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Enter a labyrinth and find yourself

A purposeful walk through any of the many sites in New England is an exercise in mindfulness, the author of a field guide says.

TRAVEL

Here’s what to expect on the Cape this summer

Beachgoers are advised to follow the statewide guidelines: wear face coverings, keep your distance, and avoid gathering in groups of 10 or more.

A wow-worthy mural crawl north of Boston

The convention and visitors bureau's new map takes you on a tour of outdoor art in more than a dozen cities and towns.

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For blues musician James Montgomery, documentaries are a major detour from touring

We caught up with blues musician James Montgomery to talk about all things travel.

CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK

Trump gets his wall, but it’s not the one he asked for

He has given us the COVID-19 wall. It’s invisible and it’s surrounding us, restricting us. It’s protecting others from us.

HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE

A new spin studio in Boston, cycling adventures of the outdoor sort, and a dress you can do cartwheels in

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3 Maine teens start concierge service so tourists can quarantine if needed

Need someone to bring you your vacation dinner or pick up groceries? Call Procure Maine, the brainchild of three friends with entrepreneurial spirit galore.

CHRISTOPHER MUTHER

Desperately seeking solace in the White Mountains

How a pandemic helped me slow down and appreciate the lakes, snakes, and even the mosquitoes.

HELP DESK

How to camp

Camping is big this year because it's easy to remain socially distant from others while doing it. If you've never tried it before but find you want to now, we welcome you to Camping 101: Tips for the tenderfoot.

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Can Overseas Adventure Travel change its mind about giving him a refund?

When Overseas Adventure Travel cancels John Gardner's cruise to Italy, Croatia, and Greece, it offers him a full refund. But then it changes its mind. Can it do that? And does it get to keep his $30,000?

HELP DESK

Rentals are one way to float your boat this summer

Big budget or small, there are several options for anyone eager to get out on the water.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Mary Ann Esposito opens a restaurant — Ciao Italia — in hometown of Durham, N.H.

This culinary star has the longest-running cooking show in the country — and she just keeps cooking.

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Callie Crossley tolerates NE winters because of Martha’s Vineyard summers

We caught up with the broadcast journalist to talk about all things travel.

Hike safely during the pandemic with these 5 overlooked White Mountain trails

These hikes, scattered around the expanse of the White Mountain National Forest, will take you to places just as memorable as the pinnacle of Lafayette.

N.H. wants you to come visit. Here are the rules.

To prevent further outbreaks, the state is enforcing restrictions on who can access its businesses and what those businesses can offer.

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Does the 24-hour rule apply to this Sun Country Airlines ticket?

Michael Kennedy booked his Sun Country Airlines ticket seven days before his departure but then canceled. Is he entitled to a full refund, or can the airline keep his money? And what about the 24-hour rule?

HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE

Ocean Edge Resort reopens with renovated villas, plus Amtrak thinks its sleeping rooms are a safe bet

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NEW HAMPSHIRE

The North East Motor Sports Museum is a winner

We aren't racing fans, or even big car lovers. But we were blown away by this little museum.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

N.H.’s old-fashioned, family-favorite attractions are opening. Here’s what to expect

While your visits won’t be the same as in the past, they can still be a joyful diversion for you and the kids.

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

I want a refund from United Airlines, but it sent me a voucher

When Sandy Baker’s airline canceled her nonstop flight from San Francisco to Indianapolis, it offered her a less convenient replacement or a voucher. Does she deserve a full refund from United Airlines?

Is this goodbye to make-your-own waffle stations?

Coronavirus may end the hotel breakfast as we know it.

TRAVEL

Ten reasons to love camping this summer

Trade "intense" for "in tents."

HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE

Public markets return, weddings still happen, and blankets keep memories alive

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CHRISTOPHER MUTHER

Despite an infusion of billions from the government, some airlines are still delaying and denying refunds.

Some are trying to give customers vouchers they don’t want rather than refunds for flights that have been cancelled or rescheduled.

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2020 is the summer of the road trip. Unless you’re Black.

Some Black travelers worry that they will face even more discrimination on the road this summer.

