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Norwegian Airlines promised to refund my train tickets to London. It didn’t.

When Norwegian Airlines canceled Andrew Brown’s flight, it rebooked him and promised to reimburse the train tickets to his final destination. Then it changed course. Is he out of luck?

Lego House’s top floor features a Masterpiece Gallery.

How Lego House came to be: brick by brick

Billund, Denmark, is the birthplace of Lego and home to an out-of-this-world creation experience at Lego House.

 Cretaiole, a 14th-century farmhouse converted into a combination inn and working farm.

How Italy’s agriturismo movement gave rise to The Isabella Experience

At 50, Isabella Moricciani is the life force behind The Isabella Experience, a hospitality concept she honed at Cretaiole, an alluring inn situated just outside Pienza, which was her first foray into agriturismo more than 20 years ago.

Reza Pazooki, a personal trainer from New York, clambered atop a precipitous perch for a photo by guide Roberto Calcagno on Cima dei Quattro Denti, overlooking the Susa Valley.

Trekking a golden ridge, bracketed by snow-covered Alps

Turin offers a turnstyle to the Italian Alps.

The Duomo il Milan was constructed over more than five centuries.

In Milan, a low-tech saunter through a mecca of high fashion

Renowned as an epicenter of fashion, this Italian city is also surprisingly walkable, threaded with commerce-canyoned walkways and studded with gems from early Christendom and the Renaissance.

Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel

Hotels that fit baseball fans like a glove

These hotels understand your total devotion to the sport, and they’ve hit their own home runs with these rooms and packages.

To get to Briar Barn Inn’s lobby, skip the front building and head back to the silo.

Briar Barn Inn in Rowley: A cute new inn in an unlikely place

Another reason (besides the Agawam Diner) to stop in Rowley.

The Hitchcock Ichnology Collection at Beneski Museum of Natural History is the most extensive collection of dinosaur footprints in the world.

Making tracks: Walking in the footsteps of New England dinosaurs

The Connecticut River Valley may not be Jurassic Park, but dinosaurs did run rampant on the floodplains here at the cusp of the Triassic and Jurassic eras.

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The VIP Lounge with Sirius XM radio host Seth Rudetsky

Rudetsky will perform with Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller at the Emerson Colonial Theatre on July 8.

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Left: Frida Hirt Raz (left) and her sister-in-law. Right: The author and her daughter, who bought the DNA kit that launched their adventure.

A familial journey to Israel, launched with a simple cheek swab

Little did I know when my daughter gave me a DNA kit that what she was really giving me was a chance to meet family, discover my past, and see Israel with a newfound cousin at my side.

Passengers wait to board the M/S Mount Washington.

Seeing Lake Winnipesaukee from the M/S Mount Washington is a N.H. must-do

The boat has been taking families on tours of Lake Winnipesaukee — informing, entertaining, and feeding them along the way — for nearly 150 years.

Seed to Stem is a plant and lifestyle boutique in Worcester.

Worcester has upped its game

It took an unexpected detour to show me the city’s charms, which are real and worth experiencing.

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If you go . . . The M/S Mount Washington

The M/S Mount Washington sails Lake Winnipesaukee from Weirs Beach in Laconia from May to October.

Lagoon-like pools snake along the length of the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun Resort and Spa.

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Check In: Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun

We need an escape and some peace and quiet. A friend recommended a resort in Cancun. Cancun? Wouldn’t that be crazy? Nope. Happy to report my friend was right.

Bump in the Road

Our travel writer had so much bad luck on a recent trip, he cried on a sidewalk

Christopher Muther had been blessed with decades of smooth travel for a very long time. But lost luggage, lockbox hell, and a flat tire finally caught up to him — all at once.

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Why did Frontier make me pay extra for my checked bags?

When Lorine Lashock buys tickets on Frontier Airlines, the fare includes two checked bags. Frontier thinks otherwise, and charges her $100 on her return. Can she get her money back?

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A touring production of “Miss Saigon” brings Emily Bautista (pictured in Mexico) to town.

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The VIP Lounge with actress Emily Bautista

Bautista is excited about her return to New England as the lead in the North American tour of “Miss Saigon,” which is at the Boston Opera House June 12-30.

