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boston globe magazine
May 16, 2010

New England Travel Issue

(Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff)

New England's best summer travel ideas

After scouring all of New England, we bring you the region's top attractions and tell you how to get the most fun out of your summer.
  • Beaches
    Tips for the Cape and Martha's Vineyard, an enchanting pond in Vermont, and a North Shore jewel.
  • Arts
    Film fests that matter, music events that rock, theater that's outside the (black) box, and opera that's young at heart.
  • Outdoors
    Biking Block Island, fly-fishing in Connecticut, a high-tech hike in Maine, and a splash of adrenaline in the Berkshires.
  • Food
    A locavore's paradise, a hipster's oasis, a wannabe farmer's dream, and one satisfying oyster experience.
  • Shopping
    Where to go for antiques, artisan gems, vintage accessories, outlet-store bargains, and more.
  • Family
    A fun look at Dr. Seuss, a carousel that soars, the coolest treehouse ever, and a hands-on way to learn about aviation.

Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

The meat of the matter

Raised a vegetarian, must I soften my convictions to find love?
dinner with cupid

Here comes the sun

Their summer plans match up perfectly. But will they?
miss conduct's ettiquette column

Saying yes, then no

How to back out of long-made plans, plus critiquing really bad poetry.
pierced column

Mad planet

Time to make nice with Mother Nature.
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