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Top Ramen Shops in the U.S.
3 months ago

Top Ramen Shops in the U.S.

Ramen noodles isn’t that quick microwaveable dinner most likely to be found in college dorms and the homes of starving artists. In fact, real ramen is an incredibly tasty dish that can be found all over the country.

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Guide to First Night Boston
3 months ago

Guide to First Night Boston

It’s a time-honored way to ring in the new year, and fun for the whole family to boot. First Night Boston, established in 1976, is a completely free outdoor extravaganza that celebrates New Year’s Eve in a big way. As long as you bundle up and plan ahead in terms of logistics, you can have a blast!

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Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
5 months ago

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

Maine might be best known for its beaches, but there is a lot of incredible nature to be found once you venture just a few miles inland from the ocean.

One such place is the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. It was named after Rachel Carson, a very popular and world-renowned marine biologist, who was also a very outspoken environmental activist during her lifetime. She was also editor in chief of the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

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3 Excellent Cities for Walking Tours in the Northeast
1 year ago

3 Excellent Cities for Walking Tours in the Northeast

I love history. For many years, I acquainted myself with cities by reading about their past, then exploring them by myself (mostly on foot). But in recent years, I’ve started taking advantage of more structured walking tours as part of my experience. Here are a few things I’ve learned about walking tours that I always keep in mind:

1. Take the tour as early in your visit as possible. This helps you quickly learn the city’s layout. In addition, your tour guide will help point out places you’ll want to try to see (or revisit) before you leave town.

2. Show up a few minutes early. Most guides are excellent at ensuring everyone hears the scripted parts of the tour. Nonetheless, you stand a better chance of learning more about places in between stops if you are walking closest to the guide and can banter a bit.

I’ve picked out three cities to feature in this blog. For each city I provide a “Top Choice” an “Honorable Mention” and a “Runner Up.” I hope you get a chance to explore these beautiful and historic cities with the benefit of a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide.

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Magnificent Libraries to Visit
1 year ago

Magnificent Libraries to Visit

The USA has a fantastic array of libraries, big and small, public and academic, for you to explore. Whether you go to see their general collection of books, to visit the rare books and manuscripts they contain, or to ogle the stunning architecture, these libraries are great destinations for you as you drive the nation. Read More

Best Bars in Boston
2 years ago

Best Bars in Boston

While it’s no secret that Bostonians know how to eat, drink, and be merry, some of the best stops to grab a brew or two might not be household names … yet. Here are a handful of ’em. Read More

7 Delicious Farm to Table Restaurants
2 years ago

7 Delicious Farm to Table Restaurants

If you’re a foodie, then chances are you’ve already heard about the “farm to table” movement that’s sweeping the nation. The idea behind farm to table is that instead of importing food from far off locals, restaurants instead look locally. They prefer to work in conjunction with area farms to get food that is fresh, free of chemicals and better on the environment.

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Boston: Your Personal Guide to Enjoying the City
2 years ago

Boston: Your Personal Guide to Enjoying the City

Those visiting Boston will find that there is plenty to do and a wide variety of options available for groups with different interests. If you’re planning a trip to Boston …
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