September 2016

Backyard Tourist: Bridge of Flowers and Glacial Potholes of Shelburne Falls

Brianne Miers - September 29, 2016
Main Street of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

Each year when my dad and I attend the Green River Music Festival in Greenfield, Massachusetts, we look for new places to explore on our way to or from my home in Boston. Together we’ve wandered around some of my favorite Massachusetts towns including Concord and Northampton, and once, after spending the night in Brattleboro, Vermont, we took a scenic drive home through New Hampshire.

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Massachusetts Giveaway: New England Revolution Beer Tasting & Game

Brianne Miers - September 22, 2016
New England Revolution and Colorado Rapids

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 Rodriguez 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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