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Chocolate walnut fudge from The Mill Fudge Factory in Bristol, N.H.

Fudge shops in New England you won’t want to miss

It’s the perfect sweet treat. Just one little square of penuche or chocolate goes a long way to satisfy a whim.

The VIP Lounge with JoJo

We caught up with singer-songwriter JoJo, born Joanna Levesque, to talk about all things travel.

Cyclists on a section of the Island Line Trail along Vermont’s Lake Champlain.

Happy (bicycle) trails to you

In honor of the bicycle’s birthday, here’s a look at some of the best bike trails in the United States, including two rail trials you’ll find here in New England.

The Menuett movement pavilion in the Toronto Music Garden, with the city’s signature CN Tower looming in the distance.

Toronto Music Garden embodies harmony on the lake

One of the quiet gems of the city park system, the Toronto Music Garden was originally proposed by cellist Yo-Yo Ma for Boston.

Le Smoking BBQ truck at the Montreal Poutinefest.

Montreal Poutinefest celebrates ‘fries with that’

As the name suggests, it is a gathering of the tribes — or the food trucks, in most cases — to celebrate the aesthetic and gastronomic possibilities of spuds, gravy, and cheese.

Aux Anciens Canadiens.

A food lover’s tour of Quebec City

In Quebec City, young chefs are changing the food scene.

Here, there, and everywhere

Hand over your cellphone or tablet when you check in to the Element Boston Seaport and you can earn a free night’s stay — good for a future trip — if you make it 24 hours without retrieving your device.

AdventureWomen excursions have taken travelers whale watching off Mexico’s Baja Peninsula.

Meet the adventurous woman at the helm of AdventureWomen

Judi Wineland launched and operated Overseas Adventure Travel from a tiny “converted bathroom” office in Cambridge in 1978. Recently, her focus has shifted to women-only travels, leading she and her daughters, Nicole and Erica, to acquire AdventureWomen.

Travel Troubleshooter | Christopher Elliott

The Travel Troubleshooter: Why won’t Air Canada let me fly home?

After Reena Roshgadol’s daughter gets injured, she has to change her flight schedule. But then she finds out the airline might cancel her return ticket. Can she fix that without spending a lot of money on change fees?

Church Street Marketplace in Burlington.

5 ways to explore Burlington, Vt.

In Burlington, even when it seems like nothing’s happening, something’s happening.

Rococo Artisan Ice Cream

When are some of the area’s best clam shacks and ice cream stands opening?

Here is the skinny on some clam shacks, ice cream shops, and more.

Here, there, and everywhere: Seaside camping in Kennebunkport

Seaside camping just got a retro-chic upgrade at Sandy Pines Campground in Kennebunkport.

Tea at the Langham Hotel.

Hygge: It’s pronouned ‘hoo-ga’ and this Danish concept is sweeping the world

Since Denmark happens to be one of the happiest countries in the world, perhaps they’re onto something.

The author and her friends battled high heat and loose gravel to reach a landmark: the water tower in Bubion, Spain.

a bump in the road

Everything went wrong. Was it Spain... or us?

For 12 years, we, four longtime friends, well past the first or even second bloom of youth, have hiked in Europe — on our own.

Alex Hibbert and Mahershala Ali in a scene from Oscar winner “Moonlight.”

Where to find ‘Moonlight’ in Miami

Enjoy some of the locations used in the movie “Moonlight” on your next trip to Miami

Air Aroma crafted The William Vale hotel’s special scent.

Hotels work with aroma experts to draw customers in by the nose

Yotels all over the world will smell of juicy berries and Ozone; Westin hotels will always smell of woody cedar and white tea. The idea being that brand identity translates to brand loyalty through scent recognition.

Karen MacDonald and husband, David Remedios, at Prague Castle.

The VIP Lounge with Karen MacDonald

We caught up with Karen MacDonald, a founding member of American Repertory Theatre, to talk about all things travel.

A revamp widened sidewalks, added benches, and reduced traffic.

Concord’s revamped Main Street sparks Capital Arts Fest

The sun is out, Concord’s Main Street is revitalized, and it’s the perfect time to attend the day-long celebration at the Capital Arts Fest on May 6.

White and milk chocolate bunnies at L.A. Burdick in Walpole, N.H.

In quiet-as-a-mouse Walpole, N.H., L.A. Burdick makes its chocolate mice (and so much more)

Walpole isn’t exactly a trendy town. Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns is based here, and it has a noted historic bridge. But it is something of a mecca for chocolate lovers, thanks to L.A. Burdick.

Runners pass Pond Cove during the TD Beach to Beacon 10K in Maine.

It’s marathon season. Get into the race!

We’ve got some of the best New England road races worthy of a road trip.

Here, there, and everywhere

Whether you’re a local or visiting Boston, get up to 45 percent off several of the area’s top attractions with the Boston CityPASS, which now includes admission to the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Plus, stay at the Boston Park Plaza hotel anytime through June 29, and you may be given a free room upgrade.

A wall mural at the Dartmouth College Baker-Berry Library.

