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An airport worker walks through the United Airlines terminal at O'Hare International Airport on April 12, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. United Airlines has been criticized in recent days after airport police officers physically removed passenger Dr. David Dao from his seat and dragged him off the airplane, after he was requested to give up his seat for United Airline crew members on a flight from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky Sunday night. / AFP PHOTO / Joshua LOTTJOSHUA LOTT/AFP/Getty Images

Diary of a bad year for United

A list of complaints and incidents against United Airlines over the past year.

A view of the sugarcane fields, and Bay Saint-Pierre, at Depaz Distillery in Martinique.


How Martinique’s rum became certifiably the best in the Caribbean

Rum production in Martinique is monitored as closely as champagne production in France. Here’s where to see, and, most importantly, taste it on the island.

Black Mountain has 40 trails and seven lifts.

Black Mountain, N.H., might just be the best kept secret in the Northeast

One of the only remaining independently owned ski areas in New Hampshire, Black has a storied history.

A caricature of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell hangs behind the bar at Delta Haus in Boston.

A restaurant inspired by college movie favorites

After taking the stairs down from Finn McCool’s, you’re confronted with all sorts of games like Skee-Ball and air hockey and cans of every proper college brew. Since opening in January, the fun spot has built a following among the weekday crowd with a concept built on references to famous college movies like “Animal House” and “Old School.”

Each of Cedarbrook Lodge’s guest-only communal living rooms has a gas fireplace, vaulted ceiling, original art work, and big sofas and chairs.


Cedarbrook Lodge is Seattle’s airport hideaway

It’s the kind of place where visitors take photos of the décor.

Here, there, and everywhere

On March 25 in Maine, locals celebrate the 35th anniversary of Maine Maple Sunday, the unofficial start of spring, when Maine’s maple producers welcome visitors for demonstrations, sugarbush tours, and samplings.

A 10-month-old puppy died while stored in an overhead bin on a United flight from Houston to New York.

Puppy dies after flight attendant insists it be stored in an overhead bin

A United flight attendant insisted that a dog be stored in an overhead bin on a flight from Houston to New York. By the time the plane landed at LaGuardia, the dog was dead.

Greetings from polar bear country

For most people, this is a bucket-list adventure. Cheap, it isn’t. But it will move you.

Travel Troubleshooter

A hurricane ruined his St. Thomas honeymoon, so why is the airline keeping his money?

When a hurricane ruins Evan Hasara’s honeymoon, he’s stuck with a $200 airline penalty after changing his ticket. Can he get a refund? Does he even deserve one?

The VIP Lounge with Luis Vega

The actor, in Boston performing in “The Humans,” said he is looking forward to exploring the city.

The mountains of St. Lucia are gorgeous against the sea. Not a blizzard in sight.

A cheat sheet for planning a blizzard escape to the Caribbean

Spend your blizzard-bound day doing something productive, such as planning a way to escape to warmer climes.

The 19th Century Women in Industry exhibit at the Attleboro Area Industrial Museum.

Attleboro not only rich with history but also with museums

Attleboro boasts two small but worthy museums in its downtown: The Attleboro Arts Museum and the Attleboro Area Industrial Museum.

Sheep graze on a farm on the Dingle Peninsula.

Cheers to the Dingle Peninsula, which doesn’t disappoint

My traveling companion and I resisted the siren song of the Ring of Kerry, choosing the road less traveled.

A snowboarder carves down Bald Mountain, which has 100 runs and a 3,400-foot vertical drop, at Sun Valley Resort in Idaho.

‘If Utah and Colorado are Hawaii, Sun Valley is Tahiti’

Less mass market and flashy than other resorts, Sun Valley opened in 1936 after Averell Harriman, chairman of the Union-Pacific Railroad, scouted the country looking for the perfect spot to open a self-contained destination ski area.

A flower vendor in Dublin adds color to the neighborhood.

