Sporting KC vs. New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium
women in Rwanda working with Humanity Unified International
sunflowers at Colby Farm sunflower field
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Cliffs of Moher

Massachusetts Giveaway: New England Revolution Beer Tasting & Game

Brianne Miers - September 22, 2016
Sporting KC vs. New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium

Next Saturday, October 1, I’ll be at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, doing three of my favorite things – watching soccer, drinking beer and supporting a good cause. And since I have a pair of tickets to give away, there’s a chance you can join me for free (a $70 value!).* Anheuser-Busch is hosting a beer tasting in the DraftKings Fantasy Sports Zone at 5:00 p.m., before the New England Revolution takes the field against Sporting Kansas …

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Humanity Unified International: Empowering Women and Communities

Brianne Miers - September 21, 2016
women in Rwanda working with Humanity Unified International

Maria Russo is the executive director of Humanity Unified International, a non-profit organization she co-founded with her husband, Anthony, in 2015 with the goal of lifting vulnerable populations out of poverty through education, food security programs and economic opportunities. She recently took time from her busy schedule – she’s also editor of The Culture-ist – to answer my questions about HU Int’l’s beginnings, programs and plans. 

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Traveling Lives: Kelly Rodriguez

Brianne Miers - September 10, 2016
kelly-and-antonio

Kelly was one of the many inspiring women I met at the 2015 Women in Travel Summit in Boston. She has been teaching ESL at an elementary school in Massachusetts, but in October, she’ll be starting new job teaching English online to European students completing their high school degrees in the U.S. She muses about her life, family and travels on her blog, A Lovely Life Indeed.

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Traveling Lives: Trish Collins

Brianne Miers - August 15, 2016
Trish Collins in Moscow

My cousin introduced me to her high school friend, Trish, through Facebook because of our mutual travel obsession, and since then, I’ve enjoyed following her frequent trips around the globe. She’ll be staying put in the coming year, though, since she’ll be welcoming her first child (now known as “#thebump”) this fall. 

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Beau Miller: How Aythos Responded to the Nepal Earthquake

Brianne Miers - August 10, 2016
Beau making delivery after the earthquake

Beau Miller is the executive director of Aythos, a non-profit organization he founded seven years ago to implement economic development projects in remote Himalayan villages in Nepal. Since 2012, Aythos volunteers and local staff have trained hundreds of farmers – including women – and helped plant thousands of fruit and nut trees, which provide nutritious food and critical income for villagers. I first interviewed Beau after the devastating April 2015 earthquake, and recently asked …

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Five Practical Tech Tips for International Travelers

Brianne Miers - August 1, 2016
laptop on wooden desk

Whether you’re jetting off on a work trip or using your precious vacation days, technology is now an integral part of travel. Not too long ago, we would have been happy to spend time away from home unconnected, but it’s become essential that we can access the Internet wherever we are. However, there are many questions that crop up when thinking about using technology while traveling: How much will it cost? What …

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