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Six dog-friendly accommodations in the mid-Atlantic region.


While tourists flock to Salem, Danvers, Mass. is actually where the 17th-century witch hysteria started.


If You Go

When you get to Hershey, Pa., go past the amusement park, the all-purpose stadium and the large building piled high with chocolate Kisses and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Then voyage back in time more than 2,000 years.


Greyhound and Peter Pan have finally gotten on the bus, offering nonstop service between New York and major cities along the Northeast Corridor.


Monterey, Va.

Pre-dawn light drenching a landscape of smoky blue and green ridges. A soft wind stirring through the trees. It doesn't get much better than this.


Walk into the General Francis Marion Hotel in Marion, Va., and you'll feel like a character in the board game "Clue." Built in 1927 and named, like the town, for the Revolutionary War hero known as the "Swamp Fox," the hotel has the feel of a musty old mansion, despite a $4 million renovation com...


Annapolis

From the first stroke, I was stoked. Since I first saw one, I've admired stand-up paddlers from afar -- their grace, their strength, their seemingly unflappable balance -- and after 15 years of ballet and five of Pilates, I figured I might have the balance to keep myself upright on a board that's...


At Killahevlin Bed and Breakfast, you're not just a guest. You're a bartender.


Sitting around the crackling fire in a Hudson Valley campsite, I proudly surveyed my forested domain from the throne of a canvas chair. My tent was perfectly assembled and moodily lit by a hanging lantern. On the two-burner gas stove, the cheese was melting on a veggie burger, while a hash of pea...


Bed Check: hotel review of historic accommodations in Colonial Williamsburg.


The Westin Arlington Gateway offers a tranquil getaway in the heart of Arlington's bustling Ballston area.


A photo safari in Baltimore allows visitors to learn the basics of photography.


Hotel review of Victorian-style beach bungalows on the Jersey Shore.


Escapes

The night before the mini-golf tournament, I climbed a staircase to scope out the rooftop course at Tee Time Miniature Golf in the seaside town of Stone Harbor, N.J. Looking back, it would have been a much better idea to actually practice on it.


At the Distrikt Hotel, a new boutique property in Manhattan, guests roam the city by elevator.


Open since January, the Andaz Wall Street was recently joined by the Andaz 5th Avenue, located across the street from the New York City Public Library.


Going Our Way

Not sure where to start? Let us plan your trip for you.


As West Virginia expands its casino gambling, a poker player seeks out the action at two vastly different venues.


Bed Check

At the new Dupont Hotel, style comes at a price.


Escapes

New Jersey's historic Frenchtown is a petite ville of about 1,500 on the Delaware River that celebrates French culture, including Bastille Day.


A lot of people think that the only place to bicycle in Manhattan is Central Park, where you only have to dodge other bikers, joggers and roller bladers. But to truly feel the exhilaration of riding around New York on two wheels, you have to try the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway.


Recent Mid-Atlantic Travel Stories

Escapes:  Details: Peaks of Otter Winery (Post, February 24, 2011; 9:57 AM)

Escapes: At a Virginia winery, a taste of fun (Post, February 24, 2011; 9:51 AM)

Escapes:  Details: Vegan Philadelphia (Post, February 17, 2011; 11:53 AM)

Escapes: In Philadelphia, you don't have to go far for a vegan treat (Post, February 17, 2011; 8:17 PM)

Escapes:  Details: Historic Trenton, N.J. (washingtonpost.com, February 10, 2011; 3:53 PM)

Trenton, N.J.: One for the history buffs (Post, February 10, 2011; 8:08 PM)

A century of National Forests (Post, February 3, 2011; 1:36 PM)

Details: Hershey, Pa. (Post, January 27, 2011; 12:32 PM)

Escapes: Even February is a sweet time to visit Hershey, Pa. (Post, January 27, 2011; 12:27 PM)

Escapes: In Philadelphia, a fearsome museum trio (Post, January 20, 2011; 4:33 PM)

Details: Snowshoe, W.Va. (Post, January 13, 2011; 12:45 PM)

At Snowshoe, let it snow (Post, January 13, 2011; 12:07 PM)

Details: Schwenksville, Pa. (Post, January 6, 2011; 12:02 PM)

In Pennsylvania, a haircut to remember (Post, January 6, 2011; 11:59 AM)

Bed Check:  The Hay-Adams hotel in Washington, D.C. (Post, November 24, 2010; 4:14 PM)

Bed Check: So much room at this house in Upstate N.Y. (Post, November 19, 2010; 11:14 AM)

