Cruising 2009 Travel Way to Go Guide 2010

WAY TO GO GUIDE: The smart way to get from the Washington area to just about anywhere. (Typography and illustration by Hugh D'Andrade for The Washington Post)

Apped to travel on the fly

BY ROSS ARBES

A traveler takes a three-day road trip using only apps on his iPhone for guidance.

How far do your dollars go in Europe?

BY NANCY TREJOS

Dollar-to-euro exchange rates vary considerably, both in the U.S. and in Europe.

Frequent fliers who never get anywhere

BY CHRISTOPHER ELLIOTT

The Navigator: Frequent-flier programs' cons outweigh the pros.

Passport questions and answers

BY ANDREA SACHS

Passport, please: You basically canít leave home without it.

Who needs roads?

Information on trains from Washington, including Amtrak's Acela service, Auto Train, scenic routes and more.

Big wheels keep on turning

Details on bus service from Washington to New York, Philadelphia and Boston.

Package deals

BY ANDREA SACHS

Since the economic downturn, packages have become more prolific as travel suppliers look for value-added ways to cajole us out of the house.

Getaway or stay away?

It's been a dramatic year for a lot of travel hotspots. We look at travel conditions in Greece, Nashville, the Gulf and more.

Poll

Special Reports

India in Motion
Exploring a distant land through sight and sound.

European Cities
Strolling through Stockholm, Barcelona and Vienna.

Spring & Summer Cruises
See what's happening on the high seas.

Travel Photo Galleries

Center of attention
Las Vegas bets the future on CityCenter, a game-changing new hotel complex.

IMAGES: Frequent flier illustration: Luci Gutierrez for The Washington Post; All other illustrations: Hugh D'Andrade for The Washington Post. WEB EDITOR: Sarah Marston - washingtonpost.com

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