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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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

A grieving human might look over the rainbow

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Passengers boarded a Steamship Authority fast ferry en route to Nantucket at the Hyannis Terminal in June 2021.

‘You are 2155th in line’: Steamship Authority opens Nantucket ferry reservations for summer 2022

Lots of people had their sights set on Nantucket early Tuesday morning as the Steamship Authority — the transit operator that links the islands to mainland Massachusetts — opened its online ferry reservations for summer 2022.

project takeout map

A list of readers’ favorite takeout spots

We asked readers what their favorite restaurants are, plus added a few of our own. Explore the map below to get inspiration on where to get takeout tonight.

Charlesgate Park trees illuminated green.

Boston’s Emerald Necklace parks shine green through winter season

The 1,100-acre chain linked by parkways and waterways from Boston to Brookline will be illuminated with emerald green lights from Feb. 1 through March 20.