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This Memorial Day, don’t get suckered into paying premiums to travel during the holiday. Whether you crave beach bliss, action-packed entertainment, or a little dose of history, we’ve uncovered hotel deals ranging from just $106 to $239 per night. Ready to hit the road? ... Read More

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Captain’s Manor Inn isn’t a full-fledged hotel, but the label “bed and breakfast” hardly seems to do it justice. Don’t get us wrong — we’re huge fans of B&Bs, so we don’t mean it derisively by any means. The intimacy and character of an independent inn, after all, is... Read More

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Just a 90-minute drive from Boston, Falmouth and its neighbor Woods Hole are two of the most accessible destinations on Cape Cod. While Woods Hole is largely characterized by its ferry to Martha’s Vineyard and the academic presence of the Marine Biological Laboratory, Falmouth boasts a historic downtown area... Read More

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Picture a summer evening on the beach with a bonfire. Add to that steaming clams, fresh lobster, live music, and maybe even s’mores, and you have a traditional New England-style clambake. These are typically in full swing across the U.S. during August and into September. Here are five ways... Read More

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Each summer tens of thousands of vacationers arrive on Cape Cod, a spit of land in southeastern Massachusetts that juts out 40 miles into the Atlantic Ocean. Along with sunbathing, swimming, and boating, most visitors have a hearty lobster dinner on their bucket list of things to enjoy. There’s... Read More

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Ice is melting, your heavy coats are finally put away, and that urge to get outside is starting to come back. After a brutal winter, spring has finally arrived. But instead of gently easing out of winter, we suggest diving in, head-first. Shoulder season, that sweet spot between spring and... Read More

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In life, being in the right place at the right time can come down to serendipity, but in travel, it is almost always the result of good planning. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places... Read More

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[Updated June 2016] With its day-long beach parties, afternoon parades, nightly concerts, and dazzling fireworks, July 4th isn’t your everyday holiday — it’s the birthday of the good ol’ U.S. of A., and everyone’s invited to the countrywide party. Whether you’re into paying tribute to American history or just enjoying... Read More


What do you think of when wines from the United States come to mind? Our first guess is Napa Valley. But the North American wine industry is much more than just Northern California (some spots on our list even have more history). From New England, all the way south... Read More

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Ahhh…the family beach vacation. It’s as all-American as apple pie, a time-honored tradition where some of the best childhood memories are made. Everyone has their favorite sands, but when it comes to family-friendly options, not all are created equal. We’ve picked 10 great family beaches across the country that... Read More

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Boston is about as storied a city as they come in the United States, and if you’re looking to indulge in history, this is the place. If you’re shipped here on business, count yourself among the fortunate. It may be busy (and bitterly cold in the winter), but those... Read More

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No matter what your mother told you, chances are you’re never going to be President of the United States – after all, only 43 men to date can make the claim. So where on earth does the leader of the free world go for a little R & R?... Read More

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PunchstockThis may not be Moby Dick, but this whale sure knows how to flaunt it; spot wildlife like this on our top whale-watching adventures

Ahab pursued one. Jonah was swallowed by one. Nowadays, millions of people hop on a boat or gather on shore just to see one. Indeed, whales, those mammoth sea creatures that roam the ocean deep from the tip of South Africa to the edges of the Arctic, continue to... Read More

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SHERMAN’S EXCLUSIVE The Luxury Built in the 19th century for a local sea captain, the mansion that forms the main house of the Crowne Pointe Historic Inn and Spa is part of an immaculate five-building complex in the center of eclectic Provincetown, the celebrated seaside artists’ retreat at the tip... Read More

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When summer “unofficially” ends and the kids go back to school, Massachusetts’ historic coastal resorts beckon as an ideal couple’s getaway – especially midweek when incentive rates make even the priciest properties quite affordable. Here are four seafront luxury resorts where romance blossoms as the leaves begin to fall. The... Read More