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in the news

The City that Lit the World, BBC Travel, July 20, 2018

Love whales? New map traces Massachusetts’ history and connections to the sea creatures, Boston Globe, April 23, 2018

Best of Massachusetts | 2018 Editors’ Choice Awards, Yankee Magazine, April 16, 2018

New Bedford, Massachusetts | Finding Spring in the Whaling City, New England Today, April 5, 2018

Best Things To Do in Massachusetts, Your RV Lifestyle, April 2018

25 Best Places to Visit in New England, VacationIdea Dream Vacation Magazine, March 2018

Travel: Martha’s Vineyard is a picturesque little island seems to provide the perfect summer getaway all year round, Evening Times, February 15, 2018

It’s murder in Massachusetts! New England state embraces gruesome past… and the lobster is to die for, The Sunday Post, February 14, 2018

Top 10 Massachusetts Summer Events of 2018, New England Today, February 1, 2018

A new generation of New Bedford artists has opened galleries, living, and work spaces, SouthCoastToday, January 6, 2018

10 Best Bargain Trips for 2018, Budget Travel, December 13, 2017

New Bedford Whaling Museum digitizes ‘longest painting in North America’, The Boston Globe, December 6, 2017

A whale of a time: a Moby-Dick marathon in Massachusetts, The Guardian, November 14, 2017

When seeing is restoring: A Midwest visitor renews her love of art at N.E. museums, The Boston Globe, October 13, 2017

The New Bedford Whaling Museum; Looking at the Past with an Eye to the Future, PassageMaker Magazine, October 2017

Chill out on a stunning tour of New Bedford, Martha’s Vineyard & Cape Cod, The Scottish Sun, September 17, 2017

New Bedford launches seafood branding campaign, SouthCoastToday, July 27, 2017

Seven CreativeGround Profiles We Love: June 2017, New England Foundation for the Arts blog, June 26, 2017

USA New England: New Bedford in Massachusetts–Port Town with many faces, Iwanowski’s Blog, June 19, 2017 (read the English version here.)

Best Budget Destinations in America, Part 1: The Northeast, Budget Travel, March 30, 2017

America’s most artistic towns, Expedia viewfinder Travel Blog, February 15, 2017

What is it like to live in New Bedford?, RealEstate by &, February 14, 2017

Best Antique Towns in New England, New England Today, February 10, 2017

25 Best Things to Do in Massachusetts, VacationIdea – Dream Vacation Magazine, January 11, 2017

Expedia: New Bedford makes Top 20 for sunset photos, SouthCoastToday, January 5, 2017

When in New Bedford, check out one of the best US sunsets, The Boston Globe, January 04, 2017

Sunken Treasure | Sea Scallop Recipes, Yankee Magazine, December 17, 2016

20 places to find America’s best sunsets,, December 2016

New Bedford Awarded “Fishing Destination of the Year 2016”; Luxury Travel Guidenew-bedford-72dpi

Sample vibrant New Bedford; Group Tour Northeastern, November 2016

A whaling panorama: Quarter-mile-long mural of a global whaling journey under restoration in New Bedford; Donita Naylor, Providence Journal, September 19, 2016

Cobblestones and summer concerts; AAA Horizons, June 2016

AHA! Cultural discoveries abound in New Bedford, Mass.; AAA Horizons, June 2016

New Bedford Harbor becoming an attractive port of call for unique, historic vessels; Steve Urbon, South Coast Today, May 31, 2016

Eclectic festivals spice up summer; AAA Horizons, May 2016

10 Best Places to Visit in Massachusetts, Touropia, Updated April 10, 2016

Great Getaways: New Bedford, Budget Travel, Updated April 8, 2016

Sur les traces de Herman Melville : “Call me Ismaël” résonne toujours à New Bedford, Telerama, January 3, 2016

A Sea Change for Nantucket, The Telegraph (United Kingdom), December 21, 2015

Tour New Bedford: New England’s whaling city prepares for big budget movie, Fox 61 Connecticut, November 26, 2015

