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Boston's Logan Airport Might Charge You to Drop Off and Pick Up Passengers

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/31/2017, 9:45 PM

A new fee could soon be put in place at Boston Logan International Airport—and drivers are not going to like it.  The airport has launched a study to look into charging people for bringing their private cars to the terminals in order to drop off or pick up passengers. These are ordinary drivers we're talking about, mind you—not those offering Uber or taxi services. The potential measure is onl...

JetBlue Testing Facial-Recognition Boarding in Boston

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/07/2017, 4:00 AM

Starting this month, it will be possible to use your face as a boarding pass at Logan International Airport in Boston. JetBlue Airways is testing a facial-recognition system on its Boston-Aruba route, making it the first airline to try out the futuristic technology—a sci-fi staple—in real life. Here's how it will work for passengers: Instead of checking in with a boarding pass, you...

Hotels Offering Election-Themed Packages

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 10/26/2016, 4:00 AM

Believe it or not, only two weeks remain in the long national nightmare that is the 2016 presidential election. Several hotels across the country are offering special packages to help Democrats, Republicans, and independents mark the occasion—or hide from it entirely.  The New York Times offers a rundown of election-themed hotel promotions running on or around the big day, November 8, ...

Goose Poop Piling Up in Boston

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 10/12/2016, 10:15 AM

Boston has a problem with goose poop. The birds may add to the natural beauty of the city’s parks and playgrounds, but here’s something else they add: the inevitable results of eating 4 pounds of grass each day.  The primary offenders are Canada geese—a federally protected species with no natural predators in the area. Though the fowl are typically migratory, more and more of them are ...

Boston Gives Its Beloved Freedom Trail a Makeover

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 06/26/2014, 4:30 PM

If you have ever tried to follow Boston's Freedom Trail, one of the great city walking tours in America, you might have had some trouble. At times, the faded paint line—which runs 2.5 miles past 16 historic sites in Charlestown, the North End, and downtown—can dwindle into faintness, just like our children's sense of American history it was designed to fortify. If you're trying to use it ...

Take a Vacation From Driving! A Pedestrian-Centric Website Lists Which US, Canadian and Australian Cities Are Most Walkable and Bikable

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 11/08/2013, 8:00 PM

Though its rankings are geared towards residents--and would-be residents--of various cities around the globe, the website WalkScore's 2014 lists are invaluable tools for tourists, as well. I think that most would agree that vacations are more, well, vacation-like when one doesn't have to deal with the hassles of traffic and/or renting a car. So without further ado, here are Walkscore'...

Supporting Boston: Why We Should All Return to this Spectacular City

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/02/2013, 1:15 AM

London. Madrid. New York City. Mumbai. Bali. Washington, DC. Just a short list of the great world destinations that have been hit by devastating terrorist attacks in the last decade-and-a-half. All are thriving today, and all remain among the top places in the world for tourism. But that “happy ending” didn’t come all at once in some cases. Both Bali and New York City, in particular, s...

Supporting Boston: Why We Should All Return to this Spectacular City

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/02/2013, 1:15 AM

London. Madrid. New York City. Mumbai. Bali. Washington, DC. Just a short list of the great world destinations that have been hit by devastating terrorist attacks in the last decade-and-a-half. All are thriving today, and all remain among the top places in the world for tourism. But that “happy ending” didn’t come all at once in some cases. Both Bali and New York City, in particular, s...

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