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The symphonic politics of Rick Steves

A chat with travel guru Rick Steves, who joins the Boston Pops to take audiences on a musical trip through Europe.

Adam Levin (left) with fellow X Ambassadors Casey Harris (center) and Sam Harris.

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The VIP Lounge with Adam Levin of X Ambassadors

The multiplatinum-selling band, whose members hail from Ithaca, N.Y., but now call Los Angeles home, will return to Boston to perform at Royale on June 18.

Clockwise from top left: Kids are happy to fill a bag with treats at Kandy Korner in Hyannis; the tomb of the lost pirate at the Whydah Pirate Museum in West Yarmouth; glassblowing demonstrations occur every hour at the Sandwich Glass Museum; the Thornton Burgess Society’s Green Briar Nature Center in East Sandwich offers jam-making classes.

Rainy day diversions on the Cape

Cape Cod beach day a washout? Here’s where to hang until the sun shows up.

Photo: bergs Caption: Icebergs, the size of small buildings, clogg the channels on a Ponant cruise to Antarctica. Credit: Pamela Wright Photo: bergs 2 Caption: The grey world of Antarctica is punctuated with flashes of neon blue, from ice that had been compacted for a million years or more. Credit: Pamela Wright Photo: chinstrap Caption: Penguins are everywhere in Antarctica. Credit: Pamela Wright Photo: ice Caption: Calving glaciers send giant icebergs into the water, creating tiny tsunamis. Credit: Pamela Wright

Getting to the Great White Continent

We cruised with a lively bunch of fellow passengers, of varying ages and from a variety of countries, to toast our arrival to Antarctica. The adventure had begun.

Alex Gonzalez feeds just a few of the 622 cats at the Lanai Cat Santuary in Hawaii.


Welcome to Catopia, where more than 600 cats roam, eat, and snooze

On a small Hawaiian island, visitors get the opportunity to mingle with the felines in a tropical paradise.

hoto: 12 Caption: Hilda Neily Gallery is one of some 60 galleries in art-filled Providencetown. Credit: Pamela Wright Photo: 27 Caption: Art is everywhere in Ptown. Credit: Pamela Wright Photo: 40 Caption: Angela Russo creates fine art photography of Provincetown scenes. Credit: Pamela Wright Photo: 44 Caption: Angela Russo uses state-of-the-art pigment printing, showcasing Provincetown scenes. Credit: Pamela Wright Photo: 95 Caption: C’mon in and see the art. Credit: Pamela Wright

Provincetown’s art scene is still a big draw

Provincetown is the oldest continuous art colony in America, established in 1899, when Charles Hawthorne founded the Cape Cod School of Art. Today that legacy continues.

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The Albemarle interior at River and Twine. Its exterior is below.

In North Carolina, a tiny-house resort

River and Twine in Rocky Mount, N.C., is the first to feature an array of houses built exclusively for its site.

Coastal Roasters in Tiverton, R.I.

The best I’ve ever had: A coffee-lover’s guide to getting caffeinated in New England

Any time we travel anywhere, part of the fun for me is finding the best coffee. Let me tell you what buckles my knees.

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An Aerolineas Argentinas downgrade to coach, but no refund

Paula Miller gets a downgrade to coach class after a pilots strike forces her airline to rebook her. But is she entitled to a refund between the cost of business class and economy?

From top: The view of Harrington Harbour from the Bella Desgagnés, which works round the clock and offers efficient, but not fancy, guest cabins.

See the Canadian coast aboard a combo cruise-and-cargo ship

The Bella Desgagnés’ primary mission is transporting cargo for remote coastal communities in Quebec. Increasingly it’s carrying round-trip cruisers, who’ve come for a glimpse into the people, wildlife, geology, and geography that define the sparsely populated region.

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Photo: 02 Caption: Central Restaurant is a lively gastro pub serving spruced-up American fare. Credit: Pamela Wright Photo: 04 Caption: The coastal scenery is what draws most people to pretty York, Maine. Credit: Pamela Wright Photo: 05 Caption: Nubble Light was constructed in 1879 to help ships navigate the dangerous, rocky Maine coastline near York. Credit: Pamela Wright Photo: 09 Caption: Long Sands Beach draws surfers, strollers, and sun bathers. Credit: Pamela Wright

Enjoy York, Maine, your way

No matter your interest, you’ll find something in this Maine town to delight you.

