Exiled group’s culture thrives in Dalai Lama’s town

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  •  Exiled group’s culture thrives in Dalai Lama’s town

    Exiled group’s culture thrives in Dalai Lama’s town

    Free your mind in yoga classes, Buddhist teachings and hikes to Hindu temples in India’s Dharamsala.

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    Shopping Scandinavian design in Stockholm

    Who needs Ikea? Shop Scandanavian design in Stockholm like a local — coffee breaks included.

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  • Cool venues in a very cold place

    Cool venues in a very cold place

    They don’t call it Iceland for nothing, especially in midwinter. But since the nights are long, try Rejkyavik nightlife.

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In India’s Dharamsala, a taste of Tibet

Yoga classes, Buddhist teachings and hikes to Hindu temples in the adoptive home of the Dalai Lama.

2014 Travel gift guide

The Travel team’s picks on what to get every globe-trotter on your holiday shopping list.

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.

The natural beauty of Great Inagua

The Bahaman island features a park that is home to 60,000 flamingos and more than 130 other bird species.

Mind-blowing landscapes in a sparsely populated country

Namibia is one of the least densely populated areas in the world, with 20 percent of its land protected.

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Car rentals might hit potholes as drivers journey across borders

The rules on surcharges, special insurance requirements and paperwork are all over the map.

Diego Rivera mosaics preserved in Acapulco

Diego Rivera mosaics preserved in Acapulco

The studio where he made art that’s been compared to a giant love letter is set to become a cultural center.

Cool venues in a very cold place

Cool venues in a very cold place

They don’t call it Iceland for nothing, especially in midwinter. But since the nights are long, try Rejkyavik nightlife.

Shopping Scandinavian design in Stockholm

Shopping Scandinavian design in Stockholm

Who needs Ikea? Shop Scandanavian design in Stockholm like a local — coffee breaks included.

Exiled group’s culture thrives in Dalai Lama’s town

Exiled group’s culture thrives in Dalai Lama’s town

Free your mind in yoga classes, Buddhist teachings and hikes to Hindu temples in India’s Dharamsala.

What a Trip: Caving in Indonesia

What a Trip: Caving in Indonesia

In between beach time, a family encounters monkeys, bats and porcupines in an Indonesian park.

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This week’s travel bargains

Discounts include lodging in Paris, cruises in China and a “Downton Abbey”-themed package to Britain.

Discussion

Talk about Travel

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

A (very) cool Yule: When .2 inches of the powder won’t do

A (very) cool Yule:  When .2 inches of the powder won’t do

A family finds its longed-for white Christmas in New England.

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Dropping off the rental doesn’t mean it’s out of your hands

Dropping off the rental doesn’t mean it’s out of your hands

The customers can be vulnerable to added charges when car returns don’t go by the book.

‘B&B’ means bed and brew in Dogfishland of Delaware

‘B&B’ means bed and brew in Dogfishland of Delaware

In Lewes, the craft brewery Dogfish Head reimagines an old motel as the Dogfish Inn, a homey respite.

Detour de force: Remembering the 1970s road trip

Detour de force: Remembering the 1970s road trip

On our 26-hour drives to Florida, many of our diversions ended poorly. Sometimes, they were self-inflicted.

Wrap up New York City for your candy crush

Wrap up New York City for your candy crush

Hershey’s in Times Square? That’s nice, but these sweets boutiques will wow your tastebuds — and eyes.

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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 hotels in New Orleans; flights on Southwest; and packages to St. Croix.

Toasting friendship in the Caucasus

Toasting friendship in the Caucasus

A wedding in Yerevan, Armenia, forges bonds across cultures — with a little help from Georgian wine.

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The mysterious case of the credit card ‘hold’ would puzzle even Poirot

The mysterious case of the credit card ‘hold’ would puzzle even Poirot

Hotel guests may be baffled by charges that appear on their statements, only to vanish later.

How to dress, and accessorize, when fat biking

How to dress, and accessorize, when fat biking

The right clothes and gear for the snowy-weather sport, including a heater so your water doesn’t freeze.

Fat that’s fit for snow biking

Fat that’s fit for snow biking

If you’re headed somewhere snowy this winter, cruise on a fat bike and feel like a kid again.

Jackson Hole’s ever-evolving peak performance

Jackson Hole’s ever-evolving peak performance

How the global winter-sports destination upped the comfort without losing its killer skiing challenges.

Discussion

Talk about Travel

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

Travel Deals

This week’s travel bargains

Discounts include lodging in Paris, cruises in China and a “Downton Abbey”-themed package to Britain.

What a Trip

What a Trip: Caving in Indonesia

In March Pramod Kanakath and his wife, Lina, visited caves situated in Pangandaran National Park, West Java, Indonesia.

In between beach time, a family encounters monkeys, bats and porcupines in an Indonesian park.

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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

Car rentals might hit potholes as drivers journey across borders

ATLANTA, GA - May 21: Washington Nationals Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Scouting Operations, Kris Kline, walks to his hotel at the Atlanta airport after dropping off his rental car on May 21, 2014 in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

The rules on surcharges, special insurance requirements and paperwork are all over the map.