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BU Today- Discovering the Great Outdoors
We had the awesomeopportunity of partnering up with Boston University in our recent interview appearing on BU Today- Discovering The Great Outdoors! As a student in the Graduate School of Management's Professional Evening MBA program, I couldn't be more honored for the feature and continued support from an amazing community of leaders, innovators and all-in-all great people! Thanks BU, I'm proud to be a Terrier!
Iceland is a country with amazing landscapes, delicious & unique cuisine, and a welcoming culture that should make it top of list for any adventure traveler. With a number of direct flight options available from many US destinations, travel is quick and affordable. We recently embarked on a five day road trip across Iceland’s southern coast. While the rest of the country has a lot to offer, our research showed this was the best way to see the most of Iceland in a short amount of time. This post will give you all the information you need to know to experience a great five day road trip.
Note that if you are travelling to Iceland in the Winter like us, there is limited daylight. For our trip there was between 5-6 hours of daylight. However, Iceland’s twilight was considerably longer than Boston. Even though the sunrise wasn’t until 11:00am, it started getting light out by 9:30am. While traveling in the Summer has advantages to see more during daylight, traveling in the Winter also …
One of our all-time favorite hikes was Welch & Dickey in White Mountains, New Hampshire. Unlike your typical hikes, this trail takes you to the summit of two mountains; both with fantastic views. We did this hike in the early Fall. Since there is a ton of foliage along the trail, it was awesome seeing all leaves starting to change colors.
The Welch-Dickey loop is around 4.5 miles long and is a moderately difficult hike. It takes around 3 hours to complete. The first part of the hike is climbing up Welch Mountain. There were several steeper areas on this mountain and the trail itself was a bit rocky. We recommend having a good pair of hiking shoes.
When you reach the summit the views are amazing. As you look across, you see the next mountain you are about to hike- Dickey. We found the mountain views from the Welch summit to be better than Dickey. Be sure to take some good pictures!
As you head down Welch, you descend for about a half hour until you begin hiking Dickey M…
After a couple of ski trips we decided it would be great to do something a bit more relaxing. And what better way to enjoy the Spring-like weather than a trip to the Berkshires. Last week we made the trip to visit a number of exciting sites and attractions in the most beautiful region of Massachusetts.
The Berkshires are the southern continuation of Vermont's Green Mountains, surrounded by beautiful landscapes and quaint towns. We stayed at the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge which is around 2.5 hours outside of Boston.
On the way to Stockbridge we made several stops to explore the Berkshires region. Our first destination was Upinngil Farm in Gil, MA. Upinngil was a great stopping point to see the rolling pastures and farmlands of the Berkshires. We enjoyed spending time with the farm animals and trying their locally grown and homemade goods. We bought pasta and fresh cookies made from the grains grown on the farm.
Our next stop on the road trip was Shelburne Falls where we saw Shelbu…