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Owner and Airbnb disagree on refund for rental. Who’s right?

Carl Baeuerlen canceled his vacation rental in Lanai, Hawaii. But Airbnb said he can’t get his money back. The owner said that’s wrong.

THE VIP LOUNGE
T Lawrence-Simon in Krka National Park in Croatia with friends Zoe Backwell (left) and Nicola Moran (right).

From circus performer to TV baker, his life is a juggling act

T Lawrence-Simon did well on Food Network Canada’s “Great Chocolate Showdown,” and American audiences will soon get to see for themselves. We caught up with him to talk about all things travel.

TABLES
The spread at the South End's Brasserie.

Venice Pizza returns to Dorchester, Comfort Kitchen pops up in Jamaica Plain, and Brasserie says bonjour to Harrison Avenue

Restaurant news you can use.

QUICK BITE
Torta Victoria at La Victoria taqueria in Belmont.

Belmont Center gets a tasty, efficient taqueria

La Victoria opens a third location, serving tacos and tortas.

The work of Shen Wei (above) inspired "Meditations on the Power of Community," a short film commenting on his paintings. Film director Lenora Lee is hosting a Q&A about her creation in the coming weeks, during AAPI Heritage Month.

How to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

A look at eight events and series that nod to the past, present, and future of the country’s AAPI community.

BOOKS
Caroline Kautsire donated copies of her memoir "What Kind of Girl" to libraries in Weymouth.

‘What Kind of Girl’ author shares her story — and her book

Caroline Kautsire came to the Boston area from Malawi when she was 17, and now she’s donating her memoir to libraries across Massachusetts.

Love Letters

After losing my wife, I might be ready to meet someone new

"After a storybook romance spanning 35 years of marriage and four children, I lost my wife to cancer almost a year ago." Help this reader figure out what's next.

HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE
Miraval Berkshires’ 30-day summer camp gives you the time and space to fully reset. And it comes with an adult price tag.

A historic hotel reopens, ‘Golden Girls’ fans set sail, and a cooler cooler

Travel news you can use.


TELEVISION
Emma D'Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen in the first images from the upcoming HBO series, "House of the Dragon."

First photos from ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel, ‘House of the Dragon,’ released and we’re here for it

Tantalizing signs of new shows and long-awaited TV returns are starting to emerge, including the first official photos from the upcoming “Game of Thrones” prequel, “House of the Dragon,” and casting news about "Succession" Season 3.

Partner’s online gaming causes serious rift

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings on Cape Cod as reported to Mass Audubon.

DJ WhySham was photographed in the studio while she worked on new music. The artist has been using TikTok to promote other Black women hip-hop artists from Boston.

DJ WhySham brought Boston’s Black women hip-hop artists to TikTok — and the world

“I’ve had people say, I didn’t know there were female rappers in Boston,” WhySham said.

TRAVEL
Maybe we should rename it “waterfall season.”

A Maine for all seasons

When you’re not afraid to get dirty, mud season has so much to offer. Just ask Alex Carr, founder of Bethel Adventure Tours.

Chef Daniel Humm stands for a portrait inside his restaurant Eleven Madison Park in 2017. The highly acclaimed Manhattan restaurant Eleven Madison Park announced on Monday that it would no longer serve meat or seafood when it reopens next month.

One of the world’s best restaurants — NYC’s Eleven Madison Park — is going meatless

“The way we eat meat, it is not sustainable,” chef Daniel Humm said of the decision to take meat and seafood off the menu when the restaurant reopens post-pandemic.

CHRISTOPHER MUTHER
The author's Airstream hotel room at AutoCamp Cape Cod.

Cape Cod’s stylish new Airstream hotel is a lesson in high-density luxury camping

Even with the trailers being so close together, AutoCamp takes glamping to a new level.

TRAVEL
A visitor walks along the Main Street USA at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., on April 30.

What it’s like to work where the magic happens

Nothing can emotionally prepare you for seeing Goofy holding his own head, taking a smoke break.