Does social media make it miserable to be a flight attendant? We asked.

Passengers’ ability to complain — loudly, publicly, and instantly, thanks to social media — means on-the-job altercations have become increasingly stressful for airline staff. But there’s also a benefit to the immediate feedback.

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Colrain Arthur A. Smith Bridge

The bridges of Franklin County: Handhewn icons of transportation recall a can-do culture

Franklin County’s five remaining spans form a nice cluster that links up in a drive of slightly more than 53 miles on back roads.

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Skip the stress: Elope at these inns

There will even be photos to prove you’re hitched.

Gamble House in Pasadena, Calif., was home of Doc Brown in “Back to the Future.”

Orbitz makes it easier to visit the filming sites of favorite shows and movies

Click on a location on the interactive map or search out a movie or television show you are interested in and find everything from a recap of the show, recommendations for where to stay and eat, how to get around, and specific directions to filming locations.

The VIP Lounge | Mookie Betts

The VIP Lounge with Mookie Betts

We caught up with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts to talk about all things travel.

The author and his wife, Carol, tried out the Megabus to New York City.

A train lover takes the bus: Can’t beat the price for BOS-NYC bus, but what about the user experience?

As much as Amtrak remains the workhorse on the BOS-NYC route, claiming more riders between the two cities than all the airlines combined, travel by bus is growing.

The Bethel Sugar Shack serves soft serve vanilla ice cream topped with small dog bones for canine friends.

The Tip

Where to get an ice cream treat for your hot dog

Here’s the scoop on where to get a treat for your panting pooch, and where you’ll be begging for your own cone or sundae.

Here, there, and everywhere

From a golf ball drop for charity to a family visit to explore the geology and history of the Navajo territory while scrambling around Amangiri, a luxury resort in Canyon Point, Utah.

A view of the pool area at NYAH Hotel.

Check-in: It’s not your average Key West hotel

For one thing, it’s got a friendly price.

The Pond Path at Walden Pond State Reservation in Concord.

Take a little walk with me: DCR’s Healthy Heart Trails entice bodies into motion

The DCR has designated more than 70 Healthy Heart Trails throughout the state. They are all rated as easy to moderate and are identified by distance and type of surface. Here’s a sampling to get you started. Be sure to bring insect repellent.

Construction workers are a familiar off-season sight at resorts.

It’s offseason for a reason

In the Caribbean, the offseason is also the construction season. You don’t pay less only because it is 87 degrees instead of 82 degrees. You pay less because you are staying in the aural equivalent of a war zone.

Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington, D.C.


Here, there, and everywhere

Family-friendly D.C. travel, and a new way to see the Narragansett Bay area.

The VIP Lounge with Anthony Bourdain

We caught up with the host of CNN’s “Parts Unknown,” chef, TV personality, and author Anthony Bourdain to talk about all things travel.

A young guest helps out with the farm chores at the Inn at Valley Farms.

Traveling green in New England

Why not vow to become a more self-aware and responsible traveler? A good start: Skip the fuel guzzling and carbon dioxide spewing plane trip and vacation in New England.

Crossing off a bucket list item by crossing England by foot

The Coast-to-Coast is considered one of the 10 best long-distance hikes in the world.


Tropical luxury reigns at Palm Beach’s Brazilian Court

Opened in 1926 — making it the second oldest hotel in Palm Beach after The Breakers — The Brazilian Court is a perennial entry on Conde Nast Traveler’s gold list, Travel + Leisure’s list of world’s best hotels, a AAA four-diamond winner, and every other “best hotel” rating out there.

Lambert’s Cove Church and Parsonage

Praying for a good night’s sleep? These converted churches offer sanctuary.

In New England alone, there are at least four churches that have been converted into homes and listed on Airbnb.

Travel Troubleshooter: The airline refunded only half of my ticket — where’s the rest?

After American Airlines cancels Susan Cohen’s flight, it refunds only half her ticket. The reason? The airline claims she used the other half. Which is impossible. What now?

Oysters on the half shell from Eventide Oyster Co.

The many ways to satisfy your oyster cravings

Here are some of the best spots on the New England coast for shuckin’ delicious oysters.

Soaking in the views (and hot springs) in Banff, Lake Louise

Adding to the visual splendor at this UNESCO World Heritage Site: more than 1,000 glaciers and gem-like glacier-fed lakes at every bend.

The original 1874 Fresnel lens of Cape Elizabeth Light.

Now you can go ‘Into the Lantern’

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be inside the top of a working lighthouse, the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath would like to show you.

Anticuchos served with choclo, large kernels of Cuzco corn, at Casa Peru Fusion.

The List: Beyond fried clams on the Cape

Here are five ethnic restaurants you might be surprised to find on Cape Cod.

