Victoria, Canada is a small city with a big farm-to-table scene

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  • Victoria, Canada is a small city with a big farm-to-table scene

    Victoria, Canada is a small city with a big farm-to-table scene

    The city has a college-town vibe, with its quaint streets and bevy of coffeehouses and indie shops.

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  • Homestay among the ruins in Cambodia

    Homestay among the ruins in Cambodia

    A damaged country promotes responsible tourism, and travelers get a personal experience.

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  • In Florida, should the manatees swim alone?

    In Florida, should the manatees swim alone?

    Conservation efforts curb activities in the Crystal River refuge, with more possibly on the way.

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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.

Homestay among the ruins in Cambodia

Homestay among the ruins in Cambodia

A damaged country promotes responsible tourism, and travelers get a personal experience.

The death of a customer doesn’t guarantee survivors a refund

The death of a customer doesn’t guarantee survivors a refund

Some travel companies take a hard line on waivers and refunds, even when customers pass away.

In Florida, should the manatees swim alone?

In Florida, should the manatees swim alone?

Conservation efforts curb activities in the Crystal River refuge, with more possibly on the way.

Victoria, Canada is a small city with a big farm-to-table scene

Victoria, Canada is a small city with a big farm-to-table scene

The city has a college-town vibe, with its quaint streets and bevy of coffeehouses and indie shops.

Celebrating a daughter’s adoption with a trip to Chile

Celebrating a daughter’s adoption with a trip to Chile

The return to South America included stops in Santiago, Easter Island and the Atacama Desert

This week’s best travel bargains around the globe

This week’s best travel bargains around the globe

Discounts on Belize fishing packages, New England cruises and flights from Dulles to cities in Europe.

Discussion

Talk about Travel

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

How America’s open road inspired three women of the 1910s

How America’s open road inspired three women of the 1910s

Memoirs about three separate coast-to-coast quests depict a nation on the cusp of the automotive era.

Postcards from the edge (of the 20th century)

Postcards from the edge (of the 20th century)

These notes can endure as a first draft of the American story.

Column

How travelers can add charity to their vacation itineraries

How travelers can add charity to their vacation itineraries

Philanthropic programs allow vacationers to either connect locally or help others when they kick back.

Meet Jessica Pociask, your tour guide for crazy destinations

Meet Jessica Pociask, your tour guide for crazy destinations

The owner of WANT Expeditions takes tourists where the ad­ven­ture is. But sometimes it finds her first.

Spending a city weekend in Fells Point, Baltimore

Spending a city weekend in Fells Point, Baltimore

A night at the theater with the Vagabond Players, 99 years old and counting, highlights a weekend getaway.

Birds are the other stars of Orlando’s Gatorland

Birds are the other stars of Orlando’s Gatorland

The Florida theme park creates a mostly safe haven for nesting birds and a rare opportunity for admirers.

Column

This week’s best travel bargains around the globe

This week’s best travel bargains around the globe

Discounts on lodging at the Waldorf Astoria New York, cruises around the world, and air fare on Southwest.

Divine intervention on a trip to the holy land

Divine intervention on a trip to the holy land

Ancient sites in Jordan and Israel and a downpour of Biblical proportions mark a six-day trip.

Tourists are trickling back to Egypt

Tourists are trickling back to Egypt

After the revolution, they are discovering fewer crowds at monuments (and tight security).

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.

A little-known secret to parking at Dulles isn’t actually at Dulles

A little-known secret to parking at Dulles isn’t actually at Dulles

Until the Silver Line runs, Herndon Travel and Park offers a secure, covered and affordable alternative.

Column

Cruise line companies fined by FTC $500,000 for telemarketing practices

Cruise line companies fined by FTC $500,000 for telemarketing practices

An investigation started when the agency’s Do-Not-Call program coordinator got, you guessd it, a call.

Travel Deals

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 21:  A general view of the Royal Mile on February 21, 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland. A favourite with visitors and one of the busiest streets in the city, the Royal Mile runs from Edinburgh Castle at the top down to Holyrood Palace at the foot.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

This week’s best travel bargains around the globe

Discounts on Belize fishing packages, New England cruises and flights from Dulles to cities in Europe.

What a Trip

Celebrating a daughter’s adoption with a trip to Chile

HANDOUT IMAGE: EASTER ISLAND, CHILE - MARCH 2015: Susan, Cristina and Stu Hoyt of Springfield visited Chile in honor of Cristina's 30th birthday and the anniversary of her adoption from that country. Here they are in front of at the volcanic crater Rano Kau.

The return to South America included stops in Santiago, Easter Island and the Atacama Desert

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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 death of a customer doesn’t guarantee survivors a refund

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2010 file photo, US Airways employees tow a jet on the tarmac at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. US Airways said Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, higher fuel prices pushed down its third-quarter profit, but passenger demand is strong. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Some travel companies take a hard line on waivers and refunds, even when customers pass away.