Brianne Miers

NGO Update: Two Years after the Nepal Earthquake

Brianne Miers - July 19, 2017

April 25 marked the two-year anniversary of the devastating Nepal earthquake, which left nearly 9,000 people dead and 22,000 people injured, and leveled countless homes and cultural and religious sites. I haven’t been to Nepal in more than 10 years, but it remains a very special place to me. Since I’ve been curious about what life is like there these days, I reached out to two NGOs based …

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May: A Memorable Month on Land and at Sea

Brianne Miers - July 5, 2017

In mid-April I kicked off two months of nearly non-stop travel, so I’m only now (in July) sitting down to think about all that has happened during this time. May was a big month for me for a lot of reasons. I turned 40 (and survived), I spent some quality time with family, and I took my first trans-Atlantic cruise. I also got to return …

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April: On the Road from Alpha to Warsaw

Brianne Miers - April 28, 2017

I’m writing this post slightly before the end of the month, since I’m taking off for Poland tonight! This month I put my head down on pillows in six different cities: Somerville, MA; Alpha, NJ; Asheville, NC; Milwaukee, WI; Boston, MA; and Warsaw, Poland. Even for me, that’s a lot of running – and sleeping – around. On April 1 I walked away from the comfortable …

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Beyond Cannolis: Exploring Boston’s North End with Context Travel

Brianne Miers - April 13, 2017
Old North Church in North End Boston

If you’re heading to Boston, check out this North End Boston History Tour by Context Travel! After living in Boston for nearly nine years, I thought I knew the city pretty well. I also thought I knew a fair amount about the North End, Boston’s “Little Italy,” since I once organized my own walking tour of the neighborhood and have taken numerous out-of-town visitors there to …

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Rype: How Busy Professionals Can Learn a New Language

Brianne Miers - April 8, 2017
a sign in Jose Ignacio, Uruguay

Are you looking to learn a new language? If so, then you definitely need to check out Rype! My Language Journey Like most Americans, I don’t speak a language other than English. Sure, I’ve tried pretty hard over the years to learn French and Spanish, but I never succeeded in becoming fluent in either one. Unfortunately I didn’t have the opportunity to study a foreign language …

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March: Packing Up and Planning Ahead

Brianne Miers - April 7, 2017
Faneuil Hall in Boston

Yes, I know it’s almost a week into April. (That seems to be the theme with my monthly roundups!)   Packing Up The reason for the delay in my monthly roundup was largely due to the fact that I spent the majority of the month packing up my personal belongings to make way for the tenant who is living in my condo here in Boston during April and May. …

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