higher ground

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

A main road in my hometown has a special section that is on a hill. When in a car at speeds around 50 MPH, if you look up at the right time, you can see the Boston skyline in the distance – a whole 15 miles away. Yesterday, even though we expected rain, Mike and […]

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 […]

what’s on the horizon?

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

mobile travel apps

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

So it has been almost a month and I still love my BlackBerry. I am already addicted to the point of utter shame. I find myself myself placing it next to my computer just in case a message comes through, even though I can get almost all of the same messages on my computer. Sometimes […]

when music takes you places

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Every single time I hear Mr. Jones by the Counting Crows, I am back in Ireland– in a pub. The same goes for Hey Ya by Outkast and Shut up by the Black Eyed Peas. Those three songs were quite popular there back in 2004. When I hear Skylarking by Mic Christopher, I am sitting […]

raising a glass to favorite places

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

My kitchen cabinets do not look like Martha Stewart’s. They are filled with hand-me-down plates and bowls, cheap wine glasses from Bed Bath & Beyond and random mugs, wine glasses and cups. Last night I realized that my eclectic collection paints a picture of different places and every time I pour a beverage, I am […]

i’m reminiscing about san francisco

Monday, May 25th, 2009

I was very excited when Andi of Misadventures with Andi asked me to write up a guest post for her while she is on vacation. She has a great blog that is worth checking out, if you don’t read it already. So, in addition to getting ready to go to a barbecue on this lovely […]

a place with a beach

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

The last place Mike and I went on a vacation was to… Santa Barbara, California. This week I am putting my persuasion skills to the test, trying to get him to a new destination this fall. It also has great beaches. According to the package my friends at Travelzoo sent me, we have until June […]