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While the Caribbean has taken a hard hit this hurricane season, there are still other great locations to consider if you want to take a cruise vacation. Here, top deals we’re seeing now, with itineraries that are comfortably removed from hurricane waters: 7-night Canada/New England on Norwegian Dawn Why It’s Great:... Read More

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Shopping for cruises in shoulder season has its perks — especially when it comes to snapping up low fares. Case in point: these six awesome cruise deals are some of the best value vacations we’ve seen all week, spanning the globe from Alaska to the Caribbean and everywhere in... Read More

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Whether you’re looking to escape from the bitter cold or a destination to embrace the chill, we’ve got you covered with these five winter travel deals. From $63: Howlita (Tulum, Mexico) If you’re seeking an alternative to Riviera Maya’s all-inclusive beachfront resorts, look no further than this boutique hotel in Tulum. Adults-only Howlita has a... Read More

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There’s no shortage of idyllic seaside towns along the coast of Maine — the kind where you’ll find picturesque lobster shacks and weather-worn lighthouses. The town of Rockland, though, is doing its best to shatter that sleepy stereotype. A boundary-pushing new museum, an eclectic collection of galleries, and a... Read More

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Your Thanksgiving weekend will undoubtedly be filled with food and making memories with loved ones, but don’t spend too much time away from the computer — there are plenty of Black Friday (November 25) and Cyber Monday (November 28) travel deals to cash in on. Whether you’re looking to score... Read More

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It’s not surprising that many former Manhattanites call Greenwich home. With its walkable downtown, high-end shops, Parisian-style cafes, and trendy farm-to-table eateries — plus a train station that connects to NYC in 40 minutes (and an Amtrak stop the next town over) — Greenwich offers the small-town charm city-dwellers relish with the convenience and... Read More

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Music is striking a chord in the lodging industry — from the open mic nights at Hotel RL to in-room record players at The Redbury in Miami. But that’s only the beginning. For the music-obsessed, these seven hotels will make you feel like you’re with the band. Jaz in the City Jaz in the City, which opened in late... Read More

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The temperature is rising — that means it’s time to break out your bathing suit. Whether you’re after picturesque views or ultimate seclusion, these hotel pools across the U.S. will inspire almost every type of traveler. For Outdoor Enthusiasts: St. Regis Deer Valley in Park City, UT Surrounded by the Wasatch Mountains, the St. Regis Deer... Read More

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Which cruise lines are making headlines this week? Travel journalist Donna Tunney — ShermansTravel’s cruise expert — has all the latest news. Check back every Tuesday for trends, new amenities, and money-saving ideas that help you plan a perfect vacation at sea.  If you know who Lady Mary, Tom Branson... 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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Most travelers taking a weekend trip outside of Boston typically head to Cape Cod, Newport, or Provincetown. But just two hours south by car, New Bedford boasts an enthralling history for an unexpected escape. Hiding in the restored cobblestone streets of downtown — designated a national park less than... 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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If you’re headed to New York City on your next getaway, why not get out on the water? Manhattan is an island, after all, and the city offers a wealth of boat tours and packages that will give you breathtaking views of the skyline and the harbor. Here are... Read More

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With kids getting out of school for the summer, it’s a great time to book a stay at the just-opened Great Wolf Lodge New England. It’s the latest opening for the family-friendly chain of resorts and indoor water parks, located one hour from Boston. To celebrate the resort’s opening... Read More

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Getting a drink at Beehive is a fun thing to do at night in Boston (open after midnight)

Puritan-style laws have long been the bane of Boston’s nightlife scene — especially since the last T subway trains leave the station at 1 a.m. on weekends. Happily, that’s all about to change. Come spring, all T routes and select bus routes will extend their late night service to... Read More