Saturday, January 21st, 2017

A Frog Named Lady Gaga: Australia Day in Hanoi

Today is Australia Day — and I’d love to wish a very happy Australia Day to my beloved Australian readers. This time last year, I was in Hanoi, Vietnam, and celebrated Australia Day for the first time…in a truly unique fashion. I was staying at the excellent Hanoi Backpackers, home to one of the best […]

Celebrating the Royal Wedding in Chester

While I’m no fan of the British Royal Family in general — and these days, really, who is? — I have always loved Prince William and Prince Hot Ginge Prince Harry. So when I found out I’d be in England for the Royal Wedding, I knew I had to celebrate in style! There were two […]

New Year’s Eve in Bangkok

New Year’s Eve in Bangkok had been on my itinerary for quite a long time — I had long planned to bring in 2011 with two of my travel blogger friends!  Mike of Art of Backpacking, Stephanie of Twenty-Something Travel and I decided to plan a wild Bangkok bash. Travel Blogger New Year’s, we called it. […]

Learning to love Christmas in Sihanoukville

I’m not a huge fan of Christmas — I feel like a holiday that was originally fun and well-intentioned has evolved into an expensive, stressful and guilt-inducing ordeal.  I honestly wouldn’t mind if it was skipped altogether. Being away from home for Christmas was a no-brainer — and, believe it or not, this was my […]

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 […]