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Event designer Ieasha James on Jamaica, California summers, and dreams of South Africa

We caught up with the Cambridge native to talk about all things travel.

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

If the owner canceled my VRBO rental, can I get a refund?

Christine Young's vacation rental owner canceled her VRBO rental. She wants a refund, but the owner has other ideas. And so does VRBO. Who's right?

GET OUT

Talk to the animals and channel your family’s inner ‘ee-i-ee-i-oh’

5 spots for getting in touch with New England's agricultural roots.

CLOSE TO HOME

These 6 hotels offer discounts to locals

It's the summer of nearcations. Here are some places to check out.

CHRISTOPHER MUTHER

This Vermont B&B was named the top resort in the Northeast. We had some questions

The Rabbit Hill Inn is not like the others on the list. But after a lovely stay, I get it.

TRAVEL

The Preserve is 3,500 acres, and we wish we could hole up there while the world repairs itself

The new sporting club in Richmond, R.I., offers nearly every imaginable outdoor activity.

CHRISTOPHER MUTHER

Need to use the bathroom on a road trip? Your solution is in the bag.

Some of us are not interested in public highway bathrooms at this particular moment. Travel John can help.

HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE

Sailing schooners, sales on ski passes, and safe water anywhere

Travel news (and gadgets) you can use.

GET OUT

Bedrock Gardens, a safe haven of beauty

Here you'll find "the ridiculous and the sublime combined."

MAINE

5 beautiful and responsible places to stay in Maine, if you can make it there

The state is, by nature, perfect for isolation and contemplation.

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Al Wilson on street art, stick shifts, and Spain

We caught up with the founder of Beyond Walls to talk about all things travel.

MAINE

4 of Maine’s prettiest drives

Trying to select a handful of the best is like picking your favorite child. And yet, here we go.

MAINE

Travel restrictions for Maine this summer

Here are the rules if you plan to visit.

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

Did Veuling change my itinerary, or did my travel agent make a mistake?

Howard Tharp and his companions missed their flight to London. Did Vueling change their itinerary, or did his travel agent make a mistake? And who should pay for the new tickets?

MAINE FOCUS

Spotlight on Stonington

Maine can't celebrate its bicentennial this year like it wanted to, but we can still celebrate some of the state's best spots.

CHRISTOPHER MUTHER

Sorry Maine, but your COVID-19 rules will not ruin my summer traditions this year

My parents needed a morale boost, and I was determined to make it happen.

GET OUT

Come to your senses: The healing power of some New England grand estate gardens

Getting away to these estates for a stroll through the landscapes will literally bring you to your senses.

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Antoni Porowski on missing vacations and the superiority of New England clam chowder

We caught up with the 'Queer Eye' food and wine expert to talk about all things travel.

Subpar Parks takes you on a tour of national parks through the lens of hilarious 1-star reviews

Designer Amber Share's popular Instagram page is comic relief in strange times.

TRAVEL

In the mood for some great chocolate? Check out Vermont’s sweetest DIY tour

To practice social distancing, stay “one cow apart,” according to local signage.

HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE

Free bike repair stations, a new RV adventure company, and comfortable face masks

Travel news you can use.

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

How to get a refund during the coronavirus pandemic

Steven Takahashi wants to get a hotel refund during the coronavirus pandemic. But between his online agency, his hotel and his credit card, it looks like his $919 is gone. Is it?

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Iliza Shlesinger on her Emerson days, those irresistible cans of Pringles in hotel rooms, and her upcoming gig at Yarmouth Drive-In

We caught up with the comedian, actress, and author to talk about all things travel.

PANDEMIC SUMMER

When vacationing at the beach during COVID-19, there’s an undercurrent of nervousness

Rogue sneezers. Unmasked sunbathers. At what price serenity?

RHODE ISLAND

Newport on a budget (and in a mask)

Right now, a quick getaway is as refreshing as a cold Del’s lemonade on a hot day.

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

Priceline changed my flight. Can it do that?

When Priceline made a flight schedule change, Ruben Nieto tried to change it back. It wouldn't — unless he paid a change fee. Can his itinerary be saved?

HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE

Fairy houses, deals in the Berkshires, and Viking’s new Mississippi cruises

Travel news you can use.

RHODE ISLAND

I’m throwing my arms around Providence

An empty college town during the summer — any summer — can be a glorious thing. It just so happens that Providence is perfect for our purposes this summer.

‘This hotel has only ever known a pandemic’

As luck would have it, the functionality that was initially designed to offer travelers independence (like a self-check-in kiosk option and touchless room entry) now also offers them virus protection.

NEW ENGLAND TRAVEL

What to know before you visit Rhode Island

The welcome mat will not be rolled out for everyone.

MARTHA'S VINEYARD

Returning to Harbor View Hotel in a brave new world

It might be possible to forget reality for a short stretch of time.

NANTUCKET TIPS

Sleeping over? Bunk down here

Plus: How to maximize the fun, minimize the hassle.

Is this the summer to rediscover Nantucket?

Sure. Bring the kids (and your outdoorsy side).

HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE

Discover a museum, travel by train, and fend off sharks

Travel news you can use.

The magic of Martha’s Vineyard with kiddos in tow

It’s a low-key, sand-in-your-sneakers escape, more about farms and fishing than flash.

CHRISTOPHER MUTHER

Forget coronavirus and Karens, the Cape’s natural landscape blissfully ignores the world around it

Enough mulling and brooding. It was time to go to the beach.

CHRISTOPHER MUTHER

Welcome back to Cape Cod. Here’s what to expect this summer

Keep in mind that there’s no one-size-fits-all model for beaches on Cape Cod and the Islands this summer.

HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE

Outdoor concerts are music to our ears, plus deep discounts on cars and hotels

Travel news you can use.

The best gear for getting outside

Whether you go car camping or off the grid, you don’t have to skimp: Bring a palatial tent, pack a real pillow, even throw in a portable pellet stove and toilet.

S’mores and more: Best camping spots in New England

Whether you're a reluctant camper, an avid cyclist, traveling with kids, looking for serenity, or traveling in an RV, we've got recommendations for you.

HELP DESK

How to rent an RV

Are you considering a big rig for your next getaway? Here are some tips.

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David Dower of ArtsEmerson on diversity in theater, fresh mango salsa, and making himself vulnerable everywhere he goes

We caught up with the Weekapaug, R.I., native to talk about all things travel.

CHRISTOPHER MUTHER

Travel + Leisure names Vermont resort one of the best in the world

Rabbit Hill Inn won accolades regionally, nationally, and internationally in the travel magazine's reader poll.

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

Travel news you can use.

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The cover for the August 23 2020 issue