The Mount Washington Hotel is still a stunner

It cost $1.25 million (nearly $50 million by today’s standards) to design and build what was then, and still is, the largest primarily wooden structure in New England.

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Sail off Newport, R.I., aboard one of the yachts of America’s Cup Charters.

Some ideas for how to kick off the summer season

Summer starts now.

Travel Troubleshooter: Why won’t American pay up?

After Samantha Gomez is denied boarding on a flight from Philadelphia to Palm Beach, Fla., she asks her airline for compensation. Why won’t it pay?

From left: Pinky Rines of Hollis, N.H., knitting instructor Bill Hamilton, and another knitter.

When hobbies take you traveling

Knitting, astronomy, cloud watching, painting. Hobbies like these are often solitary pursuits, which is part of their appeal. But sometimes it’s good to get out there.

The VIP Lounge: Betsy Padamonsky of ‘Mamma Mia!’

We caught up with Betsy Padamonsky to talk about all things travel.

Colt State Park offers views of Narragansett Bay.

Only have a day in Bristol? Here are two worthwhile stops.

Colt State Park and Linden Place Mansion are two attractions steeped in the town’s history.

Guide Sandra Goos with a visitor to the Valse Kunst Museum.

True or ‘Valse’? Eccentric art museum features genuine fakes.

The museum’s founders hatched the idea of collecting and exhibiting fraudulent art after they were fleeced by an art dealer.

Performers at the PVDFest.

Here, there, and everywhere

If you’ve ever wanted to see live a chainsaw-carving demonstration, now’s your chance.

A reminder of Tiverton’s farming heritage in Pardon Gray Preserve.

The quiet artistry of Tiverton, R.I.

A bridge away from storied Newport, R.I. — and from the maddening crowds — the historic farming town of Tiverton is an overlooked coastal gem.

Travel Troubleshooter: I’m still waiting for a refund from

When Mike Foley cancels his resort reservation, promises him a refund. But more than a year later, his $1,400 is still missing.

F. Earl Christy, design for a poster for the White Star Line and Moet & Chandon, about 1912.

Opulence and elegance on the high seas

The Peabody Essex Museum revisits the golden era of cruising with its new exhibit “Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed and Style.”

Old Whaling Church in Edgartown.

On Martha’s Vineyard, trust makes history a part of island life

The 25 properties owned by the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust include buildings, landscapes, a carousel, a boathouse, and a boat.

Federal Hill, overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

Baltimore, for Red Sox fans

Heading to Baltimore for the next Red Sox-Orioles series, June 1-4? He’s a Baltimore primer.

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Lizard Island, my fantasy island come true

Island nature preserve is also home to a luxury resort on the Great Barrier Reef of Australia.

The VIP Lounge with DeeDee Trotter

Three-time Olympian DeeDee Trotter is bringing her winning attitude to the city for a free public workout on Boston Common on May 18 as part of the US leg of her worldwide speaking tour. We caught up with her to talk all things travel.

Passengers aboard the Conway Scenic Railroad.

Here, There, and Everywhere

Don’t have any plans for mom today? Shhh. We won’t tell.

Travel Troubleshooter: Alitalia promised to cover my lost luggage, but the check never arrived

After John Nealon’s bags go missing, Alitalia sends him shopping. Why won’t it cover the bill?

Motif No. 1 Day Festival celebrates a classic

Originally built in the 19th century as a fishing shack on Bradley Wharf, as the shack began to dilapidate, it also became a picturesque natural subject for artists to paint

Hidden Garden Steps

The Tip: San Francisco’s mosaic steps

A stairway is usually a means to a destination, but in two San Francisco neighborhoods, the stairway is the destination.

Spirit Airlines’ longstanding poor record on flight cancellations and a simmering standoff with pilots came to a head Monday, and left passengers brawling.

Stranded passengers’ melee at Spirit Airlines should be no surprise

A longstanding poor record on flight cancellations and a simmering standoff with pilots came to a head Monday, and left passengers brawling.

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Technically, Delta wasn’t wrong. But it sure made mistakes.

Employees followed protocol when they asked the family to give up a seat that Brian Schear insisted was paid for and belonged to him.

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Spirit Airlines is like being on the Orange Line, only less legroom

Travel writer Christopher Muther took a trip on the discount airline, and discovered that it’s not quite as cheap as it seems, but it is just as cramped.

Cruising is becoming a popular choice among millennials for vacation.

What do millennial travelers want in a vacation?

It turns out millenials take more vacations than older generations, like cruises, and aren’t opposed to using travel agents to plan their adventures.

Chocolate walnut fudge from The Mill Fudge Factory in Bristol, N.H.

Fudge shops in New England you won’t want to miss

It’s the perfect sweet treat. Just one little square of penuche or chocolate goes a long way to satisfy a whim.

Cyclists on a section of the Island Line Trail along Vermont’s Lake Champlain.

Happy (bicycle) trails to you

In honor of the bicycle’s birthday, here’s a look at some of the best bike trails in the United States, including two rail trials you’ll find here in New England.

