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Fantastical Beasts

Fantastical Beasts

Ever wanted to ride a hawk or a lobster? On the Greenway of Boston, you can!  All of the seat choices on this carousel are native to the area: lobsters, cod fish, fox, squirrels, grasshoppers, skunks, and more! Know before you go: Tickets cost $3 per ride and cash, credit cards, or debit cards are accepted. Hours during the fall are Friday ~> Sunday, 11 am to 7 pm

Boston On the Cheap: Up High

Boston On the Cheap: Up High

Boston has always had a reputation for being a really expensive city. According to this poll it is the third most expensive city to visit in the United States! So, how are people supposed to visit this great city without breaking the bank? Here are a few tips from some locals: Want to get up high and see the city from a unique perspective? There are many places in Boston that offer wonderful views of the city and its surroundings without…

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Wordless Wednesday: Monumental Shadows

Wordless Wednesday: Monumental Shadows

Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016!

Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016!

What a year it has been!   Between the record snows of February curtailing almost ANY travel, even to the grocery store, to my first attempt at a ropes course and chasing fall foliage throughout New England, it was a great year. It saw us attempt (and successfully complete) our first ever 2 country trip (with plans to go back!!) and use our local beaches on an almost weekly basis. 2015 was pretty darn great. 2016, though, should be amazing….

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Living in New England, we have the chance to be spooky almost all year round with our historic burial grounds scattered throughout the area (as long as the snow isn’t too high!). Here are some of my favorite photographs that I’ve taken at cemeteries this past month:   The Death’s Head is one of my most favorite images in the world. Watching it evolve from the simplistic circle with two dead eyes and a long nose over to…

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The Best Laid Plans…

The Best Laid Plans…

Whether they are of mice or men, they truly do often go awry unfortunately.   For the past two years, I’ve been trying to get us out to Boston Light.  This is an amazing site that is part of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area.  As a cooperation between the National Park Service, Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the Coast Guard, it truly is a unique site in America. Situated on Little Brewster Island, the Boston Light is…

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Sailing the City

Sailing the City

  Being a coastal city, Boston has a thriving boat culture on the Charles River and Boston Harbor. Several sailing clubs service each location and offer sailors the opportunity to see Boston and Cambridge from unique vantage points. I have been a member at Community Boating on the Charles and at Piers Park Sailing Center on the harbor, and both experiences have been very positive. I sailed on the Charles River at Community Boating for several years when I first…

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Boston Bricks

Boston Bricks

Some of my favorite pieces of public art are the ones that are hidden right in plain sight.  In downtown Boston, there is a series of beautiful crafted “bricks” that hundreds of people walk over each day. Created by Kate Burke and Gregg Lefevre in 1985, these bricks chronicle not just Boston’s history, but some unique aspects of living in the city. Stones include directional ones that tell you how far away places like the North Pole or Moscow are….

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Traveling back in time

Traveling back in time

  Today, I got to do something that a lot of people would probably love to do: dig in an archaeological survey in downtown Boston. I’ve been talking with the city archaeologist of Boston for quite some time now and was invited to help dig up the front courtyard of Old City Hall. Old City Hall is located on School Street and has been reused a number of times. In 1635, it was the site of the first public school:…

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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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