Here’s how to avoid luggage disaster

With flight and airport traffic reaching record levels, and global airline staffing issues, travelers to the airport can expect long lines, overbooked planes and lost luggage. So what should you do if the dreaded lost luggage scenario actually happens? Two employees who work for airports in Toronto and Vancouver recently gave their top tips for avoiding lost luggage. These include: Removing old tags from your luggage, as they could confuse the [...]

2023-01-22T12:42:08+00:00January 22nd, 2023|

The return of the masks

Many of us have been feeling as though the coronavirus pandemic was over, using past tense when talking about its horrors and complications. But in reality, it’s still very much in the present. Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are climbing again after the winter holidays, with Boston-area data showing a steep spike in Covid levels. But it’s not the same as it was. The latest Covid-19 strain to hit New England is [...]

2023-01-11T18:12:58+00:00January 11th, 2023|

Christmas is fast approaching: Here are our tips for avoiding travel mayhem

After Thanksgiving, the December holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year to travel. In fact, a report from the AAA shows an estimated 112.7 million people are likely to travel between December 23, 2022 and January 2, 2023. And if that number brings to mind long lines and big delays, you’re not wrong — while getting to your holiday destination, whether it's to family spread far and wide [...]

2022-12-22T19:11:04+00:00December 22nd, 2022|

The busiest travel day since Covid is fast-approaching — here’s how to survive it

Thanksgiving is often cited as one of the busiest travel days of the year — but the fast-approaching holiday is the first since Covid-19 rules and guidelines have fully eased. This means we’ll see the usually-busy travel volumes ratchet up even more. So how can you survive the Thanksgiving travel season? Here are our tips. First, try to avoid the busiest travel days as much as possible — that would be yesterday (Sunday, [...]

2022-11-21T12:29:27+00:00November 21st, 2022|

Flights to London for less than $300? Thanks to this new airline, it’s a go

Have you heard of Norse Atlantic Airways? Founded in 2021, the Norwegian budget airline is relatively new, and has launched a load of new low-cost options between the UK and USA.  This means flights from London to major cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Baltimore, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and more for less than $300. These new cheaper flights are due to a recent change in US government regulations, which would [...]

2022-11-06T20:42:49+00:00November 6th, 2022|

From the Cotswolds to Manchester: 5 UK destinations to visit this autumn

Travel between America and the UK is back in full swing. And there's no better time than in autumn — picture foliage to rival New England’s and cozy pubs full of frosty pints. But if you're not keen on London, there's a lot more to the British Isles by way of beautiful nature and charming cities and villages. Here are five of our very favorite. 1. Lake District Northern England is [...]

2022-10-15T11:27:38+00:00October 15th, 2022|

New COVID boosters and flu season: Your guide to staying healthy this winter

Positive coronavirus cases are, thankfully, at a low, especially when compared to last winter. But as the cold weather fast approaches, there are a few steps you can take now to make sure you’re staying healthy, leaving you free to spend the holidays with loved ones. Experts are warning of a bad flu season in Massachusetts after a worse-than-usual flu season has hit the southern hemisphere. There are also concerns of [...]

2022-09-13T07:45:19+00:00September 13th, 2022|

3 European hot spots to visit as the weather cools

Summer is, sadly, coming to a close. Europe is home to some iconic holiday destinations — think St. Tropez, Ibiza and Barcelona. But as Europe is being hit with increasingly unbearable heat waves, an autumn trip might be just what the doctor ordered.  Here’s a quick list of where we’re setting our sights on this fall: Edinburgh, Scotland — Scotland is hardly known for its amazing weather, so visiting during the summer versus [...]

2022-09-07T13:47:05+00:00September 7th, 2022|

Huge new music venues and a floating oyster bar: 4 places to visit in Boston now

The weather may be getting colder, but Boston’s nightlife is only heating up. And as hotel occupancy is quickly moving back to pre-Covid levels, the city is humming with new restaurants, concert venues, and more. Here are three of our top spots to head to this fall. For the music fanatics, as of March Boston has become home to Roadrunner, an industrial music hall in Brighton. The 3,500-person venue houses six [...]

2022-08-31T11:56:30+00:00August 31st, 2022|

A ferry connecting the U.S. and Canada has resumed after 13 years

Have you ever wanted to see Maine’s Acadia National Park by day and Nova Scotia by night — all within the same journey? As of July, The Cat — the ferry that transports people between Maine and Canada — has resumed after a 13-year hiatus. The ferry service has an updated, sleek vessel and docking location, and the route is now even faster — the full journey is about 3.5 hours, which is less [...]

2022-08-18T15:49:58+00:00August 18th, 2022|
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