Let's be honest. No one is boarding a plane for paradise anytime soon. So when can we travel safely again? It is hard to predict, but I am hopeful that some travel will return this summer and fall. As to where to vacation in 2021, I think that a New England Road Trip is a … Continue reading A Driving Itinerary for an Epic New England Road Trip (Including Hotel Recommendations)
Winter is starkly beautiful in New England. Sometimes, the shorter days coupled with grey snow skies create a landscape that resembles a black and white photo. This season, as the new year unfolds, and with it the uncertainties of the pandemic and continued social and political unrest, it seems that nature really does have an … Continue reading A Winter Walk at the Arnold Arboretum
A couple of weeks ago my soccer-loving husband had a small knee operation. It was the third time on the same knee-very much a weekend warrior injury! The surgery was scheduled at Cambridge's Mount Auburn Hospital for 7 AM and I needed to be reasonably nearby to get him at discharge. Hours of unscheduled time? … Continue reading Pandemic Winter: Time Outdoors at Mount Auburn Cemetery
Front Cover of the 4th edition of "Day Trips New England " to be published in June 2021 For me, writing is never particularly easy; it's always work. But these months in isolation working on the 4th edition of Day Trips New England have been a welcome distraction from pandemic constraints. Day Trips New England … Continue reading Revising, Rewriting, Updating “Day Trips New England”
This week, No Name, has shuttered, ending a more than 100 year-old run as one of Boston's classic, old-timey seafood restaurants . My first visit to No Name was as a college freshmen at Northeastern- a dormitory floor outing to get to know the city. Boston was a mystery to me and I had never … Continue reading So Long “No Name”. A look at Boston’s Vintage Restaurants
In December, Boston is at its festive best. With its cobblestone streets and trees strung with twinkling lights, the city takes on a fairy-tale quality that evokes images of both Christmas past and Christmas present. There is a real timeless appeal to Boston at this time of year. Among Boston's holiday traditions are ice skating … Continue reading “No Access Boston”- The Holiday Edition!
I am so excited to announce the book launch for my newest title, No Access Boston, (Globe Pequot) at the Waterworks Museum (2450 Beacon St., Boston) on Wednesday, June 19th at 7PM. No Access Boston is my 6th book- and I loved it when my daughter Leda compared its publication to Tom Brady and his Super Bowl wins. … Continue reading Book Launch Party for “No Access Boston”!
After nearly 9 months I can finally say that “No Access Boston” is finished. Not that I don’t have some things to do- like get a few more photographs, track down a couple of photo permission forms and proof the editor’s corrections. But in terms of actual writing- I’m done ! Some thoughts on the … Continue reading “No Access Boston” Submitted !
I am excited to share the news that I am writing No Access Boston: Beantown's Hidden Treasures, Haunts and Forgotten Places (Globe Pequot) for publication in December 2018. No Access Boston is all about places in the city that are unknown and or/have a hidden history. Did you know that Boston has a Puppet Library? Sara … Continue reading Writing a New Travel Book!
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