George Clooney, please don’t apologize for flying with your infants
George and Amal Clooney gave passengers on their flight to London noise canceling headphones as a preemptive apology if their babies cried. Here’s why they shouldn’t have.
Where two wheels rule the road
Move over Porsches. This road near Mount Tamalpais offers some of the best pedaling in North America.
The VIP Lounge with David Andrews
The starting center for the Patriots says nothing beats taking a vacation by the water.
There’s no place like NYC for the holidays
The food, the shopping, the lights, the window displays. There are so many reasons the Big Apple might get you in the holiday spirit.
Construction noise ruined her Sandals vacation in Barbados
When Lisa Chiarello’s Sandals vacation is ruined by construction noise, the resort offers two “free” nights. Is she entitled to more?
Most air travelers say taking off your shoes is OK. An etiquette expert disagrees.
Most air travelers say taking off your shoes is okay. An etiquette expert disagrees.
Woonsocket, embracing its history, is worth a visit
An introduction to the city’s past and present begins with a visit to the Museum of Work and Culture. Then it’s all aboard “The Polar Express.”
The answer to dirty hotel hair dryers (and other great gifts for travelers)
Here’s a look at things we discovered this year that will delight the avid traveler on your gift list.
Get thee to a nunnery . . . on Saba
Don’t expect a monastic vibe here. Old-meets-opulent in this unique cottage, located near shopping and restaurants in Saba’s Windwardside Village, one of the island’s four towns.
In the VIP Lounge with Nastia Liukin
Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin was born in Moscow, raised in Dallas, and lived in New York City for many years. Now she is happy to call Boston — specifically the South Shore — home.
Give the gift of New England experience
Your parent/sibling/BFF might be so burdened with possessions that a hoarding intervention is imminent, but there’s no such thing as too many experiences.
Charged for a second hotel room, but not by choice
Why is the Comfort Inn charging Lora Crumb for two rooms when she’s the only guest?
Spend time out this holiday season and pay it forward
These hotels and restaurants in New England pay it forward with charitable events and holiday-themed programs.
Here, there, and everywhere
Need a nudge to get in the holiday spirit? Why not journey to Old Sturbridge Village for Christmas by Candlelight? Or maybe you’d rather enjoy wine, music, and the culinary arts at the newly-opened City Winery Boston.
If you can take the heat, a Havasu Falls hike is worth the haul
During the summer months temperatures can reach up to 115 degrees. We kind of lucked out — temperatures only got to about 96 (in the shade).
What’s old is new at Bolton Valley
Bolton’s mission has long centered on teaching kids to ski.
A glam Hollywood hotel, in an unlikely Florida town
Royal Blues Hotel was opened three years ago by movie producer Edward Walson.
The renaissance of Rockland
“Rockland was saved by art,” says John Hanson, publisher of Maine Boats Homes & Harbors.
Here, there, and everywhere
Travel news you can use, from ski deals to holiday festivities to the latest gear.
When destinations are too popular for their own good
Overtourism is beginning to trigger local antagonism in, and curbs on access to, some of the world’s most popular places.
Yule jewel: World’s largest Christmas emporium supersizes holiday fun
The family-run emporium has been a perennial favorite in this Bavarian-themed mid-Michigan town for more than 70 years.
The beauty of Bears Ears and of protecting it
The area shelters one of the highest concentrations of archeological sites in North America.
Santa’s Village and Story Land revisited: Even more magical than you remember
Both parks are rooted in nostalgia. But each also evolved, continually adding new rides and updated services.
America’s love of ancestry hits the road. Welcome to heritage tourism.
It’s becoming big business as millions of people research their family trees and analyze their DNA.
Thanksgiving out: Stylish spots to wine and dine in style on turkey day
We’ve rounded up some of the best spots in New England to wine and dine on a Thanksgiving dinner that you don’t have to cook yourself.
In the VIP Lounge with songwriter Stephen Bray
Songwriter Stephen Bray remembers fondly his days at Berklee College of Music, and is thrilled that “The Color Purple,” for which he won a Grammy Award for best musical theater album and was nominated for a Tony Award, is coming to Boston. We caught up with Bray to talk all things travel.
Travel Troubleshooter: Can Palladium Travel Club keep my money?
Rowena Cruz buys a membership to Palladium Hotels & Resorts’ vacation club, but almost immediately regrets her decision. Why won’t the company refund her $8,174?
The ancestry-fueled trip of a lifetime in London
When a mother became obsessed with her ancestry, her son decided it was time to bring her back to the motherland. Cue the tears and the scones.
Looking back in wonder as United bids the 747 a fond farewell
Things were very different when United launched its iconic 747 service in 1970. Here’s some eye candy.
Air France launches fashion and entertainment brand that ‘does flying’
It’s as if they were handed a marketing study of millennial stereotypes, shoved them all into an airplane, and sealed the door.
When travelers brave the ‘tough sells,’ it’s possible everyone wins
At a time of natural disasters and political turmoil, an increasing number of tourism-dependent destinations have become tough sells. But travelers and industry representatives say this makes many of them cheaper and less crowded, with populations more warmly welcoming to visitors and the business they bring.
Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens opens in Punta Gorda, Fla.
The waterfront gardens, which will continue to grow over the years, features botanical collections and contemporary art.
Shop and then plop in one of these hotels
Hotels are offering deals on rooms for people seeking deals on gifts. Here are six ideas for overnight getaways in destinations that offer plenty of gift shopping in boutiques and outlets.
The VIP Lounge with Erik Gratton of ‘Elf the Musical’
We caught up with Gratton to talk about all things travel.
Why won’t travel insurance cover my flight cancellation?
Michele Kemp and her family cancel a flight after her sister falls ill. Good thing she bought travel insurance, right? Wrong. But how can she get her money back?
Check in at hotel and check out Boston from above
The Kimpton Onyx has partnered with Hover Boston to offer guests a chance to see the city from above.
After Irma, Key West gets on with the business of pleasure
Six weeks after Hurricane Irma, Key West was remarkably intact and open for business.
The Galapagos with kids — a bucket list item they never knew they had
Planning a trip to the Galapagos is always a major task, but going with offspring adds an extra layer of complexity.
Mysteries and revelations at a Cape museum
In “Mysteries & Revelations,” artifacts, paintings, objects, and curiosities reveal fascinating facts about the Cape’s past and open a window into how museums use such items to tell the story of a place.
Fans should hurl themselves toward Fenway
Billed as the “world’s fastest field sport,” hurling can be best described as a mix of lacrosse, field hockey, and Gaelic football. Fenway Park hosts AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival on Nov. 19.
Still here after 12,000 years: Honoring the sites and cultures of indigenous New England
Conventional Thanksgiving lore does give props to Massasoit and Plymouth-area Wampanoag for bringing most of the food to dinner. But the Pilgrims are only one part of the story.
The VIP Lounge with Ted Karras
We caught up with Ted Karras of the New England Patriots to talk about all things travel.