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Picnic tables look out over grapes at Larson Family vineyards.

Wine country with kids is still a bunch of fun (and even relaxing)

There are plenty of vineyards that cater to families, giving them room to roam and be a little crazy. And, of course, the wine helps.

Cross country skiers and their dogs get in a skijoring workout at Gunstock Mountain.

Unleash your dog’s love of winter by skijoring

Skijoring — the simple and easy Scandinavian sport where you cross-country ski with your dog towing you along — is becoming very popular in New England.

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The VIP Lounge with Matt Chatham

We caught up with the former-Patriots-player-turned-writer/announcer/analyst to talk about all things travel.

‘Unicorns and mermaids are very hot . . . also, narwhals’ (and other lessons from a souvenirs expert)

We talk to Mike Bass about the family business, Bass Resort Sales Corp., which sells souvenirs to amusement and water parks.

Skamania Lodge’s new treehouses are nestled in Douglas firs.

A treehouse with all the creature comforts

Staying in a rustic treehouse appeals to some travelers, but others hold dear to the modern amenities found in a hotel room. Skamania Lodge won’t make you choose.

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I tried to cancel my Priceline hotel cancellation, then Priceline kept my money

Malka Mandel cancels her Priceline hotel reservation and then tries to un-cancel it after losing her credit card dispute. Is there any way to restore her hotel reservation?

Still dreaming of Boise. (That’s ‘Boy C, not Boy Z’)

There’s a wholesome, fresh-air feel to the “City of Trees.” But there’s also an underlying sense that eccentricity might lurk just behind those inviting front-porch doors.

Jess and Kim Lawrence played travel roulette for their honeymoon, discovering at the airport that they were going to Copenhagen.

Feeling adventurous? Try your hand at travel roulette

The rules are simple: Show up at the airport. Book the first flight you see. Leave.

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The Charleston Tea Plantation is on Wadmalaw Island, about a half hour south of Charleston. It is the country’s only tea plantation.

It’s always tea time in South Carolina

I recently made a pilgrimage to the country’s only tea plantation, which sells tea under the American Classic Tea label.

Dylan Scott with his wife, Blair Robinson, in Jamaica.

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The VIP Lounge with singer Dylan Scott

We caught up with the country singer, who is playing the Paradise on Jan. 18, to talk about all things travel.

Star Search: Seeking celebrities at Atlantis in the Bahamas

Atlantis, the mega-resort patterned after a fabled lost city, is a favorite of the rich and famous.

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Despite promises, Frontier Airlines flight reimbursement still MIA

When Frontier Airlines canceled Audra Singer’s flight to Cleveland, it offered to pay for her new ticket to her destination. Two months have gone by. Where’s her money?

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Grafton, Vt., is a throwback village with over-the-river-and-through-the-woods charm.

Five reasons to visit Grafton, Vt., this winter

This southern Vermont beauty, considered one of the prettiest towns in New England, is best in winter. Here’s why.

Llobet & Pons’ “No One Wins — Multibasket.”

Japan’s art islands: hard to get to, hard to forget

Until the 1990s, these were rural islands with dwindling populations. Everything changed when Japan-based Benesse Holdings, which owns Berlitz Language Schools, led the rejuvenation.

The Belleview Inn features the restored lobby of the landmark Belleview Biltmore Hotel.

Landmark hotel gets a new life as the Belleview Inn

The inn, now serving as the focal point of Belleview Place, a gated housing community, is what remains of the landmark Belleview Biltmore Hotel.

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Noah Weisberg

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The VIP Lounge with Noah Weisberg

The Northbrook, Ill., native will play Willy Wonka in the national tour of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” which will be at the Boston Opera House Jan. 8-20.

Amy Latimer with her husband, Jody, and their sons, Harrison, Grant, and Jackson

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The VIP Lounge with Amy Latimer

The president of TD Garden is busier than ever, overseeing not only day-to-day operations of the venue, but also its ambitious $100 million renovation and expansion. So a little R&R is a must.

QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 29. I've spotted these umbrella art displays in several cities, but I was particulary fond of this one in Quebec. It seemed like a perfect match to the season and surrounding colors.

Oh, the places he went!

A look back at some of travel writer Christopher Muther’s favorite, previously unpublished, photos of 2018.

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A look at some of the most Insta-worthy hotels in New England

If you’re looking to #GramYourStay — and admit it, who isn’t — we’ve rounded up some of the most eye-catching, gram-worthy inns in New England. Grab your phone.

A host of new apps can help travelers learn foreign languages — up to a point

The programs use such techniques as gamification, crowdsourcing, and adaptive algorithms to help beginners learn language basics.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood offers a peek behind the camera to see how movies and TV shows are made.

