The VIP Lounge | Christopher Knight
The VIP Lounge with Christopher Knight
The “Brady Bunch” costar was set to visit Massachusetts April 25 to host Journey Forward’s 11th annual Vegas Casino Night at Kings Dedham. We caught up with him to talk about all things travel.
Montreal jazz festival at 40: A talk with André Ménard
This year marks the 40th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, scheduled for June 27-July 6. It also marks the last year of involvement for André Ménard and Alain Simard, cofounders of what the Guinness Book of World Records calls the “world’s largest jazz festival.”
These four wineries are debuting new luxury digs
A new crop of wineries has upped the luxury quotient in their on-site vineyard hotels, making it even more desirable to sip and stay.
A missing leg on Asiana — and a missing refund from Expedia
After Asiana Airlines dropped a leg of Alyssa Jean Esteba’s flight from Toronto to Manila, she went looking for a refund. But Expedia couldn’t find one. Can this advocate help?
Organ museum celebrates legacy of one of Vermont’s most significant products
At the height of their popularity, Estey’s elaborate organs filled churches, middle-class parlors, and silent-movie theaters with lush, complex, and sometimes overwhelming sound.
Chasing waterfalls in New England
Here’s where to watch Mother Nature gush about spring.
Cape Verde: Close to home at the end of the world
During my visit to the islands of Fogo and Brava, I met no other American tourists and was treated like family by almost everyone I met.
Gobsmacked in a Sicilian market
It’s life itself here, a flume of color, smells, tastes, and passionate appeals from vendors.
The VIP Lounge | Derek Hough
The VIP Lounge with Derek Hough
We caught up with Hough, who lives in Los Angeles with his girlfriend, dancer Hayley Erbert, and their rescue pets – a dog, Romie, and a cat, Palo – to talk about all things travel.
On Maui, fresh, simple food takes center stage
At the annual Kapalua Wine and Food Festival, we find a love of all things local, a burgeoning movement to support and form alliances with small, artisan farmers, and a nod to ethnicity and home-style cooking.
Delta reduces seat recline on select planes by 2 inches
For those who feel their blood pressure rise every time the seat in front of them plunges back into full recline, the airline is coming to the rescue. Will passengers be comforted or angered?
Music fests make these cities center stage
Giant music and arts events with international profiles are bringing cachet to remote destinations, from central Washington to rural Tennessee to upstate New York — and amenities that add to the appeal of these places, even at times of the year when they’re not playing host to massive concerts.
Luxury desert camping, minutes from Marrakech
A mere 45-minute drive from Marrakech, Scarabeo Camp appears like a mirage in the middle of Morocco’s Agafay Desert.
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This Northern Ireland tour is as close as you’ll get to being in ‘Game of Thrones’
We were at the 820-acre demesne of Castle Ward in Northern Ireland, the location of Winterfell in the wildly popular HBO “Game of Thrones” series, and home to several GoT filming sites. According to well-connected sources, it will be where the series ends.
No room at the hotel, so why won’t Priceline refund the stay?
When Liam Goodman tries to check in to his hotel in New York, no rooms are available. So he goes to another property. Why is Priceline keeping his money for the first hotel?
Looking back on Portsmouth’s naughty past
New Hampshire’s tourist-friendly seaport, home to historic houses, museums, fine restaurants, galleries, and shops, was a rip-roaring, rowdy town from the mid-1800s until 1912, when the “disorderly houses” were finally shut down.
Tiny Tamworth is big on pleasures
The thriving little village in New Hampshire has outdoor beauty and an artsy, creative vibe, with artisan bakers and chefs, a small batch distillery, a craft winery, and a professional summer theater.
Why this extremely long flight from Boston to Honolulu was actually pleasant
I thought at the six-hour mark that I would be thoroughly bored. Instead, I’m sitting comfortably.
Here’s where to live out your Lord- or Lady-of-the-manor fantasies
Set on 840 acres along the River Maigue in County Limerick, the manor took 30 years to complete. That makes its recent 21-month-long renovation sound like a mere blip in time.
