Archive for April, 2009

montreal cuisine

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

For our first night in Montreal, my friends and I had planned to check out a tapas restaurant that Lisa researched. It is called confusion, which was fitting. Expecting an awkward exchange with the host, ashamed that I had not taken the time to at least learn the basics of French, it actually wasn’t the […]

i’m doing it, i’m bringing up swine flu

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

The buzz for this virus is like nothing I’ve seen. My initial reaction was to move on, but when I sat back to catch up on my Google reader, I realized how much this epidemic is anticipated to impact the travel industry… Jenn Abelson and Robert Gavin of the Boston Globe reported how global concerns […]

a travel essential

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Travel Gear Tuesday hasn’t made an appearance in a while, but I figured I would get back on track after coming across the most brilliant piece of travel gear I have seen in a while. I think that was pretty self-explanatory. My friend Bryce got this at the Gap Outlet on sale right before our […]

you need a passport for canada

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Last Friday afternoon Lisa, Bryce and I left for Montreal from Boston, while our friend Caitlin boarded a plane in New York to meet us that night. Our timing was perfect and we were able to swing by the airport to pick her up on the way to the hotel. We settled in and set […]

the trees know it’s spring

Friday, April 24th, 2009

newburyport in the rain

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

As part of my promise to myself during this week of non-work, I made it up to the lovely Newburyport, MA on Tuesday with my friend Bryce. Newburyport is about 42 miles north of Boston and is located on the south bank of the Merrimack River at the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean.┬áIt is a […]

earth day

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

[Photograph courtesy of NASA: Taken from National Geographic] Chris Reidy at the Boston Globe recently covered findings from a survey by TripAdvisor. It looks like just over three-quarters of survey respondents say they sometimes incorporate “green choices” into their travel plans and 27 percent “intentionally made environmentally-friendly travel choices in the past year.” Michele Perry, […]

the road to sugarloaf

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Each winter Carrabassett Valley, Maine is flooded with avid skiers headed to enjoy the slopes of Sugarloaf Mountain, one of the top ski destinations in New England. Every April, for one weekend, the winding roads leading to Sugarloaf are planted with signs welcoming visitors to the annual Reggae Fest. Last weekend, Mike and I joined […]