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UNESCO World Heritage Sites

1I’ve been struggling for a while on whether to actually create some kind of list to roughly guide future travel decisions… so I’ve started a list, and one of the things I wanted to set as a goal is to visit 50 UNESCO World Heritage sites. There’s nearly 1000 listings, so I don’t think I’m really pushing the boundaries here, but I suspect I’m going to end up with a pretty lengthy future travel guide as it is.

So based on this, I decided to look back and see how many sites I’ve had the chance to visit already… and here they are, with some pictures (because blogs without pictures are boring!) … 25 more to go! Continue reading

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Boston 2012 – Red Sox rebuilding edition

1We’re back from another baseball in Boston adventure, and we had a great time… we made a point of seeking out places we’ve never before and it was nice to see some other parts of the city.

Left Thursday morning in beautiful sunny weather. Stopped for coffee, gas, lunch (Whole Foods… mmmm smoothie), etc in Portland and that was pretty much all the stopping we did. Got to our hotel in Boston (same one as always – Holiday Inn Somerville) around 4:00. Rested a bit and played on our devices, and then wandered off to find some food. We walked from our hotel down to Union Square and found a thai place (Sweet Ginger). Food was fine. I’ve never been to Thailand, so I have no idea if it was even remotely authentic, but it tasted good. Stopped and checked out the Swirl & Slice market on the way back to the hotel, and got some tasty kale juice. We didn’t do much else for the rest of the night… just some relaxing, which was much needed. Continue reading