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Explore 44 historical markers, plus battlefields and plantations — with almost no hills.

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Tropical Storm Karl passed southeast of Bermuda early Saturday and lashed the island with powerful winds and squalls before turning toward the north Atlantic.

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A lawsuit challenging a law that requires a marker to be placed in the passports of people convicted of sex offenses against children is premature because the marker provision is not yet in effect, a federal judge said in a ruling dismissing the suit.

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After a yearlong renovation, an iron-hulled sailing ship built in 1885 is returning to New York City’s seaport district as the centerpiece of a museum that is making a comeback after having the wind knocked out of its sails after Superstorm Sandy.

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See the stunning winners and finalists in The Post’s 2016 travel photo contest

After weeks of debate, the 13 finalists in the 17th annual Travel photo contest have been selected.

Most- and least-attended national parks

National Park Service lands are as diverse as the visitors. You might be surprised which parks attract the biggest crowds or smallest number of visitors.

The essential guide to all 59 U.S. national parks

As the National Park Service turns 100, a look at the wonders it works to preserve.

Chinese officials are being pilloried over the smoothing-over of a crumbling but much-loved 700-year-old section of the Great Wall of China in the name of restoration.

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Several of the best-known names in travel are now united in one hotel company.

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Along the 52-mile trail from Jamestown to Richmond, riders learn about the region’s political, social, military and economic history.

Explore 44 historical markers, plus battlefields and plantations — with almost no hills.

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Online reviewers have the full attention of Congress as Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 nears enactment.

Rancho La Puerta’s many classes teach one lesson: How to let go.

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Grandparents connect with their granddaughter during a five-day sailing trip.

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Bargains on Berkshires lodging, Mediterranean cruises, Australian tours, and more.

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Belgian chocolatiers let you get your hands dirty while educating your palate.

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Rome’s iconic Spanish Steps officially reopened to the public Thursday after a cleaning and repair job financed by luxury jeweler Bulgari, the latest in a series of privately-funded restorations of Italy’s cultural treasures.

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The popular navigation app Waze is putting a new twist on the phrase “tunnel vision.” It’s trying to ensure drivers relying on digital maps don’t lose their way when their GPS signal disappears in tunnels.

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For many of the millions of tourists who flood the Czech capital every year, taking a selfie in front of the Dancing House has become as important as walking across the medieval Charles Bridge.

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Bonny Prince Charlie saw Scotland’s isle of Skye on the run. He was fleeing government troops after his Highland rebellion ended disastrously at the 18th century Battle of Culloden.

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On display at the Museum of Broken Relationships: a show-and-tell of unhappy endings.

George Washington’s adopted son was a bit of a ne’er-do-well by most accounts, including those of Washington himself, who wrote about his frustrations with the boy they called “Wash.”

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A police official says an elephant killed an Italian tourist in Kenya’s coastal region after he moved closer to get a better photo.

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As Utah waits to see if President Barack Obama will designate a new national monument in the state, this weekend’s 20th anniversary of another national monument rekindled memories of an event that ignited simmering western frustrations about federal ownership of public land.

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