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.

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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?

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.

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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.

Here, There, and Everywhere

Visit Joe Dodge Lodge at Pinkham Notch and get a taste of Egypt, Iceland, Argentina, and other global destinations.

The tournament is a wonderland of snow sculptures, bonfires, and hot chocolate.

Black Ice hits White Park, and Concord scores

Black Ice Pond Hockey has become one of the key weekends of the year for New Hampshire’s capital city.

The VIP Lounge with Rob Blood

We caught up with Rob Blood, the founder and chief executive officer of Lark Hotels, to talk about all things travel.

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Volcanoes and fly fishing are red hot in Guatemala

Guatemala has grasped the curiosity of anglers and non-anglers alike. It’s a wealth of deep cultural offerings, stunning architecture, and of course, billfish.

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A grande dame prepares for the America’s Cup

The grande dame overlooking Hamilton Harbour sits prettier than ever, and poised to be the Official Host Hotel for America’s Cup 2017.

Franklin Oyster House is a hip coastal seafood joint meets Old New England feel.

Portsmouth, N.H., becomes an upscale diner’s town

This seacoast gem has metamorphosized from a neat day trip into a hip foodie “it” town.

Here, There, and Everywhere

Take advantage of a series of deals offered this winter by Cranmore Mountain Resort.

Sandra Heiler, a Massachusetts native, bought the historic Federal-style house in 2007 for $850,000.

A president on the run found sanctuary in this Md. home

President Madison and members of his cabinet took refuge in Bentley’s home, and Brookeville became known as the “Capital for a Day.”

Jazzman John Cleary at Chickie Wah Wah, one of the best spots to hear jazz.

Despite Katrina’s scars, Big Easy can still be big fun

Exploring the culture, food, and history of New Orleans more than a decade after Hurricane Katrina.

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Why won’t United Airlines compensate me for my delay?

United Airlines promises Steven Brenner 600 euro after his flight from Paris to Washington is delayed and then canceled. Why won’t it pay him?

Breakfast at Biscuits & Company.

Maine’s hot food scene spreads beyond Portland

On a recent jaunt to Maine, I was thrilled to discover a slew of fabulous restaurants up and down the coast.

Iconic posters from a time when flight and art made magic

The connection between travel and art is back in focus with the 90th anniversary of the founding of Pan Am.

Rob McClure with his wife, Maggie Lakis, in Venice.

The VIP Lounge with Rob McClure

We caught up with Broadway actor Rob McClure to talk about all things travel.

You’ll leave this ‘Star Trek’ exhibit beaming

Just as it was at the center of the bridge on the original starship USS Enterprise, Captain James T. Kirk’s command chair anchors the “Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds” exhibit.

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Weekend getaways to shake the winter blues

Shorter days, long, dark nights, and plummeting temperatures — it’s definitely time for a getaway.

This is where you should travel in 2017

Please, add “Take a proper vacation” to your list of resolutions.

The beaches and coves are a great place to cool off and enjoy the beauty of the Mediterranean.

Hot springs eternal: Finding love in Nonna’s beloved Ischia

After 20-odd years of chasing footballs, writing gigs, and cose belle, the love affair that started on the bus in Northern Italy finally led me to Ischia.

Make your voice heard

We heard from hundreds of readers who wanted to know how to leave a comment with the Department of Transportation to voice their opposition to allowing in-flight calls.

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Travel Troubleshooter: A hurricane, a canceled hotel, and a missed vacation. What a carnival!

Fennella Bruce’s trip to Miami is interrupted by a hurricane. Why won’t her hotel and the Miami Broward Carnival offer her a refund?

Prep smart before traveling abroad

Plan ahead to make your experience easier and more rewarding. For starters, learn some basic vocabulary and common phrases in the language of your destination.

Here, there, and everywhere

Meet renowned climbers and mountaineers, demo ice-climbing gear, and enjoy clinics, courses, and guided climbs during the Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest, Feb. 3-5.

Hikers trek along a trail at the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion State Historic Site in Portsmouth, N.H.

