The Travel Troubleshooter
My girlfriend is pregnant, but Sandals won’t refund our Caribbean vacation
Kevin Kordosky’s girlfriend is pregnant, but because of the threat of the Zika virus, they’ll have to cancel their Caribbean vacation. Can they get a refund?
Here, there, and everywhere
Go on a candlelit stroll through the history of the holidays, see festive musicals productions, and enjoy ice skating on a local pond during Portsmouth’s annual Vintage Christmas celebration.
With new trails, lifts, and looks, N.E. ski areas are groomed and ready
New England skiers and snowboarders can cruise on new trails and ride new lifts this winter.
My fantasy come true: Playing and hanging with tennis greats
If this sounds like pinch-me-I-must-be-dreaming material for a player of my vintage, it should. Tennis fantasies do not get much dreamier than this.
Q&A with a JetBlue inflight crew member
We asked Danette LeBlanc to describe a typical day, the funniest moment on the job, her favorite domestic hub, and her number one tip for every passenger who flies.
Toronto gets a reinvention right
It’s just a small section of Toronto, but the Distillery District is an impressive example of how a major city repurposed a former industrial site to create a dramatic integration of old and new, sophisticated and accessible.
What’s the first thing David Ortiz did after retiring? Vacation.
Ortiz stayed at a five-bedroom mansion in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.
Asheville, N.C., named top vacation spot in US
The city “has always been an open, welcoming place,” said a travel magazine editor.
Polar Express returns to the Cape
The Cape Cod Central Railroad reintroduces the Polar Express to Massachusetts.
The VIP Lounge | Darlene Love
The VIP Lounge with Darlene Love
We caught up with singer Darlene Love to talk about all things travel.
Getting in the holiday spirit, one cookie and one inn at a time
Though for some it may be all about cookies and candy, for others the tour is all about the crawl: traveling from inn to inn, immersed in New England rural culture.
New England makes its presents known
In this season of giving, why not give friends and family a little (or big) something that’s made here in our region?
Thong or sarong? Sport top or tankini? Cracking the swimwear code of the Caribbean
Topless or covered-up? Speedos or board shorts? While many Caribbean islands are geographically close, their swimsuit dress codes can be miles apart.
These ski deals will give you a lift
Lift ticket price shock can indeed be a deterrent for skiers and riders without a season pass. That is, unless you do your research.
Disney guide book author knows a thing or two
Julie Neal, the author of “The Complete Guide to Walt Disney World” series, has spent more than 2,500 days at the theme park.
The African House murals of Clementine Hunter
Although self-taught artist Clementine Hunter may not be a household name, she is well-known to most Louisiana residents, who, for more than 40 years, have made field trips and family outings to Melrose Plantation, just south of Natchitoches.
If you go . . .
Melrose Plantation, under the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is 15 miles south of Natchitoches, La.
Here, There, and Everywhere
During the holidays, you may find yourself wondering, “Why should kids have all the fun?” The Fairmont Copley Plaza asked the same question.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday steals and deals for travelers
Time to gobble up some travel bookings for far-flung getaways and New England vacations, too. Many travel deals are significant, including 50 percent off room rates, free nights — and free beer.
A display of hurt and healing in Washington
Since its opening in late September, the museum has become the hottest ticket in Washington, D.C.
Travel Troubleshooter: I got sick before my trip and couldn’t cancel my flight
Just before her flight from New York to London, she falls ill. But she can’t cancel the flight. Now she wants credit for her missed flight. Can she get it?
Local company is taking off (on global adventures)
Kevin Foley and Jeff Kelly, the two local entrepreneurs behind the adventure travel group Global Expeditions Club, recently announced the first in a proposed series of round-the-world tour packages.
Trapp Family resort gets its beer hall at last
After five years of construction, Johannes von Trapp, president of Trapp Family Lodge and son of Maria and Georg (Baron) von Trapp, realized his long held dream of opening a beer hall.
The VIP Lounge with Kathy Sidell
The president and founder of The Metropolitan Restaurant Group discusses all things travel.
Single-cow-origin chocolates are a standout in Conn.
Karissma, for example, provides the milk for the cabernet sauvignon truffles, while Daydream owns the sea salt caramels.
Here, There, and Everywhere
Here, there, and everywhere.
Cyber Monday’s best travel deals around the globe
Forget the sales on socks and espresso machines — treat yourself to a vacation instead.
Meet you in Sicily? Sign us up.
We loved our brief taste of Sicily so much that we wanted to return, and we were delighted to go with our adult children. (Our parental motto is: You pay, they’ll go).
A horse of many colors, and backgrounds, with carousels
Once you know the signs — the twist of the ears, their tails — you can tell whether carousel horses come from French, English, or German workshops.
Friesland by bike: 11 cities, 150 miles, 5 days
We followed a 150-mile loop bicycle route called the Elfstedenroute, or 11-Cities Route, inspired by the Elfstedentocht, a historic ice-skating race.
The VIP Lounge with Jenny Dell
We caught up with Jenny Dell to talk about all things travel.
Journey to the sights of Newfoundland
Newfoundland and Labrador are chock full of moments of awe.
Nantucket’s stylish Greydon House worth the wait
After months of anticipation, the posh, 20-room Greydon House, with its island-inspired restaurant and Brooklyn-meets-“Out of Africa” bar, opened on Oct. 1.
Montana’s Tippet Rise offers art and music on a grand scale, under a big sky
It never seemed a likely destination for arts lovers. That is, until this June when Tippet Rise opened to the public.
Hungry for cooking skills? Head to Nantucket Culinary Center
The top floor of Nantucket Culinary Center houses the sunny, handicap accessible teaching kitchen and elegant dining room.
Life of pie
Celebrate the season at some of these pie shops and bakeries around the region.
She thinks outside the map
Katharine Harmon is an expert on the topic of creative maps. Her just-published book, “You Are Here NYC: Mapping the Soul of the City,” features more than 200 maps spanning four centuries.
Here, there, and everywhere
Embrace the holiday spirit with a series of family-friendly events at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston.
Charged extra for a GPS, but Payless said it wouldn’t
Mihaela Sturm is offered a GPS at no additional charge with her car rental. Then she’s charged for it. Can I persuade them to un-charge her?
Apparently people are looking for one-way tickets to Canada
The travel website Hopper found a 210 percent spike in searches for one-way flights to Canada between midnight and 1 a.m. on election night.
A Star is born at sea
Viking makes the jump from river cruising to the ocean in its stunning new ship the Viking Star.
24 hours in the Big Easy with Jason Santos
The Boston chef brought his crew to New Orleans to get a feel for the atmosphere he wants to create for his latest project.
The VIP Lounge with Viola Davis
Actress Viola Davis may live in Southern California, but she hasn’t forgotten her Rhode Island roots.
A vegetarian leaves meat-and-potatoes Ireland happy and full
A full Irish breakfast traditionally consists of bacon, sausage, black and white pudding, eggs and tomatoes cooked in bacon grease. I thought I would be in big trouble. I was wrong.