Wing tips: Bird-watching adventures high in the Andes Mountains

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  • Wing tips: Bird-watching adventures high in the Andes Mountains

    Wing tips: Bird-watching adventures high in the Andes Mountains

    Two nature lodges nestled in the lush cloud forest of Ecuador offer a shot to see rare and threatened species.

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    A visit to Little Havana as the embargo that enlivened it comes to an end

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    The Met, they’re not: The oddest museums in New York City

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Travel galleries

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.

Where do banned TSA items go? Look to Pennsylvania.

No, officers don’t keep anything. These brass knuckles, knives and more make their way to a surplus store.

Wing tips: Bird-watching adventures high in the Andes Mountains

Wing tips: Bird-watching adventures high in the Andes Mountains

Two nature lodges nestled in the lush cloud forest of Ecuador offer a shot to see rare and threatened species.

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It’s not you, it’s us: When you get dumped by your travel company

It’s not you, it’s us: When you get dumped by your travel company

Can businesses turn you away if they get a better offer from another customer? Actually, yes.

The Met, they’re not: The oddest museums in New York City

The Met, they’re not: The oddest museums in New York City

What’s on display? Gangsters, spoons, dirt, shrunken heads, taxidermy ... oh, and lots of sex.

A visit to Little Havana as the embargo that enlivened it comes to an end

A visit to Little Havana as the embargo that enlivened it comes to an end

Colorful, lively, exotic: Miami’s exile enclave has more in common with La Habana than you might think.

Traveling like sultans in Rome, Athens and Istanbul

Traveling like sultans in Rome, Athens and Istanbul

Taking advantage of the strong dollar, a family from Leesburg were able to explore three ancient capital cities.

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The week’s best travel deals from around the globe

The week’s best travel deals from around the globe

Bargains on Berkshires hotel stays, Galapagos cruises, air fares to Scandinavia and more.

Rowing for Jesus, and other activities for a Parents’ Weekend abroad

Rowing for Jesus, and other activities for a Parents’ Weekend abroad

A college student’s year in Cambridge provides an opportunity for a roles-reversed family vacation

Discussion

Talk about Travel

The Post's travel writers and editors discuss your travel stories, questions, gripes and more.

Discussion

CANCELED: Talk about Travel

The Post's travel writers and editors discuss your travel stories, questions, gripes and more.

Coming & Going

The cost of flying goes higher, and cruises switch ports.

Hiking mountains the French way: Fine food, wine and a soft bed

Hiking mountains the French way: Fine food, wine and a soft bed

Stops at Roman ruins, a residence of van Gogh and an artsy quarry add to the beauty of Provencal countryside.

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When should you have reservations about your hotel reservations?

When should you have reservations about your hotel reservations?

Travelers should be wary of third-party sites that imitate the real ones when booking rooms online.

A ski trip for 3, with 1 grown-up: Actually, yes, it can be fun

Remembering simple joys. Working as a team. A vacation with only Mom offers surprise moments of intimacy.

On an international vacation, even unplugged teens find Turkish delights

On an international vacation, even unplugged teens find Turkish delights

In unfamiliar and beautiful new surroundings, a family gets to know one another in entirely different ways.

Key West with kids — some explanations and exceptions required

Key West with kids  — some explanations and exceptions required

A multigenerational group of vacationers finds attractions for youngsters amid adult-only activities.

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This week’s best travel bargains around the globe

This week’s best travel bargains around the globe

Deals on Vermont spa packages, French barge cruises and Turkish Airlines fares to Europe.

Finding Yoko Ono’s New York

Finding Yoko Ono’s New York

As Ono’s Museum of Modern Art retrospective opens this month, we hunt for her legacy in the big apple.

Discussion

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Flier beware: Airlines aren’t clear about their photography policies

Flier beware: Airlines aren’t clear about their photography policies

Recent incidents suggest you should watch where you point that lens when on a plane.

Meet-and-sleep at the Nassau Inn

Meet-and-sleep at the Nassau Inn

The Princeton property has a long history of gatherings, from Revolutionary to modern times

Travel Deals

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The week’s best travel deals from around the globe

Bargains on Berkshires hotel stays, Galapagos cruises, air fares to Scandinavia and more.

What a Trip

Traveling like sultans in Rome, Athens and Istanbul

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Taking advantage of the strong dollar, a family from Leesburg were able to explore three ancient capital cities.

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

It’s not you, it’s us: When you get dumped by your travel company

Cyclists pause to watch as the Cruise ship Mega Express Three, operated by Corsica Ferries France SAS, sails in the harbor in Nice, France, on Thursday, May 14, 2015. The European Commission and the International Monetary Fund both see expansion of more than 1 percent this year, more than twice the annual pace recorded since President Francois Hollande came to power in 2012. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Can businesses turn you away if they get a better offer from another customer? Actually, yes.