A neighbourhood guide to the North End of Boston

Known by many as Little Italy, Boston’s North End is a cluster of cafes, pastry shops and traditional tavernas, huddled together on winding streets and tucked into cobbled courtyards. Hanover Street lies at its heart, but the neighbourhood’s European heritage – brought in by Italians in … Continue reading

The best speakeasy bars in Boston

Even though American Prohibition hasn’t been around since 1933 (thank you, 21st Constitutional Amendment), the forbidden intrigue of alcohol still holds a certain allure, even if it’s not actually illegal anymore. Once defining the unlawful underground bars that cropped up during America’s dry days, today’s … Continue reading

Sledding in Boston: 10 of the best snowy slopes

Boston is not a city to do winter by halves. Just look at this past year for evidence: thanks to a quick succession of truly historic blizzards, the city smashed its all-time seasonal snow fall record, clocking in a total of 110.6 inches (or 280.9 … Continue reading

An Art lover’s Guide to The Best Boston Galleries

When the sea beckons, you grab a towel and hit the beach. Should an urban hike be in order, you don walking shoes, order a coffee to-go and take to the streets. But if you crave a cultural escape, these Boston galleries should do the trick. … Continue reading

Boston’s Live Music Scene: Venues and Up-and-coming Bands

Boston has always been revolutionary. From its very beginnings, Boston has been a world leader, constantly pushing the boundaries in multiple disciplines – education, science and medicine, literature and the arts, dumping tea into harbours. World-class talent is everywhere. Boston’s music scene is no different. … Continue reading

10 of the Most Inspiring Drone Travel Videos

When they’re not delivering your parcels or your fast food, personal drones have another great use – that is, they make excellent cameramen. For proof, just have a look at these 10 inspiring drone travel videos. From the glaciers of Iceland to the spires of … Continue reading
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Virgin Atlantic and Microsoft bring the magic of Christmas to the skies

This weekend we delighted our passengers with a very special Christmas flight experience. Travellers on board our 787 Dreamliner on 21 December from London Heathrow to Boston were surprised by some very important visitors as Santa dropped by the aircraft during a trans-Atlantic reindeer training flight. Santa … Continue reading