Ferries offer cruise-like glamour minus the cost

A new fleet of vessels worldwide have been upgraded into surprisingly comfortable, full-service ships to vie with low-cost airlines. By Jon Marcus

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/07/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/Fenway.jpg The VIP Lounge: Stephanie Szostak

We caught up with French-American actress Stephanie Szostak to talk all things travel.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/11/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/P1060520A.jpg Absorbing history in Portugal’s ‘City of Bones’

Ancient bones harbor tales of strange deeds in Évora, a “very noble and always loyal” city with nearly two millennia of history.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/25/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/Viewfinder_MtAuburn2.jpg Viewfinder: Mount Auburn Cemetery

Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge is an active, non-sectarian garden cemetery as well as a National Historic Landmark.

in my suitcase

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/12/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/suitcase1.jpg Gadgets galore plus all the comforts of home

Globe writer Christopher Muther runs through some of his favorite travel gadgets.

travel troubleshooter | Christopher Elliott

Who’s responsible for this pilfered luggage?

Beth Graham’s daughter’s luggage is pilfered, but it’s not clear who is responsible — the TSA or her airline.

Paul Doiron’s new book is set in Maine on the Appalachian Trail.

The Appalachian Trail is inspiration for Maine novelist

Paul Doiron, whose sixth crime novel came out this summer, uses his home state as the setting for his series featuring a game warden who tackles crime.

second look

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/05/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/second%20look%20wild%20alligators%202.jpg Mystic Aquarium re-creates Earth’s environments

Mystic Aquarium has unveiled a new 7,000-square-foot exhibit featuring five interactive environments and a National Geographic Theater.

Antiques & Collectibles

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/25/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/1395A.jpg Northeast Auctions hits pre-recession stride

Northeast Auctions brought in over $5 million, the auction house’s highest-grossing auction since the economic downturn that began in 2008.

Chill

special section

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/08/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/chill.jpg Chill: Shake it up

The newest gear, hottest peaks, and coolest places to warm up after a long day of chasing snowy thrills.

Globe Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/24/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/COVER_GS0934731_Nicole-1858-k9uC--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg Spring travel

Find your paradise two hours from Boston, plus lessons from a Disney vacation.