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Postcard Perfect: The Boston Skyline

Postcard Perfect: The Boston Skyline March 15, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
New England’s cultural and economic capital is also one of America’s oldest and most well-rounded cities. Founded in 1630, Boston’s long relationship with the Atlantic Ocean and the Charles River (pictured here) make it a hub for marine recreation, gastronomy, and transportation....

Postcard Perfect: Tree in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Postcard Perfect: Tree in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts March 5, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Founded in 1831, the Mount Auburn Cemetery marks a transition in colonial-era burial traditions. It is known as, “America’s first garden cemetery” and features an astounding array of flora, including around 700 varieties of trees. This National Historic Landmark is located just outside...

7 Spots to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Around the World

7 Spots to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Around the World May 4, 2011 | Asia, Bangkok, Chicago, Colorado, Food Lovers, Las Vegas, Mexico, San Francisco, Thailand, USA | Read More
You might know it as the Mexican holiday that involves tequila, Coronas, and maybe a sombrero or two, but the special day actually commemorates a battle won by Mexican forces on May 5th (shocker, I know) 1862. Called the Battle of Puebla, the win against French forces was an unlikely one. With 8,000...

Measles Patient Ended Up on Multiple U.S., UK Flights

Measles Patient Ended Up on Multiple U.S., UK Flights March 10, 2011 | Travel News, Travel Safety | Read More
It’s not enough to worry about making your connecting flight or dealing with unruly passengers. Reports show that a passenger on a number of recent flights in the United States and the United Kingdom came down with measles. The New Mexico woman, who was not identified, traveled from London to Dulles...

Incarcer-Vacations: 11 Prisons-Turned-Hotels

Incarcer-Vacations: 11 Prisons-Turned-Hotels October 30, 2010 | Culture/History, Featured, Offbeat | Read More
Anyone with even a slight appreciation of irony would enjoy knowing that hellish prisons around the world, closed down because of overcrowding and human-rights abuse, have reopened as posh hotels and kitschy hostels. Although it does merit a good chuckle, if you think about it the conversions totally...

Right Whale Saved By Modern-Day ‘Robin Hood’

Right Whale Saved By Modern-Day ‘Robin Hood’ May 11, 2010 | Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
When one pictures environmental activists, seldom does a crossbow-wielding team of whale enthusiasts come to mind. However, this is exactly the image given off by the team representing the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies when they used a crossbow and a razor-embedded arrow to free a Right Whale...

10 Coolest Train Stations Around the World

10 Coolest Train Stations Around the World December 8, 2009 | Around the World, Top 5/10 Lists | Read More
It’s pretty much a fact that at some point every little kid spent his or her days “choo choooo-ing” around the house with a tiny wooden train and giggling at the ever-hilarious word “caboose”. Even if you’ve outgrown your striped hat and overalls, you still have...
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