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The Taktsang Palphug Monastery in Himalaya, Tibet.

Spiritual tourism has travelers asking the big questions

Travel companies report that the number of people taking “faith-based” vacations is up as much as 164 percent in the last five years. By Jon Marcus

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/16/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Viewfinder_Billings.jpg Viewfinder: Baby Animal Day

For most visitors, the best part of Baby Animal Day, a special event at the Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock, Vt., is, obviously, the baby animals.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/08/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/DOORMEN.jpg The Watergate Hotel finds new elegance

“Mad Men” costume designer Janie Bryant gives the staff at the revamped Watergate Hotel a stylish new look.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/24/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/rawleysforkgraphic1a.jpg At Rawley’s, a hot dog is the star of the show

Walk in the door of the humble hot dog shack and practically the first thing you’ll see is a sign announcing “Rawley’s — A Martha Stewart Favorite.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/08/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Pan_Am_CF105706.jpg When airlines used art as their calling card

An exhaustive new tome compiles the beautiful illustrations that once served as travel posters.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/21/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/mission.jpeg The bay you may not know about

San Francisco south offers unique sites brim with history.

travel troubleshooter

Dear Hotels.com, when were you planning to tell me I needed a visa?

When Jane Torres books a hotel “near” Hong Kong International Airport, Hotels.com omits a key detail. She also needs a visa. Now what?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/20/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/P2020579.jpg Bellows Falls, Vt., worth a visit and a listen

Thanks to its energy and creativity, Bellows Falls now offers rich rewards to those who choose to stop and stay a while.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/20/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/ShavedAsparagus_DuoRestaurant.jpg Three new Vermont restaurants worth drooling over

Get to Vermont soon to try out these new restaurants, in Brattleboro, Stowe, and Winooski.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/30/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Calvin%20Cooldge%20c-146629.jpg Vermont keeps its secrets in plain sight

The St. Albans museum exhibit that commemorates the only Civil War battle in New England is only one of many unexpected landmarks.

Antiques & Collectibles

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/22/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/136_1A.jpg An auction descended from eras under sail

A model of the whaling ship Sunbeam is a highlight of Boston Harbor Auctions’ sale of ship models and nautical antiques.

News, apps, deals, and gear

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/20/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Advance/Images/siliPhone6WaterA.jpg Connecticut green acres deluxe, travelproof your tech, and more

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


special section

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/08/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/chill.jpg 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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/24/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/COVER_GS0934731_Nicole-1858-k9uC--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg Spring travel

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


How to design a family cruise

It’s more popular than ever for extended families to travel together, and a cruise vacation accommodates clans of all ages and interests.