Take a hike to start 2017

Every state is joining together to sponsor America’s State Parks First Day Hikes, which started in the Blue Hills more than 20 years ago.

Frantz Durand, a guard and guide at Le Grand Cimetière, with some of the dogs that run loose in the cemetery.

The beauty and mystery of voodoo in Haiti

Haiti is in the midst of redoubling its welcome to tourists, and is doing so by capitalizing on its unique culture, including Vodou.

Borneo houses Gaya Island Resort.

Skip the snooze button: 10 good reasons to rise early at these hotels

Early morning activities are a rising trend at many resorts and hotels.

A runner braves falling snow along the Charles River in Cambridge.

Start year off on the right foot, and then keep the pace

Here are some recommended winter running routes in and around Boston.

The new Playa Largo Resort & Spa in Key Largo is an easy-going option.

Check In: Psst — a Key-easy luxury resort (with an actual beach) on Key Largo

Walk into the lobby of the new Playa Largo Resort & Spa, and they’ll immediately put a pineapple mojito into your hands.

Author Nathaniel Philbrick was the first reader at last year’s “Moby-Dick” Marathon in New Bedford.

Test your attention span at the ‘Moby-Dick’ Marathon

The New Bedford Whaling Museum will host the 21st installment of what some might call the literary equivalent of binge watching.

The VIP Lounge with James White

We caught up with New England Patriots running back James White to talk about all things travel.

Damon and Angela Corkin and their daughters, Olivia, 7, and Stella, 4.

School trip to Ecuador sparks a lifelong love, and eventually a business

Maynard-based Andean Discovery has grown into a thriving international outfit that arranges and oversees tours to Ecuador, Colombia, the Galapagos Islands, and Peru.

Here, There, and Everywhere

Taste the flavors of the world at Trade Secrets, a monthly Sunday cooking class that journeys through the Mediterranean.

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The Travel Troubleshooter: Her westbound Amtrak trip went south in a hurry

A lack of handicapped facilities on Amtrak makes Anne Evans’s journey through the American West a nightmare. Is she entitled to a refund?

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Ban voice calls on airplanes before it’s too late

Right now the only thing sitting between you and another airline passenger gabbing on their phone for hours is an arbitrary airline rule, and a prayer. Should you be scared? Yes.

Stowe Mountain Resort.

5 off-the-beaten-path locations to ring in 2017

Try greeting the new year from a mansion, mountaintop, or maybe an island.

The Travel Troubleshooter: Why am I paying an extra $600 for my hotel in Maui?

When Chris Danscuk checks in to a Days Inn in Hawaii, he’s surprised by a rate increase. Why won’t the company fix the price?

Our favorite holiday tradition: Hotel Christmas

What fun is holiday travel if that’s all we ever did during our time off? And so, a new tradition was born. Behold, Hotel Christmas.

Emily Rooney and her twin sister Martha Rooney boating on Lake George.

The VIP Lounge with Emily Rooney

We caught up with Emily Rooney, journalist and TV talk show host (“Beat the Press” on WGBH-TV), to talk about all things travel.

Here, there, and everywhere

Get a special ski pass for your fourth- or fifth-grader or get a special ice skating adventure from the Mandarin Oriental Boston.

Pond hockey rinks augment around-the-lake skating at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vt.

Holiday on ice: Skating outdoors around New England

If you catch the ice skating bug, here are some spots around New England worth seeking out for smooth gliding, flashing blades, and sprays of ice chips.

Spend some time with Santa on the old-fashioned Conway Scenic Railroad.

No school vacation plans? We’ve got you covered

No ski passes or Disney tickets? Here are some family-friendly school-vacation road trips ideas to burn off that cabin fever.

Members of the Rio Hash House Harriers, the local chapter of a global running fraternity, pose for a group shot.

Running buddies everywhere you go

International running clubs offer travelers an insight to the places that they visit unavailable from guidebooks or escorted tours.

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Great gifts for travelers

Here are a few things we’ve discovered that will delight the traveler on your holiday gift list.