Heading to the beach to beat the heat? Pack your patience.

Local News Beachgoers have faced “gridlocked traffic conditions” this week. Salisbury Beach in Salisbury. Emily Concemi During this week’s record-breaking heat, Massachusetts beachgoers have been met with clogged roadways, full parking lots, and sold-out beaches. 10 best things to do south of Boston this summer Due to the weather, thousands of people visited Salisbury Beach … Read more

Great playgrounds in and around Los Angeles near coffee shops

In this area of Santa Monica, convenient curbside parking is rarely available. But the intention of coming here is not so much ease as it is the accessibility to the sights of the Pacific Ocean, the thumping sounds of musical buskers, and the old-time appeal of the iconic Santa Monica Pier. Sometimes a park day … Read more

Japan’s Tourism Surge Leaves Some Residents Frustrated

On two recent occasions, a foreign tourist walked into Shoji Matsumoto’s barbershop, through a front door that grates loudly when opened more than halfway, wanting a haircut. One was Italian, the other British. Mr. Matsumoto, who is 75 and speaks neither of their languages, didn’t know what to tell them. He picked up his scissors … Read more

MARTA to close two Dunwoody parking decks to upgrade equipment

Two parking decks will ber closed for several weeks to upgrade parking remittance equipment (Photo supplied by MARTA) Several Dunwoody-area MARTA parking decks will be temporarily closed, according to an announcement by the transit authority.  The parking decks at Dunwoody and Medical Center Stations, which are on the red line, will be closed to “install new … Read more

New restaurants and pop-ups to try in Los Angeles this June

It’s hard to believe that the year is halfway over, but the approaching summer season is truly when L.A. thrives. The city adopts a “School’s out!” attitude with day parties, outdoor markets and evening concerts at our favorite museums. Our always abundant farmers markets runneth over with heirloom stone fruit, corn and pepper varieties, and … Read more

MARTA Airport Station renovations complete, reopens on May 20

The MARTA Airport Station reopened for regular rail service on Mon., May 20 at 4 a.m. following a six-week closure for renovations. The station underwent significant improvements including the installation of new terrazzo flooring on the concourse, new pavers and tactile strips on the platform, and repairs, sealing, and painting of track and concourse walls. … Read more

Fairmont Copley Hotel hosted a glam photo shoot for rescue dogs

Local News The animals are available for adoption. Rescue dogs pose at Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston. Jen Hillenga, @thewaysofthedog Boston’s Fairmont Copley Plaza went to the dogs recently for a glamorous photo shoot celebrating local rescue animals. 2 of the best road trips in the U.S. are in New England, according to AAA In … Read more

The 10 most memorable things to do on the West Coast

I couldn’t help it. In the course of scouting out great adventures for West Coast 101 — our new guide to essential destinations in Baja, California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia — I found myself compiling a personal top 10. I’ll get to that list shortly. But first, an honorable mention. Even if you’ve never … Read more