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Bolton Valley has a long tradition of teaching kids to ski.

What’s old is new at Bolton Valley

Bolton’s mission has long centered on teaching kids to ski.

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art boasts large exhibit spaces and showcases the work of a variety of local artists.

The renaissance of Rockland

“Rockland was saved by art,” says John Hanson, publisher of Maine Boats Homes & Harbors.

The view from the Royal Blues Hotel in Deerfield Beach, Fla.


A glam Hollywood hotel, in an unlikely Florida town

Royal Blues Hotel was opened three years ago by movie producer Edward Walson.

A snowboarder at Bromley Mountain Ski Resort in Vermont.

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Dubrovnik’s Old Town, which doubles as King’s Landing on TV’s “Game of Thrones,” has been overrun with visits from the show’s fans.


When destinations become too popular for their own good

Overtourism is beginning to trigger local antagonism in, and curbs on access to, some of the world’s most popular places.

An trumpeting angel at Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland.

Yule jewel: World’s largest Christmas emporium

The family-run emporium has been a perennial favorite in this Bavarian-themed mid-Michigan town for more than 70 years.

Visitors can get up close and personal with Santa’s reindeer at Santa’s Village.

Santa’s Village and Story Land revisited: Even more magical than you remember

Both parks are rooted in nostalgia. But each also evolved, continually adding new rides and updated services.

The Monarch ruin sits half hidden in the shadow of a large canyon alcove at Bears Ears National Monument.

The beauty of Bears Ears and of protecting it

The area shelters one of the highest concentrations of archeological sites in North America.

The Grafton Inn in Vermont will serve a traditional dinner, as well as cajun-style turkey and vegetarian fare.

Thanksgiving out: Stylish spots to wine and dine in style on turkey day

We’ve rounded up some of the best spots in New England to wine and dine on a Thanksgiving dinner that you don’t have to cook yourself.

In the VIP Lounge with songwriter Stephen Bray

Songwriter Stephen Bray remembers fondly his days at Berklee College of Music, and is thrilled that “The Color Purple,” for which he won a Grammy Award for best musical theater album and was nominated for a Tony Award, is coming to Boston. We caught up with Bray to talk all things travel.

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Travel Troubleshooter: Can Palladium Travel Club keep my money?

Rowena Cruz buys a membership to Palladium Hotels & Resorts’ vacation club, but almost immediately regrets her decision. Why won’t the company refund her $8,174?

A 747 is part of the Continental fleet.

Looking back in wonder as United bids the 747 a fond farewell

Things were very different when United launched its iconic 747 service in 1970. Here’s some eye candy.

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Air France launches fashion and entertainment brand that ‘does flying’

It’s as if they were handed a marketing study of millennial stereotypes, shoved them all into an airplane, and sealed the door.

In Egypt, the pyramids of Giza.

When travelers brave the ‘tough sells,’ it’s possible everyone wins

At a time of natural disasters and political turmoil, an increasing number of tourism-dependent destinations have become tough sells. But travelers and industry representatives say this makes many of them cheaper and less crowded, with populations more warmly welcoming to visitors and the business they bring.

“Steel Palm,” by Boston sculptor Jacob Kulin, at Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens in Punta Gorda, Fla.


Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens opens in Punta Gorda, Fla.

The waterfront gardens, which will continue to grow over the years, features botanical collections and contemporary art.

Settlers Green Outlet Village in North Conway, N.H.

Shop and then plop in one of these hotels

Hotels are offering deals on rooms for people seeking deals on gifts. Here are six ideas for overnight getaways in destinations that offer plenty of gift shopping in boutiques and outlets.

The VIP Lounge with Erik Gratton of ‘Elf the Musical’

We caught up with Gratton to talk about all things travel.

Warren Miller’s “Line of Descent.”

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Why won’t travel insurance cover my flight cancellation?

Michele Kemp and her family cancel a flight after her sister falls ill. Good thing she bought travel insurance, right? Wrong. But how can she get her money back?

Caila Quinn and Nick Burrello on a Hover Boston flight over the city.

Check in at hotel and check out Boston from above

The Kimpton Onyx has partnered with Hover Boston to offer guests a chance to see the city from above.

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After Irma, Key West gets on with the business of pleasure

Six weeks after Hurricane Irma, Key West was remarkably intact and open for business.

The Galapagos feature up-close experiences.

