Yiqing Shao

Yiqing Shao

Digital Editor

Yiqing Shao has been an editor at Boston magazine since 2012. She double majored in journalism and English at Michigan State University and has a master's degree in publishing from Emerson College. Trained in both editing and design, it's hard to say whether Yiqing cares more about proper hyphenation or aligning to the baseline. She's pro-Helvetica and speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

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Photos from the #Techstyle Opening Reception

Now on view at the MFA.

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Our Ultimate Guide to The Nutcracker

Meet the characters, see the costumes, and more.

Your Guide to the Head of the Charles

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Middlesex Fells Reservation, Skyline Trail, Stoneham, MA

Eleven hiking trails of varying difficulty traverse this 2,575-acre park. Take the popular 6.9-mile Skyline Trail to the observation tower atop Pine Hill, where you’ll enjoy city and harbor views. Level: Moderate | Distance from Boston: 10 miles Stoneham, MA,…

Harold Parker State Forest, Hiking/Bridle Trail, North Andover, MA

Four pathways snake through this 3,000-acre woodland; the all-season Hiking/Bridle Trail passes numerous ponds perfect for skating and ice fishing. Level: Moderate | Distance from Boston: 22 miles North Andover, MA, 978-686-3391, website. Dogs welcome Trails for two-wheelers

World’s End Reservation, World’s End Reservation Trail, Hingham, MA

Meander along the 4.5-mile loop trail within this 251-acre South Shore reservation to catch glimpses of Hingham Harbor and Weir River. Level: Moderate | Distance from Boston: 24 miles Hingham, MA, 781-740-7233, website. Dogs welcome Trails for two-wheelers

Harrington Trail, Wachusett Mountain, Princeton, MA

Hike 1.4 miles to the summit of 2,006-foot Wachusett Mountain, where, on a clear day, you’ll see Boston’s skyline, the Berkshires, and New Hampshire’s Mount Monadnock. Level: Moderate | Distance from Boston: 60 miles Princeton, MA, 978-464-2987, website. Instagram-worthy views…