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Poe museums offer unique glimpses of horror master

George Gonzalez, Special to the Washington Post
Apr 4 2014 - 8:27pm

Because of the grisly and often mysterious themes in Edgar Allan Poe's writing, his death in 1849 remains one of the most enduring mysteries in American literature. After traveling from Richmond, Va., to his home in New York, Poe, known for his short fiction and poetry, was found delirious in Baltimore wearing someone else's clothes. He was taken...

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In Virginia’s Northern Neck, a B&B with ambition

Becky Krystal
Feb 28 2014 - 3:01pm

Themed hotels aren't easy to pull off without veering into the absurd.In the case of the president-themed Kilmarnock Inn, I can only imagine what owners with less tact and taste would have included in this small-town Virginia bed-and-breakfast.

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Trending: Hotel lobbies becoming a destination

Kristin Hohenadel
Feb 21 2014 - 4:31pm

One of the key trends in hotel design in recent years has been a sharp focus on creating a hotel lobby that is a destination, not just a pass-through. If successful, such lobbies keep paying guests happily hanging out and spending money on-site while creating enough buzz to attract nonguests when occupancy is down.Hotels like the SLS chain --...

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In Houma, it’s always time to learn a little Cajun dance

Jennifer Miller
Feb 21 2014 - 4:25pm

"Are you sure we're in the right place?" I asked my husband as we drove past the shuttered storefronts and deserted sidewalks of Houma, La. We were at the tail end of a Gulf Coast road trip and had just arrived at the Terrebonne Parish seat, where we'd come for some Cajun culture.In Houma (pronounced Home-a), people still converse in a French...

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New Jersey B&B stuck in the ’80s ... the 1880s, that is

Becky Krystal
Feb 14 2014 - 2:20pm

At many bed-and-breakfasts, there's a thin lace line between historical accuracy and over-the-top frills. I'm happy to report that Leith Hall in Cape May, N.J., stays on the former side.Those with an aversion to doilies and potpourri sachets (if not communal dining -- we'll get to that later) need not fear this B&B, located an enviable half-...

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Language barriers aren’t unsurmountable

Christopher Elliott
Feb 14 2014 - 2:14pm

When Air Dolomiti canceled Stefano Alberti's recent flight from Florence to Munich because one of its planes broke down, he potentially faced what to many American travelers would be a tall obstacle: a language barrier.

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Easing up on the excess in the Big Easy

Chaney Kwak
Feb 7 2014 - 2:29pm

I was diving into my third beignet of the morning, my face smeared with grease and powdered sugar, when I decided that I couldn't go on this way. During my latest visit to New Orleans, I was eating well. Too well: deep-fried balls of crabmeat at Sylvain, a rich charcuterie plate at Cochon, a wurst covered in shrimp etouffee at Dat Dog, ham-stacked...

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NASA island packs emotional wallop

Melanie D.G. Kaplan
Jan 31 2014 - 3:00pm

In early January, on a field a couple of miles from a launchpad on Virginia's Wallops Island, I gazed eastward and listened to a countdown. The numbers descended, and then in the distance, a rocket lifted silently, gracefully, as if in slow motion. Ten seconds later, a wave of sound hit me square in the chest with such power that I felt as if a...

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Poe museums offer unique glimpses of horror master

George Gonzalez, Special to the Washington Post
Apr 4 2014 - 8:27pm

Because of the grisly and often mysterious themes in Edgar Allan Poe's writing, his death in 1849 remains one of the most enduring mysteries in American literature. After traveling from Richmond, Va., to his home in New York, Poe, known for his short fiction and poetry, was found delirious in Baltimore wearing someone else's clothes. He was taken...

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VIDEO: Layton family to hit the road for the adventure of a lifetime

Bubba Brown, Standard-Examiner staff
Oct 13 2013 - 6:23pm

LAYTON -- Wearing tan chinos and a baggy dress shirt, Roan Poulter climbed into his new 38-foot motor home, where his wife and two kids were waiting. He seated himself across from them on a couch. Together they envisioned what the next year would hold.

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GALLERY: Washington D.C. Vacation

A fighter plane in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.

Jesus Lopez Jr.
Oct 27 2013 - 4:30pm

Landmarks in and around Washington D.C.

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GALLERY: Washington D.C. Vacation

A fighter plane in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.

Jesus Lopez Jr.
Oct 27 2013 - 4:30pm

Landmarks in and around Washington D.C.

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VIDEO: Layton family to hit the road for the adventure of a lifetime

Bubba Brown, Standard-Examiner staff
Oct 13 2013 - 6:23pm

LAYTON -- Wearing tan chinos and a baggy dress shirt, Roan Poulter climbed into his new 38-foot motor home, where his wife and two kids were waiting. He seated himself across from them on a couch. Together they envisioned what the next year would hold.

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GALLERY: Portland Travel Photos June 2013

(JESUS LOPEZ JR./Standard-Examiner)
Portland Bus Stop. Public transit is convenient and reliable.

Jesus Lopez Jr.
Jun 28 2013 - 11:00am

Travel photographs of a June 2013 trip to Portland, Oregon.

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GALLERY: Reader submitted photos of summer vacations 2011

Photo taken at Panther Creek Falls near Carson, Washington. On Aug 7, 2011. We stopped by these falls on our way to the Oregon coast while on vacation. What is depicted here is a small portion of the upper stream leading to the Panther Creek Falls, which are some of the most beautiful falls I have ever seen.  Dustin Law is there patiently waiting for me (his dad, Scott Law) while I photograph these gorgeous water falls. (Submitted by: Scott Law of West Point)

Contributed photos
Sep 19 2011 - 9:33am

Reader submitted photos about summer vacations taken this year.

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GALLERY: Utah holds many beautiful secrets

ZipRider at Park City Mountain Resort. (Contributed by Dan Cambell Photography)

Contributed
Jul 1 2011 - 11:45am

See photos of various points of interest around Utah.

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GALLERY: Travel: Germany

Schloss Neuschwanstein, the castle that inspired Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty castle

Standard-Examiner staff, TORI E. BRIGHT
Nov 12 2010 - 6:18pm

See some of Tori Bright's photos from her school experience in Ogden's sister city, Hof, Germany, and surrounding areas.

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GALLERY: TX.er Lynette Randall shares her Hawaii photos

Samoan performer at the Polynesian Cultural Center.

Lynette Randall, TX. correspondent
Sep 17 2010 - 4:25pm

Oahu was the summer travel destination for TX.er Lynette Randall, of Clearfield High School, and her family. From the beach to the Polynesian Cultural Center, here are some photographic memories of her trip to Hawaii.

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GALLERY: Union Pacific Train Ride, June 14, 2010

Matthew Hatfield
Jun 14 2010 - 8:28pm

See pictures of the Union Pacific passenger train excursion trip from Brigham City to Honeyville on Monday. The excursion is part of Operation Lifesaver, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending accidents along railroad right of ways and highway crossings.

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