Halloween in Salem

Halloween in Salem. Do it at least once. 6

Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts. You seriously have to do it once in your life. I happen to have six Halloweens in Witch City under my belt, but that’s because I went to college in Salem and lived there after graduation for a year and a half. WARNING: These photos are all from college. A time when a 3.2 megapixel point-and-shoot […]

Getting Buzzed - Where to Drink on Cape Cod

A Local’s Guide: Where to Drink on Cape Cod

What’s better than an icy cold adult beverage on a hot, humid day? Especially after a long day sunbathing, surfing, or mini golfing. Here are a local’s (<–ME!) suggestions for where to drink on Cape Cod! Locally Made Beverages 1. Cape Cod Beer – Not too far from downtown Hyannis, this brewery hosts a farmer’s market on Friday afternoons in the summertime, complete with music, kettle […]

Crown Fountain, Chicago

How to Make the Most of Six Hours in Chicago 2

Once I disembarked the train, I had one mission: make the most of six hours in Chicago. Six hours is all I had because the Amtrak Lakeshore Limited I boarded in Boston just 24 hours earlier rolled into Chicago about 3 hours late. I will admit that I was slightly annoyed at this. I had loosely mapped out a fantastic, full […]

4 Beautiful Spring Walks on Cape Cod

There are a number of spots across Cape Cod to enjoy a walk on a beautiful, warm Spring day. Here are my favorites, in no particular order: 1. Bearberry Hill (Truro) Tucked away in the sandy hills of Truro, Bearberry Hill is as beautiful to see as it is fun to say. This trail is part of the Pamet Trail System […]

Build Travel Confidence Through AmeriCorps 2

Not quite ready to jet-set off into the world on your own? Perhaps you’ve never left the country, or your state, or even your home town. I know a way you can give yourself the confidence to get up and get moving to those far off places — whether just around the US or further away — that you’ve dreamed […]