Iowa’s capital city, in the land of corn and caucuses, is on the move with an emerging food and cocktail scene.

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A gentle public beach, a fishing pier and a popular blog lure vacationers to a sleepy historic town.

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Venice’s Carnival provides the perfect backdrop for D.C. friends who make their own period attire.

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Slieve League Cliffs are higher than the Cliffs of Moher, and free.

  • Shivani Vora
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Submit your photo to the 2019 Washington Post Travel contest

Amateur photographers may submit their photos by Aug.12 for a chance at three top prizes.

Black & Abroad founders encourage African Americans to visit their ancestral continent

The travel and lifestyle platform’s “Go Back to Africa” campaign aims to subvert the racist phrase.

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Tools ranging from device trackers to personal alarms can help keep you safe on vacation.

Iowa’s capital city, in the land of corn and caucuses, is on the move with an emerging food and cocktail scene.

  • Melanie D.G. Kaplan
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Spend the extra time attending a penguin feeding or riding a carousel, among other ideas.

A lifelong Coloradan finds a new, and surprising, way to experience the mountains.

  • Rachel Walker
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In addition to its beautiful gardens and greenery, the nearly 400-year-old El Parque Retiro offers visitors live music, art shows and book fairs.

  • Samantha Karlin
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The tickets to Paris were a great deal. But what about the restrictions that came with them?

  • Erika Mailman
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The ancient walled city offers a literary connection, seaside vistas, historic sites and good food.

  • Debra Bruno
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Travelers express suspicions about industry consolidation and a lack of variety in some rates.

Ten globe-trotting Instagrammers talk about what they do.

With the same owner, the Delaware amusement park has barely changed in 57 years.

  • Chris Lindsley
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Do your research, pay attention to weather forecasts and keep that seat belt tightened.

  • Amy Ettinger
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Special gifts. Local touches. Smart rooms. Welcome to the 21st-century luxury hotel.

  • Alyson Krueger
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Hudson Yards, complete with a swank hotel, new mall and gigantic sculpture, has been ripped by critics.

Le Jardin Secret, a recently renovated 400-year-old courtyard home, provides a peaceful alternative to crowds dressed in cobalt blue and lemon yellow.

  • Jennifer Barger
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At 30,000 feet, out come the jammies, off come the shoes, on go the hair rollers.

The new tourism initiative invites visitors to forage, cook and eat in beautiful outdoor settings around the country.

Letting go of decades-old souvenirs can be bittersweet — or not.

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