portland: permission to blog

Monday, October 6th, 2008

On our usual girls weekend getaways, my friends and I try to get to a place where at least some of us have never been. After Providence and Portsmouth, we finally reached a destination that was new to me – Portland, Maine. On Saturday, we took a stroll around Old Port… Did you know that […]

gearing up for my girlfriend getaway

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Happy Friday! This weekend is my long awaited trip to Portland, ME with my friends – it couldn’t have come at a better time, for all of us. I can’t wait to report back, but in the meantime, I found a great topic posted in this TripAdvisor forum: Girlfriend Getaway to Maine in October 2008. […]

travel plans

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Every year for our anniversary Mike and I take a weekend in Gloucester, MA. Due to rain, we had to postpone this weekend, but today we have plans to sit in front of our google calendars, reschedule and also finally nail down a weekend to visit friends in York, Maine.  When I first opened my calendar, I realized […]

reggae weekend

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Where I was on saturday, the sun was out for about ten minutes total and it managed to get me. I went to the Reggae Festival at Sugarloaf for the third year in a row, Big Mountain headlined on Friday night, but we missed them. I didn’t ski, I just ate a lot of food […]

just one ticket, please

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

Last week I went to the movies alone on a Saturday night. Almost all of my friends had seen Juno and I decided it was time to stop putting it off. While waiting in line for the automated ticket machine, I was cut in line by a couple of giggling mothers with coach bags. I […]

sustainable tourism

Monday, March 10th, 2008

In a recent article in Forbes, “World’s Most Endangered Coastlines,” Rebecca Ruiz pointed out that according to the Travel Industry Association, beach tourism accounts for 9% of domestic trips in the U.S. and although The United Nations World Tourism Organization does not track coastal tourism spending, its research has shown that the world’s most popular destinations are […]