Meg Muckenhoupt’s new book, “Boston’s Gardens & Green Spaces’’ (Union Park Press), comes out this month. It looks at the history and reinvention of Boston’s public spaces, particularly over the last decade. In June, Muckenhoupt teams up with Maryglenn Vincens, founder of the Boston Your Way tour company, to offer three walking tours that explore some of the city’s most popular green spaces, including the Fenway, the Esplanade, and the waterfront. The two-hour tours run June 13, 20, and 27. Tickets cost $50 per person, per tour, and must be purchased by June 4; they include a signed copy of Muckenhoupt’s book and complimentary tea at Sportello, one of Boston’s top restaurants. 617-423-0840, www.unionparkpress.com
Tweet for service
If you have an airline complaint, whether you’re home or still traveling, you can go the traditional route and phone customer service. Or you can tweet. AirfareWatchdog.com
, an airfare-tracking website based in Charlestown, claims that posting a message on Twitter is becoming an effective way to make a complaint or be heard by your airline. It offers anecdotes about stranded or inconvenienced travelers who have had their situations remedied after they either contacted their airline directly on Twitter or after their airline’s customer service reps saw their disgruntled tweets. “I tweeted JetBlue
about a problem and got a response within 10 mins,’’ one traveler posted on AirfareWatchdog.com
. “They couldn’t fix the problem but at least they tried, and quickly.’’ The Australia-based website AirlinesonTwitter.com
lists more than 180 airlines that now tweet.
San Francisco seniors
The newly renovated Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco has introduced a “Senior Moments’’ package. Through June 30, guests 62 and older can book rooms for 25 percent off, with special rates starting at $95 (normally $127), based on availability and double occupancy. The hotel sits in a quiet section near Ghirardelli Square, Pier 39, and the Golden Gate Bridge. 415-563-1234, fishermanswharf.hyatt.com
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