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Skiers at the Aspen Highlands in Colorado during a ski mountaineering race.

The hottest new way to ski resorts: Uphill skiing and snowboarding

At least 38 New England ski areas allow uphilling, also known as alpine touring or skinning, while California, Colorado, and Utah have become hotbeds for skinning up resorts out west.

Some options for activities on the Cape in the winter include the Cape Codder Resort’s water park.

Why the Cape in the winter is absolutely perfect

It is quiet, and then some. And many Cape Codders wouldn’t have it any other way.

There are no jeeps on this Zambia safari — just feet

Perfumed with DEET, I tried hard not to think about the plan for the day: Tracking lions on foot in the wild.

A skier takes on Tuckerman Ravine on Mt. Washington.

Deep powder, steep slopes tempt backcountry skiers in New Hampshire’s Presidential Range

Backcountry skiing is a burgeoning pursuit, enticing thousands per year away from the crowded slopes of established ski resorts.

The best fireplaces in Boston hotels

There’s something special about a hotel room with a fireplace.

Sint Andrieshofje is one of the oldest hidden courtyards in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam’s hidden gems: The inner courtyards

Hiding in plain sight are the capital city’s hofjes — inner courtyards both sheltered from the world and inhabiting a world of their own.

Mario Cantone in Bolinas, Calif.

The VIP Lounge with Mario Cantone

We caught up with Mario Cantone, a 1982 graduate of Emerson College, to talk about all things travel.

Here, there, and everywhere

Get your kids away from their screens and into the outdoors with lunch-tray races and biking adventures.

travel troubleshooter | Christopher Elliott

WOW air, where’s my $92 refund?

Colleen Lamont’s flight from Scotland to Iceland is delayed, making her miss her connecting flight back home. When her airline rebooks her, it’s on a different airline — and to a different return airport than the one she originally booked. Does it owe her anything for the inconvenience?

Hollywood Beach.

Lovely Fort Lauderdale has just the right amount of lively

Fort Lauderdale has long since bid farewell to the collegiate debauchery that reached its pinnacle in the ’80s, making it an excellent place for millennials, families, and snowbirds alike.

You are less likely to get lost on board a smaller cruise ship, and you can visit ports of call that cannot accommodate big ships.

Should you choose a boutique cruise?

For many folks, the idea of vacationing on a “floating city,” with thousands of strangers, midnight buffets, and forced fun, sounds awful. Ah, but there’s another option: What we call the “boutique” cruise.

Lisa Hughes and Michael Casey with their children, Riley and Dylan.

The VIP Lounge with Lisa Hughes

We caught up with newscaster Lisa Hughes to talk about all things travel.

Reykjadalur hot spring in Hveragerdi.

Beer and beauty in Iceland

Iceland offers stunning vistas, waterfalls and geothermal pools, and a vibrant bar and restaurant scene that often doesn’t start cranking till after midnight.

Bok Tower, open since 1929, is well known for its lush gardens and 60-bell carillon atop a 205-foot beautifully constructed structure.

What’s new at Bok Tower? Ask the kids

Bok Tower in Florida is well known for its lush gardens and 60-bell carillon atop a 205-foot beautifully constructed structure.

In Providence, I’m a kid again

If you’re looking for a mini getaway during February vacation, consider a trip to Providence.

A prudish Snow aunt has huge tattoos peeking out from under her sleeve.

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P-town B&B elevates the put-on to an art form

At first glance, Eben House in Provincetown may come off as stuffy — but take a closer look.

Travel Troubleshooter: My flight was canceled and I had to pay extra to travel

His flight is canceled, his airline refuses to rebook him on the next available flight, and he’s forced to buy a new ticket. Is he entitled to a refund?

Here, there, and everywhere

Here, there, and everywhere.

From swearing off cruises to swearing by them

Christopher Muther once scoffed at cruises. Then he went on one.

A bald eagle near the Merrimack River in Newburyport.

For bald eagles, it’s homecoming weekend

The 10th annual Mass Audubon’s Merrimack River Eagle Festival takes flight in Newburyport on Feb. 18.

Warren, R.I., is where it’s at

Providence gets all the accolades, but for my money and time, I’d head to this tiny town of 10,000 on the East Bay that attracts artists and artisans and their supporters.

Green Springs Bistro’s gumbo.

Safety Harbor, Fla., a haven for foodies

There are many good reasons to visit this picturesque city of 17,000 on the west shore of Tampa Bay, but the best reason to visit may be the inordinate number of fabulous restaurants.

One of many small creative gardens in Historic Kenwood.

Florida bungalows the stars in Historic Kenwood

The distinctive Kenwood district of St. Petersburg has one of the highest concentrations of 1920s-era American Craftsman bungalows.

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How’s this for a sweetheart deal?

Whether you’re looking to paint the town red or just stay in bed, we’ve found some hot spots and sweet deals for Valentine’s Day in New England.

Oceans Edge is the largest hotel and marina complex in the Keys.