An 1800s illustration depicts the struggle between Dr. John Webster and Dr. George Parkman at the Harvard Medical College.

Take Detour to a tale of murder in Boston

Available for iOS and Android formats, the Detour app is free. Most tours cost $4.99 and can be used over and over, and you can sync with up to eight people at no additional charge.


When destinations come alive on the page first

Reading and travel, by nature, go together, of course. But literature that’s connected to a destination also brings it into sharper focus, literary types say.


Into the light — that special kind you can only find in Provence

The area has drawn artists and easels forever — we saw many — and when we were there in mid-June, darkness didn’t fall till after 10 p.m.

The VIP Lounge with Christine Dwyer

We caught up with Massachusetts native Christine Dwyer, who is coming to Boston to perform in “Finding Neverland,” talk about all things travel.

Authors, filmmakers crafting tours now, too

Ken Burns has helped design a new series of tours of New York. Others are working on similar projects.

Here, there, and everywhere

Be spontaneous: Stay in Boston on a whim and take advantage of the One Night app, which offers discounts on same-night stays when booked after 3 p.m.

Micah Woodcock, founder of Atlantic Holdfast Seaweed Company, harvests kelp.

Book dives into ‘Handcrafted Maine’

The gift-worthy book by Katy Kelleher highlights artists of all sorts and is lavishly illustrated with images by Portland-based photographer Greta Rybus.

Belaying pins for securing lines on a vessel at Salem Maritime National Historic Site.

Grab your mates and explore New England’s rich maritime tradition

You’ll find lighthouses, sea captains’ homes, shipbuilding centers, historic seafaring villages, trade ports, forts, wharves and more.

Living Water Surf Co. in Little Compton, R.I.

With kids, our surfing adventures take on new meaning

I’d heard about camps for children and women in Little Compton, R.I. So we found ourselves hanging outside Living Water Surf Co. on a June afternoon near the town square.

A hidden gem in Vermont, Grand Isle State Park

Perfect for a mini-getaway, but also worth a longer look.

In Prague, the quays along the River Vltava are busy.

Summer surprises amid Prague renewal

Few cities do lazy summers better than Prague.

Tip: LuggageHero lets you securely ditch your luggage on arrival or departure days

LuggageHero, which takes reservations online, connects travelers with local businesses that will hold onto their bags for hours or even days.

If you go . . . Little Compton, R.I.

In Little Compton, learning to catch waves adds adventure to an otherwise sleepy beach destination.

David Lynch is this year’s MacDowell Medal recipient.

MacDowell Colony to honor David Lynch

This year’s MacDowell Medal recipient is David Lynch, who will be on hand Aug. 13 for the colony’s annual Medal Day, which is free and open to the public.

The historic train depot in Fernandina, Fla., is a stop on the “Florida Stories” walking tour.

Tip: Discover more with Florida Stories, an app-based walking tour series

The insightful strolls, which are up to 1.5 miles long and include 10 or so significant locations, can be downloaded for free.

Here, there, and everywhere

Immerse yourself in the world of hockey in the new Bobby Orr Suite at the Ames Hotel Boston.

Travel Troubleshooter: Didn’t make connecting flight — are we owed anything?

Were Brian Maslar and his wife bumped from their Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Aruba? If so, does the airline owe them anything?

The VIP Lounge with Jackie Bradley Jr.

We caught up with Jackie Bradley Jr. to talk about all things travel.

Primera Air will launch with some fares as low as $99 from Boston nonstop to Europe.

Christopher Muther

Discount airline Primera launches with $99 fares to Europe

The Denmark and Latvia-based Primera will go up against budget carriers such as Norwegian and WOW airlines at Logan.

Life is Beautiful festival in downtown Las Vegas

Christopher Muther

A man from Malden is helping to change the face of Vegas

A once seedy section of Vegas has found new life thanks to Boston native Ryan Doherty.

Guests to Halycon Farm can stay in one, or both, of two private rooms.

At a small Brewster farm, a chance to stay where your food is grown

Staying at Halcyon Farm isn’t just about having a place to sleep, it’s about having an experience.

Wertheim am Main

Exploring the cute, cuter, and cutest parts of Germany

Thanks to the vast tourism network here, mobility options are plentiful – by car, bicycle, train, and even on foot.

The Brewster Book Store

The Cape’s independent bookstores know what you want

“We know our customers, we know the type of books they like, and we watch out for them,” one bookseller said.

The best cheesecake east of St. Olaf

Rue La Rue Café opened earlier this year and is dedicated to all things “Golden Girls.” Think of it as the promised land for those obsessed with the classic sitcom.

If you go . . . Rothenburg ob der Tauber

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