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Love Letters

He skipped my birthday

I had worked an extra shift with the intention of using that money to take him to a nice place for dinner for his.

Runners and sunbathers at the Esplanade on the Charles River in 2011. (File)

It’s finally warming up. Here are 7 waterside spots around Boston to cool down.

Here’s a quick list of places around the city where you can sunbathe, sail, or take a dip, now that the temperatures are starting to climb.

One of the dishes on the menu at Bonanno is grilled branzino (European bass) in olive oil.

Who’s ready for outdoor dining on Federal Hill in Providence? It’s here

There are 31 restaurants participating in "Al Fresco on the Hill" this year, including four new spots that have opened within the past few months.

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza speaks with PiANTA owner and executive chef Michelle Politano at the restaurant’s ribbon cutting on Thursday, April 12, 2022.

PiANTA: A new plant-based restaurant blooms on Federal Hill in Providence

A large portion of its menu consists of Italian fare, but what’s surprising is that the food is entirely vegan and kosher, and many items are gluten-free and nut-free.

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Style Watch
Color from a bold work of art is a key element in the room's punchy look.

Home design ideas: ‘Don’t be afraid of doing something bold’

An artful, plant-filled East Boston living room references the past while still feeling of-the-moment.

Kristin O'Connor (left) and Rebecca Phillips became emotional as they attended a press conference in front of the Massachusetts State House on May 3.

On abortion, listen to women

I asked readers two questions: How are you thinking about your own bodies and birth control in light of this news? And, if you have children old enough, how are you talking to them about their own reproductive choices? The responses were profuse, emotional, enraged, and resoundingly in support of upholding the law. Here’s a sampling.

Peyton Place author Grace Metalious is remembered with books, photos, and a typewriter at Gilmanton Winery & Vineyard.

A perfect afternoon at Gilmanton Winery

A wide range of sips shows what a New Hampshire vineyard can do. The property's literary past only adds to the appeal.

Pappardelle Bolognese at Il Capriccio, the popular Waltham restaurant now in a new space with new owners.

In new digs, with a new proprietor, Waltham’s Il Capriccio still soars

Chef Rich Barron signed off after decades in the kitchen, but the staff stayed on and regulars keep coming.

What’s it like to live under the sea? You’ll get a small taste of tight-quarters submarine life aboard the historic USS Albacore.

Museum hopping is one way to get to know the Granite State

Here are five of our favorite lesser-known museums on the New Hampshire Heritage Museum Trail.

Is the all-inclusive resort in Mexico booked through Priceline really all inclusive?

Help! My all-inclusive hotel in Mexico is only half-inclusive

When Michael O’Connor books an all-inclusive resort in Mexico through Priceline, he discovers it’s only half-inclusive. How can he fix that?

The Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival in Vermont.

Need a lift? The hot-air balloons are back in Quechee

COVID put a damper on the annual festival, but this Father’s Day weekend will mark the 42nd flight of the hot air balloons in the Upper Valley.

Doug Mund and Anneliese Seitz-Mund in Germany.

Museums? Boring? Not if he has anything to do with it

We caught up with Doug Mund, who’s been hard at work on the Samuel Slater Experience, to talk about all things travel.

Upgrade your Bar Harbor camping trip into a glamping trip at by staying in one of 64 two- to five-person tents at Terramor Outdoor Resort.

Outdoor elegance in Maine, luxury in Panama, and grand style in Ireland

Travel news you can use.

Love Letters

He says I’m weak and pathetic

“After bad nights, his morning response isn’t even an apology.”

Lake Willoughby in Westmore, Vt.

Keys to the Kingdom: Exploring Vermont’s gorgeous northeast corner

Here’s a curated look at what you’ll encounter if you enter the kingdom.