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Ogunquit Beach in Ogunquit, Maine.

Two New England beaches among TripAdvisor’s best in US

TripAdvisor has named Race Point Beach in Provincetown and Ogunquit Beach as two of the best in the country.


Pressed for time but ready for anything, travelers opt for ‘microadventures’

Some microadventures may seem extreme, not for the activities they promise, but for their very, very short durations.

Members of the Wright clan gathered for a multi-generational ski vacation in

A vacation for the ages

We’re not alone in seeking multigenerational travel experiences. In fact, in a recent survey by Virtuoso, a leading international network of luxury travel agencies, multigenerational travel was the number one top travel trend for 2016.

The Himalayan Salt Cave at the Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center

Need to beat the winter blues? Hole up in a salt cave.

Salt caves are believed to help with many ailments and illnesses, from chronic conditions like cystic fibrosis to the common cold and allergies to skin ailments like psoriasis and eczema.

The author used a floating bike to get around the Tampa riverfront.

Tampa’s riverfront is its new star

Downtown started springing to life a few years ago, thanks to several new retail and residential developments. Then last year, its slow-moving 2.4-mile Riverwalk project was completed, finally giving the river its full due.

Pauline Frommer’s recent trip to Paris was very different.

The VIP Lounge with Pauline Frommer

We caught up with Pauline Frommer, editorial director of the popular Frommer Travel Guides and, at the Boston Globe Travel Show to talk about all things travel.

An arched wall marks where the building was enlarged in 1897 for the addition of the five-story Allis steam engine.

Let your appreciation flow at the Waterworks Museum

If you ever wondered where the water comes from, and how it gets into your home, the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum at 2450 Beacon St. has the answers.

Mary C. Wyatt in her AAA office.

Q & A with Mary C. Wyatt, editor of AAA travel publications

For Taunton native Mary C. Wyatt, serving as executive editor of the publication for AAA Northeast, a northeastern club of the national American Automobile Association, could not be a more perfect fit.

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Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus may be closing after 146 years, but the circus is alive and well at the New England Center for Circus Arts.

Fort Lauderdale ads send inclusive message

The campaign’s ads, which launced in January, include three transgender models, making Greater Fort Lauderdale among the first destinations to use transgender models as part of its mainstream advertising.

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My dream trip ended early when my London flight was canceled

When Leslie Hammond’s flight to London is canceled, she calls off her vacation. Why won’t American Airlines refund her ticket?

American Airlines was one of two carriers to introduce a new, sub-economy class this week.

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The airlines call it basic economy. Misery class is more accurate.

Features of the new category include no overhead bin space, no choice of seat, no upgrades, and you board after everyone else has boarded. Even pets.

The author and her husband enjoy the quiet of a weekday ski getaway.

The many rewards of occasionally playing hooky

A good deal on a hotel and lift tickets is just one of the many reasons to book a weekday getaway. Love is another.

Skiers at the Aspen Highlands in Colorado during a ski mountaineering race.

The hottest new way to ski resorts: Uphill skiing and snowboarding

At least 38 New England ski areas allow uphilling, also known as alpine touring or skinning, while California, Colorado, and Utah have become hotbeds for skinning up resorts out west.

Some options for activities on the Cape in the winter include the Cape Codder Resort’s water park.

Why the Cape in the winter is absolutely perfect

It is quiet, and then some. And many Cape Codders wouldn’t have it any other way.

There are no jeeps on this Zambia safari — just feet

Perfumed with DEET, I tried hard not to think about the plan for the day: Tracking lions on foot in the wild.

A skier takes on Tuckerman Ravine on Mt. Washington.

Deep powder, steep slopes tempt backcountry skiers in New Hampshire’s Presidential Range

Backcountry skiing is a burgeoning pursuit, enticing thousands per year away from the crowded slopes of established ski resorts.

The best fireplaces in Boston hotels

There’s something special about a hotel room with a fireplace.

Sint Andrieshofje is one of the oldest hidden courtyards in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam’s hidden gems: The inner courtyards

Hiding in plain sight are the capital city’s hofjes — inner courtyards both sheltered from the world and inhabiting a world of their own.

Mario Cantone in Bolinas, Calif.

The VIP Lounge with Mario Cantone

We caught up with Mario Cantone, a 1982 graduate of Emerson College, to talk about all things travel.

Here, there, and everywhere

Get your kids away from their screens and into the outdoors with lunch-tray races and biking adventures.

travel troubleshooter | Christopher Elliott

WOW air, where’s my $92 refund?

Colleen Lamont’s flight from Scotland to Iceland is delayed, making her miss her connecting flight back home. When her airline rebooks her, it’s on a different airline — and to a different return airport than the one she originally booked. Does it owe her anything for the inconvenience?

The lower Manhattan skyline, including One World Trade Center. Some experts say President Trump’s travel ban could be as damaging to US tourism as the Sept. 11 attacks.

