Spared by glaciers during the last Ice Age, the Dritftless Area is a hint of Appalachia in the Midwest.

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From curbside check-ins to a robot that delivers snacks, hotels are offering less contact as an amenity.

Spared by glaciers during the last Ice Age, the Dritftless Area is a hint of Appalachia in the Midwest.

  • Carson Vaughan
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A DIY history tour through the life of a 19th-century congressman with a surprisingly contemporary perspective on human rights.

  • James F. Lee
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Treehouses beckon to travelers interested in socially distanced roosts promising sweeping views. But read the listings carefully.

  • Joanne Cleaver
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Car-sharing, coupons and lesser-known rental companies can help summer travelers get through the ‘carpocalypse.’

Much is still in flux as the cruise industry ramps up again.

A family goes on a mountan biking adventure in a region that’s rapidly emerging as a prime destination for outdoor recreation.

  • John Briley
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Tectonic movements have shaped the region’s mountains, valleys and coastal plain and influenced the locations of its cities, while the last ice age resulted in the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Walter Nicklin
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A trio of major lake destinations beckons D.C.-area vacationers. Here’s how to tell which is which.

  • Amanda Loudin
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What’s better than a summer road trip? A summer road trip to a destination restaurant.

  • Nevin Martell
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Bogus travel deals proliferated amid the confusion and cancellations of the past year.

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Old favorites -- with some new twists -- as the city welcomes its tourists back

For three dads and their kids, a weekend getaway to Maryland’s Greenbrier State Park is a test case for post-pandemic travel.

  • Nevin Martell
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Radio Garden, which began in 2016, saw its usage boosted by as much as 750 percent during parts of the pandemic.

  • Mark Jenkins
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Scott Keyes still gets a thrill out of finding affordable flights for himself — and his 2 million-plus subscribers.

  • Kate Silver
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Be it yoga, snacks or frequent stops, it’s important to have a strategy for long car rides.

With each discovery, the author recalled the giddiness of pre-pandemic times, when planning and adventure were a part of the regular routine.

  • Kate Silver
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As roller-coaster season gears up, visitors will find their favorite rides, plus new attractions.

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