Escapes: Oak Tree Road, a taste of the subcontinent in New Jersey (Post, November 15, 2010; 11:05 AM)

Escapes: This Baltimore museum exhibit will keep you grinning (Post, November 15, 2010; 10:38 AM)

The Impulsive Traveler:  Always the Twain shall meet (Post, November 5, 2010; 3:04 PM)

Bed Check:  Motel 6 gets chic (Post, November 5, 2010; 11:24 AM)

Escapes: New York's new bus tour, The Ride, is a real experience (Post, December 17, 2010; 4:02 PM)

Bed Check: The mansion at Berry Hill (Post, December 17, 2010; 12:02 PM)

Locking it up on the C&O Canal (Post, December 3, 2010; 1:56 PM)

The Impulsive Traveler:  Middle of the road? Not on Atlantic Ave. (washingtonpost.com, October 29, 2010; 6:26 PM)

Bed Check:  Bed Check: A charm-free eve at Adam's (Post, June 27, 2010)

Bed Check:  Bed Check: A little charmer in Rehoboth (Post, June 20, 2010)

Bed Check: Philadelphia's Hotel Sofitel will take you back to Paris (Post, September 9, 2010; 10:08 AM)

Bed Check:  Bed Check: The Morningstar Inn in Bethlehem, Pa.: Sleep in heavenly peace (Post, June 13, 2010)

Bed Check:  Bed Check: Ducking in at Virginia's Grey Swan (Post, June 6, 2010)

Bus to the beach: DC2NY starts service from Washington to Rehoboth and Dewey (Post, June 6, 2010)

BED CHECK:  Bed Check: Daddy O's pet policy? Cool cats only. (Post, May 23, 2010)

BED CHECK:  Bed Check: In Philly: Poor Richard, lucky me (Post, May 16, 2010)

Escapes:  Touring Annapolis on green-powered boats, bikes and cars (Post, June 11, 2010)

Escapes:  Bethlehem, Pa.: 'Christmas City' bets on new Sands Casino Resort (Post, June 4, 2010)

Escapes:  Philly Beer Week is the perfect time to hoist a pint (Post, May 28, 2010)

Homestead resort in Virginia offers an activity package including golf and spa (Post, May 16, 2010)

Details on Dulles, BWI and Reagan National airports (Post, May 16, 2010)

Details on bus service from Washington to New York, Philadelphia, Boston (Post, May 16, 2010)

Details on trains from Washington: Amtrak's Acela service, Auto Train, scenic routes and more (Post, May 16, 2010)

Escapes:  Antiquing in New Oxford, Pa. (Post, May 7, 2010)

BED CHECK:  Bed Check: A hotel as caring as Mom (Post, April 25, 2010)

Amtrak ridership is up, but passengers grouse about frequent delays:  Our romance with rail broke down long ago. Can it ever be restarted? (Post, April 25, 2010)

BED CHECK:  Bed Check: For its prime New York locale, MAve earns a rave (Post, April 11, 2010)

Bed Check: Just moony over an ersatz Alpine inn (Post, April 4, 2010)

ROAD TRIP:  Baltimore's Earth-friendly attractions (Post, March 26, 2010)

Postcard From Tom: Where to eat in New York (Post, March 28, 2010)

'Real Pirates' exhibit at Nauticus marine science museum in Norfolk (Post, March 19, 2010)

Bed Check: Modern comfort at Long Island's Shinn Estate Farmhouse (Post, March 21, 2010)

Bed Check: The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast in Lynchburg, Va. (Post, March 7, 2010)

Virginia Historical Society offers a look at artifacts and oddities for free (Post, March 5, 2010)

Postcard from Tom: Small Philadelphia restaurants offer big flavor (Post, March 7, 2010)

Other big wheels in beach transportation (Post, June 6, 2010)

Blue Hill restaurant in Tarrytown, N.Y., sparkles in winter (Post, February 28, 2010)

Road Trip: Maryland maple farms offer syrup, pure and simple (Post, February 26, 2010)

Bed Check: A night at the Hotel Roanoke, a.k.a. 'The Grand Old Lady' (Post, February 28, 2010)

Bed Check: Beach Spa Bed and Breakfast in Virginia Beach (Post, February 21, 2010)

Escapes:  Carnegie Library is the gateway to the small town's big history (Post, February 12, 2010)

Bed Check: Philadelphia's phriendly Conwell Inn (Post, February 7, 2010)

