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The Best Three City Day Trips from Boston

The Best Three City Day Trips from Boston

As part of a new post series, we’ve decided to make a list of the best three city day trips from Boston, MA. Since Boston is in such a prime New England location, there are plenty of good day trip options. The day trips we’ve compiled all involve seeing three cities in one day with less than four hours of roundtrip drive time. They are perfect for the busy traveler and definitely get you the most travel “bang for your buck”….

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Self Guided Paris Craft Beer Tour

Self Guided Paris Craft Beer Tour

Self-Guided Paris Craft Beer Tour with Bonus Pere Lachaise Cemetery Visit While we were in Paris this summer, we wanted to check out their emerging craft beer scene. We loved the wine culture but were missing a cold beer after long days exploring the city. While we were exploring the Pere Lachaise cemetery in the 11th arrondissment on one of our last nights of the trip, we stumbled upon some really neat places that are definitely worth a visit. Hence,…

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Visting Wine Gardens Vienna, Austria

Visting Wine Gardens Vienna, Austria

Our Experience Visiting Wine Gardens in Vienna, Austria Vienna, Austria is one of the most classically beautiful cities I’ve ever seen. Due to the reign of the Habsburg Empire and a wealthy monarchy, the whole city feels like a gallery of artwork. One of the things that we enjoyed the most from our time in Vienna was the “Heuriger” or wine garden scene. Due to some old fashioned tax law, Vienna is lined with small wineries. If you go a…

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A Guide to Breweries in Boston

A Guide to Breweries in Boston

  A Guide to Breweries in Boston Happy Picnic Wednesday! This week, we take on one of our favorite topics: Breweries in Boston. We are true craft beer lovers and we have spent many weekends checking out new breweries and returning to our favorites. From Sam Adams to Harpoon, Boston has a craft beer tradition. Bostonians are serious about good beer. We hope you can check out some of these breweries during your next visit to Beantown. Use this interactive…

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A Map of the Best Pizza in Boston, MA

A Map of the Best Pizza in Boston, MA

  One of our favorite parts of being Boston transplants is the surplus of awesome Pizza choices. From New York style slices to sourdough crusted flatbreads, Boston has it all and does it well. Check out some of our favorite local spots to grab a slice. We have included ratings (1-10) and commentary on the setting (whether it’s best to “grab and go” or “sit and enjoy”). We have also included an interactive map above. Enjoy your pizza quest and…

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How to Avoid Tourist Traps in Paris

How to Avoid Tourist Traps in Paris

Staying away from tourist traps is important to create memorable experiences. Paris, being one of the most visited cities in the world, is full of these tourist traps. Tourist traps are known for being overpriced and low quality. To steer clear of these, it take some research and preparation before your trip. Here are some of the tips and tricks we used during our trip to steer clear of the scams: 1. Stay in a neighborhood Staying in a neighborhood…

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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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