1. Gloucester hopes to lure tourists with high-tech harborwalk

    A 1.2-mile loop, which includes 42 markers and a virtual tour that can be downloaded onto a smartphone, brings to light previously hard-to-find historical and cultural lore.

    (WENDY MAEDA/GLOBE STAFF)

     
  2. Boston business boomed during holiday week

    Early estimates suggest a $60 million to $75 million increase in tourist spending over a typical Fourth of July week.

    (DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF)

     
  3. Chelsea Physic Garden: London’s hidden secret

    LONDON - Gone are the days when Celtic warriors painted their faces blue for battle with a mixture of crushed woad leaves soaked in urine. Gone too are the days when French courtesans used toxic belladonna to make their eyes sparkle and witches rubbed an ointment of reptile blood and mandrake on their bodies to enable them to fly. Yet in London’s Chelsea Physic Garden woad, belladonna, and mandrake flourish.

    (ANNE GORDON FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

     
  4. A TANK AWAY

    Salem, N.H., offers families amusement rides and America’s Stonehenge

    Simply billing Salem as “The Gateway to New Hampshire” does in some respects deny the town’s desirability as a destination in its own right.

     
  5. Liberty Mutual renews Fourth of July role

    The Boston insurance giant said it will renew its sponsorship of the Boston Pops Fourth of July fireworks display and concert through 2015.

    (YOON S. BYUN/GLOBE STAFF/FILE)

     
  6. Picturesque village back in business after Irene

    A short covered bridge used to be a quick picturesque route into Quechee Village, dropping visitors close to Simon Pearce’s flagship in Vermont, where tourists can watch workers create beautiful hand-blown glass or sample some of the region’s best dining.

    (BRYAN MARQUARD/GLOBE STAFF)

     
  7. 115 ways to savor summer in New England

    Start making plans: Here’s more than one thing to do for every day of summer.

     
  8. EXCLUSIVE MAGAZINE PREVIEW 2012

    New England Weekend Fun Guide

    - There never seem to be enough of them in New England’s too-brief summer. Here are things to do to make each one fabulous.

    (JIM TURNER)

     
  9. Cape Cod motel’s 5-star service ranked fourth-best in the world

    - The no-frills 26-room motel doesn’t have an ocean view, pool, balconies, food, or even a vending machine, but for years it has earned TripAdvisor’s top service award.

     
  10. How to look fashionable while traveling on a budget

    - My packing mantra: Be fashionable, be practical, and spend as little money as possible.

    (STEVE COLE IMAGES/ISTOCK)

     
  11. Sold-out Cape hotels mean brisk business

    - On a sun-splashed holiday weekend, New Englanders flocked to coastal towns in droves, buoying hotel and shop owners with hopes of a resurgent summer.

    (VINCENT DEWITT FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

     
  12. All-out effort to get people to waterfront this summer

    - Seven nonprofit organizations are teaming up with local shops and food merchants on a “Eat, Splash, Shop, Learn" campaign.

     
  13. EXCLUSIVE SUNDAY PREVIEW | GLOBE MAGAZINE

    144 free things to do around Boston

    The Boston area has much to offer - from museums to kayaking, doing the tango, hearing The Pointer Sisters, or walking the Freedom Trail - and it’s all free.

     
  14. Swan Boats paddle back to the lagoon

    - After a dreary winter, Saturday marked the first day of the season for the Swan Boats in the Boston Public Garden.

     
  15. Survey names Americans worst tourists in the world

    - It isn’t just the rest of the world that sees us as the worst travelers. As it turns out, Americans feel the same way.