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Guide Sandra Goos with a visitor to the Valse Kunst Museum.

True or ‘Valse’? Eccentric art museum features genuine fakes.

The museum’s founders hatched the idea of collecting and exhibiting fraudulent art after they were fleeced by an art dealer.

A lounging elephant seal.

Cruising the Antarctic peninsula amid frazils, growlers, and bergs

Two of Hurtigruten’s ships now make a few annual passenger trips from Argentina to Antarctica. We were on one, along with two hundred other outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts, mostly from Europe.

F. Earl Christy, design for a poster for the White Star Line and Moet & Chandon, about 1912.

Opulence and elegance on the high seas

The Peabody Essex Museum revisits the golden era of cruising with its new exhibit “Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed and Style.”

Colt State Park offers views of Narragansett Bay.

Only have a day in Bristol? Here are two worthwhile stops.

Colt State Park and Linden Place Mansion are two attractions steeped in the town’s history.

A reminder of Tiverton’s farming heritage in Pardon Gray Preserve.

The quiet artistry of Tiverton, R.I.

A bridge away from storied Newport, R.I. — and from the maddening crowds — the historic farming town of Tiverton is an overlooked coastal gem.

Travel Troubleshooter: I’m still waiting for a refund from

When Mike Foley cancels his resort reservation, promises him a refund. But more than a year later, his $1,400 is still missing.

Performers at the PVDFest.

Here, there, and everywhere

If you’ve ever wanted to see live a chainsaw-carving demonstration, now’s your chance.

Try a log lean-to at Smugglers’ Notch State Park for nature on a budget.


Six classic New England getaways — for splurgers and savers

We’ve put together a hit list of primo fall foliage destinations, plus some delightful places to stay on both spectrums of the budget.

Nantucket’s Brant Point Lighthouse.

Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard: What’s your island style?

The islands have their own distinct vibes. If you’re not a regular, however, how do decide which is best for you? Here is a short quiz to help you decide.

Fireworks kick off the start of La Crema, the last night of Las Fallas, in Valencia.

Las Fallas — the fiesta that sounds like a war zone

It’s the last night of Las Fallas, and all over Valencia, sculptors set fire to their own creations to mark the end of an eight-day round-the-clock party.

The village of Graignamanagh in County Kilkenny.

Bump in the road: When your Airbnb host not only gives you a lift, but lifts your spirits

We met Gitta and John roughly 48 hours ago, and then they shuttled us around County Kilkenny on our own schedule as if we were old friends visiting from out of town.

The VIP Lounge with DeeDee Trotter

Three-time Olympian DeeDee Trotter is bringing her winning attitude to the city for a free public workout on Boston Common on May 18 as part of the US leg of her worldwide speaking tour. We caught up with her to talk all things travel.

Passengers aboard the Conway Scenic Railroad.

Here, There, and Everywhere

Don’t have any plans for mom today? Shhh. We won’t tell.

Travel Troubleshooter: Alitalia promised to cover my lost luggage, but the check never arrived

After John Nealon’s bags go missing, Alitalia sends him shopping. Why won’t it cover the bill?

Motif No. 1 Day Festival celebrates a classic

Originally built in the 19th century as a fishing shack on Bradley Wharf, as the shack began to dilapidate, it also became a picturesque natural subject for artists to paint

Hidden Garden Steps

The Tip: San Francisco’s mosaic steps

A stairway is usually a means to a destination, but in two San Francisco neighborhoods, the stairway is the destination.

J. & E. Riggin schoonersails out of Rockland, Maine.

Splurge-worthy Mother’s Day destinations. Come on, you know she earned it

Take your mom away for Mother’s Day.

Spirit Airlines’ longstanding poor record on flight cancellations and a simmering standoff with pilots came to a head Monday, and left passengers brawling.

Stranded passengers’ melee at Spirit Airlines should be no surprise

A longstanding poor record on flight cancellations and a simmering standoff with pilots came to a head Monday, and left passengers brawling.

Camden Hills State Park offers spectacular views of Camden, Penobscot, and the surrounding islands.


Battle of the ‘happiest seaside towns’ in New England

Camden, Maine, and Orleans were named to the list of top happiest seaside towns. But which one is happier?

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Technically, Delta wasn’t wrong. But it sure made mistakes.

Employees followed protocol when they asked the family to give up a seat that Brian Schear insisted was paid for and belonged to him.

A view of the Harmony from the 16th deck.

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Sometimes, at least with cruise ships, size does matter

Royal Caribbean’s new Harmony of the Seas ship is taller than Mount Rushmore and has more neighborhoods than New York City has boroughs.


Check in: Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa

From this breezy perch, life is pretty much perfect.

Here, There, and Everywhere

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about growing, harvesting, and processing these tasty bivalves, here’s your chance.

