Word of Mouth: Williamstown + the Surrounding Berkshires

From northwestern Massachusetts to southern Vermont, idyllic towns of cultural prominence

Home to Williams College and two nationally lauded cultural attractions—The Clark Art Institute (which now features a free, year-round outdoor exhibition, Ground/work) and an eponymous Theatre Festival—Williamstown, Massachusetts anchors an idyllic section of the Berkshire Mountains. Williamstown is more than a historic New England outpost surrounded by pastoral beauty; it’s the eye in a storm of exciting culinary explorations, hospitality ventures and world-class art—some of which can …

“Ghost Stories of Tripadvisor” by Bompas & Parr Editions

Online travel review platform Tripadvisor is rife with horror stories of all kinds, which London design studio Bompas & Parr trawled for spooky tales to collate into a book—just in time for Halloween. With 40 ghost stories from Tripadvisor users, the book details hotel hauntings from eerie events in England to the undead in the USA. Illustrated with unexplained images, this creepy and comical book …

Word of Mouth: Boston Seaport

Playful outdoor art, top-tier breweries and accommodations with a view, in the waterside neighborhood

The Boston Seaport District, simply referred to as the Seaport, is often called the city’s newest neighborhood. This alludes to more than the fact that the district continues to welcome start-ups and develop residential space; it means that there’s a visible influx of energy and excitement, outdoor art and culinary exploration. In the art world, the Seaport may primarily be known as the home of …