A pilgrimage to a saint’s relics in Old Goa, India

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  • A pilgrimage to a saint’s relics in Old Goa, India

    A pilgrimage to a saint’s relics in Old Goa, India

    Is the body preserved in a basilica in this ancient city the remains of a Catholic saint? Pilgrims believe it is.

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  • Going wild for Moomins in Finland

    Going wild for Moomins in Finland

    On the trail of the author of a beloved series of Finnish children’s books about a family of hippolike creatures.

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  • Helsinki’s chefs are modest, but its food makes a statement

    Helsinki’s chefs are modest, but its food makes a statement

    A tour of some top restaurants in the Finnish capital, and a foraging trip to boot.

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Pet trailers that let you bring Fido along for the bike ride

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Announcing the 2014 Travel photo contest

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What a Trip

Appreciating John Muir at 8,000 feet

HANDOUT PHOTO. Sue Fierston, Montgomery Village, MD (writing this) and daughter Rose Berman. The selfie is from Yosemite Valley at Happy Isles on July 8, 2014. We stopped at Happy Isles to hike a bit along the trail up to Vernal Falls.

A mother-daughter duo don’t mind being off the grid in Yosemite, where they took a floral identification class.

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

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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

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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

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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

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