Becoming one with the raptors in northeast England

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  • Becoming one with the raptors in northeast England

    Becoming one with the raptors in northeast England

    On a “Hawk Walk” in northeast England, you can watch a falconry display or try your hand at it yourself. 296 197
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    A whole season in a day on the Jersey Shore

    Summer attractions at Wildwood: beach, biking, arcade games and a farewell on a giant Ferris wheel. 296 197
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    Chugging ahead in the Cuyahoga River Valley

    In northern Ohio, the Ohio & Erie Canal offers biking, hiking and a host of other outdoor activities. 296 222

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

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This week’s best travel deals

Bargains include Downtown Disney hotels in Orlando; Princess Cruises; and airfare from Dulles to Istanbul.

What a Trip

A burning love for Tennessee

HANDOUT PHOTO. The picture is the front of Graceland, the spark for the trip.

Two sisters pack in what the state has to offer: history, music, quirky side attractions, Southern food.

Enter What a Trip

Bed Check

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.

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.

The Navigator

Are airlines profiting at travelers’ expense?

The airline industry is reaping record profits. How are they doing it? The U.S. Senate wants to know.

Travel galleries

Taking a ‘Hawk Walk’

At a medieval castle in England, guests can experience the ancient traditions of falconry.

A day at the beach

Soaking up the sun and atmosphere at Wildwood beach on the Jersey Shore.

Travel Photo Contest 2014 winners

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

Our recommended New York hotels

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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.