The Galapagos with kids — a bucket list item they never knew they had

Planning a trip to the Galapagos is always a major task, but going with offspring adds an extra layer of complexity.

A mourning wreath at the Cape Cod Museum of Art.

Mysteries and revelations at a Cape museum

In “Mysteries & Revelations,” artifacts, paintings, objects, and curiosities reveal fascinating facts about the Cape’s past and open a window into how museums use such items to tell the story of a place.

The Clare squad will battle Tipperary in a hurling contest at Fenway Park.

Fans should hurl themselves toward Fenway

Billed as the “world’s fastest field sport,” hurling can be best described as a mix of lacrosse, field hockey, and Gaelic football. Fenway Park hosts AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival on Nov. 19.

Scale model canoes at Harvard’s Peabody Museum.

Still here after 12,000 years: Honoring the sites and cultures of indigenous New England

Conventional Thanksgiving lore does give props to Massasoit and Plymouth-area Wampanoag for bringing most of the food to dinner. But the Pilgrims are only one part of the story.

Ted Karras snapped a selfie in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

The VIP Lounge with Ted Karras

We caught up with Ted Karras of the New England Patriots to talk about all things travel.

Casa Vicens in Barcelona.

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The first house Gaudi designed opens to the public

While Gaudi is most famous for Sagrada Familia, his unfinished swirling cathedral, he designed many buildings in and around the Catalonian capital, including Casa Vicens.

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Your Guide to Skiing 2017

How to look good, keep warm, and stay dry

Winter is coming, and it could be a doozy. With the right gear, you can be ready.

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Like gadgets and gizmos? Here are some of our top picks for the season

Breakthrough technology has filtered into the Nordic ski market, and gadgets still captivate outdoor adventurers.

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A food lover’s guide to New England ski towns

We’ve sleuthed out some of the best haute cuisine in high altitudes. Here’s where to ski and savor.

Powder Mountain has the lowest skier density of any major mountain in North America.

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The best (and wildest) little ski town in Utah

Ogden, Utah, an hour north of Salt Lake City, is undergoing a slow revival, attracting young families, emerging artists, outdoor adventurers, and skiers in the know.

The Matterhorn Ski Bar in Newry, Maine.

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A drinker’s guide to New England ski resorts

Who can argue with the curative effects that a little alcohol has on sore, overused muscles?

Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont offers diverse terrain for skiers of all abilities as well as many family-friendly off-slope activities.

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Whole family like to ski? There’s a mountain for that.

Here are three top New England ski resorts that throw out their welcome mats for skiers of all ages.

Skiers ride the lifts at Stowe Mountain Resort in Stowe, Vt.

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Vail Resorts takes over Stowe, and the benefits could be great

But it wasn’t the only sale to shake up the landscape of the New England ski industry, where a change of hands could lead to the rebirth of a favorite in Maine.

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Think small to save big: The best deals of the season

Tiny Whaleback Mountain may have the biggest deal running this ski season.

At Wildcat Mountain in New Hampshire, a few trails were among the first to be cut by the Civilian Conservation Corps more than 80 years ago.

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If old school is your ski style, check out these resorts

From east to west, here’s a sampling of some of the best old-school mountain gems.

A suite aboard Rovos Rail Pride of Africa.

Five train journeys to get your wanderlust flowing

These journeys don’t come cheap — most range around $5,000 — but each ticket wraps the better facets of a vacation into one all-inclusive plush parcel.

Items at the Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market range from the bizarre, to the repurposed, to the unidentifiable.

A good reason to flea to Connecticut

Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market in New Milford is often the site of filming for HGTV’s “Flea Market Flip.”

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Is this cannabis B&B the start of New England pot tourism?

New England is dipping its toe into this burgeoning industry with a B&B in Maine. Is it a relaxing getaway or reefer madness?

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C’s forward likes to lay up his feet on vacation

We caught up with Celtics newcomer Daniel Theis to talk about all things travel.

Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake in Maine offers lunch on a private island via the camp’s vintage wooden 1940s lake cruiser.

Longing for your summer camp days? It’s not too late

Families can go off to camp together, unplug, and reconnect.

A woman in Scotland paid just $61 for her flight to Crete — and ended up getting the plane to herself

A Scottish woman showed up for her flight from Glasgow to Heraklion on Sunday — and ended up with a private jet ride.

How to care for your skin before, during, and after a flight

You may be jet-lagged, but your skin doesn’t have to show it.

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