Find It: Travel

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New Travel Resources

Whether traveling around Quincy or around the globe, we have many resources to help plan your next day trip, weekend getaway or 10-day dream vacation.

Check out some of our travel guides and travel DVDs. Prefer an ebook? Freading has many Lonely Planet guides you can download right to your device. Find resources to help you travel in Massachusetts & New England, dive into more general travel tools, or learn about tools for more seasoned travelers (50+).

Massachusetts & New England

  • Quincy Museums & Historic Houses
    Explore our local museums and cultural institutions.
  • Boston Harbor Cruises
    Open April-October, Boston Harbor Cruises offers whale watching, trips to Provincetown May-September as well as trips to Salem and the Harbor Islands.
  • New England Travel & Destintation Guide
    The official site of the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism, features a lot of information including a calendar of events, an interactive map to explore by region, and free e-newsletters.
  • Discover New England
    The official tourism site for the New England states
  • Visit New England
    One of the oldest and most comprehensive online guides to travel in New England.
  • 20 New England summer travel destinations
    Legendary clam shacks, idyllic beaches, meandering bike rides, ocean kayaking, mountains, and rocking chairs on country porches — great recommendations from

General Travel

  • TripAdvisor
    TripAdvisor features more than 45 million traveler reviews and opinions and advice on hotels, resorts, flights, vacation rentals, vacation packages, travel guides, and lots more.
  • Travelzoo
    Travelzoo searches the Internet to find the best travel deals from all over the world. With its weekly top 20 you can find the best deals in airfare, guided tours, shows, and more.
  • Travel & Leisure
    One of the world most comprehensive magazines on travel, this site will guide you to some of the best deals in travel.
  • Budget Travel: Real Deals
    Reports of airline and lodging specials and package deals, grouped by regions of the world. Also includes other specific travel deals, such as hotels offering gas cards, golf getaways, volunteer vacations, tours, and cruises. From Budget Travel magazine.
  • U.S. Department of State: Tips for Traveling Abroad
    Quick tips to make your international travel safe and easy. Includes specific information for traveling as a student, with a disability, and with your pet and country specific information.
  • National Geographic: Travel & Cultures
    Globe trotting advice from the pros — and great pictures!
  • Air Fare Watch Dog
    Find and track the best travel deals for low fares and hotel deals, researched by travel experts to make planning easier.


  • OLLI Travel Programs
    Both local and international trip programs, offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. 
  • AARP Travel Destinations
    Feature articles on many different destinations, and information on member discounts for airlines, vacation and tours, and hotels and lodging.
  • ElderTreks
    Active, off-the-beaten-path, small-group adventures by both land and sea in more than 80 countries, exclusively for people 50 and over. Journeys focus on adventure, culture and nature.
  • Frommer's Senior Trip Ideas
    Features news and highlights on traveling, along with articles on locations containing specific information of interest to seniors, and a message board for travelers. Check out this article on Mature Travelers: A Compendium of Trip Planning Resources that includes contact information on tour groups and suggested books.

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