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A Key escape with a different point of view

Ocean’s Edge is a new hotel and Marina in the Florida Keys located on Stock Island.

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The Tip: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Homestead

Way off the beaten path in the marshlands between Ocala and Gainesville is the frozen-in-time homestead of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, who won the 1939 Pulitzer Prize for “The Yearling.”

The Astor Hotel’s poolside terrace.

Cold and hungry? Miami’s dining scene is sizzling.

With all the new restaurants debuting in Miami this winter, foodies are sure to find something to please their palettes.

The VIP Lounge | Dana Delany

The VIP Lounge with Dana Delany

We caught up with actress Dana Delany to talk about all things travel.

Here, there, and everywhere

Here, there, and everywhere

A jetBlue airplane sits on the tarmac waiting for take off at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington County, Virginia, 3 miles (5 km) south of Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel SLIMDANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images

Travel Troubleshooter

I’ve been waiting for a refund since last summer

Wendy Bell has been waiting for a refund on an unused airline ticket since last summer. What’s the holdup?

A church in Slovenia, the homeland of Melania Trump. The country reported a 10 percent increase in the number of overnight stays by American tourists last year.

Slovenia may be seeing its own (Melania) Trump bump

According to figures from the country’s Statistics Bureau, the number of overnight stays in Slovenia by American tourists jumped by 10 percent in 2016.

Stroll along South Beach, which stretches from Chatham to Monomoy.

Great Valentine clichés: Beach strolls and dinner by the fire

With Valentine’s Day on the near horizon, here’s an unabashed guide to indulging in romantic clichés on Cape Cod — where deserted beaches abound and great dining rooms have welcoming fireplaces.

Cozy up to the Berkshires in winter

If you’re looking for a place to unwind and get over family jet lag (yes, it’s a thing) or detox after the holiday madness, we’d recommend the Berkshires.

Grace Wright snowshoed through the woods just off Mount Hood’s Glade Trail.

An easy vibe and plenty to do on Oregon’s Mount Hood

Rooted at 6,000 feet on the south side of Mount Hood stands Timberline Lodge, a grand structure overlooking the Cascade Mountains that’s drawn visitors since the 1930s.

Lauren Aloise, owner of Devour Spain, grew up in Sutton, Mass., and now lives in Madrid.

Touring Spain on a full and happy stomach

Lauren Aloise founded Madrid Food Tour in 2012, which now has expanded into Devour Spain, offering culinary walking tours in several Spanish cities.

Broadway actor Randy Harrison snapped this photo of himself in Japan.

The VIP Lounge with Randy Harrison

Nashua, N.H., native and Broadway performer Randy Harrison will be back in New England in the touring production of “Cabaret,” at the Boston Opera House Jan. 31-Feb. 12. We caught up with Harrison to talk about all things travel.

Art and cultural packages in Portugal include painting.

Here, there, and everywhere

Looking for a way to kindle romance and share your favorite winter sport? The Woodstock Inn & Resort brings love to the slopes with its Teach Your Honey How to Ski package.

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TripAdvisor names The Nantucket Hotel + Resort top hotel in US

The awards are based on the millions of reviews collected in a single year from travelers around the globe.

A mural in downtown Houston offers colorful inspiration.

Headed to the Super Bowl? Well, Houston’s got game.

Can the sights and sounds of Houston offer up as much excitement as Patriots vs. Falcons? Globe travel writer Christopher Muther thinks so.

Travel Troubleshooter: Scandinavian Airlines is holding $3,480 I need to pay for my ticket

When Allen Norris Dean books an SAS ticket online, the airline places a “hold” on his funds, and then cancels his ticket. But he can’t buy another ticket unless the “hold” is released. Is there a way out?

A group of Grand Slam Tennis Tours clients on the clay courts at the Tennis Club de Paris.

Tennis tour business is a grand slam

Tennis resort director Andrew Chmura was often asked about the best ways to see Grand Slam tennis events. He decided to start a tour business to take people there himself.

The stunning Dome of Florence Cathedral is the main church of Florence.

After all these years, we’re embracing the beauty of the guided tour

Expert-led visits to places like the Vatican, the Colosseum, and the Uffizi Galleries would make them far easier to navigate. We were resigned to being tourists rather than travelers for the first time.

N.E. mountains hope to get newbies hooked

According to the National Ski Areas Association, 83 percent of first-time skiers and snowboarders never become enthusiasts. Local resorts are hoping to change that.

A Vietnamese water puppet.

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry has the world on a string

The museum’s collection consists of about 3,000 puppets from around the world, with particular strength in 20th century American puppets.

the vip lounge | with Mario Russo

The VIP Lounge with Mario Russo

We caught up with salon owner Mario Russo to talk about all things travel . . . especially Italy.

A color-shifting depiction of the Rolling Stones’ iconic logo greets visitors to “Exhibitionism.”

Stones’ memorabilia rolls into the Village

If there is any doubt about whether the Rolling Stones have contributed as much to culture, fashion, film, and design as they have to music, a visit to “Exhibitionism” will erase it.