Archive for November, 2011

hiking the blue hills

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Thanksgiving for Mike and I brought more than just a long weekend of gluttony. It brought home friends who have moved far away. And they had a great idea for catching up that encouraged us to get adventurous, locally. The Blue Hills Reservation stretches through the towns of Quincy, Dedham, Milton and Randolph, MA just […]


Monday, November 21st, 2011

Some of us could never be landlocked. There’s just something about an unending horizon that makes you feel like you’re not alone, like we’re all connected by something, no matter how far away.   What makes you feel connected?

if bourdain came back to boston, i’d take him to casey’s diner

Monday, November 14th, 2011

What I love most about Anthony Bourdain is his honesty – and I don’t just mean his candid portrayal of  food and places. He builds his episodes around a theme and makes his intentions clear. It would be impossible to capture all that every city has to offer in an episode, so, Tony makes sure […]

my travel plan of attack

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

I very rarely offer travel advice here because despite the fact that this is a travel blog, I just don’t consider myself an expert. Yes, I may travel more than the average person, but my 9 to 5 job keeps me grounded most of the year, literally. Even so, in my real life I am […]

preserving travel memories

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

When I travel I collect whatever I can get my hands on. Things like guidebooks, coasters, plane tickets and post cards live in my carry ons for months, years even, after each and every one of my trips. When I return home though, I almost always let them go to waste. I’m sentimental until my urge […]

traveling with an architect, at home

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Taveling with an architect is a unique experience. Yes, buildings infiltrate your agenda, but you also begin to look at your surroundings a lot differently. When you travel with an architect – at least my architect –  a DOT building or college dorm becomes a critical destination on your exploration of a city not because […]