There are sunset views over Oracabessa Bay at the GoldenEye Resort in Jamaica. Beach huts there offer privacy and indoor-outdoor living. The roadside Human Service Station (below) specializes in fish soup.

Savoring the views, and the flavors, of Jamaica

On a recent trip, we ate like Jamaicans, not like tourists. It’s called eating from “the yard,” and it’s the way to go.

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Fingerprints and eyeball scans: a faster way to get through security at Logan

A company called Clear, which allows its members to skip TSA security lines, arrives at Logan this week.

Gray Malin in Italy.

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The VIP Lounge with photographer Gray Malin

The fine art photographer was in Boston (at Eataly on Boylston Street) recently as part of a monthlong signing tour for his latest book, “Italy.”

Stonewall 50th anniversary deals in NYC

The 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City will be celebrated during the entire month of June with more than 50 events commemorating a half century of LGBTQIA+ liberation.

If you go . . . Bella Desgagnés

How to book and what you’ll pay on the cargo/cruise ship.

Anyone burdened with car sick-ness is discouraged from looking outside through the side window.

How to survive a road trip with the kids

With a few extra bags and some preparation, the family road trip can be fun and enjoyable.

N.H.’s tallest waterfall? Depends on when you ask

The fleeting nature of Dryad Falls leaves a narrow window for admiring the huge cascade at its most powerful. Springtime, also known as “mud season,” is your best bet.

A snowy owl in flight at Sachuset Point National Wildlife Refuge in Middletown, R.I. The owl arrived in January and departed in April for a colder clime. More than 200 species of birds seasonally visit the 242-acre refuge with its 40 acres of salt marsh.

In R.I., refuge for birds and the people who watch them

The 242-acre refuge, open sunrise to sunset, is a magnet for bird enthusiasts, since more than 200 bird species visit the refuge seasonally.

A four-hour trip on Maverick Helicopters offers stunning views of the Grand Canyon and the lights on the Las Vegas Strip — especially at sunset.

Grand Canyon: Choose your own adventure

The Grand Canyon is a must-do — but how to do it is completely up to you.

Christopher Muther

Is your laptop really more valuable than a life?

People retrieving their baggage during an emergency is a serious problem with fatal consequences. It’s time for a solution.

You can find larger cruise ships but you wonÕt find a cruise line more popular than Viking (the Viking Sea, shown at right.) In just a couple of years, theyÕve won a slew of awards in the small ocean cruising category. (Diane Bair) 10cruisehaters

These cruises may turn haters into lovers

Here’s a look at two cruises — one oceangoing, the other a river ship — that totally nail the basics.

Joy Lim Nakrin (pictured in Cambodia) has been to five continents.

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The VIP Lounge with TV anchor Joy Lim Nakrin

We caught up with Nakrin, who lives in a Boston suburb, to talk about all things travel.

Alan Fausel is executive director of the American Kennel Club’s new Museum of the Dog.

Pet project: A look inside the new Museum of the Dog in Manhattan

After more than 30 years in a bucolic location on the outskirts of St. Louis, the American Kennel Club museum has moved back to the heart of New York City, where it first opened in 1982.

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The SlotZilla Zipline at Fremont Street Experience allows visitors to fly like Superman high over downtown Las Vegas.

Las Vegas: A kids paradise

Yes, it still has the casinos, the clubs, and the adult scenes that make it a draw for the 21-and-older crowd. But it’s also a fantastic kids destination. Here’s why.

Rhode Island via the Wayback Machine

A casual day trip touring our smallest state can feel like an uncanny joyride in the Wayback Machine — fueled by coffee milk, Del’s frozen lemonade, and A&W root beer, of course.

A coveted glass orb made by Eben Horton.

The treasures of Block Island

There is something very special, and different, about this pork chop-shaped island set 12 miles off the coast of Rhode Island.