March 25, 2012 Spring Travel

5 golf vacations that will save you some green

These US destinations offer outstanding playing opportunities. By Ron Driscoll

Not so sleepy, Portland, Maine, is known for a buzzing dining scene, and notables include Fore Street and its lobster.

4 budget vacation ideas in New England

Plucking the fruits of the region is always a little easier--and far cheaper--in the spring. By Alexandra Hall and Michael Blanding

Globe Magazine’s Food Issue

B Street-Breakfast Flatbread by Anthony Tieuli 45 best breakfast joints around Boston

From homey to haute, where to go for the Most Important Meal of the Day. By Globe Magazine Staff

Soundtrack

Roar over South Boston’s Pleasure Bay as planes land at Logan Airport

The beach and boardwalk just before Castle Island are the perfect spots to watch and hear jets make their final approach. By Scott Helman

Connections

An American-Iranian marriage

From two different cultures, we’ve had to learn to carefully clarify what we say and decipher hidden meanings. By Maria Olia

Dinner With Cupid

Blind date between comedy lovers

Will they laugh their way to love?

Cooking

Recipes for a Mad Men party

Swedish meatballs, mushroom canapes, and classic cocktails fit for the season premiere. By Adam Ried

Second Helping

Classic cocktails and snacks at The Hawthorne

Classic cocktails and snacks like Reuben toasts with prosciutto at The Hawthorne on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. By Devra First

Perspective


Why we shamelessly baby our pets

Americans will spend $53 billion on their animals this year, and I think I know why. By Tim Lehnert

First Person/Bess Palmisciano

Bess Palmisciano (shown with Nigerien Rahma Ibrahim) was a lawyer before her charity work. Giving a voice

Bess Palmisciano, leader of the New Hampshire nonprofit Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, on helping the needy a continent away.

On the Block


Homes for sale by owner

These suburban options--in Hanson, Hingham, and Middleton--offer room for growing families.

Style Watch


Fashion’s whim for slim

They’ve got a knack for wearing spring’s trimmer silhouettes. By Tina Sutton

Out and About

GALA FOR A CURE: At the Massachusetts Leukemia & Lymphoma Society benefit, chapter executive director Sharon Klein and NECN anchor Bridget Blythe; Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel on March 3. The week around town

Miss Boston Kelsey Beck, Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, and some very determined “shoppers.”

Your Week Ahead

Bill Murray, Buster Keaton, Globetrotters, and more

Five events worth noting this week.

Tales From the City

Front to back

When toddlers and pop songs don’t mix.

One-Liners

Final thoughts

From comedian Anthony Scibelli.

Letters

Letters to the editor

Boston Globe Magazine readers respond to stories from recent issues.