Travel Troubleshooter: Companion-ticket offers aren’t always such a great deal

A promotional code for a $150 companion ticket on Virgin America is unusable because of the airline’s blackout dates.

The VIP Lounge with Pedro Martinez

We caught up with Pedro Martinez to talk about all things travel.

I move in a month. But first, I tackle my Boston bucket list

When you are moving away from Boston in a month and realize there is so much you have yet to do, where do you start?

A chourico and fries sub sandwich at Nick’s Coney Island Hot Dogs.

Fork in the road: Rich sandwich tradition gives Fall River diners a lot to hold onto

In Fall River, handheld cuisine has a distinctive character.

Want to walk a boardwalk without a crowd? You’ll have to trek north, but it’s worth it

Rigolet, Labrador in the northerly part of Newfoundland is quite the boardwalk experience.

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Spirit Airlines is like being on the Orange Line, only less legroom

Travel writer Christopher Muther took a trip on the discount airline, and discovered that it’s not quite as cheap as it seems, but it is just as cramped.

Cruising is becoming a popular choice among millennials for vacation.

What do millennial travelers want in a vacation?

It turns out millenials take more vacations than older generations, like cruises, and aren’t opposed to using travel agents to plan their adventures.

Chocolate walnut fudge from The Mill Fudge Factory in Bristol, N.H.

Fudge shops in New England you won’t want to miss

It’s the perfect sweet treat. Just one little square of penuche or chocolate goes a long way to satisfy a whim.

The VIP Lounge with JoJo

We caught up with singer-songwriter JoJo, born Joanna Levesque, to talk about all things travel.

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The Travel Troubleshooter: Why won’t Air Canada let me fly home?

After Reena Roshgadol’s daughter gets injured, she has to change her flight schedule. But then she finds out the airline might cancel her return ticket. Can she fix that without spending a lot of money on change fees?

Le Smoking BBQ truck at the Montreal Poutinefest.

Montreal Poutinefest celebrates ‘fries with that’

As the name suggests, it is a gathering of the tribes — or the food trucks, in most cases — to celebrate the aesthetic and gastronomic possibilities of spuds, gravy, and cheese.

Aux Anciens Canadiens.

A food lover’s tour of Quebec City

In Quebec City, young chefs are changing the food scene.

Here, there, and everywhere

Hand over your cellphone or tablet when you check in to the Element Boston Seaport and you can earn a free night’s stay — good for a future trip — if you make it 24 hours without retrieving your device.

The Menuett movement pavilion in the Toronto Music Garden, with the city’s signature CN Tower looming in the distance.

Toronto Music Garden embodies harmony on the lake

One of the quiet gems of the city park system, the Toronto Music Garden was originally proposed by cellist Yo-Yo Ma for Boston.

Everything you positively need to know to have fun in Montreal

Here’s Christopher Muther’s semi-complete, and somewhat random list of must-see, must-do, and must-eat suggestions.

Cyclists on a section of the Island Line Trail along Vermont’s Lake Champlain.

Happy (bicycle) trails to you

In honor of the bicycle’s birthday, here’s a look at some of the best bike trails in the United States, including two rail trials you’ll find here in New England.

AdventureWomen excursions have taken travelers whale watching off Mexico’s Baja Peninsula.

Meet the adventurous woman at the helm of AdventureWomen

Judi Wineland launched and operated Overseas Adventure Travel from a tiny “converted bathroom” office in Cambridge in 1978. Recently, her focus has shifted to women-only travels, leading she and her daughters, Nicole and Erica, to acquire AdventureWomen.

Stress levels for airline passengers begin to rise at the security checkpoints.


Despite United’s apology and settlement, don’t expect air travel to get any smoother

As the number of people flying reaches record levels this year, stress among passengers and airline staff will only get worse.

Karen MacDonald and husband, David Remedios, at Prague Castle.

The VIP Lounge with Karen MacDonald

We caught up with Karen MacDonald, a founding member of American Repertory Theatre, to talk about all things travel.

Here, there, and everywhere: Seaside camping in Kennebunkport

Seaside camping just got a retro-chic upgrade at Sandy Pines Campground in Kennebunkport.

Church Street Marketplace in Burlington.

5 ways to explore Burlington, Vt.

In Burlington, even when it seems like nothing’s happening, something’s happening.

Air Aroma crafted The William Vale hotel’s special scent.

Hotels work with aroma experts to draw customers in by the nose

Yotels all over the world will smell of juicy berries and Ozone; Westin hotels will always smell of woody cedar and white tea. The idea being that brand identity translates to brand loyalty through scent recognition.

Rococo Artisan Ice Cream

When are some of the area’s best clam shacks and ice cream stands opening?

Here is the skinny on some clam shacks, ice cream shops, and more.