Thursday, August 21st, 2014

July 4th Boston Guide: July 4th Boston Fireworks and Boston Pops Concert

There’s no question about it: Boston is the best place in American to celebrate the Fourth of July.  Boston is home to one of the most famous celebrations in the country: Pops Goes the Fourth, featuring the Boston Pops in concert, followed by some amazing fireworks. As a Bostonian, I’ve done the concert, I’ve done [...]

Travel Blogs: Best of the Week (June 20-26, 2010)

Image: churl As always, check out my Travel Blogs Bundle for the RSS feeds of 44 great travel blogs.  This week was a bit light on the posting — in part because so many people were at #TBEX.  (I will be with you in Vancouver next year — I promise you that!) Here are some [...]

Visiting the White Chocolate Statue of Michael Jackson

In loving memory of Michael Jackson, one year after his death, here’s the story of how the King of Pop brought me to Budapest. I’m an enormous Michael Jackson fan — more than anyone I know personally.  I won’t get into specifics, but when he died last year, my phone lit up all night with [...]

Travelers’ Night In — Travel Your Way!

On this week’s round of Travelers’ Night In, the interactive Twitter discussion for avid travelers and travel lovers, the theme was Travel Your Way!  As always, ten questions were asked, people responded while tagging their tweets #TNI, and learned quite a bit about some new destinations! Before I get started, I’d like to draw your [...]

Five Unusual Cruise Destinations

Some people think the only way to cruise is to hop a boat at Fort Lauderdale and head straight for the Bahamas. I beg to differ. There is far more to cruises than just relaxing on a deck as you’re transfered from one indistinguishable Caribbean beach to the next.  Whether you choose to visit a [...]

Travel Blogs: Best of the Week (June 13-19, 2010)

Image: churl I recently added several new travel blogs to my Travel Blogs Bundle on Google Reader.  You can subscribe to the entire bundle at once, which contains RSS feeds of 44 different travel blogs so far. Here are the best posts from the past week: Travel Recommendations for The Office: This is my favorite [...]

Time for a Travel Confession

Aquinnah Cliffs, Martha’s Vineyard, via photoholic1 I have a travel confession to make: I’ve lived in Massachusetts nearly all my life, and I have never been to Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard.  Not ever. Hell, I’ve barely even been to the Cape! I have no excuse.  It’s incredibly easy to get to the Vineyard from Boston. [...]

Travelers’ Night In — Hotels and Hostels!

On this week’s round of Travelers’ Night In, the interactive Twitter discussion for avid travelers and travel lovers, we focused on hotels and hostels!  As always, ten questions were asked, people responded while tagging their tweets #TNI, and learned quite a bit about some new destinations! Here are the questions from this week: Q1. Do [...]

Best Cancun Bar: Senor Frogs

The best bar in Cancun is Senor Frogs.  Sure, there are lots of competitors for the title of Cancun’s best bar — I’d put Carlos & Charlie’s in second place — but Senor Frogs absolutely deserves its title. Senor Frogs is the best Cancun bar because the staff make it their duty to make sure [...]

Watching the World Cup in Florence

When I look back at the Europe trip that my sister and I took in 2006, I don’t think about exploring the Marais in Paris or eating moules frites in Bruges. I think about watching the USA vs. Italy World Cup game on the banks of the Arno in Florence. I hadn’t even known that [...]