Why summer just got better: There’s a Maryland Ice Cream Trail

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  • Why summer just got better: There’s a Maryland Ice Cream Trail

    Why summer just got better: There’s a Maryland Ice Cream Trail

    Ice cream is one of the premiere products churned out by dairy farmers at a number of boutique creameries.

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  • Retro signs galore: The ultimate American road trip

    Retro signs galore: The ultimate American road trip

    Photographer John Margolies’s “Roadside America” depicts a bygone era in neon and chrome.

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  • In the Bay Area, the Grateful Dead will live — and twirl — forever

    In the Bay Area, the Grateful Dead will live — and twirl — forever

    A 50th anniversary tour of the legendary band’s hangouts and gig sites.

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Travel galleries

A sampling of submissions for Travel’s 2015 Photo Contest

Over 1,000 images were submitted into our contest.

Exploring wildlife on the Galapagos Islands

Photos from the Ecuadoran archipelago by Karine Aigner.

Beyond beer and brats in Milwaukee

From eating ramen to touring Frank Lloyd Wright homes, there’s lots to do.

Visiting Egypt, post-revolution

Tourists are trickling back to see the temples, tombs and more.

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.

When it comes to vacationing and bugs, I’m a moveable feast.

When it comes to vacationing and bugs, I’m a moveable feast.

Where have I been bitten? All over the world, and in nearly all 50 states. But there’s an upside.

Column

The week’s best travel deals from around the globe

Bargains on stays in the Hamptons, cruises around Turkey, air fare on United to Hono­lulu and more.

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The business recouped their money from your booking. Why can’t you?

The business recouped their money from your booking. Why can’t you?

When a room, cabin or airline seat is resold, it’s hard to accept that customers still can’t receive a refund.

Why summer just got better: There’s a Maryland Ice Cream Trail

Why summer just got better: There’s a Maryland Ice Cream Trail

Ice cream is one of the premiere products churned out by dairy farmers at a number of boutique creameries.

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Canoe through the Bronx

Canoe through the Bronx

A trip on the Bronx River reveals the natural wonders of New York’s greenest borough.

In the Bay Area, the Grateful Dead will live — and twirl — forever

In the Bay Area, the Grateful Dead will live — and twirl — forever

A 50th anniversary tour of the legendary band’s hangouts and gig sites.

Retro signs galore: The ultimate American road trip

Retro signs galore: The ultimate American road trip

Photographer John Margolies’s “Roadside America” depicts a bygone era in neon and chrome.

The accessory every road-tripper needs

The accessory every road-tripper needs

Move over cooler and bocce ball set for the emergency car kit.

A vacation fit for a god: Exploring all of Greece (without a GPS)

A vacation fit for a god: Exploring all of Greece (without a GPS)

“Percy Jackson” books inspired this Annapolis family to connect their knowledge of mythology to its origins.

Think the logistics of a family trip are tough? Try 2 weeks in China for 100 singers.

Think the logistics of a family trip are tough? Try 2 weeks in China for 100 singers.

Organizers feared “tour rage” before the Choral Arts Society’s swing across Asia.

The smartest route to Pittsburgh: The one with no shortcuts

The smartest route to Pittsburgh: The one with no shortcuts

Sure, you could get to Steel City from D.C. in four hours. But the scenic way is as delicious as the destination.

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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.

West Virginia: Wild and wonderful and, okay, a little bit weird

West Virginia: Wild and wonderful and, okay, a little bit weird

Gorges. Trampolines. Bat Boy. Finding a re-created childhood, and Americana, in the W.Va. mountains.

D.C. getaway guide: 12 drivable weekend trips

D.C. getaway guide: 12 drivable weekend trips

Sand-and-sun fun to Civil War history: Our picks for quick car trips all within 4 hours from Washington, D.C.

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Is your trip to Greece in jeopardy? Maybe, or maybe not.

Is your trip to Greece in jeopardy? Maybe, or maybe not.

What tourists should know about travel insurance, ATMs and credit cards, and the chance of civil unrest.

Travel Deals

The week’s best travel deals from around the globe

Bargains on stays in the Hamptons, cruises around Turkey, air fare on United to Hono­lulu and more.

What a Trip

A vacation fit for a god: Exploring all of Greece (without a GPS)

HANDOUT IMAGE: ATHENS - JUNE 10: The Morataya family of Annapolis visited the Ancient Agora, with the Acropolis in the background. Name of people in Image: Miriam, Sam (parents) Isobel (12), Charlotte (10), Amanda (7), and son Tom (5).

“Percy Jackson” books inspired this Annapolis family to connect their knowledge of mythology to its origins.

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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 business recouped their money from your booking. Why can’t you?

The MS Henna cruise ship is moored at the Port of Hakata in Fukuoka, Japan, on Saturday, July 18, 2015. Prices of many products will need to rise at a faster rate than the goal to make up for a drag on the inflation index from distorted housing costs in the gauge, Kiyohiko Nishimura, 62, who heads a government statistics panel, said on July 15. Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg

When a room, cabin or airline seat is resold, it’s hard to accept that customers still can’t receive a refund.