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A Heritage Travel Itinerary for India

Number of Bostonians with Indian Heritage: 10,447 For centuries, Hindu ancestors have made pilgrimages to the ancient city of Haridwar, where a loved one’s ashes […]

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A Heritage Travel Itinerary for Jamaica

Number of Bostonians with Jamaican Heritage: 11,710 Despite centuries of colonization, Jamaica has developed its own truly unique culture, which became popular worldwide after it […]

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A Heritage Travel Itinerary for France

Number of Bostonians with French Heritage: 12,612 Oldways president Sara Baer-Sinnott, who’s curated food-centric French tours like this one since 2005, encourages heritage travelers to […]

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A Heritage Travel Itinerary for Colombia

Number of Bostonians with Colombian Heritage: 9,009 Shirley Cardona, vice president of sales for EF Go Ahead Tours and a Colombian-American herself, put together this […]

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A Heritage Travel Itinerary for Puerto Rico

Number of Bostonians with Puerto Rican Heritage: 35,082 While the effects of Hurricane Maria still linger on some parts of the island, San Juan and […]

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A Heritage Travel Itinerary for England

Number of Bostonians with English Heritage: 30,090 This year marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s journey to Massachusetts. In honor of the milestone, the […]

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A Look at the Countries Bostonians Emigrated From

Germany Bostonians with
 German Heritage: 30,436 Although some Germans made their way to the Hub in the late 1700s to escape hardship in the southwestern […]

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Discovering My Roots in Ireland: Jay Cashman

Jay Cashman Boston construction magnate Number of Bostonians with Irish Heritage: 93,102 When I was young, my Great-Aunt Cabby was the historian of the family. […]

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Discovering My Roots in Cape Verde: John Barros

John Barros Chief of Economic Development, City of Boston Number of Bostonians with Cape Verdean 
Heritage: 15,197 My parents are from the island of Fogo—which […]

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Discovering My Roots in Haiti: Linda Dorcena Forry

Linda Dorcena Forry Suffolk Construction executive and former state senator Number of Bostonians with Haitian Heritage: 23,614 Before my trip in 2015, I had been […]

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Discovering My Roots in China: Janet Wu

Janet Wu Boston-based Bloomberg reporter and anchor Number of Bostonians with Chinese Heritage: 32,667 When my family returned to China for the first time, I […]

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Discovering My Roots in Vietnam: John Lam

John Lam Boston Ballet principal dancer Number of Bostonians with Vietnamese Heritage: 12,283 My parents fled on a boat from South Vietnam in the 1980s, […]

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The 10 Commandments of Heritage Travel

1. UNDERSTAND YOUR HISTORY. It’s one thing to get a DNA test; it’s another to really dig into your family tree. Before you even start […]

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Travel Guide: Escape the Snow on Turks and Caicos

Getting There Hop on a nonstop flight from Logan to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos’ main island, and you’ll be stretching your toes in the warm […]

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Boston Was Named One of the 50 Best Places to Travel in 2020

Bostonians, get ready to dodge bigger Freedom Trail tour groups, take more strangers’ photos in Faneuil Hall, and assist confused families on the T—Boston officially […]