You could call US tourism a victim of Trump’s travel ban

Some travel industry experts say President Trump’s order could be as damaging to US tourism as the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

Hollywood Beach.

Lovely Fort Lauderdale has just the right amount of lively

Fort Lauderdale has long since bid farewell to the collegiate debauchery that reached its pinnacle in the ’80s, making it an excellent place for millennials, families, and snowbirds alike.

You are less likely to get lost on board a smaller cruise ship, and you can visit ports of call that cannot accommodate big ships.

Should you choose a boutique cruise?

For many folks, the idea of vacationing on a “floating city,” with thousands of strangers, midnight buffets, and forced fun, sounds awful. Ah, but there’s another option: What we call the “boutique” cruise.

Lisa Hughes and Michael Casey with their children, Riley and Dylan.

The VIP Lounge with Lisa Hughes

We caught up with newscaster Lisa Hughes to talk about all things travel.

Reykjadalur hot spring in Hveragerdi.

Beer and beauty in Iceland

Iceland offers stunning vistas, waterfalls and geothermal pools, and a vibrant bar and restaurant scene that often doesn’t start cranking till after midnight.

Bok Tower, open since 1929, is well known for its lush gardens and 60-bell carillon atop a 205-foot beautifully constructed structure.

What’s new at Bok Tower? Ask the kids

Bok Tower in Florida is well known for its lush gardens and 60-bell carillon atop a 205-foot beautifully constructed structure.

In Providence, I’m a kid again

If you’re looking for a mini getaway during February vacation, consider a trip to Providence.

A prudish Snow aunt has huge tattoos peeking out from under her sleeve.


P-town B&B elevates the put-on to an art form

At first glance, Eben House in Provincetown may come off as stuffy — but take a closer look.

Travel Troubleshooter: My flight was canceled and I had to pay extra to travel

His flight is canceled, his airline refuses to rebook him on the next available flight, and he’s forced to buy a new ticket. Is he entitled to a refund?

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Here, there, and everywhere.

From swearing off cruises to swearing by them

Christopher Muther once scoffed at cruises. Then he went on one.

A bald eagle near the Merrimack River in Newburyport.

For bald eagles, it’s homecoming weekend

The 10th annual Mass Audubon’s Merrimack River Eagle Festival takes flight in Newburyport on Feb. 18.

05muther Credit: Christopher Muther, Globe Staff. IMG_0877 -- Afternoon shadows in the dunes at Grayton Beach State Park, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

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Greetings from the Redneck Riviera

Florida, you can call your beautiful 100-mile stretch of beaches along the Panhandle the Emerald Coast, but let’s drop the pretense.

Warren, R.I., is where it’s at

Providence gets all the accolades, but for my money and time, I’d head to this tiny town of 10,000 on the East Bay that attracts artists and artisans and their supporters.

Green Springs Bistro’s gumbo.

Safety Harbor, Fla., a haven for foodies

There are many good reasons to visit this picturesque city of 17,000 on the west shore of Tampa Bay, but the best reason to visit may be the inordinate number of fabulous restaurants.

One of many small creative gardens in Historic Kenwood.

Florida bungalows the stars in Historic Kenwood

The distinctive Kenwood district of St. Petersburg has one of the highest concentrations of 1920s-era American Craftsman bungalows.

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How’s this for a sweetheart deal?

Whether you’re looking to paint the town red or just stay in bed, we’ve found some hot spots and sweet deals for Valentine’s Day in New England.

Oceans Edge is the largest hotel and marina complex in the Keys.

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A Key escape with a different point of view

Ocean’s Edge is a new hotel and Marina in the Florida Keys located on Stock Island.

The Tip

The Tip: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Homestead

Way off the beaten path in the marshlands between Ocala and Gainesville is the frozen-in-time homestead of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, who won the 1939 Pulitzer Prize for “The Yearling.”

The Astor Hotel’s poolside terrace.

Cold and hungry? Miami’s dining scene is sizzling.

With all the new restaurants debuting in Miami this winter, foodies are sure to find something to please their palettes.

The VIP Lounge | Dana Delany

The VIP Lounge with Dana Delany

We caught up with actress Dana Delany to talk about all things travel.

Here, there, and everywhere

Here, there, and everywhere

A jetBlue airplane sits on the tarmac waiting for take off at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington County, Virginia, 3 miles (5 km) south of Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel SLIMDANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images

Travel Troubleshooter

I’ve been waiting for a refund since last summer

Wendy Bell has been waiting for a refund on an unused airline ticket since last summer. What’s the holdup?

A church in Slovenia, the homeland of Melania Trump. The country reported a 10 percent increase in the number of overnight stays by American tourists last year.

Slovenia may be seeing its own (Melania) Trump bump

According to figures from the country’s Statistics Bureau, the number of overnight stays in Slovenia by American tourists jumped by 10 percent in 2016.