First-class cabin on Air France.

Flight attendant readies a suite on Singapore Air.

As airlines chase first-class passengers, economy gets the squeeze

An airline’s posh first-class seats, which can cost well over $10,000, generate profit and boost the bottom line. By Christopher Muther

Tanglewood: The ultimate picnic-in-the-park destination

Gina Hyams looks at the history and traditions of this unique picnic scene in her new book, “The Tanglewood Picnic: Music and Outdoor Feasts in the Berkshires.”

Old men on their sea: Experienced fishermen tell their tales on Chatham Fish Pier

Although Chatham is the biggest fishing port on the Cape, it is home primarily to family fishing operations.

The Cape Cod Central Railroad’s three dining cars date more than 70 years.

Many treats on this chew, chew train

The Cape Cod Dinner Train is a unique experience that pulls visitors into the past, evoking romantic images of how the country was built.

This 19th-century oil portrait of Jonathan Holman attributed to John Blunt, the Portsmouth, N.H.-born Boston artist, formerly known as the Borden Limner, will be offered with a $5,000-$7,000 estimate at Willis Henry’s auction of the Fertig Collection in Manchester, N.H.


Faces of Americana and an actress’s collection

The Howard and Florence Fertig Collection of folk art started in the ’50s and will be sold along with a selection of Fertig furniture.

Hike the Whites

Vote for your favorite White Mountains adventure

Voting is down to the final four. Cast your vote and see which hikes make the final cut.

Food & Travel

// Cooking lessons Catalan style

In the northeast corner of Spain, the autonomous community of Catalonia is renowned for its sophisticated cuisine that combines ingredients from the Romans, Moors, and New World.

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Waterville Valley Resort’s Chocolate Festival.

Here, there, everywhere

Your pooch can enjoy farm-to-bowl treats and a nonalcoholic Bowser Beer at the Hilton Burlington, which has launched a new Come, Sit, Stay package.


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// Chill: Shake it up

The newest gear, hottest peaks, and coolest places to warm up after a long day of chasing snowy thrills.

Globe Magazine

// Spring travel

Find your paradise two hours from Boston, plus lessons from a Disney vacation.


Viewfinder: Rebecca Nurse Homestead in Danvers

In the early 20th century, the Rebecca Nurse Homestead became a museum, and a garden party bazaar was held to celebrate.