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Douglass Williams on the Basque region, slushy drinks, and that trip he took with his mom when he was 12

We caught up with the award-winning chef to talk about all things travel.

TRENDSPOTTING

How travel will be different after the pandemic

The recovery will affect who travels, where they go, how they get there, how much it will cost, and what they’ll experience on the way.

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Seeing the world from upside-down and all around

We caught up with yoga instructor, author, and traveler Hannah Adams to talk about all things travel.

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Pack a picnic: Choice spots away from home for a family meal

Here are some places that might not be on your radar but afford beautiful views, easy trails, and a generally salutary experience.

BUMP IN THE ROAD

Picking our way — as carefully as possible — across the country

After weeks of stewing and debating, with the country starting to loosen up some, we decided to make a run for it.

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

Is my online travel agency withholding an airline ticket refund?

When Pamela Mazerski finds out that she needs surgery and can’t travel to Madrid, she asks her online travel agency for an airline ticket refund. She says the company negotiated a refund on her behalf, but now refuses to pass the money along. What gives?

HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE

Get a Zipcar faster, and then have ice cream brought to your car window

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TRAVEL

Thinking about a remote-work trip? Consider these tips first.

In May, Twitter announced that it would make remote work a permanent option for its 5,100 employees in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement came as many find themselves working from home full time, no longer tethered to a traditional office environment.

TRAVEL

Try backyard camping for a little change in perspective

Here are 10 tips for making your own adventure a stellar one.

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A sound artist sleeps to the hum of the jet engines

We caught up with Christopher Janney, who created the SoundStair at the Museum of Science, to talk about all things travel.

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

After coronavirus pandemic, where’s my Viking Cruise refund?

Viking Cruises is refusing to issue a total refund after canceling operations and promising refunds.

CHRISTOPHER MUTHER

The tricks and travails of vacationing in New England this summer

Looking for a local getaway? Better start your research now.

HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE

A virtual bike fest, looking ahead to next ski season, and a wearable cooler

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When it comes to travel, where do we go from here?

Here are some thoughts from industry leaders.

TRAVEL

Here’s what you need to help make your summer road trip go smoothly

If you’re hitting the road, whether local or farther afield, it’s best to be prepared, be as self-sufficient as possible, and make sure your gear is in tip-top shape.

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On wings of song

Many airports are named after military or political figures. Here are 10 named after composers and musicians.

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

Can I get a refund for my Southwest Airlines ticket fees?

When Southwest canceled Peter Bell’s flight, it offered a partial refund. But are the EarlyBird fees also refundable? Maybe, maybe not.

CHRISTOPHER MUTHER

Are you ready to travel again? Here’s what our readers said.

A surprising number of respondents are ready to fly, and they’re not letting the economy get in the way of summer plans.

TRAVEL

Everyone’s gone to the drive-in movies: Here’s where to find them in New England

These days, when a Target run qualifies as an outing, we’ve never needed the drive-in more.

HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE

A Maine Tourism Relief Fund, a shoemaking vacation, and a bracelet for the road ahead

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In breaking retirement news: Scandinavia, here they come

Retired broadcast journalist Randy Price plans to use his new free time gardening and traveling.

People are wearing hazmat suits on planes, but should they?

Disposable PPE suits can cost less than $20 online, but health experts aren't advocating wearing them on planes during the pandemic.

CHRISTOPHER MUTHER

The future of flight: Immunity passports, unexpected border closings, and no carry-ons

A dramatic transformation in air travel is well underway. Simple tweaks, such as deep cleaning planes after every flight, to more invasive ones, like dousing passengers with disinfectant, have begun around the world.

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American Airlines canceled my flight after the pandemic. Where’s my refund?

Jill Kaiserman wanted a refund for her canceled American Airlines flight. The airline wanted to offer her a credit. Who is right? And what does the US Department of Transportation have to do with this case?

BEAUTY SPOTS

7 experts tell us where they go to find peace and beauty outdoors

Suggestions range from Maine's 100-Mile Wilderness, to Kenneth Dubuque Memorial State Forest in Hawley, to your own backyard.

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