Seeking refuge in the wild of Chilean Patagonia

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  • Seeking refuge in the wild of Chilean Patagonia

    Seeking refuge in the wild of Chilean Patagonia

    In Torres del Paine National Park, wind gusts and snow lashes my face — but this is when I find peace.

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  • Three generations, a lot of canals and a cat sanctuary

    Three generations, a lot of canals and a cat sanctuary

    Compromise was the key to success on a family trip to Venice with Son, Mom and Dad and Grandmother.

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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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Travel Deals

This week’s travel bargains

Discounts include stays at an ice hotel near Quebec City; Amazon River cruises; and flights to Dublin.

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

DOT wraps up a quiet year for traveler protections

Fines against airlines for consumer rule violations are on track to hit a six-year low.

Seeking refuge in the wild of Chilean Patagonia

Seeking refuge in the wild of Chilean Patagonia

In Torres del Paine National Park, wind gusts and snow lashes my face — but this is when I find peace.

Three generations, a lot of canals and a cat sanctuary

Three generations, a lot of canals and a cat sanctuary

Compromise was the key to success on a family trip to Venice with Son, Mom and Dad and Grandmother.

Who knew nirvana was tucked away in rural Virginia?

Who knew nirvana was tucked away in rural Virginia?

The interfaith community Yogaville poses the question: Is the cellphone- and caffeine-free ashram life for you?

‘Taking the waters’ at Virginia’s luxe Homestead Resort

‘Taking the waters’ at Virginia’s luxe Homestead Resort

The Hot Springs hotel is a destination in and of itself, as past presidents seeking rejuvenation have proved.

Column

DOT wraps up a quiet year for traveler protections

Fines against airlines for consumer rule violations are on track to hit a six-year low.

Column

Following great-grandmother’s footsteps to Niagara Falls

Following great-grandmother’s footsteps to Niagara Falls

A group of six retraces the route of a forebear to reflect on an earlier era, dine and take in natural beauty.

Column

This week’s travel bargains

Discounts include stays at an ice hotel near Quebec City; Amazon River cruises; and flights to Dublin.

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.

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.

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.

Column

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.

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.

Travel galleries

Virginia’s legendary Omni Homestead Resort

The first Homestead opened in 1766. The current building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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.