Plane truth: Airline quality at highest level ever, report says
Delta Air Lines was named the top US carrier for 2018 as the number of complaints against airlines dropped significantly.
The gift of travel keeps on giving
My husband and I decided to transition from giving toy gifts to our two young sons at the holidays to giving them adventures. We went big and bold: We gave them the gift of travel and that was it. But what a gift it has been.
How museums are responding to an era of alternative facts
Many museums say their response to this skeptical age is simple: to continue to objectively present the facts. Others are taking a more activist role.
Tarot cards come alive in Tuscan countryside
Inspired by Antonio Gaudi’s colorfully abstract Park Guell in Barcelona, the artist Niki de Saint Phalle dreamed of a colony of sculptures based on the symbols of the tarot cards. She found a home for the project midway between Rome and Florence.
In Portland, Ore., a city of books
Powell’s City of Books in Portland, Ore., claims to be the world’s largest independent bookstore. The store occupies a full city block, and you need a map to find your way around its 68,000 square feet.
VIP LOUNGE | DON McLEAN
The VIP Lounge with Don McLean
We caught up with the singer-songwriter — who is performing at the City Winery on April 26 — to talk about all things travel.
New museums focus on darker sides of history: repression, torture, slavery, racism
“Museums today take our social responsibilities very seriously and there’s an increasing expectation that we do so,” said Francoise McClafferty, coordinator of the Federation of International Human Rights Museums.
The best ways to foil a pickpocket
Nothing ruins a vacation like getting robbed. Here are tips from the experts for protecting yourself — and your wallet.
Travel troubleshooter | Christopher Elliott
A canceled Viator tour, but no refund?
After Char Fischer’s walking tour is canceled without notice, the company through which she booked the excursion, Viator, refuses to answer her calls — or issue a refund. What gives?
Baseball and the Berkshires go hand-in-glove
For baseball fans, the Berkshires — Norman Rockwell’s adopted home – offer a surprisingly rich history, ballparks to visit, and ways to pass the time even on rainy days.
In Santa Fe, Meow Wolf’s ‘House of Eternal Return’ is mind-blowing in all the best ways
“House of Eternal Return” combines a variety of storytelling elements into a kind of walk-in science-fiction novel whose narrative framework is anchored inside a two-story Victorian house.
A primer to skiing Tuckerman Ravine
Here’s the skinny on how to plan for your trip to the birthplace of giant slalom and one of the most historical slopes on the continent.
The gem of the Amber Road
Gdansk’s enchanting Old Town, vibrant riverfront, interactive museums, and pristine beaches have won it kudos as one of Europe’s up-and-coming vacation spots.
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A conversation with stage actor Richard H. Blake
We caught up with the veteran Broadway actor — and Providence native — to talk about all things travel.
Under a spell at Voodoo Doughnut
“Good Things Come in Pink Boxes,” says the sign at the distinctive doughnut shop in Portland, Ore. Truth.
Which travel pillow is right for you?
There are some really comfortable, versatile, and cleverly designed options, from inflatables to bendables to fiberfill loops.
I canceled my Expedia hotel room — so where’s my refund?
After Carol McLaughlin cancels her stay at a hotel in Segovia, Spain, she’s sure Expedia will refund her money. But when the hotel claims it never received her cancellation request, who will Expedia believe?
The Azores are lush, lovely, and ready to be discovered
The semitropical archipelago is a paradise waiting to be discovered.
You went on vacation and took thousands of photos. Now what? Here’s how to organize them.
Keeping travel photos organized as you go can prevent an overwhelming backlog of precious images, make it easier to manage photo projects later (think photo books and calendars), and help you preserve visual memories for the future. Here are a few tips.
How to protect your digital photos for years to come
I used the free photo sharing site Flickr for a long time. But then I got an e-mail from Flickr threatening to delete my photos unless I was willing to pony up $50 a year. I wasn’t willing. What to do?