Biking Through Burgundy, France

Biking Through Burgundy, France

Of the highlights of our France trip in July, one of the biggest was renting bikes and biking through the Burgundy region. During our time in Burgundy, Beaune was our home base. See previous post (link below) as to why that was the best decision ever: We rented bikes from Bourgogne Randonnees and were pleased to find how friendly and helpful the owners and employees were. They recommended routes and distributed helpful maps. The shop had equipped all of the…

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Top 10 Paris Picnic Spots

Top 10 Paris Picnic Spots

One of our favorite ways to save money while traveling is by picnicking. Through picnicking, you can hand pick where you eat based on a location’s views, ambiance, and people-watching potential. Parks and gardens are meeting places in most cities and it is always so fun to congregate with the locals. While we were in Paris in July, we had a blast eating and drinking our way around the city. Here were our Top 10 Picnic Spots (in no particular…

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Making Beaune, France your Burgundy Home Base

Making Beaune, France your Burgundy Home Base

Making Beaune, France your Burgundy Home Base The Burgundy region of France is known for its great wines, quaint villages, and beautiful scenery. Visiting Burgundy was an easy decision during our France trip due to its close proximity to Paris (less than 2 hrs via TGV) and great food and wine. We scoured the internet and France guidebooks for the perfect town to base our explorations. Beaune truly was the ideal place for just that! We absolutely loved staying in…

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Your Guide to Breweries in Portland, Maine

Your Guide to Breweries in Portland, Maine

Your Guide to Breweries in Portland, Maine Here at Picnic Wednesday, we really love our readers. So much so, that we carried out a extremely difficult task for the sake of market research the other weekend while in Portland, Maine. This task consisted of going to 5 breweries in one day. We had been to Portland before and loved it. We decided to devote this trip almost exclusively to checking out their brewery scene. After some long weeks at work,…

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Five Quintessentially Boston Spots

Five Quintessentially Boston Spots

Along with my love for experiencing  what the world has to offer, I love to act like a tourist in my own city. During the day-to-day grind, it is easy to forget what makes your own city so unique and great. I have found that there are certain areas of the city that just feel quintessentially Boston and make me so proud to live here. Here are my favorite 5 places in Boston that you cannot miss on your next…

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The Ultimate Budapest City Guide

The Ultimate Budapest City Guide

The Ultimate Budapest City Guide The Ultimate Budapest City Guide Last spring we traveled to Budapest, Hungary and absolutely loved it. We had the time of our lives and did it for pennies of what we would have spent in many other European cities. I highly suggest this gorgeous, gem of a city for anyone that wants to have the perfect mix of a culture, beauty, and great food but is working with a tight budget. Here is my guide…

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Top Picnic Spot in New England

Top Picnic Spot in New England

Our Favorite Picnic Spot in New England   Looking back, we wanted to discuss some of last year’s picnic highlights. Our first highlight is “Top Location”. We have picnicked in some pretty neat places around New England so this winner was hard to choose. We wanted to pick that place that has it all—the charm, history, nature, and accessibility. After sitting in my living room and talking over all of the possibilities and potential nominees for this superlative, Tom had…

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Spring Bucket List Challenge

Spring Bucket List Challenge

Happy Spring Everyone!   As I’m writing this post, it is the first day of Spring here in Boston. It’s about 35 degrees Fahrenheit and there is still some residual snow on the ground, but I can’t help feeling a little extra happiness is in order. Walking down the damp sidewalk, I feel the restless spirit of a city ready to come back to life. Spring is here! Because of that, I think some “Spring Cleaning” is in order.I wanted…

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The Concept

The Concept

Why Picnic Wednesday? Hi, we’re Kristin and Tom! We started this site to share the concept that began during the Spring of 2016.  A little about us: we’re two working young professionals in our mid-twenties living in Boston, MA. We love to travel, be spontaneous, eat, drink, and are always on a quest for a good deal and a great time. Our First Picnic Tired of the monotonous work week and wanting a cheap date night, we decided one fateful Wednesday…

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