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See seven fragile artifacts recovered from the Titanic before they retire from public display this summer.

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Polina Raygorodskaya, cofounder of transportation site Wanderu.


Keeping track of buses, trains with Polina Raygorodskaya

Raygorodskaya discussed why she switched from PR to transportation, what she does all day, and her secrets spots around the city to snag a really great meal.

When in Canada, eat: A sampler of regional cuisine

Isn’t travel a great excuse to indulge in gravy-covered french fries with cheese curds?

Travel Troubleshooter

My ‘duplicate’ reservation leaves me with a $75 fee

It takes Joanna Pierce hours to fix a duplicate reservation with Travelocity, but she’s still left with a $75 cancellation fee. Who should have to pay it?

A film festival on the inland sea in Gimli

In late July, long after the traditional ice fishing huts have been towed back to shore, Gimli Beach is overrun with hundreds of eager filmgoers.

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How premium economy became the new hot seat

I had no idea what true premium economy was until I lived it. My seat was similar to the recliner in my parent’s living room and far roomier than economy.

The VIP Lounge: Ali Fedotowsky

We caught up with the Williamstown native and reality TV alum to talk about all things travel.

Magic in varied media along a beloved Vermont river

Fourteen artists working in a variety of media make up Rock River Artists, a collective named after the river flowing through picturesque southern Vermont villages.

Uzo Aduba is performing in the play “The Maids” in London.

The VIP Lounge: Uzo Aduba

We caught up with “Orange is the New Black” actress Uzo Aduba to talk about all things travel.

Buckets of flowers at the Woodstock Farmers Market.

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This farmers’ market is a cut above

The Woodstock Farmers’ Market, an indoor, year-round market offering local produce, meat, artisanal cheese, coffee, and a friendly vibe.

The Trapp Family Resort in Stowe offers an agility training course for dogs.

Stowe: mountain town is a treat for dogs

From restaurants and inns to bike paths and outdoor trails, a doggy-welcoming vibe permeates Stowe, Vt.

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Acadia’s anniversary and Barbies galore

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Acadia National Park in Maine and check out the Barbie Expo in Montreal.


eDreams reservation more like nightmare

A passenger’s middle name was misspelled on her ticket. But that’s not all. She asked for a one-way ticket but eDreams booked a round-trip to save her money.

George Korganov hand-lettering a label on a bottle of wine.

Tbilisi wine bar is hard to find, worth the effort

A steep, cobble-stoned ascent to this up-scale neighborhood brings visitors to a little-known wine bar offering natural wines made by peasant vintners from indigenous Georgian grapes.

Khachapuri is worthy of national dish status

Khachapuri is hearty, as is most Georgian food. The pizza-like specialty comes flat and round or turnover-shaped, always with cheese.

If you go . . . Tbilisi

If you go . . . Tbilisi

Vaduz castle, a 700-year-old fortress, has been owned by the princes of Liechtenstein since 1712 and has served as the princely family’s residence since 1938.

Savoring the noble spirit, and spirits, of Liechtenstein

A three-day stay in this landlocked alpine principality will give the author barely enough time to sample Liechtenstein.

A taste of gourmet cuisine at 35,000 feet

Jet Blue landed the renowned chef of Public and Saxon + Parole to design 60 dishes for its brand-new first class service. Here’s how Brad Farmerie did it.

Airlines are making it harder than ever on domestic and international flights to avoid the middle seat based on luck alone.

Would you pay more to avoid the dreaded middle seat?

Airlines are making it harder than ever on domestic and international flights to avoid the middle seat based on luck alone.

Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge.

A launching pad for adventure into the White Mountains

On the north side of the Presidential Range, Moose Brook State Park is great for mountain biking, hiking, and wildlife viewing.

If you go . . . Liechtenstein

Where to eat and stay if you go to Liechtenstein.

Travel Troubleshooter

‘Deeply disturbed’ about lack of Expedia refund

When Robert Sykora’s flight was canceled, Expedia offered a refund — minus his insurance premium. Is he entitled to that money back?

Richard Hearns in Ballyvaughan.

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Artist draws inspiration from rich palette of dual heritage

As rich and colorful as the work of Richard Hearns is, his life story rivals his vibrant art.

From left: Ben Barge, Kevin Faria, Aaron Dorfman, and Peter Haldis search for clues in Escape the Oval Office at the Escape Lounge in Washington, D.C.

