Finding a little of everything on California’s Central Coast

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  • Finding a little of everything on California’s Central Coast

    Finding a little of everything on California’s Central Coast

    No longer the state’s best-kept secret, the area has everything, from wine to beaches. 296 229
  • An Indian haven where time stands still

    An Indian haven where time stands still

    Ladakh, high in the Himalayas, is a remote Buddhist enclave with an ageless allure. 296 196
  • Hitting an extensive new mountain biking trail in Va.

    Hitting an extensive new mountain biking trail in Va.

    The 480-mile trail through Virginia’s national forest offers challenge and exhilaration in equal measure. 222 296

Travel Features

‘Roadfood’ still has a healthy appetite

Even after nine editions, the book’s authors are finding plenty of unique eats around the country.

Troubles in Ukraine? Yes there are, but not for tourists

Tour operators are still running trips to the western part of the country. But Israel has upset cruise itineraries.

Mercedes bus offers luxury travel on D.C.-to-N.Y. route

Tons of amenities, plus a personal touch. But plan ahead: No bathroom.

Diving in for a taste of Greece in a Florida town

Tarpon Springs, Fla., boasts the highest percentage of Greek immigrants in the United States.

A slice of Italy in sunny Southern California

San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood bursts with pizzerias, piazzas and festivals honoring the Old Country.

Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood comes into its own

Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood is a thriving Mexican American enclave full of heart, and art

Pioneer Village in Neb., an ingenious roadside attraction

This heartland side trip offers 20 acres of amazing 20th-century inventions.

Postagram doesn’t do postcards justice

App seems more suited to other purposes, such as marketing.

A bohemian enclave in Tokyo

Shimokitazawa is a more moderately priced Tokyo neighborhood where tradition and counterculture meet.

The slow demise of the frequent flyer program

United Airlines has made a major change to its frequent flyer program. Here’s what you need to know.

A garden of earthly delights, and cures, in Oxford

The University of Oxford Botanic Garden is Britain’s oldest and one of the most biodiverse places on Earth.

Bedding down in a gypsy caravan in a Scottish field

Spending a weekend in a traditional gypxy caravan takes you far from the cacophony of daily life.

Pet trailers that let you bring Fido along for the bike ride

Want to take Fido along when you go for a bike ride? We tried out these doggie trailers to help you do that.

Announcing the 2014 Travel photo contest

Details for the annual Travel photo contest.

Travel Deals

The Hokulea sailing canoe is seen off Honolulu on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. The Polynesian voyaging canoe is setting off on a 3-year voyage around the world, navigating using no modern instrumentation. (AP Photo/Sam Eifling)

This week’s best travel deals

Bargains include stays at an eco-lodge in Costa Rica and cruises on the Caribbean and West Coast.

What a Trip

A family of six travels from Zagreb and back

HANDOUT PHOTO. One area of the many wonderful falls in Plitvice National Park.

Sublime discoveries everywhere: waterfalls, ancient walls, laundry in windows, spirited people.

Enter What a Trip

Bed Check

ONANCOCK, VIRGINIA - The Charlotte Hotel & Restaurant, 7 North St., Onancock, VA 23417. (The Charlotte Hotel & Restaurant)

At the Charlotte Hotel, inspiration doesn’t sleep

A couple renovated a 1907 hotel in the shore town of Onancock, Va., imbuing it with a passion for life.

RICHMOND, VA - MAY 4: Sunday brunch in the Jefferson Hotel’s Rotunda is a popular weekly event, in Richmond, VA seen here on May 4, 2014. (Photo by Zofia Smardz / The Washington Post)

Richmond’s Jefferson Hotel comes roaring back

After many ups and downs, Richmond’s Jefferson Hotel is flourishing beautifully.

ROCHESTER, NY - MAY 8: The exterior of the Edward Harris House Bed and Breakfast in Rochester, NY seen here on May 8, 2014. It was originally built as a private home in 1896. (Photo by Becky Krystal / The Washington Post)

Bonjour, Edward Harris House

The Rochester, N.Y., bed-and-breakfast offers sweet, French-inspired rooms.

HANDOUT IMAGE: A look at the interior of at Kitchen Suite guestroom at the Hyatt House Raleigh Durham Airport. (Photo by Alex Hayden via Hyatt House Raleigh Durham Airport) **HANDOUT IMAGE, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO TRADE, NO SALE, ONLY TO BE USED IN CONJUCTION WITH THIS HYATT HOUSE LOCATION**

An extended-stay hotel worth extending your stay for

The Hyatt House near Raleigh-Durham Airport is a little hip and very comfortable.

Durham, N.C., May 3, 2014 -- An elegantly appointed seating area in the lobby of the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club. Photo by Zofia Smardz/The Washington Post.

A traditional but not stuffy North Carolina inn

The Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club in Durham, N.C., celebrates tradition in a comfortable, casual way

The Navigator

If you cancel, you pay. If they cancel, you still pay.

The travel industry is notorious for charging travelers for changing plans, but it changes its own without notice.

Travel galleries

Our recommended New York hotels

The city may never sleep, but here’s where to rest your head.

New York City’s oasis

Central Park’s trails, trees and ponds offer natural beauty for those wanting to escape the city without having to leave it.

Travel photo contest: Your beach images

Imagine yourself in these sandy scenes from around the country.

A little taste of home away from home

A look at Little Denmark in Iowa, a bit of Portugal in Newark, Little Poland in Baltimore, Greeks in Florida and Little Italy in San Diego.

A bus ride to Greyhound’s birthplace

On the line’s 100th anniversary, a traveler learns about the company’s past and evaluates its future.