Map Monday

Map Monday

For today’s #MapMonday, I would like to showcase a local store that I cannot leave without having a map in my hand: Ward Maps. Though it seems like a slightly odd name, it actually has its foundation in the map and cartographic world.  A “ward map” was created in the 19th and 20th centuries and contained very detailed information about properties. This could include their owners, street number, height, water mains, and other town and city infrastructure. Located at 1735…

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Settling in once again

Settling in once again

Though I doubt many people come by, I spent all day fixing this here place up. I think it is almost right, though I’m still confused as to why the images aren’t showing up. At least I don’t have duplications of everything under the footer!   Anyways, I still have work to do here. Will just have to wait until tomorrow.

Historic Map of Paris

Historic Map of Paris

This map is beautiful. I cannot wait to go to Paris later this year and explore this area in person. Watching the Eiffel Tower twinkle at night is a definite bucket list item to cross off. Source: paris_revolution.jpg (JPEG Image, 1747 × 1184 pixels) – Scaled (89%)  

Map Mondays

Map Mondays

You can get more awesome than these maps here on Buzzfeed! Now, some of them probably aren’t completely accurate, but they are interesting anyways. I especially like this one from CrassTalk:    

New Shop!

New Shop!

Decided to open my own shop on Society6 today! If you would like to peruse it, check it out here!    

Thursday Tips, Tricks, Treasures

Thursday Tips, Tricks, Treasures

Today’s tip is very simple…if you are anywhere near a National Park Service site and have a question, need a restroom, or want an awesome map, GO. Generally, the bathrooms are clean, the maps are plentiful, and the Rangers working there are local so they know a great deal about the area. Most people think only of the park NPS sites when they talk about this agency, but that only makes a small number (59/407) of the various units. The…

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Map Mondays

Map Mondays

Today’s map is brought to us by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Collection at the Boston Public Library. I’m very excited that next month I will be getting a special tour of the facilities and up close with some of the gems that they have in their collection. It is amazing to look at maps like the one below and realize that in the 15th century, they had a better understanding of the geography of the world than some 9th…

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WITS 2015

WITS 2015

In just a few weeks, hundreds of travel focused women will descend upon my fair city to participate in the 2nd Women In Travel Summit (WITS ’15). Being that I am part of the travel industry (some might call it a complex here in Boston) and love to travel, I figured that this would be a great conference to go to. Since there are women from all over the world coming here, I thought I would put up some helpful…

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Map Mondays

Map Mondays

I adore historic maps. I have 5 on my walls downstairs, mostly from the 1800s. When I go to London in the summer, I will be keeping my eyes open for more… However, here in Boston we have a great resource for people who love to drool over maps:   This collection is simply amazing and many of the maps are digitized and available for printing or purchasing. Seeing as how this past Thursday was the 245th anniversary of the…

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Thursday Tips, Tricks, Treasures…

Thursday Tips, Tricks, Treasures…

Visiting Boston this year? One place that you should definitely stop by is the Old North Church in the North End. This is a unique site in Boston, as it is both an incredibly important historical site AND the oldest active church in town. Though called “Old North” by just about everyone, that is not its proper name. For some odd reason, Christ Church has just never caught on.  Founded in 1722, Old North is a pretty awesome place to…

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