Archive for December, 2008

travel gear tuesday: less is more

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

I must admit – for spending a week in a place where the sun is twice as strong as it is in Boston, my most important piece of travel gear while in Central America was sunblock -SPF 85. I didn’t get sunburned! Trust me, that is impressive for a red head. Two weeks ago, I […]

antigua guatemala

Monday, December 15th, 2008

It is always fascinating to visit a place where modernity is juxtaposed with remnants of preserved history. But in Antigua Guatemala- the preservation of colonialism remains against the wall of a constant reminder of an historic, natural phenomenon. The Volcán de Agua, which seems to serve as the backdrop of Antigua, erupted in 1541 destroying […]

and i’m a photographer

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

One of my photos was selected for inclusion in the newly released sixth edition of the Schmap San Diego Guide! Behold, the Star of India, the world’s oldest floating merchant ship… And go here to check out Schmap’s San Diego guide, especially if you need ideas for your next trip! The wonders of flickr…

a day and a half in transit

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

I took Tuesday off from work knowing I would have arrived in Boston from Guatemala at about 1 AM on Monday night. I had planned for Tuesday to be productive – I would get through all of my emails and my Google reader, pay all of my bills, not only buy an external hard drive […]

philly and food

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Mike and I have been immersed in Philly and Food over the past two weeks. It all started with our annual pot luck Thanksgiving dinner, where we also had our annual stop for brunch before we hit the road back to Boston. This year, we went to Sabrina’s Cafe. They had a line out the […]

travel gear tuesday: lesson learned

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

A tip by Camels and Chocolate, from her own personal experience, lead me on a quest to find mountains of bug spray for Guatemala and El Salvador. However, it never occurred to me that stores would not sell it out of season. After all, there is no threat of mosquitoes in Boston right now. Being […]

hosting architects

Monday, December 1st, 2008

While putting together a list of places that our friends from Philly had already seen in Boston so as to avoid repeats, Mike mentioned the fact that the only sites he ever thinks to show are buildings and bars. When Al and Steph arrived last Friday after Thanksgiving, the first thing we did after showing […]