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Here’s what the travel guides get wrong about Boston

They’ve reduced Boston to a tea-stained, clam chowder-soaked city with not much more than historic landmarks and far too many cobblestones. Time to set the record straight.

Tell us what tourists should really do in Boston

Time to set the record straight: Boston is not a tea-stained, clam chowder-soaked city. So where should tourists go?

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Versatile shoes for traveling light — in style and comfort

Depending on your destination and personal style, these recommendations in five categories just might do the trick in the cooler months of travel.

The Lumbersexual at Vena’s Fizz House

Portland, Maine’s emerging craft cocktail culture is as refreshing as its food scene

Many of Portland’s spots are quietly cool and creative rather than louder, more conspicuous bacchanals.

Travel troubleshooter

After a Booking.com price error, am I stuck with this room?

The rate for Carrie Cleveland’s apartment in Brooklyn is $125 a night, not the $46 to which she agreed when she made the reservation. Her online agency gives her one choice: pay the new rate. What can she do about this Booking.com price error?

The Bata Shoe Museum is the only North American stop for “Blahnik: The Art of Shoes,” featuring the work of footwear icon Manolo Blahnik.

In Toronto, we just want to celebrate shoes, glorious shoes

Are you ready, boots? Start walking in Toronto.

Jonny Sun

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The VIP Lounge with Jonny Sun

The Canadian humorist, author, illustrator — and PhD candidate at MIT — has most recently collaborated on a book with “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The Revolution Hotel is loaded with Boston-inspired artwork and information.

A new South End hotel is filled with Boston history, and bunk beds

“Our intention is to honor the revolutionary spirit of Boston by creating something really new for the city.”

Carnival announced that BOLT will circle the top of a new ship, Mardi Gras, when it sets sail in 2020.

Carnival announces roller coaster on new cruise ship

The cruise line said that BOLT will circle the top of a new ship, Mardi Gras, when it sets sail in 2020.

The site of the new Warsaw Ghetto Museum, where Daniel Blatman has been appointed chief historian.

Historian aims to help create key Holocaust museum in Warsaw

The newly appointed chief historian of the Warsaw Ghetto Museum says he hopes it will become “the major Holocaust museum in Poland” when it opens in 2023.

More than 50 works are on display on the grounds of Lincoln’s deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.

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At Lawson’s Finest Liquids’ brewery and taproom in Waitsfield, the menu features sophisticated light fare.

For food lovers, Vermont needs to be a getaway go-to

Four favorite spots near popular resorts for a date night that requires nothing fancier than clogs with warm socks.

The 5,000-year-old standing stones at Callanish on the Isle of Lewis.

A musical journey through the Hebrides

The four-day Hebridean Celtic Festival, a sensory cornucopia of nonstop performances, casts a warm, incandescent glow to these islands each summer.

At the Rangeley Lakes Trails Center in Maine, there are more than 55 kilometers of groomed and backcountry trails, most catering to beginner and intermediate skiers.

Want to cross-country ski? Here are some of our favorite spots.

Fun fact: New England has more cross-country skiers than any other region in the country. It makes sense to us. It’s a fun way to enjoy our long winters, and play in our gorgeous backyard.

The neo-gothic spires of the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel are the focal point of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico

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Is this small Mexican city the best in the world?

San Miguel de Allende has been named the best city in the world two years in a row. Does it live up to the title?

Businesses in the Grand Central District in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Make a stop in Grand Central (Florida, that is)

Not that long ago, this neighborhood was a string of empty storefronts, and a place you avoided walking through at night. Today, the pedestrian-friendly area is filled with people who quit their day jobs to pursue their passion.

On social media, airlines have discovered the block

Understanding why airlines do it can help you avoid getting on a blacklist and ensure that your next complaint is heard.

Joan Osborne will perform at the Tilden Arts Center in West Barnstable on Dec. 22.

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The VIP Lounge with Joan Osborne

We caught up with the singer, who will perform at the Tilden Arts Center in West Barnstable on Dec. 22, to talk about all things travel.

One of seven newly commissioned large-scale sculptures in “Air Sea Land” in the Seaport.

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There are lovely views from the hotel’s rolling lawn, which faces the Gulf of Mexico.

At the Fenway Hotel, there’s no baseball, but plenty of hits

It’s hard to believe that this jazzy, 10,000-square-foot modern hotel in Dunedin, Fla., was boarded up, covered in graffiti, and in foreclosure just a couple of years ago.

Esther, while very active on social media, sleeps up to 18 hours a day on a mattress at her home: Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary in Ontario.

Meet Esther, the Canadian poster pig for meatless diets, animal rights, and diversity

Esther, with 2 million followers in 43 countries, is awfully busy on social media.

Holiday gifts for avid travelers

Lose your stress and add some ho-ho-ho to your holidays with these gift suggestions that are sure to delight your favorite fellow travelers.