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Knowing the types of rewards (miles, points, etc.) offered and redemption options is key to choosing a card.

How do you choose which travel reward credit card is for you?

Each year, NextAdvisor.com conducts an in-depth analysis of travel rewards credit cards. Here’s what they found.

Bakers Island Light Station

A night in a lighthouse keeper’s house is the ultimate getaway

Last year, the Essex National Heritage Commission started offering one-night stays at the Bakers Island Light Station.

Joe Kelly with wife Ashley and son Knox at Fenway Park.

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Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly

When it’s the offseason, bring on the craft beers and the bad food. Preferably in Maui.

Jennifer Pictou addresses a group on a Bar Harbor Ghost Tour.

Maine event: Take a ghost tour in Bar Harbor

If you take an evening stroll with Bar Harbor Ghost Tours, you’ll hear about ghosts, monsters, and giants haunting the historic seaport village.

“The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters From the Museum of Modern Art” runs Sept. 30 through Jan. 7, 2018 at the Currier Museum in Manchester, N.H.

Here, there, and everywhere

Art, scream fests, and go-anywhere travel dresses.

Twenty-nine exclusive variations of tea are available.

It’s tea time in Provincetown

The Captain’s Daughters teamed up with Happy Camper — the donut-slinging sibling of the Canteen — to create tea-laced sweets for the shop.

Max Clayton is the latest owner-operator of the Leavitt Theatre in Ogunquit, Maine.

Making his mark on the family movie house

Max Clayton took over the Leavitt Theatre from his father, and he’s transformed the back into a bar and restaurant that’s keeping the place hopping until 1 a.m.

Travel Troubleshooter

Wrong address on my Airbnb rental — can I get a refund?

Karen Wall bails on her Airbnb Paris rental after her host switches apartments and she can’t access the unit early. Does she deserve a refund?

Norwegian Air flights to Martinique and Guadeloupe are now leaving out of Providence.

Norwegian shifts its French Caribbean routes from Logan to T.F. Green

It’s possible to easily get from Boston to the airport in Providence with a little more time — and money.

Chris Morris

Here’s my love letter to the Caribbean. What’s yours?

In the comments, we hope you will tell us about a special place in Irma’s path you might be worried about.

The Lookout Rooftop and Bar at the Envoy Hotel was chosen as one of the 21 best rooftop bars in America by Thrillist.

Up on the roof with a beverage — because why should pigeons have all the fun?

Hang on to the waning days of summer at one of the city’s stellar rooftop bars.

The Medawisla Lodge and Cabins near Greenville features nine private cabins and waterfront pavilion.

A look at AMC’s stunning new Maine lodge

Today, the completely off-the-grid lodge, with its nine private cabins and waterfront pavilion, offers a stunning and low-impact setting for outdoor adventures by the shore of Second Roach Pond.

You can ride on a two- or four-seater.

You’re the engine for this ride on the rails

Rail Explorers launched in Rhode Island in April, and 13,000-plus riders have come aboard so far.

The Iconic Flying Fish (above right) tries to catch another competitor in last year’s Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race.

Fun on the water is not over: Just check out the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race

Kinetic sculpture racing has been called “the triathlon of the art world.” It’s part sport, part obstacle course, and part theatrical production.

The news had us looking back, so we headed South on a civil rights tour

We made stops in Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery, and Atlanta. It was a moving experience for the whole family.

A gallery at the New York Historical Society Museum and Library features more than 100 Tiffany lamps.

NYC museum putting the focus on women

The Center for Women’s History is the first of its kind within a major American museum.

The VIP Lounge with Andi Dorfman

Many viewers of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” reality TV shows remember Andi Dorfman for telling off suitor Juan Pablo Galavis and calling him out for his pat line: “It’s OK.”

If you go . . . to Napa Valley

Even if you don’t go, you can still order many of these wines online.

Glamping in Guatemala.

Here, there, and everywhere

It’s beer, beer, and more beer.

Mystic, Conn., luring foodies with a booming restaurant scene

In the last few years, the old whaling port has become a destination for foodies and a blessing for locals who crave variety and creativity in what they eat.

Christopher Muther

Does B&B stand for blah and bummer? One man’s stand against breakfast with strangers.

With awkward conversations, questionable decor, and limited privacy, a stay at a B&B hardly feels like a vacation.

Here, there, and everywhere

Who says wilderness trekking needs to be uncomfortable? Plus, learn about local fish and the festival at the farm.

First-class amenities are standard with JetBlue’s Mint service.

Jetblue’s Mint class is the most refreshing seat in the skies

There’s good news for fans of Jetblue’s business class category, called Mint. The airline is expanding the number of Mint flights out of Boston next year.

Copper Pond is the spot to swim, kayak, or fish at Twin Farms resort in Vermont.

Christopher Muther

A $2,000 night at New England’s top resort. Is it worth it?