Escape rooms so much fun, you might not want out

“Escape rooms let us engage in story and adventure in a live space. People want to get away from screen-based experiences.”

The VIP Lounge: Devin McCourty

We caught up with the New England Patriots safety to talk about all things travel.

Studio Without Walls exhibition. “Sky Necklace” by Freedom Baird.

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From art in the park to the Emerald Isle

Visit Riverway Park to see sculptures that interact with the natural environment through light, sound, or movement.

A road bike dropped off by Livelo at a customer’s hotel in Sydney.


Traveling cyclists rejoice over road bike rentals

Bringing a road bike on a flight is frustrating and expensive. Luckily, cyclists now have another option.

Swan boats return to the Boston Public Garden.

10 ways to enjoy spring in Boston

We’ll celebrate the new season every chance we can. Here are some ideas for where to go to enjoy sweet springtime.

Riders wait for a bullet train at Tokyo station.

Capitalize on lower airfares to Land of the Rising Sun

Lower fares to Japan might tempt you to visit. If that’s the case, a seasoned traveler has some advice.

The cemetery at St. Peter’s Abbey in Salzburg.

Hear the magical bells of Salzburg

Many of the church bells toll every quarter hour, so hearing their peals as you walk around is really an integral part of being in Salzburg.


Fed up with uncomfortable air travel? Blame yourself.

As long as travelers keep throwing dollars at ultra-bargain carriers such as Spirit, Frontier, and Envoy Air, the sardine-like conditions will worsen.

The view of Miami Beach from the balcony at the Faena Hotel.

A look at Miami’s hottest new district, a feast for the eyes

This town-within-a-town makeover – along the once-forgotten strip of Collins Avenue – is the vision of one man.

If you go . . . Handel & Hendrix in London

If you go . . . Handel & Hendrix in London

The London flat that Jimi Hendrix lived in has been restored to what it looked like in 1968, including the acoustic guitar Hendrix played at the time.

Hanging with Hendrix in London

The third-floor Mayfair flat that Hendrix lived in has been brought back to all it’s late-’60s psychedelic glory.

A new wing of the Hotel Commonwealth overlooks Fenway Park.

Opening Day for the Fenway Park Suite

“You don’t really need to be a baseball fan to love the park,” says Adam Sperling, Hotel Commonwealth’s general manager.

Settle down amid the ambient glow of moon jellyfish at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, Conn.

Remember when you thought sleepovers were cool?

Some pretty creative places are available where kids can tuck in for the night.

Shete Boka National park, where the island of Curacao meets the sea.

Curacao offers up a paradise of plenty

Curacao has changed hands many times, and has picked up one of the most diverse set of denizens along the way.

Chef Greg Baker and his wife, Michelle Baker, owners of the restaurants the Refinery and Fodder & Shine in Tampa.


A neighborhood brought to life through its stomach

The once-blighted neighborhood of Seminole Heights in Tampa is now a nascent foodie destination.

Relax in one of the saunas.

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Carillon Miami Beach almost makes you want to work out

A look at the newly re-branded Carillon Miami Beach with an expansive, airy gym comparable to any high-end heath club, but with ocean views.

France is high on Jared Haibon’s travel wish-list.

The VIP Lounge: Jared Haibon

Despite traveling to some sweet locations, this “Bachelor” still has a crush on Walt Disney World.

A historical reenactor plays a fife in front of the canons at the historic Fort Clinch on Amelia Island.

The living is easy on Amelia Island

The Florida island, nestled in the northeastern-most corner of the state, offers yearround, low-key pleasures.

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I was promised vouchers, but my card was billed

American Airlines deducts $600 from the value of James Ertel’s ticket credit after he rebooks his flight. Why?

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From dance in the Berkshires to maps etched in glass

Hit the road to North Adams for On The Road, a one-night-only, multimedia work-in-progress.

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Virgin America flies above the rest

The carrier topped the annual Airline Quality Rating report, while Spirit ranked last.

Jan Brett draws on treasures from her travels to inspire her children’s books.

Jan Brett turns travel into books, and fills her home with treasures along the way

The children’s author’s finds don’t just spark fond memories. They inspire and enrich many of her 43 books.

Jillian Bowdring of Lexington shares a special moment during a trip to Tanzania with Thomson Family Adventures.

Traveling with teens? Here are some tips (and trip ideas) from the experts.

Travel is always a crapshoot, but the stakes are higher with teens.