A whale of a time: a Moby-Dick marathon in Massachusetts

Fans gather in a non-stop reading of Herman Melville’s entire masterpiece at an annual winter festival in New Bedford, where the idea for the novel was born

Which way for Witch City? Is Salem losing its spookiness?

Salem, Massachusetts, is famous for one thing: witches. The tourism authority is keen to promote the city’s other attractions, but while living there for the city’s month-long Halloween party, JW Ocker finds that witchery is far from dead

Summer holidays near New York City

Although everyone may not agree, here are some ideas for city breaks north of New York City.