Smart Mouth: Pittsburgh steels itself for winter with hot soup (Post, February 7, 2010)

A reporter faces the naked truth about full-body airport scanners (Post, February 7, 2010)

New York mysteries worth investigating (Post, February 5, 2010)

ESCAPES:  A walking tour of Philadelphia's churches, synagogues and meetinghouses (Post, April 2, 2010)

Bed Check:  History and hospitality at Princeton's Inn at Glencairn (Post, January 31, 2010)

Sledding in the Shenandoah Valley: Tubing is serious sport (Post, January 29, 2010)

Bed Check: Funky rooms, funkier room service at Washington's Donovan House hotel (Post, January 24, 2010)

Escapes:  Roanoke's Taubman Museum of Art showcases American art in Frank Gehry-inspired design (Post, January 22, 2010)

Cruising without fuss from Baltimore to the Bahamas (Post, January 17, 2010)

Bed Check: Southern Maryland's cozy Brome Howard Inn:  So colorful it might make you blush (Post, January 17, 2010)

The Hotel Issue:  In Palm Springs and New York, a fun and funky vibe is Ace hotels' calling card (Post, January 10, 2010)

The Hotel Issue:  Secret hotel reviewers get the lowdown for travelers (Post, January 10, 2010)

The Hotel Issue:  Bed Check: Manhattan's Jane Hotel has low prices, small spaces, good location (Post, January 10, 2010)

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Enjoying adventure dining at Snowshoe Mountain ski resort in West Virginia:  For a meal at a remote cabin, getting there is half the fun (Post, January 8, 2010)

Philadelphia gardens shine at the International Flower Show (Post, February 19, 2010)

In-depth map: Earth-friendly stops in Baltimore (Post, March 26, 2010)

Postcard From Tom: When dining in Richmond, head to Acacia and Mezzanine (Post, December 27, 2009)

For food shops, Richmond is a capital city (Post, December 27, 2009)

Virginia Beach Aquarium opens 'Restless Planet' exhibit (Post, December 23, 2009)

Road Trip:  Christmas displays greet visitors to Cumberland, Md., and Rocky Gap State Park (Post, December 20, 2009)

Greenwich, N.J., remembers tea party protest that preceded American Revolution (Post, December 16, 2009)

Travelers Aid volunteers help thousands at D.C. airports:  No, Travelers Aid volunteers can't summon a limo, but they can get you moving in the right direction (Post, November 22, 2009)

Tourism falls in New York City, but it becomes favorite U.S. destination (Post, January 5, 2010)

Environmental center adds to Riverfront attractions in Wilmington, Del. (Post, December 30, 2009)

Brandywine Valley sites include Wyeth and du Pont locales (Post, December 9, 2009)

Navigating the Byways:  Scenic byway links historic and natural sites in N.J. (Post, December 2, 2009)

2009 Ski issue:  In Lynchburg, a skiing adventure, minus the snow (Post, November 29, 2009)

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Road Trip: Christmas Day reenactment of Washington crossing the Delaware (Post, November 22, 2009)

Navigating the Byways:  Navigating the byways: Visiting Baltimore's Charles Street (Post, November 18, 2009)

Escapes: State College isn't just for football fans (Post, November 11, 2009)

Philadelphia's haunted prison isn't a hard sell (Post, October 28, 2009)

A Walking Tour of Baltimore Covers 10,000 Steps (Post, August 19, 2009)

Chesapeake City, Md., Has a Lock on History (Post, August 12, 2009)

Escapes:  Peeling Away the Secrets of Tangier Island (Post, August 5, 2009)

Irish Aristocrat Made History on Ohio River Island, Now a W.Va. State Park (Post, August 5, 2009)

Posh Meets Past on New York City's Lower East Side (Post, July 29, 2009)

Be Their Guest: These Folks Have Room to Spare -- or Share:  You can crash in a condo or on a couch. These folks have room to spare -- or share. (Post, July 26, 2009)

Last-Minute Vacations: Cape May, N.J.:  It May Be the Last Minute, but You Won't Be Beached (Post, July 10, 2009; 10:58 AM)

The Long Weekend: Tomato Festival in Pittston, Pa. (Post, July 27, 2009; 2:17 PM)

A Roller Coaster Tour of Busch Gardens Goes Behind the Scenes (Post, July 22, 2009)

A Hip Addition to the Inn Crowd (Post, July 15, 2009)

Shenandoah National Park Goes High-Tech With GPS Ranger Trail Guides (Post, July 8, 2009)

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