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17 08, 2010

Au Revoir et Bonjour

By | 2010-08-17T10:00:46+00:00 August 17th, 2010|Europe, Food and Drink, France, Markets, Paris|

My impending freedom from the work world is getting closer every day (less than 2 years away!), and the plan for what happens after that has changed form many times.  Volunteer?  Work part time somewhere?  Write that book?  Travel has been the only constant. Anyone who knows me probably knows that if I could choose anywhere to be it would be Paris.  I've been fortunate enough to travel there many times and for some extended periods of time.  While I've been thinking about what I will do when I have the time to do it, Paris keeps creeping back into my thoughts. I can be happy for hours walking through the streets of Paris marveling at [...]

10 08, 2010

No complacency

By | 2010-08-10T15:18:00+00:00 August 10th, 2010|marathon, Newburyport|

Not so much a post about travel today...more about a journey. I've never understood why January 1st is supposed to be the start of everything better and new.  We all have our own built-in New Year...it happens on our birthday. Today is my birthday...I guess this one marks what is possibly the mid-point of my life.  I can't even believe it as I write it.  How did this happen?? I've been fortunate over the years to have traveled extensively and I have appreciated every opportunity I've been given to do so.  When my time is my own in a couple of years I hope to get to many of the places I've yet to see.  Volunteer [...]

2 08, 2010

Dummerston VT Apple Pie Festival

By | 2010-08-02T09:05:34+00:00 August 2nd, 2010|Food and Drink, USA, Vermont|

Always held on the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend.  The Dummerston Congregational Church at the intersection of East West Road and Middle Road.  The pie selling starts at 10:30 am and goes until they're sold out.  Make sure to get there early and not be disappointed! Autumn in Vermont is summed up by the Dummerston Apple Pie Festival.  The town square, anchored by the Congregational Church, is surrounded by several white colonial style houses with large front porches.  Trees with various shades of fall color are all around. Traffic is thick on this holiday weekend in October and there is an inordinate amount of motorcycles. The smell of apples in many forms;  fresh, baked in pies, [...]

26 07, 2010

Review : Duckfat in Portland, Maine

By | 2010-07-26T19:54:01+00:00 July 26th, 2010|Maine, Portland, Restaurants, USA|

Duckfat www.duckfat.com 43 Middle St. Portland, Maine If you're a french fry fan you NEED to get to Duckfat.  Located in Portland, Maine it's a small upscale sandwich type shop located just a few blocks from the Old Port area.  Duckfat serves up lunch and dinner 7 days a week.  Soups, sandwiches and THE most amazing french (actually belgian) fries around.  Cooked in duckfat, they are the perfect color and crispness.  Served with a choice of sauces, but definitely try the truffle ketchup.  Wine and beer served too.   And don't miss the milkshakes! photo:  duckfat.com

20 07, 2010

High On Ketchikan

By | 2010-07-20T20:47:57+00:00 July 20th, 2010|Adventure Travel, Cruises, Ketchikan|

"There has got to be a way down", I thought to myself as I stood on a platform high in the treetops.  Looking around, all I could see was the swinging log in front of me.  Everyone in front of me had traversed the log without incident, but I knew as soon as I stepped out onto it the cable above to which I was strapped would snap and I would fall to my death.  The people behind me had no such fears and were all urging me to "get going already!"  The last time I'd felt such paralyzing fear was several years ago when I'd gone sky-diving to impress a boy.  That 'boy' is now [...]

13 07, 2010

One Night in Boston

By | 2010-07-13T18:41:09+00:00 July 13th, 2010|Boston, Food and Drink, Lounges, Massachusetts, Newburyport, Restaurants|

Living so close to Boston, it's unusual for me to actually spend the night there.  On Thursday, Dan and I used a free hotel night at the Sheraton Boston.  This is not your parent's hotel!  Sheraton recently renovated all of their properties and it shows.  From the free samples of Starbuck's Frappuccino in the lobby to the soothing brown and green decor in the room to the oversize photos of Boston landmarks throughout, it's a very comfortable place to spend the night. With just one night in town we had to make it count.  First stop was Bukowski's, conveniently located practically out the front door of the hotel.  Not for food this time (but the pub [...]

5 07, 2010

Mani-Pedi’s While You Wait

By | 2010-07-05T07:32:52+00:00 July 5th, 2010|Airports, Canada, Girlfriend Getaways, USA|

We all hate waiting.  Waiting in traffic, waiting in line at the grocery store, waiting for a connecting flight at an airport.  In this day of  'go, go, go!' it just feels like wasted time.  The trick is to turn the time into a treat and use it for something that you don't normally make time for.  In my real life I never get a manicure.  Mostly because I just don't have that block of time available to go to the salon, get the manicure and wait for it to dry.  Wait, did I say 'wait'?  Next time you have some downtime at an airport check out one of these terminal spas. Terminal Treatments Source: Travel [...]

23 06, 2010

Alaska Running Cruise

By | 2010-06-23T06:00:32+00:00 June 23rd, 2010|Cruises, marathon, Running|

A group of our friends is always up for any marathon adventure and, not wanting to disappoint, my co-director Natalie and I brainstormed and came up with a vacation marathon idea. In May of this year a group of 21 of us made our way to Seattle to board the Carnival Spirit cruise ship to Alaska. During our days at sea Nat and I kept the group amused with a plethora of activities. We managed to fit in mini-golf tournament, stretching class, trivia games and more among the buffets. We kept a tally of who participated in what as there were fabulous prizes to be given away to the most active of the bunch. Our days [...]

18 06, 2010

Toronto Underground

By | 2010-06-18T08:01:35+00:00 June 18th, 2010|Canada, Shopping, Toronto|

Toronto, Ontario (or TO as the locals call it) is a fantastic, cosmopolitan city. It’s known as a city with unique shopping, diverse ethnic neighborhoods and a theater scene to rival Broadway. What you might not know is that there is almost an entire other city below the surface...enter the PATH. PATH comprises 27 km under the streets of Toronto. Accessible by PATH are retail establishments and food markets, services such as salons and dry cleaners, restaurants both sit-down and fast-food, the subway and train system, hotels and office buildings. It truly is a maze. The underground hallways don’t mimic the sidewalks above ground, and it’s very easy to get turned around. The color of the [...]