Monthly Archives: April 2015


How to Help Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts

Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the outskirts of Kathmandu, was heavily damaged.

LATEST UPDATE: Tuesday, 4/28 at 7:30pm ET

I updated the details on how to give to Next Generation Nepal.

LATEST UPDATE: Monday, 4/27 at 6:30pm ET

There have been more after-shocks today, so people have been sheltering in tents. Funds are needed immediately for supplies.

LATEST UPDATE: Sunday, 4/26 at 10:30pm ET

I heard from the director of Hands for Help Nepal, and he confirmed that there are no operational banks, ATMs or money exchange offices, so, as I explain below, it’s best to give to NGOs already equipped to accept and process donations.


I was so sad to wake up this morning to the heartbreaking stories and images coming out of Nepal in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake. The beautiful country and its people are very close to my heart – I lived for a summer in Pokhara during graduate school, volunteering with Hands for Help Nepal, an NGO based in Kathmandu.

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12 Top Apps for Travel in 2015

NYTF logoLast weekend was my first time attending the New York Travel Festival (aka NY Trav Fest for those of us in the know). In it’s third year, the conference brought together a mix of industry professionals, travel writers and bloggers, and just every-day folks who like to travel. It was a jam-packed two days, and as common with conferences, most of the sessions were a blur.

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Confessions of a Jetsetter w/ Brianne Miers

Jetsetter Problems is posting 100 Jetsetter Confessions for #the100dayproject on Instagram, and I got to be number 15! I was asked to answer the question, “What are your favorite parts about leading ‘a traveling life’? What are your least favorite parts?” and submit a photo to go along with my story. Fun!

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Backyard Tourist: Sampling Spirits at GrandTen Distilling

signageSet back off a main thoroughfare that runs through the industrial edge of Boston’s “Southie” neighborhood, tucked between a Crossfit and a boxing gym, GrandTen Distlling isn’t the easiest place to find, even if you know it’s there. And once you find it, it doesn’t look open, which is what happened when my dad and I showed up this afternoon.

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One of My Favorite Days in India: Visiting Pallikarni Government Secondary High School

IMG_2045One of my favorite days in India was spent visiting Pallikaranai Government Secondary High School in Chennai to see how the local Round Table India chapter (Madras Midtown Round Table 42) is building shiny, new classrooms for kids, thanks in part to donations from Rickshaw Challenge participants.

Check out my post for The Rickshaw Times blog: The Rickshaw Challenge and Round Table India Team Up to Transform Schools.

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