6 Must-See Attractions in New Bedford, Visit Massachusetts, October 30th, 2015

City Unveils New Bedford Harbor Walk, NBC 10 News, Adam Bagni, October 14, 2015

10 Most Artistic Towns in America, Matador Network, Angela Machado, September, 2015

Mass Realty – Destination New Bedford, MassRealty, Kelly Church, August 25, 2015

20 Strange and Surprising Reasons to visit these Northeast Towns, Huffington Post, Malerie Yolen-Cohen, January 22, 2015

Explore Historic Downtown New Bedford, The Boston Globe, January 17, 2015

Places to Visit in 2015; Allison Tibaldi, December 27, 2014

A Family Visit to New Bedford, MA, Once America’s Whaling Capital;, October 15, 2014

The Great Weekend Escape: New Bedford, MA;, October 2, 2014

I Saw a Ship a-Whaling; GoNomad, July 29, 2014

Sail Away, Sail Away, Sail Away; GoNomad, July 29, 2014

Great Getaways: New Bedford; Budget Travel; July 28, 2014

Summer Family Travel to Massachusetts; Serena Norr, Mom Trends; July 16, 2014

Charles W. Morgan: The Last Wooden Whaling Ship in the World; Tools to Tiaras, July 2, 2014

Day Tripping from CT to New Bedford, MA; Tools to Tiaras, July 16, 2014

The Morgan Whaleship Returns Home; Mom’s Lifesavers, July 1, 2014

Cork Wine Bar and Tapas; Tools to Tiaras, July 1, 2014

New Bedford Celebrates the Return of the Charles W. Morgan; WCAI Radio and, July 1, 2014

The Charles W. Morgan Returns; Champagne Living, June 30, 2014

Massachusetts Independence Day: Parties, Parades, Patriotism;, June 28, 2014

Offshore getaways without the hassle crowds or cost; Boston Globe, June 28, 2014

Interview with James Russell; WBZ Radio, June 28, 2014

Great Hotel Amenities; Tools to Tiaras; June 27, 2014

Interview with Captain Kip Giles; WBZ Radio, June 27, 2014

New Bedford Looks to Future as Storied Whaler Returns; Front page story, Boston Globe; June 26, 2014

Quick Trip: Getaway to the Whaling City; MetroWest Daily News, Wicked Local Brockton, Stoneham, Milford Daily News, The Patriot Ledger; June 26, 2014

New Bedford Whaling Museum; Champagne Living, June 26, 2014

What’s Up for the Weekend; WFXT TV, Fox 25, 5pm news; June 25, 2014

Boston Area To Do List; Boston Globe, June 25, 2014

Plenty To See And Do In New Bedford, Mass; Hartford Magazine, June 12, 2014

Charles W. Morgan, the oldest ship in America, sails again; Sail Magazine, June 10, 2014

173-Year-Old Charles W. Morgan Ship Returns to New Bedford for Fourth of July;, June 2, 2014

New Bedford has big plans for arrival of whale ship; AAA Horizons, May 23, 2014

History, Ahoy!; Where Magazine, May 2014

New Bedford, Massachusetts; Emilie-Noelle Provost, Merrimack Valley; May/June 2014

Here, There and Everywhere: Whaling ship in New Bedford to a rugged outdoor speaker; Boston Sunday Globe, April 20, 2014

Charles W. Morgan Whaleship to return to New Bedford in June;; April 16, 2014

New Bedford is… Open for Business; Providence Journal; March 23, 2014

Retire Here, Not There;; February 12, 2014

New Bedford, Mass., was bastion for abolitionism; AAA Horizons; January 24, 2014

Whaling City Welcome; Tom Richardson, New England Boating; 2014

10 Cities That Creatives Should Move to That Are Not NYC or L.A;; September 17, 2013

The Most Artistic Cities in America; Richard Florida, Atlantic Magazine; November 30, 2011