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Proposal To Tax Online Hotel Bookings Hits Resistance From Travel Industry

The proposal by a Democratic state senator would apply Maryland's sales and use tax to hotel bookings made through online travel sites.

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Dulles Rated The Third Most Frustrating Airport In The Country

With the winter holiday close at hand, Dulles International has been singled out as the most frustrating airport in the D.C. area for travelers.

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When Is The Best Time To See The Leaves Change Color In The Shenandoah?

For those looking to see those beautiful fall colors in Virginia, peak foliage is likely coming in the next two or three weeks, depending on weather conditions.

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Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet

Faced with lingering questions about medical care for volunteers, sexual assaults and even murder, the Peace Corps is pushing to address concerns and modernize its application process.

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Travel Tech for a Great Vacation

We ask travel and tech writers to share their favorite apps, websites and devices for a great summer vacation.

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Orlando Airport Screeners Get Primer On D.C. Licenses

A reporter heading back to the District from Orlando this past weekend faced problems using his D.C. license as a form of identification — prompting the airport to have give screeners a primer.

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D.C. Tour Guide Licensing Changes

A recent U.S. Court of Appeals ruling may do away with the 108-year-old requirement that "sightseeing tour guide"s in the District be licensed. Some professional and part-time guides are sorry to see the requirement go, while others say good riddance - we hear from both sides.

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25 Things Everyone Should Experience In Virginia At Least Once

Virginia became a state on June 25, 1788. To celebrate statehood in the Old Dominion, we've compiled a "bucket list" of activities every visitor to the commonwealth should try out.

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BWI Awarded $11M In Federal Grants

As part of improvements aimed at meeting safety standards, the Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport will get a runway revamp.

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D.C. Breaks Record With 17.4M Tourists In 2013

More people came to visit the nation's capital last year than ever, with more than 17.4 million tourists standing on the left side of the escalator in 2013.