Trish Collins in Moscow
Beau making delivery after the earthquake
lower-town
laptop on wooden desk
Sara Weiskotten

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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Jobs That Let You See the World: Facilities Manager

Brianne Miers - July 27, 2016
Sara Weiskotten

Since my current job keeps me pretty rooted in one place, I recently interviewed a series of professionals in diverse careers whose jobs let them earn a living and see the world at the same time — the goal is to provide some information and inspiration to all the cubicle dwellers out there who are feeling restless.  I met Sara at last year’s Women in Travel Summit (WITS). …

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There’s something for everyone in the Pioneer Valley!

Brianne Miers - July 20, 2016
Springfield Museums

As much as I love living in Boston, I also love getting out of the “big city” from time to time and experiencing what the rest of New England has to offer. Fortunately I have a lot of fantastic road-trip destinations to chose from right here in Massachusetts. One favorite is the “Pioneer Valley,” a cluster of three counties that sits about two hours west of Boston. On my …

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Jobs That Let You See the World: Flight Attendant

Brianne Miers - July 15, 2016
Erika Bisbocci

Since my current job keeps me pretty rooted in one place, I recently interviewed a series of professionals in diverse careers whose jobs let them earn a living and see the world at the same time — the goal is to provide some information and inspiration to all the cubicle dwellers out there who are feeling restless.  Oregon native Erika has one of the most fascinating jobs in travel. …

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Jobs That Let You See the World: College Professor

Brianne Miers - July 6, 2016
Kim Fox at Prison Island in Zanzibar

Since my current job keeps me pretty rooted in one place, I recently interviewed a series of professionals in diverse careers whose jobs let them earn a living and see the world at the same time — the goal is to provide some information and inspiration to all the cubicle dwellers out there who are feeling restless.  Kim is a former host and anchor for the NPR …

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10 Things You Need to Do Before Takeoff

Brianne Miers - June 21, 2016
checklist

For most people, the days leading up to a vacation are a blur – doing laundry, packing, running errands, making arrangements for plants and pets, and wrapping up responsibilities at the office. Even though I travel frequently, it’s still a challenge to remember all of the details that I need to take care of before I leave on an international trip, so I created this handy checklist to help …

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