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This rescheduled yoga vacation is a real stretch

Erin Parisi’s tour operator postponed her yoga retreat after the outbreak. Does she have to accept the rescheduled trip? And if she doesn’t, will she lose most of her money?

THE VIP LOUNGE
Fred Freeman and his fiancee, Sharon Leone, on the Rialto Bridge in Venice.

Hanover fire official on his Profile in Courage award — and his absolute love of travel

Captain Fred Freeman is looking forward to receiving the honor at the end of the month (and to an upcoming European vacation).

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Nathaniel Lord Mansion.

Lark Hotels remakes four historic properties in Kennebunkport, Maine

The hospitality company continues its New England expansion with the Kennebunkport Captains Collection of boutique inns.

TABLES
Mussels in cream sauce at Colette Wine Bistro in Porter Square in Cambridge.

Shore Leave renounces tiki concept, Dorchester gets a new seafood spot, and the Union Square Farmers Market returns

Restaurant news you can use.

Love Letters

How do I honor my parents’ love?

"Do you have any creative ideas of how I can honor [my parents] together as a loving, committed couple, even though they will need to be laid to rest in different places?"

CHRISTOPHER MUTHER
The beach at Long Key, which is home to the critically endangered Rock Iguana.

That feeling when you’re a travel writer who’s actually traveling again

A journey to a small, remote Caribbean island offered an ideal reintroduction to travel. It was so nice to feel the sun on my face — my whole face.

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The sculpture of William Blackstone by Peruko Ccopacatty was slated to be installed on this site at Roosevelt and Exchange streets in Pawtucket, R.I.

Does a monument tell the whole story? In Pawtucket, R.I., they’re asking that and other hard questions

A statue of William Blackstone was close to being erected when concerns were raised about who and what it celebrates. Now residents have a chance to reflect on the region’s history and what should happen next.

HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE
The Sesuit Harbor Hotel has goats.

The Newport Flower Show blooms again, plus goats on the Cape and a healthier travel toothbrush

Travel news you can use.


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There’s science behind why people missed travel so much and are returning to it so eagerly.

The science behind why people have missed traveling

Travel forces the brain to do things that can bolster creativity and focus, and it disrupts routine and exposes people to new things, activating the naturally occurring “feel-good” neurochemical dopamine, which boosts mood and motivation.

Ellen DeGeneres in Burbank, Calif., Nov. 28, 2018. DeGeneres will step down from her daytime talk show next year.

Ellen DeGeneres insists decision to end her talk show had nothing to do with recent controversy

A day after news broke that the 19th season of her popular talk show will be her last, Ellen DeGeneres insisted on the "Today" show Thursday that the decision to end the show had nothing to do with allegations that emerged last year.

Husband claims racial slur is ‘just a word’

Advice from Amy Dickinson

Yng-Ru Chen at her Praise Shadows Art Gallery in Brookline.

How blockchain can help create ‘a sustainable future’ for artists

Praise Shadows art gallery will soon open its first show featuring works registered on blockchain. Gallery founder Yng-Ru Chen spoke about the possibilities for collectors and artists.

Ellen DeGeneres appears during a taping of the "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," in Burbank, Calif., in 2016.

Ellen DeGeneres will end her daytime talk show after 19 seasons

Ellen DeGeneres, whose feel-good talk show “Ellen” has made her one of the most recognizable and successful personalities on television, broke the news to the Hollywood Reporter, saying that the show’s 19th season will be its last.

Kevin Hart.

Kevin Hart struggles as single dad in Boston in Netflix trailer for ‘Fatherhood’

Remember when Kevin Hart rode a swan boat while cameras rolled in the Boston Public Garden? Now that the boats are back for the season, Netflix has released the first trailer for “Fatherhood,” an upcoming parenthood drama partially filmed in Boston.

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings on Cape Cod as reported to Mass Audubon.

Childless retirees take on a grandson

Advice from Amy Dickinson.