Travel Dispatch: Harlem’s French Renaissance, 36 Hours in Baltimore and More

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Chéri is on a handsome stretch of Malcolm X Boulevard, between West 121st and West 122nd Street. The owner operated a restaurant in Paris for 20 years before moving to New York.

Chéri is on a handsome stretch of Malcolm X Boulevard, between West 121st and West 122nd Street. The owner operated a restaurant in Paris for 20 years before moving to New York. Tony Cenicola/The New York Times
By JOEL DREYFUSS
A small Francophile community, lured by Harlem’s sense of community and storied history, has sprung up, and along with it have come French restaurants.
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When airlines reinvented themselves, some services, like checked bags and meals, became pay-per-use options.

When airlines reinvented themselves, some services, like checked bags and meals, became pay-per-use options. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images
Update
By ELAINE GLUSAC
How the airline industry and passengers came to find themselves navigating unfriendly skies.
Destinations
Pilgrims at the mountaintop basilica that holds the shrine of Our Lady of the Cabeza in the Spanish province of Jaén. Held in April, it is considered the oldest romería — or religious pilgrimage — in Spain.
Personal Journeys

In Southern Spain, a Pilgrimage (and a Party Too)

By NICK MADIGAN

Every April, thousands join a trek to a mountaintop shrine in the province of Jaén. It’s also an occasion for pageantry, parades and dancing.

Vagabond Restaurant and Bar.
Surfacing

Five Places to Go in Miami

By SHIVANI VORA

The buzz is about the revival of the MiMo Historic District, which is filling up with stylish shops, restaurants, bars and boutique hotels.

George Washington's office and sleeping quarters, on view at the new Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.
Update

In Philadelphia, the American Revolution Gets a Museum

By JON HURDLE

The Museum of the American Revolution, opening on April 19, features artifacts, digital recreations and a historic tent (Washington slept here).

David Salle at Mark Arts, formerly known as the Wichita Art Association, where he first learned to paint.

Going Home With the Artist David Salle

By DAVID SALLE

The painter and writer returns to Wichita for the first time in years to rediscover his prairie roots.

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Escapes
By NELL MCSHANE WULFHART
Charm City has raised the charm quotient, with hip cocktail bars, coffeehouses and a quirky historic appeal.
Travel News and Tips
Sally Agaton, a worker in the hospitality industry, was a victim of human trafficking.
Update

New Report Details Exploitation of Hotel Industry Workers

By KAREN SCHWARTZ

A study by the nonprofit organization Polaris, based on calls to hotlines, could be used to combat human trafficking.

United Airlines planes at San Francisco International Airport. Oscar Munoz, United's chief executive, offered an apology and pledged to review the airline's policies two days after a passenger was violently ejected from an overbooked flight.
State of the Art

How Technology Has Failed to Improve Your Airline Experience

By FARHAD MANJOO

Silicon Valley prides itself on its capacity to upend entrenched industries. But airlines have eluded tech disruption.

Travel Tips

How to Save Money on an Italian Vacation

By SHIVANI VORA

Skip the peak season, consider regions that aren’t in the spotlight, and eat like a local. (Trattorias recommended.)

Quiz

Fliers, Do You Know Your Rights?

By JUSTIN SABLICH

Take this quiz to see if you’re ready the next time an airline asks you to give up your seat, bumps you or subjects you to a long delay.

The Rachel Carson Bridge in Pittsburgh, illuminated at night. There are over 440 bridges in the city, at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers.

Jeff Swensen for The New York Times
Frugal Traveler
By LUCAS PETERSON
The city has transformed itself into a vibrant cultural and artistic hub, though traces of its Rust Belt roots remain.

Clockwise from top left: Oprah Winfrey is scheduled to take her book club and more aboard the Holland America Line on a trip to Alaska in July; Melissa Etheridge will perform in Havana in June as part of a musical fantasy camp series in Cuba; Christian Vande Velde will lead a cycling camp in Aspen, Colo., in September; fans can sail away with the chef Jacques Pépin in June.

Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2016 Essence Festival; Rick Diamond, via Getty Images for Skyville; Steve Goff; Oceania Cruises
The Getaway
By ELAINE GLUSAC
There is a growing category of trips where you can mingle with stars and unleash your inner fan.

Must-haves on Bill Nye's travel checklist include a scarf, cap, bow ties, gaffer tape, dongles and a Lamy fountain pen.

Robert Wright for The New York Times
Carry-On
By NELL MCSHANE WULFHART
The star of the new series “Bill Nye Saves the World” always takes gaffer tape, a fountain pen, bow ties and a checklist so he doesn’t forget them.

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By THE NEW YORK TIMES
There are thousands of getaways to explore this year. Here are some ideas to get you started.

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Bar, Ktery Neexistuje, or the Bar Which Doesn't Exist, is on a narrow street northeast of the main square in Brno. Rare bottles fill shelves that reach to the ceiling.

Bar, Ktery Neexistuje, or the Bar Which Doesn’t Exist, is on a narrow street northeast of the main square in Brno. Rare bottles fill shelves that reach to the ceiling. Milan Bures for The New York Times
Pursuits
By EVAN RAIL
A whirlwind tour of the drinks scene in the Czech Republic’s second city.
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