Archive for July, 2009

don’t forget to travel

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

As much as I have been bitten by the travel bug, I can be the kind of person that all too easily lets things like work, weddings and other commitments get in the way of planning my next trip. The other day Mike had to remind me that we missed the deadline that I set […]

a wedding getaway

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

This weekend I went to one of the most beautiful weddings ever and I’m not just saying that because the bride and groom are close friends. For the past few weeks, most of New England was hit with rain that seemed like it would never end, but the second this special weekend arrived, the sun […]

tall ships

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Ten years ago Boston Harbor was filled with beautiful ships from across the world as part of the international Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge race, and this year the tradition continued with Sail Boston. On the way back from Narragansett, Mike and I made a quick stop downtown, met my parents and awed at the beautiful, […]

high school to cali and back

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

This weekend Mike and I are heading to Narragansett, Rhode Island, where I will have the honor of being in the wedding of one of my best friends from high school. We’ve definitely grown up since then… In 2005, after we both graduated from our respective colleges, I came back to Boston and my friend […]

a tripbase blog award!

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Do you ever just think to yourself – is it really only Wednesday? – for whatever reason, and then all of a sudden… Tripbase Blog Awards 2009 Someone sends you an email that makes you snap out of it? Today, Chris Rutheford of told me that my little blog placed 3rd for North/South America-related […]

a proper send off

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Tomorrow morning my friend Bryce is heading to China for six weeks to teach. Lisa and I spent the last two nights with her eating sushi and enjoying Monday night trivia to give her a good send off. Though I think Lisa and I were the ones that made out because Bryce made some fun […]


Monday, July 6th, 2009

A few weeks ago, on a sunny but breezy day, Mike and I strolled passed Gund Hall, Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. On the sidewalk there were a bunch of students carefully building a structure out of 2×4 blocks. I don’t know if it was a demonstration or a random project – Mike says […]

4th of july

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

A long time ago, before hockey and skating, Catholic school, college and real life, my family spent weekends in Maine. I remember Fourth of July, sitting on the deck at night overlooking the lake. My parents and their friends laughing and talking, everyone enjoying lobster and corn on the cob, and my sister Jenny and […]