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Enjoy a hearty laugh at the new 297-seat comedy venue located at the Westin Waterfront Hotel in South Boston. Laugh Boston specializes in stand-up comedy by local acts, such as Harvard grad Alingon Mitra, who was dubbed the funniest comic in New England last year, and nationally known performers like Colin Jost, also a Harvard grad, who is head writer for “Saturday Night Live” and has performed on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” Stand-up shows run Wednesday through Saturday nights. See Mitra Feb. 12 during the weekly Boston Accents show, and Jost Feb. 13-5.  Tickets: $20-$35. 617-725-2844,


Experience hypnosis, a comedy tour, and a women’s-only psychic party at the Cape Codder Resort and Spa in Hyannis. You could come just for a show, but you would miss out: The resort has two award-winning restaurants, and a spa that uses only organic products made specifically for the facility, and that has 50- and 80-foot waterslides that plunge into a giant wave pool with waterfalls and fountains. Prices run $25 per person (show only) to $189 per person, double occupancy, for a two-night dinner theater package and $20 spa-restaurant voucher. 855-843-0169,

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Upper Class passengers and Flying Club Gold members can stop off in one of Virgin Atlantic’s Clubhouses, the airline’s frequent flier lounge, and throw back a new Virgin cocktail full of healthy vitamins and antioxidants. The Jump Start Jetsetter contains pineapple juice, coconut water, ginger, mint, and other ingredients that help cleanse the body, boost intestinal productivity, and stimulate digestion and circulation. Pair your “mocktail” with a healthy meal that boosts your immune system and enhances your mood, like the bamboo-steamed salmon or hearty porridge. Don’t worry. You can still get clam chowder in Boston, a hearty burger in New York, and other favorites before takeoff.


Discover the equipment, costumes, and backstage magic that make the Wynn Las Vegas’s “Le Rêve — The Dream” such a captivating, longstanding show (it just celebrated its 4,000th performance). The new Backstage Tours Package includes a 55-minute guided tour for up to 25 guests, Fridays through Tuesdays at 4 p.m. Guests get an up-close look at the 27-foot deep, theater-in-the-round pool and learn about the show’s special rigging, lighting, props, and aquatic and wardrobe operations. Find out how many loads of laundry each show produces, what type of scuba tanks are used, and how the gymnasts and synchronized swimmers safely descend from 66 feet above the watery stage. Rate: $249 per person, includes the tour and same-day 7 p.m. performance.  702-770-2270,


The provides thousands of user-submitted dining and travel reviews to help spread the word about the most gluten-free-friendly places to dine around the world. Download the new Dine Gluten Free mobile app for free to track down useful info on the fly (for Android and Apple users). The site and app include reviews of restaurants, bakeries, markets, hotels, resorts, and cruises worldwide. Also look to the Gluten Free Travel Blog ( for up-to-date information on everything from recommended resorts to destinations, all based on readers’ input and the website’s founder, Karen Broussard, whose son has celiac disease.



Sony’s new Xperia Z1S, available exclusively through T-Mobile, ranks as the Dreamliner of travel-friendly smartphones. The fully waterproof Android phone has a super-durable and seemingly scratchproof screen, and a 20.7MP built-in camera with features like Background Defocus, which blurs the area behind your subject, and Timeshift Burst, which lets you shoot 61 frames in two seconds. Or use the Social Live app to broadcast your videos in real time on Facebook over Wi-Fi, or Info-eye, which identifies and tells you the history of the recognizable landmark you just shot and provides information on nearby restaurants, for instance. The Android phone has a vibrant 5-inch screen, measures just .31 inches thick, and comes with 32GB of internal memory with a microSD slot for up to 64GB more. It even has its own docking station (sold separately), and, yes, it can make a good phone call. $528.  877-797-3742,


Locate just about anything using a TrackR and your Apple or Android mobile device. The TrackR, made by Phone Halo, comes in the form of a quarter-size device that attaches to your keys or your dog’s collar, for instance (the StickR TrackR), or a wafer-thin device that’s smaller than a pack of gum and can easily slip into your wallet or attach to your suitcase (the Wallet TrackR). Download the TrackR app and program it to keep tabs on up to 10 devices at once for Apple users. Your TrackR also comes with a button to call your phone or tablet, if one of those happens to go missing. $24.95 (, $29.95 (Wallet

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