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Photo Essay: My Rainy Day Visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau

Brianne Miers - September 6, 2017
buildings at Auschwitz concentration camp

I had the opportunity to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau during my press trip to Poland with Poland Travel.  Forever let this place be a cry of despair and a warning to humanity. I first learned about the Holocaust by reading The Diary of Anne Frank during elementary school. At that time I had stacks of diaries that I poured my secrets into and guarded with my life. So …

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How to Spend 48 Hours in Warsaw

Brianne Miers - September 2, 2017
Mermaid Statue in Warsaw, Poland

Here are my recommendations on how to spend 48 hours in Warsaw, a city that has literally risen from the ashes over the past 50 years to become a popular destination for tourists wanting to experience some of the country’s best restaurants, nightlife and cultural attractions, as well as pay respect to its dark past.

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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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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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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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