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The Staten Island Ferry John F. Kennedy docked in New York in 2010. “Saturday Night Live” comics Colin Jost and Pete Davidson are now the owners of the vessel.

No joke: Comics Colin Jost, Pete Davidson buy Staten Island Ferry boat

“Saturday Night Live” comics Colin Jost and Pete Davidson have purchased a decommissioned Staten Island Ferry boat for $280,100 with plans to turn it into New York’s hottest club.

PARENTING UNFILTERED
Cheeseburger pizza from Ernesto's in Somerville.

No more sad sandwiches: Where to find kid-friendly takeout

Dial down mealtime stress with roti or Korean corndogs.

TABLES
Twelve chef Colin Wyatt comes from Manhattan's lauded Eleven Madison Park.

Eleven Madison Park and Per Se alums will open Twelve in Portland over Memorial Day weekend

Plus, enjoy a Taste of Israel from Jan. 25 until Feb. 5. Read on for more restaurant news you can use.

A nighttime photograph of the slopes at The Lodge at Spruce Peak in Vermont.

This Vermont town was named among the best places to travel in February

Conde Nast Traveler released a list of the best places to travel in February, and amid the idyllic images of sunny Costa Rica and palm-fringed California lies one New England destination.

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER
Kent York canceled the tour package in Norway he had booked through Expedia after the pandemic outbreak. But the hotel wouldn't offer a refund or extend his credit. Is he about to lose $1,875?

Help! My Expedia tour credit is about to expire

Kent York canceled the tour package in Norway he had booked through Expedia after the pandemic outbreak. But the hotel wouldn't offer a refund or extend his credit. Is he about to lose $1,875?

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.