March 24, 2013 | Spring travel: Natural wonders

Get your heart racing in Montana

For prime biking, rafting, and other outdoor pursuits, Glacier National Park and nearby attractions can’t be beat. By Jay Atkinson

At Big Sur’s Pfeiffer Beach, you’ll find the so-called keyhole rock and purple sands.

Off-the-grid exploration in Big Sur, California

Giant redwoods, ocean views, hot springs, and a chance at rejuvenation await at this Northern California spot. By Daniel McGinn


Kara Goucher (far left) is part of the lead pack of female Boston marathoners powering up Heartbreak Hill in 2009. The great running experiment

Can the right preparation — from a cave-man diet to split-toed shoes to therapeutic tape — really make one person faster than another? By Shira Springer

Style Watch

Felt trivets. Spring fashion and home decor go geometric

These shapes--triangles, diamonds, polyhedrons, and more--are making a splash in fashion and home decor this spring. By Marni Elyse Katz

On the Block

For sale: Homes in Ashland

These properties offer a fresh start where the Marathon first began.


Meet Howie, Roger Williams Park Zoo loudmouth

An arsenal of sounds from a mimicking bird can be found in Providence. By Scott Helman

First Person

“We’re looking for evidence-based sports injury prevention. Our focus is not performance enhancement,” says Dr. Lyle Micheli. New game plan

To keep young athletes competing, Dr. Lyle Micheli created The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention, opening in April in Waltham.

STICK UP: Ana Leon of Boston and Keron Cruz of Chelsea at the Mustachio Bashio, held at the Lenox Hotel in Boston and benefiting Community Servings on March 2 As seen around town

Photos from the Boston Urban Iditarod, Project Place Valentine Brunch fund-raiser, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Gala for a Cure.


Fillets of fish with red wine sauce. Portland calling

A menu inspired by the Pacific Northwest By Adam Ried


The twin we lost

On our son Matthew’s birthday each year, we are thinking and not saying that this, too, is the day his brother died. By Elizabeth Crowell

Your Week Ahead

Sheila Eghabil and the Iranian Dance Artists. 5 things to do in and around Boston

World-class Irish dancing, a sheepshearing spectacle, an Easter Bunny photo op, and more.

A Restaurant’s Take

Salmon at 75 on Liberty Wharf. Simple fish prepared beautifully at 75 on Liberty Wharf

At this tiny restaurant on Boston’s waterfront, try the wild salmon or the fillet of cod.


Comic Maz Jobrani on wet conditions

The funnyman, coming to Boston’s Wilbur Theatre April 5, makes a joke on Twitter.

Tales From the City

My granddaughter the chatterbox

A story of talking in church.


To the editor

Globe Magazine readers respond to “An old-school unfriending” and other stories.