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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Womentum Pays it Forward to Help Women around the World

Brianne Miers - February 20, 2017
women in India

Prabha Dublish is the co-founder of Womentum, a non-profit organization that crowdfunds donations to help women in developing countries start their own businesses. A junior at Babson College, she got the idea for Womentum after a trip to Delhi, India, in summer 2015. Womentum launched in April 2016 and has since funded women entrepreneurs in India, Uganda, Ecuador, and Colombia. 

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Traveling Lives: Kristin Winet

Brianne Miers - December 23, 2016
Kristin Winet

Kristin is one of the many wonderful women I met through Wanderful and the Women in Travel Summit (WITS). A native of Atlanta, Georgia, she and her husband (and their two cats) relocated to Florida this year after living in Arizona for eight years. She is both an English professor and award-winning freelance writer, and you can read more of her beautiful stories on her blog, Bon …

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Traveling Lives: Edward Young III

Brianne Miers - December 4, 2016
Edward Young III

I met Edward during a Travel Massive event in Manila during TBEX Asia and found his story to be fascinating. Hailing from a small city in the midwest U.S., Edward is now based in the Middle East for work and has traveled to nearly 50 countries. He shares inspirational and motivational posts on travel, health and life on his blog, Reborn Stronger. 

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Traveling Lives: Kristin Amico

Brianne Miers - November 13, 2016
Kristin in Wadi Rum in Jordan

I sat next to Kristin during a session at the 2015 Women in Travel Summit, and we quickly bonded over our desire to balance our demanding public relations careers with freelance travel writing. Ever since, she’s been a great sailing buddy, drinking buddy and road trip buddy (We traveled together to Québec City in March, to Bar Harbor, Maine, in August, and most recently, to the Catskills …

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Giveaway: See the sights with a GO City Card!

Brianne Miers - October 3, 2016
Boston skyline from a duck boat tour on Boston Harbor

Whether you’re visiting a city for the first time or want to explore more of your hometown, the GO City Card is an easy way to save a lot of money while visiting top attractions. Here’s what I experienced when I recently tried out the GO Boston Card, and here’s your chance to win two passes for yourself! About the GO City Card There are a variety of single day and …

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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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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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