I’m so thrilled to announce that I’m dusting off my passport, gassing up the car for road trips, and sanding the rust off my travel writing lockbox as a newly minted travel expert for Flipkey and TripAdvisor, sharing my secret spots in Boston and Austin – and also mean many, many more travel stories, new adventures, and past sojourns revisited, here on Shoestring soon.
Thank Goodwill It’s Friday! Last night, I made it home to the arctic tundra of Boston, and y’all: They ain’t lying. The struggle is real. Snow is EVERYWHERE. It’s well below freezing with the wind chill. Luckily, I found the most amazing and fortuitous ($4.99) score at the South Lamar Goodwill before leaving Austin: a pure lambswool vintage Irish fisherman’s sweater that is quite literally saving my life.
An oldie but goodie from my days as a Yahoo! Voices contributor, these get-out-and-sweat tips for my snowbound friends back home in Boston don’t require a car or a college ID discount.
There are certain times when I really, REALLY miss being home in Boston, and this Thank Goodwill It’s Friday I particularly miss Goodwill Boston and all…
Andrew and I bought a house — our first home — in Austin back on June 1st, and I’ve been dying to share our story with you.…
It’s been almost a year since I broke up with Target, and retail diffusion lines rarely get me giddy anymore, but this week I audibly ZOMG’d after hearing that two of my favorite Boston designers have teamed up on a new collection.
When I was a cub reporter trying out for the features department at the Portsmouth Herald back in December 2000, the city desk editor gave me what he thought was going to be a super dry assignment, seeing if I could get blood from a stone: Go out and interview the “curmud
We’ve only been living in Austin for three weeks, but I’m already nostalgic for Boston — especially our old neighborhood right on the Cambridge/Somerville line, just between Harvard, Union, Inman and Porter squares.
The thing I’ve always loved about living in Somerville — and about hosting yard sales — is how unassuming people are, chatting with random strangers, making an effort to meet their neighbors and connect with their community through the things we share in common.
Another scorcher this weekend means another chance to score free, sweet summer treats! Plus a beach party and a literal chance to frolic in the flowers at a Pinterest-worthy conservation area on the North Shore.
Happy August, everybody!