Archive for December, 2008

my new year resolutions

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

To me, travel equals the experience of something new and that is why I like it so much. I don’t think one necessarily needs to get on a plane to travel, though I may just be saying that because I don’t get the opportunity to do so as much as I’d like. Either way, I […]

travel gear tuesday: headphones

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

When Kraig Becker posted on Gadling about Tourists that were rescued from the Swiss Mountains thanks to an iPod, my first reaction was the thought that an iPod is always a lifesaver on a trip, but I was curious to see that in literal form. The tourists were lost in the mountains and when their phones died after […]

el salvador

Monday, December 29th, 2008

El Salvador seems to have a constant soundtrack – Reggaeton. With it blaring in the background, I spent my first day hopping on and off revamped U.S. school buses, looking down while each salesman that jumped on at every stop tried to sell their sketchy products, and traveled through the center of San Salvador all […]

this week’s travel finds: passports with purpose

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

I am excited to say that I have finally participated in Passports with Purpose, a fundraiser started by travel bloggers to benefit Heifer International – an organization that is committed to ending hunger through sustainable, poverty-fighting practices. It is the brainchild of Debbie Dubrow of DeliciousBaby, Pam Mandel of Nerd’s Eye View, Michelle Duffy of […]

guest post: it’s not you, it’s me….

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

For today’s travel gear tuesday, I am happy to share a guest post by Aaron Manders of Enough Cowbell, a Boston based music blog where he shares his music insights and great Boston music happenings. The below post captures the unfortunate realities of our favorite travel gear. So without further ado… Dear Bailey Works bag, […]

design hive: buy local

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

Design Hive is the brainchild of Valerie Fox, who felt that the designer markets you can find in New York City ought to be an experience for Bostonians as well. Featuring local designers and artists, Design Hive is also a place where you can actually find affordable stuff ( Last Saturday was the last day […]


Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Pupusas date back 3,000 years. They are thick, hand-made corn tortillas stuffed with cheese, beans or meat and they originated in El Salvador..The typical toppings tend to be tomato sauce and cabbage. One night Sue and I picked them up at a pupusería where we were able to watch them be made from scratch as […]

this week’s travel finds: green holiday travel

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

For many, the holidays bring travel. And with the New Year around the corner, what better way to get a jump start on thinking about one of my planned resolutions – going greener. So, in the spirit of Christmas and going green, this week I thought I would wrap up some great links that offer […]