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 […]

$1 million for 5 nonprofits

Friday, September 26th, 2008

TripAdvisor is asking their readers how they should give away $1 Million, which will be divided among five worthy travel-related nonprofits. Readers can vote on which organization receives the largest share. The remaining organizations’ shares will be determined by vote as well, with each guaranteed a minimum of $50,000. On its website, TripAdvisor writes, “Think of […]

get smart, look fabulous

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Learning a new language like me? Well, in preparation for upcoming travels in Central and South America Go Green Travel Green listed 10 free ways to learn a language – how timely! There are tons of websites out there offering free language tools. So check out, The Top Websites: Learn a new language for free, TechCrunch’s review of Babbel & […]

place of hills

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Our Gloucester weekend was postponed, but Mike and I managed to enjoy the good weather that finally arrived on Sunday. Cup of coffee in tow, we sat around the Natick falls – a place where history is juxtaposed with signs of modernity.  Natick was first settled in 1651 by John Eliot. Below what is today a mid- to upper-middle […]

this week’s travel finds: see your donation in action

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

There is no doubt that integrating charitable service into one’s travel experience is a growing trend. In fact I don’t think I can say it better than Girlfriend Getaways’ Jennifer Wilson did in her recent story “Donors without borders: charity-affiliated trips”: It used to be that if you wanted to give money to charity, you simply […]

this week’s travel finds: see your donation in action

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

There is no doubt that integrating charitable service into one’s travel experience is a growing trend. In fact I don’t think I can say it better than Girlfriend Getaways’ Jennifer Wilson did in her recent story “Donors without borders: charity-affiliated trips”: It used to be that if you wanted to give money to charity, you simply […]

this week’s travel finds: where should you go?

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

I stumbled across a Budget Travel article picked up by MSNBC.com – 14 nights in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras: $845 package includes accommodations, local transportation, guided tours – it jumped out and reminded me that I didn’t request my vacation to visit my friend in El Salvador yet! This package departs on Sept. 5, Nov. […]

travel buzz out on the web

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

I recently got fantastic feedback that posting about some of the great travel deals/tips/ideas that I am already following out there on the web is actually useful. So here’s what I found this week: Apartment Therapy… …has a lot of travel advice recently. Earlier in the month they listed places to score travel deals online. […]