Photo essay: The Faroes, islands in the mist

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  • Photo essay: The Faroes, islands in the mist

    Photo essay: The Faroes, islands in the mist

    In this island chain far north in the Atlantic Ocean, the modern and mythical blur.

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  • Exhilarated in Ecuador, with time on his side

    Exhilarated in Ecuador, with time on his side

    This dad and husband’s only rush is the view from the Andes Mountains — and a surprising parenting thrill.

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  • In coastal Maine, nuanced portraits of 2 American painters

    In coastal Maine, nuanced portraits of 2 American painters

    Visiting the studios of Winslow Homer and Andrew Wyeth: a carriage house and a battered saltwater farm.

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What a Trip

In Kerala, ferrying, eating and relaxing like the locals

HANDOUT ART: Cathy Kerst and Betty Belanusb walked along this canal with traditional boat near the backwaters of Kerala, India.

Three Washington-area women ventured to the lush southwest Indian province, going off the beaten paths.

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

When a plane’s stuck on the tarmac, why aren’t passengers compensated?

Lyn Booth of Sydney, Australia waits with her bags to check in at the American Airlines counter at San Francisco International Airport Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in San Francisco. American Airlines grounded flights across the country Tuesday because of an outage of its main reservations system. Thousands of passengers were stranded at airports and on airplanes. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

COLUMN | Airlines face civil fines of up to $27,500 per passenger, but travelers don’t see any money.

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When a plane’s stuck on the tarmac, why aren’t passengers compensated?

When a plane’s stuck on the tarmac, why aren’t passengers compensated?

COLUMN | Airlines face civil fines of up to $27,500 per passenger, but travelers don’t see any money.

Exhilarated in Ecuador, with time on his side

Exhilarated in Ecuador, with time on his side

This dad and husband’s only rush is the view from the Andes Mountains — and a surprising parenting thrill.

In Cape Town, forget the wine and go for brandy instead

In Cape Town, forget the wine and go for brandy instead

Skip the wine tours for the Western Cape Brandy Route to sip one of South Africa’s most popular liquors.

In coastal Maine, nuanced portraits of 2 American painters

In coastal Maine, nuanced portraits of 2 American painters

Visiting the studios of Winslow Homer and Andrew Wyeth: a carriage house and a battered saltwater farm.

Photo essay: The Faroes, islands in the mist

Photo essay: The Faroes, islands in the mist

In this island chain far north in the Atlantic Ocean, the modern and mythical blur.

In Kerala, ferrying, eating and relaxing like the locals

In Kerala, ferrying, eating and relaxing like the locals

Three Washington-area women ventured to the lush southwest Indian province, going off the beaten paths.

Column

This week’s best travel bargains from around the globe

Specials offered for Caribbean holiday cruises, Key West boutique inns, a New England resort and Cuba

Postcard From Tom: Highlights of Asheville, N.C.

Postcard From Tom: Highlights of Asheville, N.C.

Food critic Tom Sietsema samples three nouveau-Southern restaurants in an oft-overlooked dining gem.

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.

‘Information Age’ gallery comes through loud and clear

‘Information Age’ gallery comes through loud and clear

London’s Science Museum opens a stunning exhibit devoted to the 6 networks that changed society.

This Maryland hotel was inspired by a CIA safe house

This Maryland hotel was inspired by a CIA safe house

The Columbia Inn’s suites feature the owners’ worldly collection of art and furniture, plus heavenly Jacuzzi tubs.

In excellent spirits: Whiskey tours in Tasmania

In excellent spirits: Whiskey tours in Tasmania

In the island state of Australia, you really can bottle up the lush countryside.

In Japan, fine dining, stunning scenes and curious cafes

In Japan, fine dining, stunning scenes and curious cafes

A mother-son duo soaks up ancient culture, discovers what real Japanese cuisine tastes like and rents rabbits.

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This week’s best travel deals

Bargains include lodging in Jamaica; a 15-day culture tour in India and biking and hiking Europe packages.

Even in paradise, bumps are part of the terrain

Even in paradise, bumps are part of the terrain

A family gets a little more ad­ven­ture than they expected in Vanuatu, an island nation in the South Pacific.

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Can the travel industry help calm travelers’ health fears?

Airlines and cruise lines have strict refund rules, and some travelers fear the rigidity encourages risk-taking.

Connecting cultures of sister cities Fukuoka and Busan

Connecting cultures of sister cities Fukuoka and Busan

The Japanese and the Korean port cities, only a hydrofoil ride apart, offer dual perspectives on Asia.

The stars, the goats and thou

The stars, the goats and thou

At North Carolina’s Goat Lady Dairy, locally sourced food shares the spotlight with the kids.

Travel galleries

Photographing the Faroes

This otherworldly chain in the Atlantic is known for its beauty, traditions and being shrouded by a perpetual cloud of fog.

Touring the whiskey distilleries of Tasmania

The region is the major distilling region in Australia.

A raw beauty in the South Pacific

The islands of Vanuatu, a unique vacation destination, offer unspoiled tropical landscapes and friendly locals. 

A raft of adventures in Idaho

The Middle Fork of the Salmon River offers plenty of fun for rafters and anglers.

The natural beauty of Great Inagua

The Bahaman island features a park that is home to 60,000 flamingos and more than 130 other bird species.