Here, There, and Everywhere

Equestrian show, Cape Cod photo walk, and more


Cross a world-class equestrian show with an outdoor gala, add musical and choreographed events, and you get The Jumper Classic, New England’s only International Show Jumping competition. At the Silver Oak Equestrian Center in Hampton Falls, N.H., Aug. 8-12, top international horse and rider combinations will compete in three rings on the 80-acre show grounds. New this year: “Behind the Mask Friesian Theatrical Troupe” takes to the field on Sunday with a high-energy choreographed presentation featuring all-black Friesian horses. Wed-Fri free, Sat adult $20, children over age 10 $10; Sun adult $25, over age 6 $15. 978-283-7708, 


Calling all shutterbugs: The Cape Cod Art Association, in conjunction with the Photography Center of Cape Cod, offers a series of photo walks this summer in the Hyannis Cultural District. A photographer leads the group. Participants should bring a digital camera (or even cellphone camera) and their enthusiasm. Choice images from the walk will be showcased on the art association website. Offered every Wednesday in August at 9 a.m. Similar walks are available in Sandwich, Harwich, and Provincetown. Adults $20, children under age 12 $5 if accompanied by participating adult. Reservations: 508-362-2909,


Hotel Commonwealth

A soaring home run’s distance from Fenway Park, Hotel Commonwealth celebrates that venerable stadium’s birthday with two Fenway Park 100th Anniversary Packages. The basic package includes a superior deluxe room with direct views of the park, two tickets to the Official Fenway Park Tour, and a welcome basket filled with baseball cards and sweets, including — what else?— Baby Ruth candy bars ($339-$479 a night). The luxury package features the Baseball Suite, two rooms chock-full of memorabilia and baseball-inspired art. (The suite’s first guest was Red Sox legend Johnny Pesky.) In addition to the tour and welcome basket, guests receive the Fenway Park 100th Anniversary Official Definitive Coffee Table Book ($599-$769 a night). Both packages run through this season. 617-933-5000, 



Sample Cape Breton’s finest ingredients from land and sea at Right Some Good, Canada’s newest foodie adventure in Nova Scotia, Aug. 18-26. Each night, one of 10 internationally renowned master chefs teams with a local chef to create one-of-a-kind menus staged in pop-up dining locations around the island. Dine on a museum’s rooftop, inside the 18th-century Fortress of Louisbourg, or next to the 12th-hole bunker at Cabot Links in Inverness. Every event is paired with entertainment and local wines, from $84. On Aug. 25 Chef Jose Duarte of Taranta (in Boston’s North End) prepares Dinner Under the Stars, a four-course meal served in the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck. 902-625-2591, rightsome


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Accelerated City is a new three-hour “walking seminar” highlighting the extreme contrasts of Shanghai. Offered by Context, a scholar-led tours company, visitors stroll from the alleys and markets of old Shanghai to the financial district of Pudong while learning the story of China’s awakening since Deng Xiaoping to its double-digit growth in recent years. After visiting the newly revitalized Old Docks area and a ferry ride across the Hangpu River, the walk concludes with cocktails on the 91st floor of Shanghai’s tallest building. Group walks $86, private tours $385. 800-691-6036, 


NextGreatPlace has launched its new vacation matchmaking service that combines the support of a travel agent with a sophisticated online search and booking experience. The website features a global portfolio of destinations including Anguilla, Maui, Stowe, Vt., and more. For a $500 flat annual fee, NextGreatPlace will plan and orchestrate an unlimited number of vacations for its members within an exclusive, ever-expanding collection of properties and experiences. The company’s travel planners oversee all aspects of trip research and planning. 888-800-8850, 


The recently launched Pocket app is a must-have for travelers, especially if you don’t have Internet access on your trip. Pocket (formerly Read It Later) allows users to save their Web content to view later, such as on a plane, the beach, or a cruise ship. Once saved to Pocket, the list of content is visible on any device, such as phones, tablets, or computers, and is free for iPhone, iPad, iTouch, Android, and Kindle Fire. You can research and save online travel guides, maps, restaurant recommendations, images from places you want to visit, and more. Pocket is integrated in more than 300 leading apps — including Flipboard, Twitter, Zite, and Pulse — allowing users to save content with

a single tap.