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Bi-Weekly World Traveler Interview – Evanie in Mexico City

I got the idea: I have countless traveler friends, but not all of them like to write or have a blog! It’s a shame their stories go untold besides among their loved ones, so I thought I’d share them with you. It’s a way to connect travel bloggers, wanderlust crazies, as well as an avenue to quench my need for being a ‘journalist’ and interviewing. My first guinea pig, er, friend is Evanie. She and I met *cough* years ago when we studied abroad together in Spain, and now she currently lives in Mexico…

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I keep running away to New York! – Affinia Manhattan hotel review

affinia manhattan hotel room nyc eileen cotter wright

It really is a shame that one of the greatest cities in the world is only a few short hours from Boston – a shame for my wallet that is. Luckily this ‘biz has a couple perks and I was able to return last weekend for a quick little romp, as I think winter really is the best time to visit Manhattan. I brought the boyfriend this time and was planning on some serious sightseeing and only having the laptop open for a couple of hours. We enjoyed wine-ing, dining,…

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A joyful journey to the end of the world – travel in Lagos, Portugal

Small village church near Loule, Portugal in the Algarve by Eileen Cotter Wright

I have a lot to see on this planet, which often deters me from stepping in the same place twice. But when the chance to go back to Lagos, Portugal, I couldn’t resist the crazy perfect beaches, cliffside views and vibrant nightlife that pulses through the cobblestone streets. Historically it’s been a busy port city, and now it’s a hub of Portuguese culture, food and fun. Last time I was there I was 21 years old and out of my mind, so this round was a little more subdued. But let’s be honest, it was still a carnival…

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Top 5 Things to Occupy Yourself During a Ridiculous Blizzard

After several hours of shoveling the white stuff out of our massive driveway, I still wouldn’t trade it for anything. People might be terrified of New England in the winter, but when it snows and the sun shines after the apocalyptic aftermath, it’s one of the most beautiful sights in the world. OK I might sell out for a pina colada and a beach in Fiji, but that’s not the point. For now, some hot chocolate and a warm roof over my head is just perfect. Whether you reside in…

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A look back on a fall travel tradition – Amesbury, Massachusetts

It’s just so cold and blustery and blah here that all I can accomplish today is hiding under blankets and reflecting on warmer days of the past. While I do get great joy out of stick my freezing feet onto unsuspecting passer-by that can only get me so far. Instead, I look back to cheery fall and remember the encounter I had in northern Massachusetts on a kitschy and charming farm. Apple picking is so. New. England. That is, if you’re a girlfriend who spends too much time on Pinterest…

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Charming, Italian, Culinary, Boston

Take a peek at my “In the Know Traveler” debut where I wandered through MY hometown to seek out a new side I haven’t discovered yet. Please share with your friends, and I’d be happy to offer more tips on indulging in this part of the city! Read More: Charming, Italian, Culinary, Boston This website has really been a godsend, as the editor has let me use it for networking and showing off my skills in any way I choose. Lined up I have more stories on London, Mexico and the hotels I’ve stayed at…piled…

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Preview of my dream coming true: Mazatlan, Mexico

I can’t believe it took me this long to visit our neighbors south of the border. Being an East Coast native I assumed I’d be visiting Cancun or Playa del Carmen on my first adventure, but instead I was assigned to Mazatlan. Located in Sinaloa, this city is hugged by a fantastic, warm ocean and some of the friendliest people I’ve ever met. They had a field day making fun of my Spain accent, yes ha ha laugh it up I know I sound like I have marbles in my mouth. Besides that though, like seriously, Mexico is wonderful. All those rumors were laid to rest…

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New York City, An Old Friend: Hotel Americano Review

The city is well-known to me as I’ve visited a dozen times in my life, but it’s also my crazy, insane, unpredictable friend. Like that one you keep from college who’s still taking tequila shots and waking up next to strangers. It’s hilarious to catch up, hear their stories and maybe even indulge the old lifestyle a little, but man am I exhausted by the end and ready to go home. I covered The New York Times travel show last weekend for In The Know Traveler and was able to…

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