Archive for March, 2008

sustainable travel gear

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Inhabitat posted a really cool thing today – Pop-art recycled trash paks by Monsoon Vermont (part of Monsoon Group), are crafted from recycled trash in Java (primarily detergent packets and toothpaste tubes) and collected by slum-dwelling scavengers in Jakarta. [Taken from Inhabitat] Monsoon Vermont’s paks are made from recycled garbage that is scavenged from Jakarta’s […]

off the beaten path

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

In the New York Times Travel Q&A blog, questions “about the ever-changing world of travel, from navigating the modern hassles of flying, to finding the perfect vacation spot…” are answered by Times editors and writers from around the world. While watching the discovery channel a while back, Mike and I both expressed interest in visiting […]

greener grass

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Have you ever been to a place and then after you come home, your interest in that place grows exponentially? It is spring even though I have scraped frost off my car this week before heading to work. I noticed on the weather channel that there is about a 30 degree difference between Boston and […]


Monday, March 24th, 2008

One day I mentioned I was going to buy a map to hang up on cheap cork board and place pins in to show where I have been. For Christmas, Mike decided to build me one that would match my furniture. It is beautiful. I think I want my next trip to be a cruise […]

guinness is good for you

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

And there’s nothing wrong with this

more than cheap flights

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

As prices and delays are continuously on the rise, it seems that the travel industry is taking steps to proactively appease today’s disgruntled traveler. Recently founded by 17-year veteran of the travel industry Dave Pelter, for example, aims to provide more than just cheap flights. It provides evaluations of what Pelter calls 12 “pain […]

march -ing madness

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Did you know that the first Saint Patrick’s Day parade took place in the United States? Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through New York City on March 17, 1762. Along with their music, the parade helped the soldiers to reconnect with their Irish roots, as well as fellow Irishmen serving in the […]

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 […]