Archive for the 'boston travel' Category

boston paintbox project

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

There are landmarks and tours and restaurants and parks and museums that we can visit in a city to really get a sense of its culture, its history, its cuisine. But there are other things that showcase a bit of its character – that can’t always be found in a guidebook – that also make […]

a day in pompeii at the museum of science

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

One of my favorite parts of travel is being able to experience the everyday of another place because it’s different. There are cultures and rituals that aren’t my own, that strengthen my perspective. What’s more rare though, is being thrown into a time machine that takes me to a place that’s both far away and […]

on location tours comes to boston, a giveaway

Monday, December 5th, 2011

It’s that time of year when travel planning, at least for me, tends to slow down simply because from here through January all of my weekends, and most weeknights, are booked. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not forgetting about travel. My girls weekend crew and I are plotting our next move and Mike and I […]

boston common tree lighting ceremony, a gift from nova scotia

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

For the last 40 years Nova Scotia has given a Christmas tree to Boston to say thanks for the help it delivered following the Halifax Explosion on December 6, 1917. Relief from Boston was the first to arrive the day after the devastating explosion and they were the last to leave. I attended the Boston Common Tree Lighting Ceremony for […]

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?

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 […]


Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

I gained an appreciation for an art installation that was recently placed in Cambridge, MA when I researched the story behind it… Flocks is a temporary installation consisting of several nets of reflective birds that are suspended from lampposts spanning over a mile long segment of Cambridge Street between Inman and Lechmere Squares. Inspired by […]