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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

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 decide for themselves which bakery makes the best cannoli in town – Mike’s Pastry or Modern Pastry. Then one …

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October: A Month of Firsts at Home and Abroad

Brianne Miers - October 31, 2016
Manila skyline

This October was definitely one for the record books! I experienced my… First Professional Soccer Game Even though I’ve been to nearly every other professional sporting event, before this month I had never been to a professional soccer game. Thanks to New England Revolution, I was able to spend the night of the 1st at Gillette Stadium with my friend Fiona of Gourmet Pigs watching them beat …

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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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A Wintery Weekend at the Deerfield Inn

Brianne Miers - March 12, 2016
Deerfield Inn

It was damp, grey and cold on the Friday I left for Deerfield and my overnight stay at the Deerfield Inn. A snowstorm was predicted to roll into Boston on Saturday, so it wasn’t the ideal time to take a roadtrip. However, since I had been cooped up since Christmas due to a serious illness, I was willing to risk getting stuck in middle-of-nowhere Massachusetts for …

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