Archive for the 'getaways' Category

you know you’re a new englander when…

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

Summer strikes with a vengeance pouring nearly 100 degrees over the region, and suddenly, you long for days like this…   That’s the thing about New Englanders. We live here because we love having all four seasons, but the second one of them hits us too hard we’re either yearning for the next one or […]

staying awhile

Monday, September 17th, 2012

When you’ve got a nine to five job and have a limited number of vacation days a year, it’s easy to get a little ahead of yourself when it’s time to travel. As we planned our trip to Budapest, Mike couldn’t stop to take a breath without me finding a window of opportunity to bulk […]

a glimpse of chicago

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Can you even believe I had never been to Chicago before this summer? After a day of #NintendoEnthused fun my first stop was to see the Bean in Millennium Park. And of course, take a distorted photo of my reflection. Then- and my architect would be proud – I spotted a Frank Gehry creation: the […]

Nintendo Wii U, a sneak peek in Chicago

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

Last month I was one of the lucky Nintendo Brand Enthusiasts to attend the Nintendo Wii U sneak peek party in Chicago. It was somewhat of a spontaneous decision. Get on a plane in a few weeks and travel to a city I’ve never explored without really knowing who’ll be there or what this top secret weekend […]

strolling through saratoga springs

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Have you ever visited a new place that for some reason reminded you of an entirely different place to which you’ve never even been? I did that a couple of weeks ago in Saratoga Springs, New York. This charming little hotel reminded me of Savannah, Georgia. Who knows where I got that idea. Hopefully, one […]

a historical walk through budapest

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

As lovely a place Budapest is today, you can’t help but take a journey through its dismal past, filled with war and horrible regimes. Amid the culture, the beautiful buildings, the general grandness of it all, I stepped back in time and relived the foggy memories of my old history books with a renewed sense […]

travel makes you slow down

Friday, May 4th, 2012

My muscles are flexed 99.9 percent of the time, probably even while I sleep. I get antsy when I wait. I don’t walk up stairs, I run, for no reason. I walk as if I’m being chased, as if what I’ve got to do must be so important. It’s not. I respond without thinking sometimes […]

traveling with an architect, in budapest

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

When you travel with an architect you may find yourself on an occasional architecture tour, like the time Mike and I visited the Getty Center. Budapest for us was no different. Mike and I don’t often opt for guided tours as we like to take our time exploring a place on our own, but if we see an […]