Around the world in 26.2: The rising trend of racing on every continent

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  • Around the world in 26.2: The rising trend of racing on every continent

    Around the world in 26.2: The rising trend of racing on every continent

    A niche travel industry is catering to a new demand among athletes: the marathon as ad­ven­ture vacation, too.

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  • Where to find a respite from the neon in Las Vegas

    Where to find a respite from the neon in Las Vegas

    The city is ready to let its sophisticated side shine.

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  • Seychelles: Enjoy a royals’ paradise without the princely sum

    Seychelles: Enjoy a royals’ paradise without the princely sum

    We’re not celebrities. But we still got giant tortoises, coco de mer palms, and an exotic cultural mash-up.

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Travel galleries

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.

Where to find a respite from the neon in Las Vegas

Where to find a respite from the neon in Las Vegas

The city is ready to let its sophisticated side shine.

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The American Airlines, US Airways merger ain’t over till it’s over

The American Airlines, US Airways merger ain’t over till it’s over

Creating the world’s largest airline is a challenge from rewards programs to actual travel.

Around the world in 26.2: The rising trend of racing on every continent

Around the world in 26.2: The rising trend of racing on every continent

A niche travel industry is catering to a new demand among athletes: the marathon as ad­ven­ture vacation, too.

Discussion

Talk about Travel

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

Ciao-ing down on a girls’ trip to Italy

Ciao-ing down on a girls’ trip to Italy

Mom, daughter and friend took a cooking lesson, hiked in Cinque Terre and even found divine comedy.

Seychelles: Enjoy a royals’ paradise without the princely sum

Seychelles: Enjoy a royals’ paradise without the princely sum

We’re not celebrities. But we still got giant tortoises, coco de mer palms, and an exotic cultural mash-up.

Column

This week’s best travel bargains from around the globe

This week’s best travel bargains from around the globe

Discounts include Royal Caribbean cruises, air fare to Canada and packages to Europe through Insight.

Searching for a cure to writer’s block in the Canadian Rockies

Searching for a cure to writer’s block in the Canadian Rockies

Miraculously, the words flow at the refined but unpretentious Post Hotel in Banff.

Discussion

Talk about Travel

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

Column

Zen and the art of getting on a plane with a screaming, crying child

Zen and the art of getting on a plane with a screaming, crying child

There are some new (and some tried and true) tricks to keep kids calm on a plane.

Sampling Virginia moonshine at its source

Sampling Virginia moonshine at its source

Swill the real stuff in the picturesque town of Marion, Va., also home to the General Francis Marion Hotel.

I am woman. Watch me snowshoe.

I am woman. Watch me snowshoe.

Chilly temperatures, warm camaraderie and no men make for a lively Mount Washington ad­ven­ture.

A guide to the hidden spots of Rio, a bustling city of six million people

A guide to the hidden spots of Rio, a bustling city of six million people

In this dense Brazilian metropolis, you can laze on uncrowded white-sand beaches and trek lush forests.

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This week’s best travel bargains from around the globe

This week’s best travel bargains from around the globe

Discounts are offered for package trips to Ireland and on airfare across the U.S. and to Johannesburg.

The five best places to travel while the dollar is strong

The five best places to travel while the dollar is strong

Want to get away? We have some places you should consider in light of a strong U.S. dollar.

Play it, Sam, for a husband and wife in Casablanca

Play it, Sam, for a husband and wife in Casablanca

A lifelong love of Morocco’s history leads a couple on an eye-popping tour through mountains and medinas.

Michael Graves’s tour of Princeton

Michael Graves’s tour of Princeton

Architect Michael Graves, who died last week at age 80, shares his favorite spots in Princeton.

Dusseldorf vs. Cologne: A rivalry you can grin and beer

Dusseldorf vs. Cologne: A rivalry you can grin and beer

Two German cities, half an hour apart, compete on many levels — especially over their beloved brews.

Discussion

Talk about Travel

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

Column

The FAA funding bill may mean big changes for fliers — or none

The FAA funding bill may mean big changes for fliers — or none

Pending legislation on the travel industry may be our best shot at improving air travel for four years.

Travel Deals

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15:  People gather on the waterfront to watch the world's largest cruise ship 'Oasis of the Seas' as she arrives in Southampton Water on October 15, 2014 in Southampton, England. The £800 million Royal Caribbean cruise ship will dock into Southampton for a one day stay stop before departing for the US.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

This week’s best travel bargains from around the globe

Discounts include Royal Caribbean cruises, air fare to Canada and packages to Europe through Insight.

What a Trip

Ciao-ing down on a girls’ trip to Italy

HANDOUT IMAGE: ITALY - June 2014. Susan Miele Pleskow, daughter Anna, and Anna’s friend Arwa Ahmed toured Italy. Anna and Arwa are pictured here. The background  is the Ligurian sea.

Mom, daughter and friend took a cooking lesson, hiked in Cinque Terre and even found divine comedy.

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

The American Airlines, US Airways merger ain’t over till it’s over

An American Airlines aircraft taxis out of the gate area as another sits parked at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Grapevine, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Creating the world’s largest airline is a challenge from rewards programs to actual travel.