Boston: The City on a Hill

I took an overnight train to Boston from Washington, DC (photos here), determined to take in as much history and culture in a 72 hour window as possible . Boston is a city rooted in rebellion and revolution, which is a continued source of pride. It is also the city of nicknames: Beantown (baked beans) , The City on a Hill (John Winthrop), The Hub (Oliver Wendell’s The Hub of the Universe), and America’s Walking City. Here are some suggestions for visiting the oldest city in America.

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We Made History

We made history [“HERstory”]. I joined 590,000 others on Saturday for the Women’s March on Washington in Washington, DC. We were joined by 600 protests in sister cities, including 3.3 million marchers in U.S. cities. To this amazing Wordpress community: did you march? If so, where? I would love to hear about it. Continue reading “We Made History”

Treasure Island: Views of Gold

Bay Bridge, San Francisco

Each trip I take to San Francisco involves some routine activities: Philz Coffee, favorite pizza joint, and a SF Giants Game. However, I always manage to stumble upon a new spectacular view of the city — in SF it isn’t difficult.

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San Diego: June Gloom Edition

Downtown San Diego

In June I packed my bags and flew across the country to San Diego, California, with high hopes for a weekend filled with sunshine and warmth. Reality did not meet my high expectations. Don’t let the blue sky in the first photos fool you. That was a “white whale” moment. The hospitality and unique neighborhood identities made up for it.

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