.

Discussion

Talk about Travel

The Post's travel writers and editors discuss your travel stories, questions, gripes and more.

Details: Revelstoke, B.C, and Selkirk Mountain Experience

Where to go and what to know in Revelstoke, B.C.

A mind-calming week in the mountains of British Columbia

A mind-calming week in the mountains of British Columbia

She was looking for solitude and silence, and in Canada’s Selkirk Mountains, she found them.

A whole new world in Berlin, but don’t forget the Wall

A whole new world in Berlin, but don’t forget the Wall

A quarter-century since the Wall fell, the two Berlins have melded into one. But the Wall is not forgotten.

Spectacular wildlife, living high in the Chilean Andes

Spectacular wildlife, living high in the Chilean Andes

A visit to Chile’s otherworldly Lauca National Park in the high Andes yields sightings of rare and beautiful wildlife.

Details: Putre, Chile, and Lauca National Park

Where to go and what to know in Putre, Chile, and Lauca National Park.

In Va. wine country, there’s so much more than the wine

In Va. wine country, there’s so much more than the wine

A tour of Va. wine country takes you to bucolic farms and rustic diners, and, oh yes, the vineyards, too.

Discussion

Talk about Travel

The Post's travel writers and editors discuss your travel stories, questions, gripes and more.

Where to find a respite from the neon in Las Vegas

Where to find a respite from the neon in Las Vegas

The city is ready to let its sophisticated side shine.

Column

The American Airlines, US Airways merger ain’t over till it’s over

The American Airlines, US Airways merger ain’t over till it’s over

Creating the world’s largest airline is a challenge from rewards programs to actual travel.

Around the world in 26.2: The rising trend of racing on every continent

Around the world in 26.2: The rising trend of racing on every continent

A niche travel industry is catering to a new demand among athletes: the marathon as ad­ven­ture vacation, too.

Ciao-ing down on a girls’ trip to Italy

Ciao-ing down on a girls’ trip to Italy

Mom, daughter and friend took a cooking lesson, hiked in Cinque Terre and even found divine comedy.

Seychelles: Enjoy a royals’ paradise without the princely sum

Seychelles: Enjoy a royals’ paradise without the princely sum

We’re not celebrities. But we still got giant tortoises, coco de mer palms, and an exotic cultural mash-up.

Column

This week’s best travel bargains from around the globe

This week’s best travel bargains from around the globe

Discounts include Royal Caribbean cruises, air fare to Canada and packages to Europe through Insight.

Searching for a cure to writer’s block in the Canadian Rockies

Searching for a cure to writer’s block in the Canadian Rockies

Miraculously, the words flow at the refined but unpretentious Post Hotel in Banff.

Discussion

Talk about Travel

The Post's travel writers and editors discuss your travel stories, questions, gripes and more.

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Zen and the art of getting on a plane with a screaming, crying child

Zen and the art of getting on a plane with a screaming, crying child

There are some new (and some tried and true) tricks to keep kids calm on a plane.

Travel Deals

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15:  People gather on the waterfront to watch the world's largest cruise ship 'Oasis of the Seas' as she arrives in Southampton Water on October 15, 2014 in Southampton, England. The £800 million Royal Caribbean cruise ship will dock into Southampton for a one day stay stop before departing for the US.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

This week’s best travel bargains from around the globe

Discounts include Royal Caribbean cruises, air fare to Canada and packages to Europe through Insight.

What a Trip

Ciao-ing down on a girls’ trip to Italy

HANDOUT IMAGE: ITALY - June 2014. Susan Miele Pleskow, daughter Anna, and Anna’s friend Arwa Ahmed toured Italy. Anna and Arwa are pictured here. The background  is the Ligurian sea.

Mom, daughter and friend took a cooking lesson, hiked in Cinque Terre and even found divine comedy.

Enter What a Trip

Bed Check

NEW YORK, NY – Porthole-style windows at the Maritime Hotel in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood go along with the theme. Some rooms have views of the Hudson River and High Line. (Becky Krystal/The Washington Post)

Docking at the Maritime Hotel in New York

The nautical theme and hospitality make this stylish Chelsea property a welcoming port-of-call.

WILDWOOD, NJ AUGUST 25, 2014-The Caribbean Motel built in 1957 and still open for business. ( Photo by Andrea Sachs/The Washington Post)

Wildwood property stays retro with its mid-century design

The Caribbean Motel: Lodging on the Jersey Shore captures the Beach Bingo era.

AFTON, VIRGINIA - 2014 - The porch at The Farmhouse at Veritas in Afton, Va. (Joe Yonan/The Washington Post)

A soothing B&B in Virginia wine country

The Farmhouse at Veritas surrounds you with grapes and great views — and service.

AMHERST, MASS - AUGUST 2014 - Lord Jeffery Inn is in Amderst Mass. Rooms start at $205. (Photo by Zofia Smardz/The Washington Post)

Amherst’s Lord Jeffery Inn, a most homey hostelry

Bed Check: A Western Mass. hotel shines again after a three-year renovation and update.

HANDOUT IMAGE - The Lord Baltimore Hotel, 20 West Baltimore St., Baltimore, rooms from $149. (Marco Ricca)

Bed Check: The Lord Baltimore Hotel, a happening place

After a multimillion-dollar facelift, Baltimore’s grand dame comes roaring back.

The Navigator

The American Airlines, US Airways merger ain’t over till it’s over

An American Airlines aircraft taxis out of the gate area as another sits parked at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Grapevine, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Creating the world’s largest airline is a challenge from rewards programs to actual travel.