How I Like to Travel vs. How Travel Blogging Wants Me to Travel

This article was supposed to be a Weekend Wanderings post about my visit to Manhattan this past weekend. Last weekend, I posted a bunch of photos from my Labor Day Weekend back home on Cape Cod. They were beautiful to look at, and I enjoyed reflecting on how picturesque my home is, but as I said in…

Weekend Wanderings: LDW on Cape Cod

I never think to take photos when I’m home (to be honest, I’m not really a photo person, and taking them is always a conscious effort). But home is just it, it’s home. To me, it’s ordinary, fairly unchanging, a normal place that I deeply adore, but a visit there is none too remarkable. I…

How to Maximize Your Entry Level Vacation Time

Getting your first “big kid” job is an exciting time. All of a sudden, someone is paying you more money than you’ve ever had in your life along with a suite of mysterious “benefits” like healthcare, 401K’s, commuter benefits, and other fun things that you aren’t quite sure what to do with. Among this list…

Weekend Wanderings: Portuguese Festival in Provincetown, MA

In the spirit of sticking to my 25 for 25 goal of taking advantage of local culture and travel opportunities, last weekend I went home to Cape Cod and took a day trip to Provincetown for the annual Portuguese Festival and Blessing of the Fleet. Provincetown, a tiny spit of sand on the outer tip…

How to Minimize Stress at the Airport

Know your airport. Know what terminal you need to be in, and when the gate closes. Seems simple, I know. But getting to the airport and realizing that you’re in the wrong terminal is bad news. Especially if you’re in a large airport, it could easily take you 30 minutes to get over to the…

Change in Travel Plans: No Egypt in August

I’ve had yet another twist in the plot of my 2015 travel plans. As I’ve mentioned before, #taxpocalyse in January really put a damper on my travel plans, knocking the conference in Paris in July off the table, and making Egypt and London planned trips unlikely. I did manage to get to London few weeks…

Why I Love Staying in Hostels and You Should Too

A lot of my travel recently has been to places where I’m going with the express intent of visiting a friend(s), and have a place lined up to stay. Staying with friends is the ultimate- it’s a great way to squeeze in some real catch up time, and it’s free accommodation. However, when I’m travelling somewhere…

Travel Goals for Turning Twenty Five

Hi Wanderers! I turned twenty five this week, and although the quarter century milestone hasn’t driven me into an existential quarter life crisis as of yet (day three and going strong), it did make me think a little bit of what I’d like to accomplish in my first year in the quarter century club. In some ways…

Those Post-Travel Blues

This week has not been a good week (insert pout face). I flew back into Boston Sunday night after an amazing week in London. Back to reality Monday morning, sifting through my mountain of emails, checking my overflowing voice mail, scheduling meetings with clients who I’ve been ignoring via my out of office for the past…

Note to Self: 10 Things Not to Forget Before A Trip Overseas

 1. A toothbrush/toothpaste. Usually the toothbrush, the more crucial of the pair. This is my number one offender. You’d think I would learn and pack a spare in every travel bag or something clever, but I do not. Instead, I end up having to buy a new toothbrush as soon as I hit ground. 2….