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Can I get my money back?

She wanted a refund for her Vrbo rental. The owner blocked her.

When Charysma Adams showed up at her Vrbo rental for a one-night stay, the access code didn't work. But when she asked for a refund, the owner blocked her. Can she get her money back?

CHRISTOPHER MUTHER
In a list released Tuesday of the Best Places to Visit in the United States, Bar Harbor (above) ranked number 16, while Boston landed at 19 on the list.

When it comes to summer vacations, Maine has Massachusetts beat, according to US News & World Report

In a list released Tuesday of the best places to visit in the United States, Bar Harbor ranked number 16, while Boston landed at 19 on the list. But what destination came in first?

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The free Lowell Folk Festival, July 29-31, includes about 20 performers on four stages in downtown Lowell. Performances feature blues, polka, Cajun, and more than a dozen other types of traditional music. Pictured here: Mariachi Mexico Antiguo.

A music fest in Lowell, a wellness fest in Sun Valley, and a speaker to go

Travel news you can use.

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Three Sisters Sanctuary is a Willy-Wonka-meets-Dali-meets-Tolkien kind of place with an eclectic collection of art and other stuff.

Gardens, art, and whimsy combine to offer a place of solace — and delight

Three Sisters Sanctuary "got started because of grief," its founder says. But "instead of choosing the dark side of grief, I chased the light." And visitors can take it all in.

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John Douglas Thompson, onstage.

‘Martha’s Vineyard, here I come!’

We caught up with award-winning performer John Douglas Thompson to talk about all things travel.

CHRISTOPHER MUTHER
The exterior of the Cambria Boston Somerville Hotel.

A design-forward hotel finds a home in Somerville

The developer of the Cambria Boston Somerville hopes to bring some character to the city’s hospitality scene.

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Signs like this one at Nauset Beach warn beach-goers about sharks. If you see seals in the water, get out — seals are shark food. You don’t want to end up in danger due to a case of mistaken identity.

Here’s where to get the lowdown on the Cape’s most feared — and misunderstood — visitor

Shark awareness, and learning to coexist with sharks, is becoming a way of life on the Cape. Nobody knows this better than the folks at the Atlantic Great White Shark Conservancy.

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An aircraft passes the full moon over Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, May 15, 2022.

I canceled my flight to Frankfurt, but now I can’t use my credit

Melissa Crespo received a $2,060 ticket credit when she canceled her flights to Frankfurt. But now her online agency has told her she can only use 25 percent of the credit at a time. Can it do that?