Everything you positively need to know to have fun in Montreal

Here’s Christopher Muther’s semi-complete, and somewhat random list of must-see, must-do, and must-eat suggestions.

Le Smoking BBQ truck at the Montreal Poutinefest.

Montreal Poutinefest celebrates ‘fries with that’

As the name suggests, it is a gathering of the tribes — or the food trucks, in most cases — to celebrate the aesthetic and gastronomic possibilities of spuds, gravy, and cheese.

Aux Anciens Canadiens.

A food lover’s tour of Quebec City

In Quebec City, young chefs are changing the food scene.

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Hand over your cellphone or tablet when you check in to the Element Boston Seaport and you can earn a free night’s stay — good for a future trip — if you make it 24 hours without retrieving your device.

The Menuett movement pavilion in the Toronto Music Garden, with the city’s signature CN Tower looming in the distance.

Toronto Music Garden embodies harmony on the lake

One of the quiet gems of the city park system, the Toronto Music Garden was originally proposed by cellist Yo-Yo Ma for Boston.

The VIP Lounge with JoJo

We caught up with singer-songwriter JoJo, born Joanna Levesque, to talk about all things travel.

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The Travel Troubleshooter: Why won’t Air Canada let me fly home?

After Reena Roshgadol’s daughter gets injured, she has to change her flight schedule. But then she finds out the airline might cancel her return ticket. Can she fix that without spending a lot of money on change fees?

AdventureWomen excursions have taken travelers whale watching off Mexico’s Baja Peninsula.

Meet the adventurous woman at the helm of AdventureWomen

Judi Wineland launched and operated Overseas Adventure Travel from a tiny “converted bathroom” office in Cambridge in 1978. Recently, her focus has shifted to women-only travels, leading she and her daughters, Nicole and Erica, to acquire AdventureWomen.

Stress levels for airline passengers begin to rise at the security checkpoints.


Despite United’s apology and settlement, don’t expect air travel to get any smoother

As the number of people flying reaches record levels this year, stress among passengers and airline staff will only get worse.

Church Street Marketplace in Burlington.

5 ways to explore Burlington, Vt.

In Burlington, even when it seems like nothing’s happening, something’s happening.

Here, there, and everywhere: Seaside camping in Kennebunkport

Seaside camping just got a retro-chic upgrade at Sandy Pines Campground in Kennebunkport.

Karen MacDonald and husband, David Remedios, at Prague Castle.

The VIP Lounge with Karen MacDonald

We caught up with Karen MacDonald, a founding member of American Repertory Theatre, to talk about all things travel.

Rococo Artisan Ice Cream

When are some of the area’s best clam shacks and ice cream stands opening?

Here is the skinny on some clam shacks, ice cream shops, and more.

Tea at the Langham Hotel.

Hygge: It’s pronouned ‘hoo-ga’ and this Danish concept is sweeping the world

Since Denmark happens to be one of the happiest countries in the world, perhaps they’re onto something.

The author and her friends battled high heat and loose gravel to reach a landmark: the water tower in Bubion, Spain.

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Everything went wrong. Was it Spain... or us?

For 12 years, we, four longtime friends, well past the first or even second bloom of youth, have hiked in Europe — on our own.

Alex Hibbert and Mahershala Ali in a scene from Oscar winner “Moonlight.”

Where to find ‘Moonlight’ in Miami

Enjoy some of the locations used in the movie “Moonlight” on your next trip to Miami

Air Aroma crafted The William Vale hotel’s special scent.

Hotels work with aroma experts to draw customers in by the nose

Yotels all over the world will smell of juicy berries and Ozone; Westin hotels will always smell of woody cedar and white tea. The idea being that brand identity translates to brand loyalty through scent recognition.

A revamp widened sidewalks, added benches, and reduced traffic.

Concord’s revamped Main Street sparks Capital Arts Fest

The sun is out, Concord’s Main Street is revitalized, and it’s the perfect time to attend the day-long celebration at the Capital Arts Fest on May 6.

The original swimrun competitors carried backpacks of dry socks and food and other supplies. Today companies are making special gear for the runners/swimmers.

Swimrunning is ‘all fun with a bit of crazy mixed in’

It’s a new sport: swimrun. You’ll need a partner and stamina, and a sense of adventure.

White and milk chocolate bunnies at L.A. Burdick in Walpole, N.H.

In quiet-as-a-mouse Walpole, N.H., L.A. Burdick makes its chocolate mice (and so much more)

Walpole isn’t exactly a trendy town. Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns is based here, and it has a noted historic bridge. But it is something of a mecca for chocolate lovers, thanks to L.A. Burdick.

Runners pass Pond Cove during the TD Beach to Beacon 10K in Maine.

It’s marathon season. Get into the race!

We’ve got some of the best New England road races worthy of a road trip.

Here, there, and everywhere

Whether you’re a local or visiting Boston, get up to 45 percent off several of the area’s top attractions with the Boston CityPASS, which now includes admission to the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Plus, stay at the Boston Park Plaza hotel anytime through June 29, and you may be given a free room upgrade.