Archive for September, 2008

travel gear tuesday: let’s get political

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

I have always been fascinated with bumper stickers, however I have always been hesitant to put them on my car. Despite the fact that I have been in a relationship with the same person for 9 years, I have a fear of making the commitment. It isn’t that I change my mind a lot, it’s […]

celebrating retirement

Monday, September 29th, 2008

After he and my mom have spent more than 25 years supporting me, my brother and my sister through Catholic school, figure skating lessons, hockey games, track meets, soccer games, rugby games and college educations (including frequent drives between New Hampshire, Boston and Philadelphia) – this weekend, it was our time to celebrate our dad, […]

$1 million for 5 nonprofits

Friday, September 26th, 2008

TripAdvisor is asking their readers how they should give away $1 Million, which will be divided among five worthy travel-related nonprofits. Readers can vote on which organization receives the largest share. The remaining organizations’ shares will be determined by vote as well, with each guaranteed a minimum of $50,000. On its website, TripAdvisor writes, “Think of […]

why not get into rugby this weekend?

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

An announcement was sent to the members of the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union (EPRU) today, so I thought I would tap my two passions this evening: promoting things & rugby… The rugby movie Forever Strong is about to hit select theaters in the United States on Friday. This movie is a huge step forward in creating awareness for rugby in America. However, […]

check out this spread…

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

My recent jaunt to Charlestown for a housewarming party was a night filled with friends, wine, a gracious host (thanks Megan!), who has a new amazing apartment and of course, the best spread of food I have seen in a while. One of the best parts was the pumpkin dip. I didn’t even find out until Megan emailed […]

this week’s travel finds: i am all over the place today

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

In addition to cardigans, the anticipated changing of leaves and soy chai teas for me, the fall justifies my desire drink red wine instead of white. Okay, I know I have been on a “remember when Mike and I went to California” kick, which stemmed from watching Sideways, but… it looks like I am not the only person that […]

travel gear tuesday: a good playlist

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

There has been a lot of talk on music lately. Between the awesome conversation started by …the almost right word on 20SB on the best songs of the 90’s (and raych, K7 – brilliant) to Nerd’s Eye View’s recent roundup of headphones, there is no doubt that being equipped with a good playlist is an absolute necessity […]

traveling with an architect: california

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Okay, Mike won’t technically be called an architect until after so many more hours of documented work and 7 more out of 9 grueling tests (he passed two already, isn’t he so smart) – but for now, architect is close enough… I’ve pointed out many solo travel experiences, whether they were my own or someone […]