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Welcome to The World

Something about The World makes my heart beat faster than usual. A combination of terror and excited curiosity, I think. When it docks in Portland...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  August 11, 2010

Cinema paradisos

Here's the dilemma: you love movies, but you also love the idea of taking a vacation to one of the many inviting resorts that New England has to offer — the beaches of Cape Cod or the Islands, picturesque towns in Maine or Rhode Island, or even the cultu
As Hollywood's summer fare goes cold, local film festivals heat up
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 18, 2010

Graceless grandma

My husband and I have a nine-year-old and a 12-year-old daughter; two years ago we all went on a vacation with my mother-in-law ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  June 11, 2010

Budget summer vacation ideas

Do your shopping one town over
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  June 12, 2009

Branding our ourdoor tourism

Eventually, the folks at Maine Huts and Trails, a non-profit that operates in western Maine, hope to establish a 180-mile trail system between the Mahoosuc Range and Moosehead Lake.
Love letters to Maine
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 04, 2009

Is RI making the most from its tourism appeal?

If you were going to promote Rhode Island's plate of idiosyncratic attractions to potential visitors in other states, what would be the best way to do it?
Critics call a variety of agencies a wasteful approach in this small state
By IAN DONNIS  |  July 23, 2008


Taste of Great Bay

Spent all your money on your summer vacation?
Weekdays 5 to 6 pm
By TAMARA WIEDER  |  September 12, 2007

Ride, don't drive

This summer, with price gouging at the pumps at an all-time high, motoring vacations promise to be an even more miserable travel experience than usual.
Oil companies gouge us every time we get behind the wheel, so try a no-car vacation
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  June 11, 2007

Sonoma Syrup Co.’s lavender-infused simple syrup

On a recent vacation to San Francisco, I met up with a close foodie friend for a day trip to Sonoma County.
Flower power
By GENEVIEVE RAJEWSKI  |  February 28, 2007

Incriminating evidence

Dear Dr. Lovemonkey, I was visiting with friends of mine about a week ago and they showed me some photos of their recent vacation, included shots of a lot of other couples that they had met.
Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  November 13, 2006

Hark, the Herald

This article originally appeared in the September 29, 1981 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Keeping tabs on the new-newspaper news
By DAVE O'BRIEN  |  September 26, 2006


What “Wallet Girl” did on her summer vacation

When Keaton Kustler-Klein goes back to Arlington High School next Tuesday, the twiggy 14-year-old sophomore will have plenty to say about her summer vacation.
Lil’ Miss Moneybags
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  August 30, 2006

Kay Hanley gets personal with Gary Cherone

Another excerpt from Hanley's interview with Extreme's Cherone
By KAY HANLEY  |  June 29, 2006


A handful of this year’s travel books seem an odd, almost ghoulish enactment of Rene Descartes’s statement that “Traveling is almost like talking with men of other centuries.”
Travel guides that go beyond the practical
By DANA KLETTER  |  June 21, 2006