Majestically perched on the south end of Copley Square, across from (but careful not to overshadow) historic Trinity Church, sits the Boston Public Library. This Back Bay institution is of national significance for its history, art, and architecture. Join me on a tour of the highlights at this National Historic Landmark.
Trivia question: What is the one library in the United States that is larger than Boston Public Library?
We had an overwhelming response to our first-ever giveaway! So, we couldn’t bring ourselves to have just one winner. We have randomly selected THREE new subscribers to receive a pair of Coolover compression socks!
In addition to our current giveaway offer, The Trip Takes Us has an exciting new contest. As announced on the We Travel There podcast, you can now enter to win a free Miles Makeover that will teach you the tips and tricks you need to fly for FREE.
Kathy Forest, from TheTripTakesUs.com, will meet with you for a one-hour Miles Makeover session to customize a plan for you to be able fly for FREE to your dream destination. She will give you all the tips and tricks you need to make this happen (and don’t worry, you don’t even need to step foot on a plane to earn free travel).
Whether you are looking to go to Orlando or Oman, Montreal or Mumbai, Kathy can help you make it happen.
To enter, send an email by Wednesday, July 17, 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us where you dream about traveling for free.
Consultations will be done via FaceTime/Skype. The miles and points landscape varies significantly from country to country, so these sessions are designed for a U.S.-based audience.
Our wonderful Canadian peeps can learn more about miles and points in the True North at Ricky Zhang’s site PrinceofTravel.com. UK-based? They have you covered over at the TPG UK site.
We can’t wait to hear where YOU will go with your Miles Makeover.
In just over a month, we are off to Sydney, Australia (from Washington, D.C.). The question has crossed my mind more than once, “How are we going to survive the trip?” Long-haul flights can take a real toll on your body and mind. Here’s my plan for surviving our 20+ hours in the air:
Last week, I talked about the pitfalls of competitive travel and letting your travel decisions be driven by a checklist, selecting destinations you aren’t passionate about simply to say you have been there. I still believe everything I said there is true. Except when it isn’t. (See that? “The opposite of a great truth is also true.”)
Let’s look at why having a travel goal or list can be useful!
In the world of travel, there is a relatively small group of competitive travelers seeking to set records. Who can beat out the youngest person to have visited every country in the world? Who will be the first African American solo female traveler to do so? The joy seems to lie in collecting the passport stamp and checking another country off their list.
What does their influence mean for the rest of us? Does it even matter how many countries you visit?
Warning: This post contains adorable puppy photos!
We here at The Trip Takes Us love all things travel-related, so we recently accompanied a service dog in training on a familiarization trip to Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) for his first exposure to all the craziness an airport has to offer.
Come meet Hero Dogs Captain as he explores this new environment and find out what we learned!