Massachusetts

Tips and Articles in Massachusetts

The classic beach getaway just got easier, thanks to the inauguration of kids' programs at two newly restored East Coast resorts. On the Chesapeake Bay, at the Tides Inn (Irvington, Va.; 804/438-5000; www.tidesinn.com; $325 for a family of four), ...
Cultural Hit List Art Europe London "Louise Bourgeois," at Tate Modern (Oct. 10–Jan. 20; tate.org.uk). Surrealist, Expressionist, and conceptual artist Bourgeois is still going strong in her nineties. This show, which spans seven decades of dra...
See our slideshow of the 45 Best New Hotels of 2009. In compiling Travel + Leisure’s fourth annual It List, our editors once again visited hundreds of new hotels around the globe. What makes 2009 different?Properties closer to home really caught ...
My first visit to Boston Golf Club, in August 2005, began somewhat inauspiciously. The course was newly opened, and its architect, Gil Hanse, had offered to arrange for me to play it. I asked if I could bring my cousin Jim, a Rhode Islander and a ...
“I had hoped to visit a friend in Africa this summer,” admits Susan McCombs, of Kensington, California. “But with recent increases in fuel and ticket prices, I’m not sure I’ll ever get there.” For Kathleen Kamerick of Iowa City, Iowa, “Flying is s...
The islands off the coast of Massachusetts have long been synonymous with Old Guard summers, but a younger generation of trendsetters is breathing new life into Nantucket. Victorian bed-and-breakfasts share cobblestoned streets with a clutch of hi...
It's no sick joke: airline barf bags have become collectibles. Connoisseurs include a Berkeley technology professor, as well as a Massachusetts writer whose Web site, www.airsicknessbags.com , invites people to donate finds and become "patrons of ...
Your attention, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls—it's time for today's trivia question! Exactly how awesome is minor-league baseball?Is it (a) unbelievably awesome, (b) totally awesome, or (c) wicked awesome?Answer ...
The North End, formerly spaghetti central, has become a source for authentic Italian cuisine in Beantown. Count on the 2004 completion of the "Big Dig" to reattach the colonial neighborhood to downtown, speed the pace of culinary change—and length...
We live in New Mexico, where we enjoy the changing seasons. Rather than trying to escape winter, we look forward to it. If it gets too cold out, we always have our fireplace and hot tub! Stephen M. Walker Albuquerque, N. Mex. We book a direct fli...
IN THE AIR Logging on at 30,000 feet will soon be much simpler, now that several companies are launching Internet-access systems for commercial aircraft. First up is Tenzing Communications, whose technology is being installed now on certain Air C...
To bring you the ultimate in American dining today, we turned to restaurant critics in 15 cities across the country. We asked them to recommend something old (a tried-and-true gem for celebrating a birthday or anniversary), something new (a dazzli...
American theater has never been livelier. Broadway is crowded with sold-out shows, hundreds of regional theaters are producing new works, and many of Hollywood's children are forsaking the set for the stage. In the words of Lincoln Center Theater'...
Most travelers have a favorite hideaway. An Italian pensione that never makes its way into the guidebooks, a breezy beach resort that stays just under the radar. You know: a place you hold so dear that you'd faint if it ever appeared in a national...
These days, hardly anyone balks when busboys start clearing plates before everyone is finished. Maître d's keep patrons waiting for an hour, even when reservations have been made. Waiters appear to favor some tables, ignoring others entirely. How ...