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TRAVEL
Room 3 at The Sailmaker’s House is a popular choice, with a king bed, nautical blue walls, and a high ceiling decorated with an original copper medallion.

A romantic weekend in Portsmouth

Here’s a weekend itinerary designed to get hearts thumping.

TRAVEL
The Verb, a vintage rock 'n' roll-themed hotel located near Fenway Park on Boylston Street is the perfect not-so-faraway destination for music lovers.

In love with the idea of a getaway?

A variety of hotels in New England and beyond are offering special Valentine’s Day-themed packages. Here are a few ideas.

TRAVEL
Urban-inspired Aloft Providence Downtown makes its stylish debut in the city’s Innovation and Design District.

Aloft debuts in Providence, an ice hotel opens in Canada, and a Central Park hotel gets a refresh

Travel news you can use.

LOVE LETTERS
Love Letters

Our only problem is sex

"I’m in my 70s, she’s in her 80s."

FOOD
The Lexington's fireplace.

Warm up by these restaurants’ fireplaces

There are plenty to choose from, so grab your vaccination card and settle in for a cozy meal at one of these Boston-area restaurants.

CHRISTOPHER MUTHER
Introducing "National Plan for Vacation Day: The Game." (The game you didn't want to play.)

Welcome to the game you didn’t want to play: Roll the dice and hope COVID doesn’t ruin your vacation (again)

Let’s all play the game of National Plan for Vacation Day!

THE VIP LOUNGE
Jason Santos and his wife, Thuy, on Ko Pha Ngan, an island off the coast of southeast Thailand.

Jason Santos on tapas, a good plane Bloody Mary, and the beauty of a travel credit card

We caught up with the famously blue-haired chef and TV personality to talk about all things travel.

A father ponders parental possibilities

Advice from Amy Dickinson.


Utilize the kiosks to hear the meditative notes of each individual tree.

Enjoy the soulful, natural music of the Seaport’s Singing Trees

Joe Patitucci has been working on the idea of plant music for years. Now, his PlantWave technology has a permanent installation at the Seaport's Harbor Way, where visitors can listen to live music from the trees.

FOOD
The Fancy sandwich at Flourhouse Bakery.

Mike & Patty’s famous breakfast sandwiches are now at Flourhouse, their little Newton outpost

The bakery menu includes homemade English muffins, cruffins, and Outrageous cookies.

FOOD
The parent company of Friendly's sold much of the chain's assets in 2020 to Amici Partners Group, LLC. A Friendly's quick-service location has been announced to arrive in February 2022.

Friendly’s to launch a quick-service café model in Westfield

Friendly’s is going modern with Friendly’s Café, a concept featuring counter-service ordering and whose pilot location opens on Westfield’s East Main Street in early February.

CHRISTOPHER MUTHER
The spartan interior of the 140-square-foot Getaway cabin keeps the focus on the giant window, and nature.

I found unexpected tranquility in a box in the woods

Getaway House offers an opportunity to unplug and relax, in 140 square feet.

PROJECT TAKEOUT
Soups and stews at Suya Joint in Roslindale, serving traditional Nigerian cuisine.

Your pandemic meal plan: 7 takeout ideas, one for every day of the week

From taco Tuesday to bodega brunch, we’ve got you covered.

PROJECT TAKEOUT
Takeout from O DInis in East Providence.

3 places we supported this week

Want to order from local, independent restaurants? Here are some suggestions from Globe staff.

DEVRA FIRST | PROJECT TAKEOUT

We thought we’d be past this by now. We were wrong. Support your local restaurants.

We’re bringing back Project Takeout. Call it Project Take Two.

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to Mass Audubon.