Friday, August 1st, 2014

Travelers’ Night In — Travel TV Shows!

On this week’s round of Travelers’ Night In, the interactive Twitter discussion for avid travelers and travel lovers, the theme was travel TV shows!  As always, ten questions were asked, people responded while tagging their tweets #TNI, and learned quite a bit about some new TV shows to watch! Q1. Travel host you’d most want [...]

Photo Essay: Revere Beach Sand Sculptures

Every year, Revere Beach is home to Massachusetts’s most exciting sand sculpting contest!  Revere Beach is located just north of Boston and is one of very few beaches accessible by T. This year’s theme? Rapunzel!  Even though the contest took place the week before, many of the sculptures were still in pristine condition, through rainstorms [...]

Travel Blogs: Best of the Week (July 18-24, 2010)

Image: churl As always, I’ve added more RSS feeds to my Travel Blogs Bundle on Google Reader.  Feel free to subscribe! I’m finding that as time goes on, I love to pick out pieces about unusual destinations or unusual views of destinations.  Here are some of my favorite posts of the past week: Columbus, Lynch [...]

Boston Rooftop Pool Review: A Day at the Colonnade

I love living in Boston, but I’m not a fan of the weather here: a six-month winter followed by two days of of spring, then an intense, all-too-brief summer, during which the city turns into a sweatbox. Then came the nonsummer of 2009, when it rained nearly every day in June and July.  I had [...]

Travelers’ Night In — The Bucket List!

On this week’s round of Travelers’ Night In, the interactive Twitter discussion for avid travelers and travel lovers, the theme was the Bucket List: all the things in travel we want to do before we die!  As always, ten questions were asked, people responded while tagging their tweets #TNI, and learned quite a bit about [...]

Hilarious French Soccer Pranks

Image: CpaKmoi Miss the World Cup already?  I do, so much…those handsome men! I’m a big fan of comedy site Zug.com and while perusing it last night, I came across two hilarious prank videos that I knew I had to share with you. Remi Gaillard, a famed French mayhem maker (check out his web site!), [...]

Rocca Maggiore: An Unforgettable View of Assisi

Most people who visit the town of Assisi, Italy, are on a pilgrimage to the basilica and tomb of St. Francis, pictured above.  While both places are well worth seeing — particularly the Giotto frescoes in the basilica — my favorite part of Assisi was climbing to Rocca Maggiore. Rocca Maggiore, a medieval fort built [...]

How to Be A Good Travel Tweeter

Image: NYCArthur I absolutely love Twitter. I was obsessed from the very beginning. Joining the travel community changed everything, though.  I started by following a few of the big names in travel, and in time, I found myself in an enormous community of intelligent, kind and absolutely hilarious people.  And it’s SO much fun.  I [...]

Travel Blogs: Best of the Week (July 11-17, 2010)

Image: churl I continue to add RSS feeds to my Travel Blogs Bundle on Google Reader.  Feel free to subscribe! Here are some of my favorite posts of the past week: Tainted Travel Bloggers: Far and away the post of the week.  Long story short, Monica from A Pair of Panties and Boxers learned that [...]

Cheap Summer Getaway Ideas from HostelBookers

Every year, it seems like I get to August and realize that I haven’t traveled nearly as much as I’d have liked to.  And by then, everything’s too expensive and I’m stuck with a day trip to Foxwoods, where I will end up sandwiched between two toothless individuals at the Blackjack table. Don’t let this [...]