Madonna Lives in East Boston

Dear Reader, How often do you explore your own city? While I have a number of plans in my head to visit different parts of Boston, I have a tendency to collect rather than enact these plans. Today, however, I finally made a long-awaited visit to East Boston. If you have ever considered a trip […]

Last Day Luxury— Panama City

Dear Reader, When I travel, I typically try to do and see as much as I can on a budget. This past week, I was lucky enough to take a vacation in Cartagena, Colombia with a one-day stopover in Panama City, Panama. While about 90% of this trip adhered to my adventures-with-frugality principle, the last […]

When in Panama…

Dear Reader, Today, I began my trip from Cartagena, Colombia back to Boston, MA. Instead of taking a flight straight to the U.S., I decided to prolong my adventures and include a 27-hour stopover in Panama City, Panama on my return journey. I am a fan of the “long layover.” So often when I travel, […]

A Farewell to Cartagena!

Dear Reader, Today, is my last day in Cartagena, Colombia. A week can be such a long short time. Some days I tried to fill my time with as many activities as I could and other days, I just… lived! As I am reflecting on my week, I wanted to take this time to share […]

Wherever the Bus Takes Me

Dear Reader, Cartagena is a city comprised of many neighborhoods. Like many older cities, Cartagena has an old historical center as well as a modern areas. Today, I had the pleasure of taking a bus tour through Cartagena’s many parts. Ordinarily, I forgo bus tours in favor of walking. Cartagena is the sort of city […]

Evening Stroll along the Walled City

Dear Reader, I have an idea for an invention – a virtual reality snow globe. To explain this idea, I would like to take you inside the beautiful scene that I witnessed in Cartagena, Colombia. Cartagena was founded as a port city on the Caribbean coast in 1533. The city still retains much of its […]

Food and Fitness in Cartagena

Dear Reader, Should our health and fitness goals ever take a vacation? I am currently in Cartagena, Colombia and am pondering this question. On my first full day in the city, I walked around a little in the morning (before the intense Caribbean heat set in) and ate what was convenient—mostly doughy and, admittedly, greasy […]

My Trip into the Volcán

Dear Reader, Have you ever bathed in a mud pit? This is the question that our tour guide asked us at the base of “Volcán del Totumo.” The “volcán,” which looks more like an overgrown anthill than a volcano, is located about an hour north of Cartagena, Colombia. I first stumbled upon this tourist attraction […]

Confessions of a Basic Economy Flyer

Dear Reader, I am off on another adventure – this time to Colombia! Colombia was not my original destination, in fact, my search was open, and I waffled between a few places. I chose Cartagena, Colombia because it was the furthest south that I could venture within my budget. I booked my flight to Cartagena […]

Thoughts from the Flotation Pod

Dear Reader, It is the very last day of the very last year of the decade. Today, I am simultaneously looking backward and forward. Ten years ago, I was a teenager in high school. I had never left the country (save for a few hours on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls) and I had […]

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