Spring in Hanover is in an (ivy) league of its own

Why not take a spring break in Hanover?

The author dines alone at Le Sélect Bistro in Toronto. She says she’s not at all self-conscious about doing so.

My favorite dining partner? Me.

Many of my friends are both envious and surprised that I can dine alone with a dollop of insouciance.

The VIP Lounge: Malcolm Mitchell

We caught up with New England Patriots wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell to talk about all things travel.

A United Airlines customer service representative helped passengers to reschedule their travel plans at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago in 2011.

It turns out airlines are actually doing better — and getting bumped is rare

“What happened with United was an anomaly in many ways,” said Dean Headley, who has co-authored the Airline Quality Rating report since 1991.

The Internet has some ideas for new United Airlines mottos

But by Tuesday morning, disbelief over what we witnessed on the videos had taken a new form, with #NewUnitedAirlinesMottos trending on Twitter. Some of the offerings are brutal, some brutally funny. Here’s a sampling.

A passenger was violently removed from an overbooked flight. Now some are urging a boycott

The fracas surrounding the video of a man being forcibly removed from a flight comes just weeks after a United controversy over leggings.

North End shines especially bright during Holy Week

The bakeries and pastry shops to visit for the freshest pastries and Easter treats are easy to find: They’re the ones with lines out the door.

Israel’s young wine industry is aged to perfection

Israel’s wine industry has grown in quality and reputation over the last decade.

The Warwick New York hotel in Midtown was built by William Randolph Hearst.

An insider’s guide to NYC — from a know-it-all millennial

When your kid moves to New York City, there’s an upside: Insider tips.

The VIP Lounge with Jose Llana

We caught up with Jose Llana, who stars in the musical “The King and I,” to talk about all things travel.

A new movie and museum exhibit bring Dickinson to life

Dispelling notions of Dickinson as a dark-haired introvert is the new Terence Davies film “A Quiet Passion,” which opens April 14 in Boston.

An old Airbus has been turned into a laboratory in Germany where chefs and wine experts can test ideas for meals on Lufthansa Airlines.

Experts share their recipes for good food — and wine — at altitude

Food simply tastes different at 30,000 feet than it does on the ground.

Rick Steves and 2-year-old Andy in the Swiss Alps in 1989.

Q&A with Andy Steves, author of ‘Andy Steves’ Europe: City-Hopping on a Budget’

Andy Steves traveled to Europe every summer while his father, Rick Steves, researched his best-selling “Europe Through the Back Door” guidebooks.

French Leave Resort new villas on Eleuthera.

Here, There, and Everywhere

Hit the slopes for spring skiing and hopping-good Easter festivities at Bretton Woods Ski Area in New Hampshire.

travel troubleshooter | Christopher Elliott

Looking for a refund from Malaysia Airlines

When Malaysia Airlines reschedules Alice Bu’s flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Phuket, Thailand, she asks for a refund. But she gets nothing but radio silence. Where’s her money?

The VIP Lounge with Katie LaMark of ‘Rent’

We caught up with Katie LaMark, 25, to talk about all things travel.

Coast Guard Beach in Eastham


2 New England beaches among best in US for families

Coast Guard Beach in Eastham and Weirs Beach on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee have made Family Vacation Critic’s annual list.

Six Flags New England in Agawam.

Six Flags New England unwraps holiday festival

Here’s an early holiday gift for roller-coaster and theme-park lovers. Six Flags New England in Agawam is extending its season this year with its inaugural holiday festival, Holiday in the Park.

One of the pools at Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg.

I survived after making tracks to Great Wolf Lodge

In the world of Massachusetts parenting, there are few things as divisive as Great Wolf Lodge, the indoor water park chain that opened its first local branch in Fitchburg in 2014.

Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas

One family’s cruise and a change of heart

In the face of these elaborate megaship gimmicks, would an authentic journey emerge as well?

Walden Pond State Reservation in Concord.

Walk this way with Thoreau

Thoreau is being celebrated this year across the United States and abroad with everything from performances and conferences to guided walks and the first-ever Massachusetts Statewide Read.

Flour Bakery sticky buns.

Need a hug? Embrace these comfort food dishes

These are turbulent times . Thankfully, there’s comfort food. Here’s where to get a hug in the form of a favorite food in Boston restaurants.

Girls in a window.

Three (unrelated) families: One vacation

We successfully navigated a trip with six very opinionated adults and four equally opinionated teenagers.

The VIP Lounge | Dan Sperry

The VIP Lounge with Dan Sperry

Dan Sperry, who has been described as “David Copperfield meets Marilyn Manson,” is bringing his magic skills to Boston in “The Illusionists,” at the Boston Opera House April 4-9. We caught up with him to talk all things travel.

Travel Troubleshooter | Christopher Elliott

Travel Troubleshooter: It’s been 6 months — where’s my refund, American Airlines?

After Charles Wohlust’s brother-in-law dies, American Airlines agrees to refund his ticket-change fees. But then it doesn’t. What should he do?