Hitting the Hank Williams trail in Alabama

In Alabama, attractions including a museum and an annual festival commemorate native son Hank Williams.

By Richard SeldenJune 30, 2022

Calgary’s Central Library is a stunner to rival Seattle’s

Seattle's library redefined the concept of libraries. Calgary's is lesser-known, but it is just as impressive.

By Siobhan ReidJune 29, 2022

Remember those travel fees that were paused in 2020? They’re back.

With the return of travel comes the return of travel fees.

By Christopher ElliottJune 29, 2022

China slashes covid quarantine for travelers, but remains outlier

Inbound travelers and close contacts will spend seven days in a quarantine facility and self-monitor at home for three days.

By Karina TsuiJune 28, 2022

Submit your photo to the 2022 Washington Post Travel contest

The 23rd annual Washington Post Travel photo contest is accepting submissions through Aug. 17.

By Travel staffJune 24, 2022

2022 Travel photo contest: official rules

Read the official rules of the Washington Post Travel section's 23rd annual photo contest.

By Travel staffJune 24, 2022

Art is at the heart of Marfa, Tex.

Downtown Marfa, a quirky art destination in southwest Texas, was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places.

By Anna MazurekJune 24, 2022

Looking to bike in Europe? Lake Constance straddles three countries.

Lake Constance, with more than a dozen marked bicycle routes, is one of Europe’s most popular biking destinations.

By Diane DanielJune 24, 2022

10 things you need to know about riding Amtrak overnight

During a summer of flight issues and high gas prices, overnight train travel may be an appealing option.

By Erika MailmanJune 23, 2022

In Canada, five museums that celebrate the country’s Black history

Five museums that are working to preserve and celebrate the history of Black Canadians.

By Natalie PreddieJune 23, 2022

On a three-week group tour, I saw Florence at my own pace

A Smithsonian Journeys trip to Florence revealed the benefits of long-stay group tours.

By Nancy NathanJune 23, 2022

Amid criticism, Western tourists returning to a battered Syria

This summer locals and tour guides report increasing numbers of European tourists ready to once again explore Syria's sights.

By Sarah DadouchJune 23, 2022

How travelers can stay safe during encounters with wild animals

Last month, a bison attacked a woman in Yellowstone. Here are some tips for avoiding dangerous animal encounters.

By Andrea SachsJune 22, 2022

The best translation apps and services for travelers

Apps and services can make communication easier when you don't speak the local language — but don't rely on them too heavily.

By Christopher ElliottJune 22, 2022

On the London Tube, the start of a new Elizabethan age

The new Elizabeth Line will connect London’s main airport with locations across the city.

By Will HawkesJune 17, 2022

Stop to smell the roses in an unsung corner of Paris

In Paris, the little-known Parc de Bagatelle is planted with 10,000 rose bushes representing 1,200 varieties.

By Mary Winston NicklinJune 17, 2022

Stuck at an airport? Frequent fliers have 10 suggestions.

Seasoned travelers' go-tos while stuck at an airport include shopping strategically, riding the airport train, visiting the chapel — and leaving.

By Sharon WatersJune 16, 2022

In Barre, Vt., granite is a way of life — and beyond

The self-proclaimed "granite center of the world," Barre, Vt., is known for producing tombstones.

By Walter NicklinJune 16, 2022

Seward, Alaska, known for its glaciers, also features top-notch hikes

Seward, a seaside outpost south of Anchorage, boasts a multitude of breathtaking hikes.

By Nevin MartellJune 16, 2022

Florence, Ala., offers Nashville’s soul and flavor, without the hassle

Years after musical icons found Florence and nearby towns, travelers still find the Shoals a worthy alternative to Nashville.

By Larry Bleiberg June 15, 2022