Boston Has Beaches Too

Dear Reader, Most Boston-based tourism is centrally located in the downtown area and the immediate surroundings. But, as you can imagine, Boston, like most other cities, has much more to see than the easy-to-reach hotspots. On this day, I undertook an adventure starting from a sandy city beach, stretching along a causeway with spectacular water... Continue Reading →

Green Line Adventures (Part 2)

Dear Reader, If you’re from Boston, chances are you’re not a fan of the Green Line. As mentioned in part 1 of this post (more here), the Green Line is the oldest and, perhaps, the slowest of all lines. However, after reviewing the complaints here and here, it seems to me that most grivences are... Continue Reading →

Green Line Adventures (Part 1)

Dear Reader, Boston’s Green Line doesn’t have a great reputation. As the city’s oldest subway line, the Green Line cars are squeaky, slow, and not very efficient. Specifically, many (but not all) of the cars make godawful screeching noises when they barrel into the stations. Traveling west of Boston, some of the Green Line stops... Continue Reading →

What to say about Chelsea

Dear Reader, You can learn a lot about an area through Google Maps; so much, in fact, that you can fool yourself into believing that you really know a place. However, my recent trip to Chelsea, MA taught me that you need to actually visit an area to know what it’s really like. While I... Continue Reading →

It’s a Beautiful Day in Boston

Dear Reader, April is the real beginning of spring here in Boston, but we still get (more than) our fair share of undesirable weather. For this reason, when we get a day that is 75 degrees, sunny, and over the weekend, we celebrate it. The subway cars were congested, the lawns were speckled with bodies,... Continue Reading →

Once in a Cold Dark Winter

Dear Reader, “It’s amazin' what a bit o’spring can do.” If you are among the rarest 1% of creatures out there, you did not read that above line, you sang it in your head in a cockney accent just like Mrs. Beaver did in Narnia The Musical. (Yes, there is a Narnia musical). The rest... Continue Reading →

Worse Than a Toothache

Dear Reader, Do you have dental insurance? Sorry, to be so direct, but this is an important issue. I have heard numerous complaints about the dire state of the U.S. healthcare system, but I feel that most of these complaints are about doctor’s visits and medical procedures, not dental appointments. As a kid, going to... Continue Reading →

Boston’s Oldest Neighborhood

Dear Reader, I blog about Boston a lot and there’s a reason for that — it’s awesome. Literally, though, Boston is a great big city, so there’s a lot to blog about. The Boston metropolitan area has over 4.6 million residents (the city itself has about 693,000 people) and comprises 23 neighborhoods. On this day,... Continue Reading →

All Along the Orange Line — Part 2

Dear Reader, There’s always more to explore in and around Boston. Traveling along Boston’s Orange Line (subway), one will traverse the cities of Malden and Medford and be granted access to the Boston neighborhoods of Charlestown, the North End, the West End, Downtown, Chinatown, the South End, and Jamaica Plain. Furthermore, stops along the Orange... Continue Reading →

All Along the Orange Line — Part 1

Dear Reader, Boston’s public transportation system is one of the best in the country. It is ranked number 3 in the country just after New York City and San Francisco by US News and number 2 by Business Insider just after Seattle. One thing I love about the “T” (aka the “Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority”)... Continue Reading →

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