I was paying $100 an hour to stay at the resort that Travel + Leisure recently ranked top in the Northeast, number five in the United States, and 15 in the world.

Deena Jalal (right) with her husband, Hin Tang, and their two children.

The VIP Lounge: Deena Jalal

We caught up with the creator of FoMu ice cream to talk about all things travel.

Graycliff Estate

Wright’s many contributions — including a gas station — celebrated in Buffalo

Master architect Frank Lloyd Wright would have been 150 years old this year on June 8, and all around the country communities with properties designed by him are commemorating his legacy.

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina on Goat Island.

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Check-in: Commune with girlfriends (and goats) at new Gurney’s Newport Resort

If you’re planning any kind of girls getaway, Newport is a great fit. A fun, waterfront base for these adventures: the recently launched Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina on Goat Island.

Potala Palace in Tibet

Adventurers at heart: Couple undeterred by honeymoon from hell

Holly Fitzgerald has published a jaw-dropper of a debut travel memoir: “Ruthless River: Love and Survival by Raft on the Amazon’s Relentless Madre de Dios.”

Paddlers will find many options on Vermont’s lakes and rivers.

Vermont’s waterways are a paddler’s paradise

These locations are prime for paddling in the Green Mountain State.

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Skip the stress: Elope at these inns

There will even be photos to prove you’re hitched.

Colrain Arthur A. Smith Bridge

The bridges of Franklin County: Handhewn icons of transportation recall a can-do culture

Franklin County’s five remaining spans form a nice cluster that links up in a drive of slightly more than 53 miles on back roads.

Gamble House in Pasadena, Calif., was home of Doc Brown in “Back to the Future.”

Orbitz makes it easier to visit the filming sites of favorite shows and movies

Click on a location on the interactive map or search out a movie or television show you are interested in and find everything from a recap of the show, recommendations for where to stay and eat, how to get around, and specific directions to filming locations.

The VIP Lounge | Mookie Betts

The VIP Lounge with Mookie Betts

We caught up with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts to talk about all things travel.

The author and his wife, Carol, tried out the Megabus to New York City.

A train lover takes the bus: Can’t beat the price for BOS-NYC bus, but what about the user experience?

As much as Amtrak remains the workhorse on the BOS-NYC route, claiming more riders between the two cities than all the airlines combined, travel by bus is growing.

The Bethel Sugar Shack serves soft serve vanilla ice cream topped with small dog bones for canine friends.

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Where to get an ice cream treat for your hot dog

Here’s the scoop on where to get a treat for your panting pooch, and where you’ll be begging for your own cone or sundae.

Flight attendants say social media is both a positive and negative tool.

Does social media make it miserable to be a flight attendant? We asked.

Passengers’ ability to complain — loudly, publicly, and instantly, thanks to social media — means on-the-job altercations have become increasingly stressful for airline staff. But there’s also a benefit to the immediate feedback.

Here, there, and everywhere

From a golf ball drop for charity to a family visit to explore the geology and history of the Navajo territory while scrambling around Amangiri, a luxury resort in Canyon Point, Utah.

A view of the pool area at NYAH Hotel.

Check-in: It’s not your average Key West hotel

For one thing, it’s got a friendly price.

The Pond Path at Walden Pond State Reservation in Concord.

Take a little walk with me: DCR’s Healthy Heart Trails entice bodies into motion

The DCR has designated more than 70 Healthy Heart Trails throughout the state. They are all rated as easy to moderate and are identified by distance and type of surface. Here’s a sampling to get you started. Be sure to bring insect repellent.

Construction workers are a familiar off-season sight at resorts.

It’s offseason for a reason

In the Caribbean, the offseason is also the construction season. You don’t pay less only because it is 87 degrees instead of 82 degrees. You pay less because you are staying in the aural equivalent of a war zone.

Christopher Muther

A dozen easy ways to be a better airline passenger

We kindly ask that you quickly stow your overhead luggage, take your seat, and read these tips on how to be a better passenger.

Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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Here, there, and everywhere

Family-friendly D.C. travel, and a new way to see the Narragansett Bay area.

The VIP Lounge with Anthony Bourdain

We caught up with the host of CNN’s “Parts Unknown,” chef, TV personality, and author Anthony Bourdain to talk about all things travel.

A young guest helps out with the farm chores at the Inn at Valley Farms.

Traveling green in New England

Why not vow to become a more self-aware and responsible traveler? A good start: Skip the fuel guzzling and carbon dioxide spewing plane trip and vacation in New England.

Crossing off a bucket list item by crossing England by foot

The Coast-to-Coast is considered one of the 10 best long-distance hikes in the world.

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Tropical luxury reigns at Palm Beach’s Brazilian Court

Opened in 1926 — making it the second oldest hotel in Palm Beach after The Breakers — The Brazilian Court is a perennial entry on Conde Nast Traveler’s gold list, Travel + Leisure’s list of world’s best hotels, a AAA four-diamond winner, and every other “best hotel” rating out there.