Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Necee Regis Globe correspondent March 06, 2019 “Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón’s memoir of childhood in Mexico City, received 10 Academy Award nominations this year, and won in three big categories: best foreign language film, best cinematography, and best director. Set in 1970, the movie is an intimate portrait of Cuarón’s neighborhood, Colonia Roma, and the people who populated it, especially his nanny, an indigenous Mixtec woman played by Oscar-nominated Yalitza Aparico. Filmed in black and white, the movie captures the spirit of the past, aided in part by a devastating earthquake in 1985 that slowed the district’s gentrification. On a recent visit, I was curious to see this other part of Mexico City, outside of its impressive tourist destinations. Visiting places where the movie was filmed, it was easy to imagine the area as it … [Read more...] about Looking at Mexico City through the lens of ‘Roma’
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Summer may be winding down, but outdoor festivals and activities are still in full swing. Here are six ways to have fresh-air fun across New England this September. You can watch knights joust on horseback at King Richard’s Faire, billed as New England’s largest and longest-running Renaissance festival. (It’s been entertaining audiences in Carver for more than 35 years.) From Sept. 1 to Oct. 21, the 80-acre wooded site will be full of performers, decked out in Renaissance garb, who do everything from juggle to eat fire to sing. Try your hand at games like darts and archery, hop on a carousel, and watch comedy, dancing, stunts, and other entertainment from the era. When hunger strikes, you can gnaw on a turkey leg and wash it down with a drink from the Dragon’s Nest. Close out the summer with live music and water views at the Rhode Island Music and Arts Festival, taking place Sept. 14-15 in India Point Park. More than a dozen bands will play at the inaugural … [Read more...] about 6 New England towns to visit in September
Friday newsletters always feature luxury travel contests, tips, series, or news. Today (August 17, 2018): the new combined Marriott, SPG, & Ritz-Carlton loyalty program explained. In 2016, when the Marriott hotel group purchased all hotels in the Starwood portfolio, not much changed to their loyalty programs. In addition, Marriott also managed a separate loyalty program for their Ritz-Carlton properties. Tomorrow, August 18th, the loyalty programs of Marriott (Marriott Rewards), Starwood (Starwood Preferred Guest or SPG) and Ritz-Carlton (Ritz-Carlton Rewards) are finally uniting into one program with 110 million (!!!) members. As for now, the three programs will co-exist along each other, until a new name for the program will be introduced in 2019. It’s time to have an in-depth look at the new loyalty program, with everything you need to know from earning points and elite status benefits to free hotel nights and boosting your … [Read more...] about Ultimate guide to the new combined Marriott, SPG, & Ritz-Carlton loyalty program
$34 flights on Frontier Through Tuesday, Frontier Airlines is bringing back its “penny fare” sale to nine destinations from Minneapolis-St. Paul. The one-way, nonstop flights are $34 to Jacksonsville, Fla., and Trenton, N.J.; $39 to Raleigh, N.C., and Denver; $44 to Cleveland and Fort Meyers, Tampa and Orlando in Florida; and $49 to Austin, Texas. The sale price is valid only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Change fees of up to $99 apply. Similar to Spirit, Frontier charges extra for checked bags and luggage in the overhead. Only bags placed under the seat are free. Most of the deals are good for travel through Nov. 13-14, but the Denver and Florida fares are good through Feb. 13. - John Ewoldt Sun Country to Music City Sun Country Airlines has announced routes to and from Nashville, including nonstop service to Minneapolis-St. Paul, as the carrier continues adding markets. The Eagan-based airline will operate winter seasonal service between Nashville and New Orleans, Miami, … [Read more...] about $34 flights on Frontier; Sun Country goes to Nashville; TSA testing new scanners