Ever heard of “Forest Bathing?” Maybe you’ve done it already without realizing! Known as Shinrin-Yoku in Japan (where the practice is wildly popular), Forest Bathing is the act of wandering the woods to lift your spirits. In other words, it’s nature therapy. Want to know the perfect place and time to do that in Boston, Massachusetts? The epically beautiful Arnold [...Read More!]
Boston’s largest public park is rarely known by visitors, so allow me to let you in on the secret: Franklin Park is a 527-acre green-space with something for everyone… including a zoo, a golf course, monthly events, majestic ruins, and fifteen miles of walking paths!
The park was designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted in the 1880s as the final piece of [...Read More!]
Some of the best ancient Greek and Roman ruins aren’t in Greece or Rome at all. The Greco-Roman empire stretched across Europe, over western Asia, and into northern Africa, so I shouldn’t have been so surprised to arrive in western Turkey and learn that one of the region’s top tourist attractions is Ephesus: the site of a vast city dating back [...Read More!]
Tourists flock to Boston from around the world, yet almost none of them know about one of our city’s most beautiful spots to visit: Jamaica Pond. I must let you in on the secret, as Boston is my favorite city ever, and seeing photos of this pond may just spur you to book your ticket here!
Jamaica Pond is [...Read More!]
Looking for a perfect short trip from Boston that feels a world away? Zip north just one hour, and the seaside haven of Rockport, Massachusetts shall embrace you with its salt air charm and fresh lobster.
As a lifelong Bostonian, I’ve happily visited Rockport every summer, and recommend it far and wide. My favorite thing to do in the [...Read More!]
While planning our family’s Finger Lakes, New York summer trip, I assumed we should stay right ON one of the lakes. Upon reflection, however, Elmira, NY emerged as an affordable and strategic base for our exploration of the region, and proved to have a wealth of history and attractions to offer, itself.
Elmira, a former manufacturing and railroad hub, [...Read More!]