Why you need to visit Dublin now: ‘Our world of black and gray is now filled with color’

Once thought of as boring, traditional, dark and gray, newly energized Dublin is on the upswing. International tourism leaped 15 percent last year, and visitor numbers this year are already outpacing 2017.

The interior of the Millicent Library in Fairhaven.

Is it Europe? No, it’s Fairhaven.

Fairhaven’s stunning public buildings were a gift of Henry Huttleston Rogers (1840-1909), a local boy who made a fortune with Standard Oil.

blue sky background with clouds


Say goodbye to your in-flight movie screen

As more passengers bring their phones, tablets, and laptops on flights, airlines are phasing out seat back monitors.

Mobiles of words from the poems of the Nobel laureate hang in the Seamus Heaney HomePlace in Bellaghy, Northern Ireland.

Seamus Heaney HomePlace evokes the poet and his roots

The Seamus Heaney HomePlace opened in autumn of 2016 as a paean to the poet’s origins and his accomplishments alike.

Here, there, and everywhere

Craft beer and brewery enthusiasts will want to check out the new app launched by the Vermont Brewers Association.

Wanderful founder Beth Santos in Chichen Itza, Mexico.

Wanderful unites women who love solo travel, and inspires others to give it a try

In the community-sourced housing likeness of Couchsurfing and Airbnb, Wanderful’s program offers rooms and full units for women travelers provided by women hosts.

Student David Hogg speaks to the media as he returns to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Wednesday.

Can a travel boycott force Florida to toughen gun control laws?

A 17-year-old survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is calling for college students to boycott Florida as a spring break destination. Could it actually work?

A view of the mountains in Torres del Paine National Park in Magallanes, Chile, as seen from the Hotel Rio Serrano.

Christopher Muther

Taking a vacation from vacation in stunning Patagonia

Sometimes, you just need to let your batteries recharge.

Beginning in July, and continuing through October, there are monthly yoga retreats at AMC Medawisla Lodge and Cabins in Greenville, Maine.

Leave it all behind — including companions — with these NE getaways for solo women

Here are a few New England travel ideas perfect for women going it alone.

Brenda “MoMo” Ledezma puts the finishing touches on her confetti and blueberry lemon cheesecakes before sending them off to a local convenience store.

Stephen King, you need to try this cheesecake sold on the honor system in a woman’s garage in Maine

Just inside the open garage door, the glow of coolers and strings of holiday lights signal to customers that they’re in the right spot.

Kathryn Kelly concludes a cooking class about lemons aboard the Oceania Marina.

Cooking up a storm on the Seven Seas

We spoke with Kathryn Kelly, the executive chef and director of culinary enrichment for Oceania and Regent cruise lines, about the pleasures of food and travel.

Chilean sculptor Juan Diaz Fleming’s towering Tutelar Figures in the Atacama Desert depict sacred human and animal symbols of the Aymara people.

Treasure of the ages: Seaborne Odyssey unlocks secrets of the Andean world

The treasures of the Andean world, both ancient and modern, were ours to explore during a 17-day cruise that started in the bustling seaport of Valparaiso, Chile.

Here, there, and everywhere

SwimRun, the Swedish adventure race first held in the United States — in Portland’s Casco Bay — in 2016, comes to Boston June 16.

Sylva’s downtown, against the backdrop of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains at dusk.

North Carolina steals this show

If you want to check out filming sites for the Hollywood hit “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” don’t head for the Show-Me State. The star is North Carolina.

A pilot walks past a Virgin America Airbus A319 at Ronald Reagan National airport in Washington, D.C., on April 4, 2016. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer.

Travel troubleshooter

Her husband is in the ER and she has to pay $850 ticket change fee

Her husband makes a detour to the ER shortly before their flight. She cancels their tickets, but must pay $850 to reschedule a future flight to a random date. What are the chances of a refund?

Guests at the Lincoln Inn and Restaurant at the Covered Bridge are encouraged to linger over Chef Saromova’s finely plated dishes.

Restaurants with rooms: Come for the dinner; stay because you can

Here are five New England country inns with dining rooms that will satisfy the gastronomic desires of even the most serious of gourmet travelers.

