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Lawsuit alleges Motel 6 discriminated against Latino customers

PHOENIX – A civil rights group sued Motel 6 on Tuesday, alleging it discriminated against some Latino customers at two locations in Phoenix by giving their whereabouts and personal information to...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Indoor velodrome expected to draw cyclists to Detroit

DETROIT – An indoor cycling track in Detroit is expected to draw bike riders from other cold-weather states and across the U.S. while giving inner-city youth the opportunity to participate for free...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Discovery shows pirates liked treasure – and books

RALEIGH, N.C. – Dead men tell no tales, but there’s new evidence that somebody aboard the pirate Blackbeard’s flagship harbored books among the booty. In an unusual find, researchers have...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Globe-trotter’s test: 7 marathons, 7 days, 7 continents

BOSTON – She’s already run around the planet in world-record time. So what does Becca Pizzi do for an encore? Rinse and repeat. The Massachusetts marathoner, who won the 2016 World Marathon...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

National Park Service photographer captures history in detail

Jarob Ortiz stood on a rocky mound and waited. He watched the sky for a break in the clouds and the ground for shadowy patterns. Then, a shazam! of light burst through, illuminating the campfire...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Grand Teton’s 2017 visitation marks busiest on record

JACKSON, Wyo. – Grand Teton National Park recorded its busiest year in 2017 – the fourth consecutive year of record attendance. According to the National Park Service, the western Wyoming park had...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

U.S. travel industry launches plan to reverse tourism decline

NEW YORK – Travel industry representatives sounded an alarm Tuesday over declines in international tourism to the U.S. and announced plans to reverse the trend. Organizers of the new Visit U.S....

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Colorado skier numbers down amid warm, dry winter

ASPEN – Early season visits to Colorado ski resorts are down between 11 and 13 percent compared with last year because of low snow conditions, operators reported. Colorado Ski Country USA, which...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Start planning your 2018 vacation now: Here are the best times to book flights

Congratulations, you survived another year of holiday travel. However, before you settle into your leather sectional and refuse to lift your “Complete Purchase” finger for another 316 days, you...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Scientists seek U.S. backcountry skiers to measure snowpack

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – America’s space agency wants you to head for the mountains with a smartphone and a measuring stick. NASA’s earth science arm is funding research that recruits citizen scientists...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Castles made of ice: Colorful festival in China is world’s largest

HARBIN, China – Ice sculptures of Moscow’s Red Square and Bangkok’s Temple of the Emerald Buddha are among landmarks featured in the world’s largest ice festival. The Harbin International Ice and...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Experts tackle travelers’ questions

The Washington Post’s Travel section writers and editors recently discussed stories, questions, gripes and more. Here are edited excerpts: Q: Are traveler’s checks a thing of the past? I’m about...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel