A heads-up: In Marblehead, some things never change (and hooray for that)
If merchant prince/ship owner “King” Robert Hooper, who lived in town in the mid-1700s, landed here today, he’d probably feel right at home. And that’s a good thing.
A great day in Maine inspired by Olive Kitteridge
With Maine on my mind upon the release of “Olive, Again,” I decided to take a road trip with my son in honor of the character and books I love.
5 great spots for a mini moon
They are mostly adults-only and feature romantic amenities like couples’ massages, rose petal turndowns, in-room champy, fireplaces, and gourmet meals for culinary-focused newlyweds.
The vip lounge | Adam Butler
The VIP Lounge with Patriots defensive tackle Adam Butler
Butler, a Dallas native, is in his third season with the Pats. We caught up with the Vanderbilt University product, who has a 5-month-old daughter, Grace, to talk about all things travel.
Coming to life for the Day of the Dead
Pátzcuaro has become the go-to destination for travelers from throughout Mexico and the Americas seeking something more meaningful than candy and tacky Halloween costumes as October slides into November.
A family vacation with something for everyone
I scoffed when a friend told me we should look at Club Med for our biannual trip with the kids and grandkids. But it turns out they were right: None of us had to cook and there was so much to do. Or nothing to do — which is just as good.
Curb your complaining: Logan’s Lyft and Uber drop-off plan will not ruin your life
Travel writer Christopher Muther tried the new Uber and Lyft drop-off area in central parking at Logan, and he’s here to tell you that you’re making a big deal over a very small change.
Five reasons to visit Biddeford, Maine
Locals are calling it “the Biddessance,” the rejuvenation of downtown as young chefs, artists, and entrepreneurs, who can’t afford the rising prices in neighboring towns (Kennebunkport, Portland) relocate here to start businesses and raise families.
Here, there, and everywhere
Travel news — and gadgets — you can use.
There’s a new Boston to New York bus — with $5 fares
The European company FlixBus launches a new route between Boston and New York with introductory fares beginning at $5.
Six under-the-radar autumn escapes
Here are a few places that we think are even better post-Labor Day.
A $150-a-night South End hotel is declared the best in Boston
The bargain Revolution Hotel tops the normally all-luxury list of hotels in this year’s Condé Nast Traveler survey.
Despite improvements, Logan scores poorly on customer satisfaction survey
A new satisfaction survey found that Logan travelers were least impressed by the airport’s terminal facilities, food and beverage offerings, and their experience arriving and departing the airport.
The VIP Lounge | Buyi Zama
The VIP Lounge with Buyi Zama
The 41-year-old Durban, South Africa, native has played the role of the wise, eccentric mandrill Rafiki in Disney’s “The Lion King” since 2002, performing around the world, including in London’s West End and on Broadway.
Tours for those who love a good ghost story
On these creepy walks, getting ghosted is a good thing; guides encourage participants to be open to the presence of spirits and spectral energy.
Beyond glamping: Luxury Airstream lodging coming to Cape Cod
California-based AutoCamp plans to open the first Airstream hotel on the East Coast. The Falmouth opening is scheduled for fall 2020.
Howard Johnson looks back to restyle its hotels for the future
Wyndham Hotels has been in the process of stylistically resuscitating Howard Johnson hotels. But will it be enough to bring in both modern travelers and those looking to relive memories.
Singled out: How to avoid supplement fees for single parent travel
Here are some cool solo parent getaway ideas that don’t penalize you for not having a mate.
The nearly unbelievable beauty of Lake Louise
We’re here because my wife, Jennifer, and I are on a lifelong quest to hike the best trails in all the national parks. While most of our exquisite collection is from US parks, occasionally it’s good to branch out internationally — and Banff National Park might be the best reason we’ve found so far.
In Norway, so much beauty — 24 hours a day — and fear of its demise
Svalbard, like many other places, is trying to create a balance between protecting spectacular and endangered places while increasing the economy through tourism.
Gretna Green kept showing up in the romance novels I read, so I showed up in Gretna Green
In Scotland, you could get married by anyone, as long as there were witnesses. The blacksmith’s shop was literally the first business over the border. The man in charge was happy to marry people over his anvil, for a fee, of course. Almost three centuries later the entire community of Gretna is still a wedding destination.
The VIP LOUNGE | Max Weinberg
The VIP Lounge with Max Weinberg
Weinberg, 68, who for 17 years was also the bandleader on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” and “The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien,” will perform at City Winery on Oct. 6.
Visit Errol, N.H., for what there is — and for what there isn’t
Errol and its immediate surroundings — a fine place to appreciate and attack the great outdoors in any season or smell the pines and maybe even relax for a bit if you prefer — has long held a certain allure for me and my family and the wildlife in the area has been a major part of the draw.
Meet ‘gramping,’ the newest travel trend that has a little something for everyone
On skip-gen trips, grandparents and grandkids leave the middle generation at home.
Day tripping on Peak’s Island in Casco Bay, Maine
There are quiet coves for picnicking and swimming, a tiny cluster of restaurants and shops, two interesting, small museums, bikes to rent and nature walks.
By Necee Regis | Globe correspondent
Check in: Downtown Camper a creative stop for ‘urban explorers’ in Stockholm
Decorated in soothing woodsy tones, rooms feature log-shaped night tables, comfortable reading nooks, cork and pegboard wall hangings, and pendant lamps that mimic the warmth of a campfire.
If a flight is canceled, do I get a refund or a voucher?
Karen Engelhardt’s flight from Minneapolis to Savannah, Ga., is canceled after a hurricane takes aim at the East Coast. Her online agency offers vouchers. But if a flight is canceled, shouldn’t she get a refund?
A trip to the Berkshires is for lovers, and here’s the proof
Looking for inspiration for a romantic getaway? We can help.
Where should you stay in the Berkshires this fall? Here are the latest and greatest options
Travel writer Christopher Muther sleeps around in the Berkshires — professionally, of course — to find the best options for fall foliage season lodging.
Irish theater wasn’t coming here, so I went there. Here’s why you should go, too.
Last fall, I attended the Dublin Theatre Festival. Some of the most memorable moments for a first-time visitor to Dublin were the smaller theaters and lesser-known actors, the pints, and the paintings.
Something is definitely brewing in the Berkshires
Five craft breweries and their taprooms are conveniently spread out on a north-south axis so that a traveler is rarely more than 20 minutes from a fresh mug anywhere in Berkshire County.
Chicago raises the rooftop game
Many of the rooftops transform into other spaces like curling rinks and all-weather beer gardens the rest of the year. Here are some favorites.
The VIP Lounge | Angie Swan
The VIP Lounge with Angie Swan of ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’
The Milwaukee native, who now calls New York City home, is no stranger to Boston — having studied at Berklee College of Music from 2001-05 — and is happy to be back.
5 interstellar takeaways from a visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
This hotly anticipated, immersive Star Wars playground opened at Disneyland in California on May 31. The Orlando version launched at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios on Aug. 29.
Falling for a Maine island
When my wife and I married in 2000, she told me about this small rustic island, a bucolic destination her family had been visiting every summer for most of her life. It didn’t take long for me to love it, too.
A visit to Highclere Castle and the wonderful world of Downton
Christopher Muther loves “Downton Abbey” so he, too, wanted to be surrounded by ancient tapestries and tufted velvet sofas. This was his chance — and he almost blew it.
A chance to play aristocrat for a weekend in England
An 18th-century hunting lodge is reborn as a posh new hotel.
Skip Saturday soccer (and get away)
Here are three family-friendly New England getaways that are finest in fall.
Tell us your vacation horror stories
Have you ever had a “bump in the road” while traveling? Tell us your story — we’ll use select ones on BostonGlobe.com.
You go, girl
Welcome to the Lake Winnipesaukee of the South
The 1991 comedy, “What About Bob?” starring Murray and Richard Dreyfuss, was filmed at Smith Mountain Lake, Va., not Lake Winnipesaukee, N.H. Say what? To most people, this would be a passing bit of trivia. To us, it meant one thing: Road trip!
Black, American, and abroad? Racism travels free
There’s no escaping racism. It comes with you in the carry-on bag called your skin.