Experience a bobsled run on the track at the Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Do you have Olympics fever? Head to Lake Placid, N.Y.

These are some of the activities that await intrepid outdoorsy types at the home of two past Winter Olympic Games, in 1932 and 1980.

Kilometer 0.0 of Ottawa’s Rideau Canal Skateway is at the Rideau Locks.

A skater’s life atop Ottawa’s Rideau Canal

Every winter, Ottawa’s Rideau Canal turns to ice and becomes the Rideau Canal Skateway.

The writer and her father with their feathered friends at Ireland’s School of Falconry at Ashford Castle.

Watching her like a hawk until she was fed up

We were on a hawk walk. I was doing this walk in synchronicity with my dad, who had his own hawk on his arm beside me. This was my birthday present to him, on his first trip to Ireland.

Rick Thomson, cofounder of Thomson Safaris.

Rick Thomson went from fixing lawn mowers to Tanzania, and somehow it makes perfect sense

A Q&A with the cofounder of Thomson Safaris of Watertown.

Jackson Cannon in Chartreuse, France.

In the VIP Lounge with Jackson Cannon

We caught up with the cocktail expert to talk about all things travel.

Check out the islands of Tahiti aboard the four-masted Wind Spirit.

Out at sea, without the scene

Here are five cruises for couples who aren’t the life of the party.

Here, there, and everywhere

If you think that river cruises are exclusive to old fuddy duddys, think again.

A cook preparing lunch in the Moroccan desert.

Late to the table, tourist destinations begin to accommodate travelers’ food issues

On the road, people typically have to eat all or most of their meals at restaurants or hotels. On cruise ships and international flights, and at all-inclusive resorts, they’re practically held captive. When you’ve got dietary restrictions, that can make things difficult.

Travel Troubleshooter

He tried to book a hotel, so why did he end up with a timeshare pitch?

When George Feld booked a hotel in Orlando, he was transferred to the sales department for a timeshare.

Emilio Garcia (at right) in Barcelona with Connecticut chef Eric Stagl.

The VIP Lounge with chef Emilio Garcia

Chef Garcia has worked at many well-known area restarurants. We caught up with Garcia, who hails from Guatemala and lives in Revere , to talk about all things travel.

Lake Morey, Vt., offers activities for the young and old.

Time to make your vacation escape plan

Pack the bags, load the car, and dodge the cabin fever.

Exterior shot of the Boston Harbor Hotel in Boston.

New England hotels bring home the gold

Five Boston hotels stand among the best of the best in the country, according to an annual ranking by U.S. News & World Report.

Why go to Little Rock, Arkansas, on Presidents’ Day weekend? To see the Clinton library of course.

They took an oath for a Presidents’ Day tradition

Old friends unite on cold February weekends to reconnect with each other — and history.

travel troubleshooter | Christopher Elliott

Two days in the sick bay cost me $5,929. Why won’t my travel insurance pay?

Oceania Cruises hands Murray Cohen a bill for $5,929 after he’s hospitalized on a Mediterranean cruise. Why is his travel insurance company dragging its feet on his claim?

Here, There, and Everywhere

Travel news you can use.

What’s on the 86th floor of One World Trade Center? A recreation of a vintage TWA lounge.

A sky-high look at the glamorous age of aviation

The lounge on the 86th floor of One World Trade Center is filled with classic TWA flight attendant uniforms, cocktail stirrers, branded cigarettes, carry-on bags, and beverage carts with cans of Tab.

Bikes rest against a barn at Mountain Village Farm B&B in Kingfield, Maine, where the hosts for the night provided field space for tents, support vehicles, a dinner tent, and a barn dance with a live band.

The Bike Maine experience? Hundreds of miles of eating, riding, sleeping, drinking, repeating

Each year, 400 riders get the Bike Maine experience. They come to discover a Maine they don’t know, to enjoy open stretches of pavement with few cars, and to reconnect with fellow riding alumni.