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Backyard Tourist: Exploring Boston’s North End

Brianne Miers - March 26, 2015
Paul Revere House in the North End of Boston

As an adult, I’ve lived in some pretty cool cities – Boulder, Colorado; Washington, DC; and now, Boston – vacation destinations for many. As such, my friends and family have always assumed that I’ve spent all of my free time skiing in Colorado, exploring museums in DC and wandering the Freedom Trail here in Boston. Not quite. I like to say that no matter where you live, you still need …

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Instagram Roundup: My Daily Life in Chennai

Brianne Miers - February 21, 2015

My home base for the seven weeks I spent in India working for The Travel Scientists was Chennai, formerly known as Madras. Chennai is the fourth-largest city in India and the capital of the southern state of Tamil Nadu on the eastern coast. Despite its population, it’s not as popular with travelers as the larger, northern cities, and that is exactly why I enjoyed the days that I spent there. Because …

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Instagram Roundup: Rickshaw Challenge

Brianne Miers - January 10, 2015
at the salt flats during the Rickshaw Challenge

I arrived in India for the first time on December 28 for my first paid travel gig and was immediately sucked into the whirlwind of insanity that is the Rickshaw Challenge. The 10 days that followed were some of the most exhilarating – and exhausting – of my life. Here are a few highlights from those crazy days, as seen on Instagram.    

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Instagram Roundup: Cambodia Adventure

Brianne Miers - November 15, 2014

I have always been skeptical of group tours; however, at the 11th hour I decided to join Intrepid Travel‘s Cambodia Adventure tour to kick off my Southeast Asia trip. And now I can’t imagine having done it any other way. Our incredible Cambodian guide, Fila, led our group through 12 fun-filled days of travel from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City, making five stops in Cambodia along the …

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