//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/14/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/Raw%20bars%20and%20crowds%20by%20Lezli%20Rowell%202013.jpg Celebrate oysters in Wellfleet

Wellfleet hosts OysterFest, a two-day festival that celebrates the local shellfishing industry.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/24/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/IMG_4680A.jpg Lake Placid Lodge has an aura

The Lake Placid Lodge is a quiet retreat and place to unplug in any season.

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Le Café des Chats is a feline fantasy turned real life labor of love for proprietor Margaux Gandelon.

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Göbekli Tepe in southeastern Turkey is thought to be the world’s oldest temple.

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Shinjuku’s Meiji Jingu Stadium overflows with fans.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/24/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/IMG_0534A.jpg At home in the clouds in Ecuador

Located on the Pacific slopes of the Andes, this area in the tropical cloud forest is a hot spot of species found nowhere else in the world.

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Why are we being charged an extra $277 for our rental car?

After returning from their Hawaiian vacation, a couple discovers a $277 charge from Avis. Can this bill be fixed?

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Beauty is revealed at The Butterfly Zoo in Tiverton, R.I.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/13/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/OldJail2.jpg In Barnstable, old haunts still thrill

Learn ethereal apparitions during a hunted, history, and ghost-hunting tour through Barnstable Village.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/08/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreiter_tauntonhospital6_met.jpg Scare yourselves silly with daytrippers in Mass.

Massachusetts has plenty of real-life purported spooky spots that are just a daytrip away — or an overnight if you dare.

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Here, there, and everywhere

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News, apps, deals, and gear from New England and beyond.

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Cool trips for thrill seekers.

US destinations

The Duke Lemur Center, in Durham, N.C., has 250 lemurs representing more than 15 species, the largest and most diverse collection outside Madagascar.

Can’t get to Madagascar? You can still see lemurs

Take a walk through the internationally-renowned Duke Lemur Center, in Durham, N.C., which has the world’s largest and most diverse collection of lemurs outside Madagascar.

Around the world

In Baku, schoolchildren visit the eternal flame on Marytrs’ Lane, a memorial to war dead.

Baku offers one gem after another

The capital of Azerbaijan boasts a mesmerizing medieval town with monuments commemorating the country’s recent martyrs.

Nonstop destinations from Boston

Pilsen is the center of the Mexican community.

The hunt for Chicago’s next hot neighborhood

A tour of three of Chicago’s emerging neighborhoods: Pilsen, Logan Square, and Andersonville, plus a look at the scene at the new Godfrey Hotel.

Cape Cod and the Islands