Winners and finalists in the 2014 Travel photo contest

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  • Winners and finalists in the 2014 Travel photo contest

    Winners and finalists in the 2014 Travel photo contest

    Fifteen photos make the final cut in the 2014 Travel photo contest. 296 197
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    An anti-selfie-grapher reconsiders the I-image

    After perspective from experts and practitioners, she changes her frame of mind on the “me”-focused shot. 296 197
  • Tracing the ‘Golden Age’ of Newport, R.I.

    Tracing the ‘Golden Age’ of Newport, R.I.

    The coastal city is famous for Gilded Age mansions, but its Midas touch reaches further back than that. 296 197

Travel Features

How to manage, then display, your vacation photos

Don’t let your images pile up on your computer’s hard drive. They deserve better than that.

At age 75, ‘Madeline’ is still a New York girl

A New-York History Society exhibit pays homage to the feisty little French girl created by Ludwig Bemelmans.

‘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.

Travel Deals

This week’s best travel deals

Discounts include bike rental at a Cape Cod resort and airfare on Scandinavian Airlines and Southwest

What a Trip

Go merry for Pittsburgh, a hidden artsy jewel

HANDOUT PHOTO, Pittsburgh, July 2014. The Grand Carousel, also known as the Merry-Go-Round, was built in 1927 and is a Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmark.

A couple’s trip to the arts and culture haven includes thrills at Kennywood Amusement Park and beautiful views.

Enter What a Trip

Bed Check

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.

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.

The Navigator

To escape unfair damages, be sure to snap a shot

When it comes to a travel company’s damage claims, your best defense is a photograph.

Travel galleries

Travel Photo Contest 2014 winners

The four winners and 11 honorable mentions chosen from 1,550 reader submissions.

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.