Tours combine biking with breweries

The tours, which range from a few hours to several days — offer a chance to meet other travelers, learn about the local culture and, of course, sample some great beer.

Exploring the Czech Republic: Prague

Most visitors to the Czech Republic confine their stay to Prague, and with good reason. Known as “the city of a hundred spires,” although it’s actually decorated by nearly a thousand towers and steeples, it challenges the most magnificent capitals of Europe in its beauty, and boasts a history that stretches back over a millennium. In addition, since the Middle Ages Prague (Praha) has been recognized as one of the most vibrant cultural settings on the continent.
A Normandy Farms glamping tent beckons to adventurous guests. Photo/Submitted

‘Glamping’ brings a new dimension to camping experience

By Barbara Hazelden, Contributing Writer REGION - Camping in Massachusetts is definitely not a one-size-fits-all experience. At one end of the spectrum, back-to-nature purists pitch...

Mayan culture meets resort Mecca

The legacy left by the Mayans included written language, magnificent architectural treasures, and sophisticated systems of astronomy and mathematics.

Cuba offers friendly people, faded beauty

Lying on a white sand beach at the edge of the turquoise sea, I could have been at any Caribbean destination.

Holiday gifts for the traveler

For the avid traveler on your list, you can peruse catalogues or websites that specialize in items that make travel more convenient, comfortable or safe.

Key’s West offers hidden corners, enticing attractions

There’s much to be said for traveling to Key West, Florida, in winter. It’s fun and funky, and the sun casts its warming glow on lotion-slathered bodies. However, my recent visit to the Sunshine State had a different goal. I wished to check the claim that other islands in the chain boast hidden corners and enticing attractions that many visitors miss.
Red Sox great David ‘Big Papi’ Ortiz was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in July. Photo/Milo Stewart/National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Cooperstown beckons with the National Baseball Hall of Fame

By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer REGION - Baseball, our beloved national pastime, springs to life just a few hours’ drive from Central Massachusetts. Cooperstown is...

Alaska worth the 20-year-wait to visit

We arrived in Juneau on the second day of the cruise. Standing on deck as we pulled into port, we spotted a large American eagle perched on the ship’s gangplank. We weren’t in the “lower 48” anymore. We had arrived in a part of the country where even the best superlatives are inadequate.

Valley Forge: Victory over despair

No battles were fought at Valley Forge. Not a shot was fired at an enemy. Yet the 3,600-acre setting may be the best-known site associated with the Revolutionary War.