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A murky swim from Alcatraz, a wrong turn in the Golan Heights, a midnight heist in Spain. Misadventures make for travelers’ tales and the often heard: “I’ll never do that again.’’
For students new to the area, the Globe's summer interns offer a primer of favorite things in the city and beyond.
On a quiet July morning in 1910, Captain Frank Woodsum was steering the steamboat Armenia White into Sunapee Harbor when he blew a whistle to summon the purser. Something had caught his eye.
With nightly rates of $32 to $35 per person and views of Hyannis Harbor from several of its rooms, the Angeline Crocker Hinckley Hostel has attracted guests from all over the world since it opened in July.
From Saturn to Khubilai Khan, catch a glimpse of some outstanding upcoming exhibits from around the globe.
Think of this city and you think of clouds and rain. But what if you could stay in town and at the same time get out on the links — Pebble Beach, St. Andrews, or Pinehurst?
The nations long-distance hiking trails have their origins in New England, so it is not surprising that the area enjoys an abundance of backpacking opportunities.
On a bike, the Pine Tree State takes on texture.
Eating tapas is one of Spains great pastimes, and sampling a few dishes in several places over the course of a few fun hours with friends is part of the game.
Easily reached by ferry from New London, Conn., Long Island is perfect for a Sideways road trip from New England.
Tours in Boston and beyond entice energetic tourists from the heart of the Midwest
Inside the blacksmith shop next to the 18th-century windmill at Drummer Boy Park, a charcoal fire crackles. “Old school,’’ says Peter Hirst, as he cranks up the Civil War-era blower to fan the flames. “The way we did it 200 years ago.’’
For the taking, grown year round in California, to eat or prepare: everything from the everyday to the exotic
This town is still the kind of farmstead place where, on a winding country road just outside the historic area, traffic stops for a hefty wild turkey hustling across the road, head down and red wattle flying.
A two-hour drive, five-minute ferry ride, and a world away from Seattle, Lummi Island is a place unto itself.
Getting above it all, staying at a historic fire lookout perched at 6,960 feet on the spine of this mountain, is a fine way to snuff the stresses of life.
"Puertas Cerradas," or closed-door restaurants, are all the rage in Argentina. These quirky, underground “anti-restaurants’’ are where many chefs serve their best dishes.
Mountains, lakes, cliffs, countryside, and Kiwis wishing to befriend you in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Discover Colonial Americas biggest living history museum in London, with enough Colonial landmarks to rival Boston and Philadelphia.
It is precisely because there isnt much to do in the village of Lake Elmore in Vermont that people are drawn to the place.
Factory to farm takes you to where your cheese started toward your cracker with Cabot.
Head up the Chisholm Trail, feast on a giant enchilada, or check out horse-drawn beer wagons at Oktoberfest; the choice is yours.
I’m standing at the top of a 100-foot birding tower in Perry Lakes Park, the platform at eye level with the tree canopy and overlooking a magnificent topography of oxbow lakes and tupelo and cypress swamp.
A perilous air drop leads to a treacherous path and on to a coveted peak in Alaska.
Knowing how to handle travel emergencies can salvage a trip or, in the most dire situations, save a life.
Whether you crave tumultuous rapids or a quiet paddle, a river getaway is the perfect antidote to a humid day in summer.
Hike a mountain and spend the night under the stars. New England state parks are venues for reconnecting with nature.
Persuading her father to give his golf swing a rest was the easy part for the author. Mastering the basics of the “butt wiggle’’ was another matter.
Alsace has preserved a strong, separate identity and language, in spite of its war-ravaged history.
Before hitting the ocean beaches, consider the salt-free alternatives in Rhode Island.
Weve highlighted a dozen wacky, weird, or otherworldly festivals happening throughout the year.
To get the most out of a visit to Connecticut's wine trail, bring a discerning palate and a GPS.
Students of all stripes take to the track for the thrill of high-performance driving at the Skip Barber Racing School.
Marrakech was founded as an outpost at the end of the Saharan camel caravans, and, in just a few hours, we had discovered the traits that made the Marrakshis such successful traders.
Saratoga, which opened a month after the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, begins its 142d racing meet Friday and runs until Sept. 6.
Despite the economy, return visitors will find new attractions, accommodations, exhibits, and places to dine this summer.
Is it something in the local cows’ milk, the salty air, or the maker’s finesse that makes this cheese so outstanding?
Captain Lemuel Moody could peer through his telescope and spot vessels 30 miles out to sea from his perch on this octagonal, wooden tower, which he built in 1807.
Looking for a fresh spot in Paris? Never mind the Champs-Élysées and Notre-Dame, long since surrendered to tourism. Montmartre? Been there, done that. It's time to discover La Butte aux Cailles.
How to spend a few days visiting markets, dining at the favorite spots of locals, and seeing the region through their eyes.
Jean-François Marmier has named each of the 60 cows in his herd, but he still has a favorite.
If you can pedal, you can tour the Boston waterfront, with a few stops to get your bearings.
Even a muggle might admire this world modeled on Harry Potter.
A kayaking adventure on the Johnstone Strait reveals the wonders of British Columbia's marine life.
Cape Cod loves a party. Dozens of festivals from summer into fall celebrate beaches, fishing, farming, seafood, the arts, and family fun.
Freedom is so deeply venerated in the Granite State that, its a natural location for a museum dedicated to the American ideals we celebrate this weekend.
Inside Boston.com Travel
So you think you know the state of favorite and famous foods in the region? Prove yourself a New England foodie by taking this quiz.
How well do you think you know Boston? Take an up-close look at some of the city's iconic and lesser-known images and see how well you do.
With more than 300 ponds on Cape Cod, choosing a mere 10 is a thankless task. Finding them can be even trickier.
Think you know your way around the regions history and famous sites? Test your New England IQ.
The citys high-end dining gets all the press, but there are plenty of budget-friendly choices in Portland, Maine.
Take a PhotoWalks tour of Boston, where visitor can enjoy a part history lesson, part photography workshop using the city as a classroom.
Here are some of the best apps to use in the city, whether it's figuring out how to get around or finding things to do.
The Boston Harborwalk explores a waterfront of the city that mixes old and new, work and play.
While there's obvious choices like Legal Seafoods and Summer Shacks, here's an insider's guide to other sumptuous offerings.
From Maine to Connecticut, lighthouses are defining landmarks of New England.
Looking to escape but don't have the time or the energy to plan a trip? Our GPS tour has you covered.
Hidden T stations, behind the scoreboard, inside famous clock towers, and more — take a peek around Boston's hidden gems and secret spots.
Take a GPS-guided tour of Route 127 from the comfort of your car.
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