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?
How to make your own maple syrup
With the help of a few neighbors and plenty of reading, here’s what we’ve learned.
The VIP Lounge with WGBH’s Jared Bowen
Bowen hosts the weekly series “Open Studio With Jared Bowen,” which showcases the best that the New England arts scene has to offer.
Charged twice for my Marriott room. How about a refund?
When Marriott charges Elizabeth Maglione’s gift card twice for one night at the Courtyard Marriott Miami Downtown/Brickell, she asks for a refund. The hotel wants to issue a credit. Who’s right?
On a mother-daughter Nordic ski weekend in Vt., exertion and complete satisfaction
At Craftsbury Outdoor Center in the Northeast Kingdom, good conditions and grooming can continue through April, perfect for introducing kids to the joys of cross-country skiing.
Avoid gate lice and wear your headphones: The dos and don’ts of airport etiquette
Helpful hints on how to make everyone’s airport experience less stressful. These tips are common sense, but common sense seems to depart from airports more regularly than Delta shuttles to New York.
In Slane, a not-your-average Irish distillery
Since 2002, high-end premium Irish whiskey grew an eye-popping 805 percent. That’s little surprise considering there are 21 distilleries operating in Ireland today and 26 more in planning or already under construction.
Chilling out at a cozy spa: Where to bliss out, warm up, and get your glow back
New England’s inn-based spas offer a place to escape into a cocoon of cozy, featuring luscious seasonal treatments that will make the long road to summer a bit more comfortable.
Hard knocks and soft landings: A college search cushioned by Utah powder
Last year just when colleges notify applicants of admissions decisions, I took my son, his best friend, and his best friend’s dad to a place that always helped me put life in perspective.
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The VIP Lounge with yogi Tim Kelleher
We caught up with Kelleher, who takes regular trips to Cuba, where he conducts yoga and cultural retreats, to talk about all things travel.
Guidebook helps make sure Grand Canyon is grand for all
Just in time for the 100th birthday of Grand Canyon National Park, accessible travel expert Candy Harrington has released “Barrier-Free Travel: The Grand Canyon for Wheelers and Slow Walkers.”
No compensation for a delayed Iberia flight
Iberia Airlines offered Daniel Brennan 250 euros for his delayed flight. But it delayed processing Brennan’s claim for two months. How can he get the airline to pay?
The sights, sounds, and faces of India
I have never traveled to a country that so overwhelms the senses. The colors, the noise, the smells.
Reel news: The state’s independent movie houses are not just surviving, but thriving
In the age of the plush multiplex, when the big cinema thunderdomes are doing everything they can to create an “experience” that will shake customers from their streaming devices, smaller theaters are concocting their own methods to lure us out of our cocoons.
Have toddler, will travel: Here’s where to beat cabin fever with small fry
Consider these fun, out-of-Boston escapes when you and your little folk have gotta get out of the house already.
Where’s compensation from Iberia for delayed luggage?
Benedict Valenti’s wife’s luggage is lost — and then found — by Iberia Airlines. In the interim, she buys $495 worth of clothing and toiletries. Why is the airline balking at reimbursing her?
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The VIP Lounge with Marie Osmond
The singer, actress, best-selling author, successful entrepreneur, and philanthropist will appear in Medford with her brothers Merrill and Jay, and nephew David.
When visiting the equator, where do you draw the line?
Despite the monument in Ecuador’s Middle of the World City, that is not the actual site of the equator, which modern GPS has pinpointed about 790 feet down the road. (And that spot is in dispute, too.)
Looking at Mexico City through the lens of ‘Roma’
Filmed in black and white, the movie captures the spirit of the past. On a recent visit, I was curious to see this other part of Mexico City, outside of its impressive tourist destinations. Visiting places where the movie was filmed, it was easy to imagine the area as it looked half a century ago.
All aboard with a British baking star
Does this sound like a dandy girlfriend’s getaway? For sure.
Electric dreams: Boston to New York in a Tesla, for $99
A local company is offering commuters a new option for traveling from Boston to NYC — a $99 ride in a Tesla.
Boston on the cheap
There are reasonably priced and free attractions throughout Boston, if you know where to look.
If you go . . . Belfast
Several airlines fly nonstop from Boston to Dublin, Ireland. Trains connect the two cities, or rent a car to make the hour-and-a-half drive.
Belfast is buzzing, leaving The Troubles behind
This once beleaguered, bitter city is young, eager, and energetic — more than 40 percent of the population is under the age of 30 — and fast-becoming a cool destination.
The new Stowe brings some West to the East
It’s quite fitting that the resort three and a half hours from Boston would have some of the flavor of the storied hills of the Intermountain West, like Aspen or Deer Valley.
It’s all downhill from here. What happens when an adult learns to ski
Travel writer Christopher Muther attempts to improve his skiing skills, and quickly learns that the hills are alive with the sound of fear.
Southern Sardinia is more rugged than the north with few tourists, breathtaking views, and fabulous food
All the people the author meets in southern Sardinia are especially friendly and helpful. They want you to like their region.
Sanibel, a refuge for wildlife and humans
The fact that more than two-thirds of Sanibel is held as a nature conservancy engenders reverence for exotic birds and wildlife, as well. It’s easy to encounter them on Sanibel’s 25 miles of bicycle trails.
Ireland with a wee one
The country doesn’t need the Disney touch to feel like a magical playground for your own little leprechauns.
Here, there, and everywhere
Travel news — and gadgets — you can use.
Alitalia lost my luggage, and now it won’t pay
When Alitalia loses Jeffrey Reed’s luggage, it promises to pay him $1,579. But four months later, he’s still waiting.
In the VIP Lounge with Sabine Maria van Diemen
Van Diemen was asked to be the first female to join the national touring production of the Broadway hit “The Illusionists,” coming to the Emerson Colonial Theatre March 5-10.
2 New England beaches are among the best in America, according to TripAdvisor
It still may be winter, but it’s never too early to plot your beach getaways for summer.
Sudbury woman is at center of restoration and reconciliation in Montgomery, Ala.
Sarah Beatty Buller and her husband bought 13 buildings in Montgomery, part of a major revitalization in a community that resonates with history.
Center Parcs UK, where you can park yourself for a few days of fun in England
It’s a collection of five village-style vacation parks, each secluded in woodland and devoid of cars. Bring your bike, or rent one at the cycle shed adjacent to the parking lot. Or walk.
Can I get a refund after a Greyhound bus delay?
After Vivian Pisano experienced a 10-hour delay, the motorcoach operator left her waiting for a refund. It’s been weeks since her bus trip to nowhere. Maybe it’s time to call a consumer advocate.
Boston to London, with legroom and Terra Chips?
JetBlue is weighing plans to begin transatlantic flights. Its first route would likely be Boston to London.
Planting the seeds of what to do on your marijuana getaways
Tourists can now find marijuana in several cities across the state, and suddenly people are traveling hours to places they might know next-to-nothing about. So what else do you do once you’re there?
How to survive the month of March in New England
March is the ugliest month. It’s almost spring, which is a tease because it’s still cold. If there’s snow, it’s dirty and you’re tired of it. Here are some fun things to see and do to help you make it to April.
Don’t believe the hype, or the rhetoric. Cuba is still open and ready for American travelers
Despite new travel restrictions put in place by the Trump administration, it’s still possible for individuals to explore Cuba without taking part in a group tour or cruise.