Travel

A year after Hurricane Maria, ‘Puerto Rico is writing a comeback story’

Before Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico a year ago, the Caribbean island was a popular destination known for its beaches, vibrant culture and natural beauty. But amid this week’s flood of first-anniversary coverage, some of which you may see right here in Metro, residents and tourism...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:07am

This map reveals when every state reaches Peak Fall Foliage 2018

Whether or not you’re sad to see summer end, fall is always ready to charm you with spectacular displays of color as leaves turn from green to yellow to blazing red before bowing out for the year. So get ready for your leaf-peeping road trips because the map of when every state in the...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 4:15pm

Andrew Zimmern on how a big tip changed his life

Traveling chef and TV host Andrew Zimmern may be known best for devouring wild entrées and delacacies from all over the world on his long-running Travel Channel show Bizzare Foods with Andrew Zimmern. But with his new show Big Food Truck Tip on the Food Network he is on a new journey all...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 12:08pm

Here are the worst times to travel for Labor Day weekend

Labor Day is nigh, which means that you may be hitting the road to squeeze in one more ounce of fun before summer unofficially comes to a close this weekend. As millions of other Americans are expected to be traveling alongside you, there’s a very good chance your Labor Day weekend will...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 11:20am

Everything you need to know about Legoland New York

The Northeast hasn’t had a new theme park in decades, but all that will change with the arrival of Legoland New York in Spring 2020. Located in upstate New York, the $350 million theme park will be the largest of Merlin Entertainments’ nine Legoland parks located all over the world,...

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 2:15am

Everything you need to know about Burning Man 2018

Out in the Nevada desert, a small utopia has been created by people who wish the shed the social, cultural and financial constructs of our organized society. Oh yes, it's time for these people to make their pilgrimage to Black Rock City for Burning Man 2018, the long-running arts and...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 12:32pm

Iconic FAO Schwarz returns with LaGuardia Airport store

Get ready to make some music on that infamous piano mat: FAO Schwarz is returning to New York City later this year when the iconic toy store sets up shop at LaGuardia Airport. FAO Schwarz, which closed its Fifth Avenue flagship in July 2015, is among the first retailers moving into Terminal B at...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 2:05pm

JetBlue is offering cheap flight tickets for as low as $34

If you’re looking to book last minute cheap flight tickets, there’s still time left to score a cheap flight travel deal with Jet Blue’s special fall preview flash sale, with some flight deals costing less than a bus or train ticket. JetBlue launched a two-day special flash sale...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 11:36am

Hudson Valley a luxury bus ride away with new Catskill Carriage route

Longing to escape the sweltering New York City summer for the fresh air and bucolic landscapes of the Hudson Valley? It may soon be easier to do sans car thanks to a new bus route pilot from Catskill Carriage. On Aug. 3, Catskill Carriage will test run its aptly named Hudson Valley Escape at 3 p.m...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 4:33pm

This is the busiest travel day at JFK Airport

New York City is home to three major airports that are, most days, hectic to travel in and out of just about any day of the year, but there is one summer day that is more chaotic and busy than most at JFK Airport. And that day is Saturday, July 14, according to 2017 data from AirHelp, a global air...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 9:53am

How to avoid the worst NYC 4th of July travel traffic

New Yorkers are pretty accustomed to crowds, but even if you’re used to getting stuck in (foot) traffic on the subway stairs during your morning commute, you don’t want to waste the precious time of your 4th of July travel plans sitting bumper-to-bumper on the bridge. According to AAA...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 11:37am

I Tried to be Body Positive. Here’s How It Went

I’ve struggled with my weight and body image for most of my life, so when I was offered the trip of a lifetime to spend a long weekend in Grand Cayman, I knew I had to work on being more body positive. So I made a pact with myself to not let myself — and my long-unhealthy mindset...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 6:02am

Anthony Bourdain and President Obama solve the world's problems over $6 noodles in Vietnam

When it comes to impressing an important dinner guest, the right venue is everything. And when you're globetrotting chef Anthony Bourdain, you know the best places don't have to be fussy, white-tablecloth affairs. Last night, Bourdain posted a photo of himself and President Barack Obama...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 12:42pm

Your guide to what's new in the Hamptons for Summer 2018

The pleasure of a New England summer is as close as a Hampton Jitney ride out east to the gorgeous beaches, tasty brunches and music festivals of the Hamptons. If you're heading out east this summer, we've rounded up all the new restaurants, wellness programs, hotel updates and other...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 2:11pm

When to leave Boston for Memorial Day weekend getaways

Memorial Day weekend getaways are a great way to take advantage of that Monday off of work, but you don’t want spend your whole time headed to the beach or your family’s barbeque stuck in Boston traffic. AAA worked with INRIX, a transportation analytics company, to look at worst times...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 4:04pm

MBTA to offer reduced weekend commuter rail fares this summer

Summer is the time for weekend getaways, and the commuter rail can connect you to spots across Massachusetts. But if you don’t want to spend all your vacation money on MBTA fares, take note of the summer deal. The MBTA commuter rail announced this week that there will be a special weekend...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 10:25am

The best times to leave NYC for Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer, but nothing can derail the weekend’s celebratory mood quite like getting stuck in traffic or a mass delay on mass transit as many New Yorkers flee the city in droves. But thanks to Clever Commute, a mobile app that combines crowdsourced user...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 3:12pm

Boston, NYC have worst airports when it comes to summer travel delays: Report

Have you planned any summer getaways yet? If so, you might want to already prepare yourself for some delays at the airport. Ahead of prime vacation season, financial site MagnifyMoney ranked the best and worst airports in the country for summer travel, and Boston and New York City did not fare...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 12:03pm

The best (and most affordable) places to visit this Memorial Day weekend

Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner. That means, soon enough, you’ll be honoring the military men and women who died protecting our country. The days leading up to Memorial Day are often treated as a mini vacation for people who want to get away before the surge of heat...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 3:52pm

19 Things you need to survive any airplane journey

There’s no high quite like booking a plane ticket to a place you’ve never been before. But at some point after booking that ticket to Southeast Asia, you have to actually get on the plane and spend somewhere between 15 and 35 hours crammed into a flying metal fartbox. A bad flight can...

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 3:02pm