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  • An Insider's Guide to the War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebrations

    American history and family fun go hand-in-hand this summer in Virginia Beach, Baltimore, Boston, and other cities—all of which are hosting festivities to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812. If you’re a history buff planning a trip in the coming months, consider timing it with one of these special East Coast events.

    Posted by Donna Heiderstadt on April 03, 2012 at 12:36:35 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Best Stateside St. Patrick's Day Events

    Cities countrywide are flaunting their Gaelic glory in the form of parades, parties, and pub crawls in the coming week. From the longest-running Patty’s parade in Boston to a New Orleans-style celebration and more, here are the top 5 places to shamrock it out stateside this year.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on March 07, 2012 at 2:53:02 PM EST in Trip Ideas
  • World's Best Performing Arts Deals

    A night out at a Broadway show, opera, or concert can easily set you back a cool Benjamin (or more). While students and seniors can often catch a price break, finding discounted seats requires a bit more digging for the rest of us. Read on for some terrific tips on snagging great seats and getting cultured on the cheap.

    Posted by Alyssa Kim on February 28, 2012 at 4:50:32 PM EST in Deals, Trip Ideas, Travel Tips
  • 5 Leap Year Travel Deals Not to Miss

    For the first time in four years, Leap Day is again upon us—and just about everybody seems to be dishing out deals to entice travelers in honor of 2012’s extra calendar day. From a free three-course lobster dinner for "leapsters" to 29 cent room upgrades to $29/night hotel stays, the offers are piling up. Here are five of the best—but, you better act fast! Nearly all are blink-and-you’ll-miss flash sales that begin and end this Wednesday, February 29.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on February 28, 2012 at 12:23:53 PM EST in Deals, Hotels, Trip Ideas
  • Deal Celebrates First Ever Direct Flights from Boston to Asia

    Japanese travel agency KIE/Kintetsu International, in partnership with Japan Airlines, is now offering travelers a multi-day package that includes the first ever non-stop flights from Boston to Tokyo.

    Posted by Kimberly Jaso on February 15, 2012 at 5:53:24 PM EST in Deals, News, Trip Ideas
  • North America's 5 Greenest Hotels

    It’s one thing for a hotel to tout "green" initiatives that smack of sustainability; it’s another thing for properties to actually practice what they preach. We’ve investigated a number of self-proclaimed leaders in the eco-consciousness branch of North America's hotel business. Here are our top picks that leave the others green with envy.

    Posted by Matt Villano on February 15, 2012 at 5:44:17 PM EST in Hotels, Trip Ideas
  • Best Spa Weekend Escapes

    Sometimes, a girl just needs to get away for the weekend for a little relaxation and rejuvenation. At these luxury hotels, ladies can pamper themselves while indulging in the finest spa treatments. Just make sure you don’t enjoy yourself so much that you miss work on Monday!

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on February 14, 2012 at 4:08:00 PM EST in Trip Ideas, Spas, Trip Ideas
  • Best Hotel Ice Skating Rinks

    Hotels and resorts often transform into winter wonderlands to attract guests during the chilly season, but because decorations in the lobby only go so far, many properties have hopped on the pop-up ice skating rink trend. Whether staying at swanky urban spot in New York, or a mountain getaway in Vail, we've rounded up our favorites from around the world.

    Posted by Cathleen McCarthy on February 03, 2012 at 4:14:20 PM EST in Hotels
  • Renzo Piano Wing Opens at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston

    Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum—known for its collection of fine and decorative art—debuted its new wing today, designed by Renzo Piano. Exciting features include a 300-seat performance hall, a gift shop and café, classrooms and studios for hands-on workshops, plus space for special exhibitions.

    Posted by Rachel Klein on January 19, 2012 at 11:14:49 AM EST in Trip Ideas, Arts & Culture, News
  • Plan on calling ahead for a tour at this famous library in Boston

    At the Boston Athenaeum, a public library that's also one of the city's cultural institutions, only eight people can fit in the tiny elevator to the fifth floor, so call at least 24 hours in advance to reserve your spot on the tour.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on January 06, 2012 at 1:00:00 AM EST in Travel Tips