Project Management Courses, Boston City Campus – Business College, project management

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Project Management

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  • Windows*
  • Word Processing*
  • Spreadsheets*
  • Outlook*
  • Project+ (CompTIA)**
  • Microsoft Project 1**
  • Microsoft Project 2**
  • Project Management 1 (OPRM11615)*
  • Principles of Customer Service*
  • Principles of Business Communication*
  • Business Management Techniques*

All modules are compulsory and must be passed.

*Formative Assessments are undertaken and the highest grade achieved in Formative Assessment is retained. The final grade is based on the Summative Assessment only. A maximum of one (1) additional supplementary assessment opportunity is provided for the Summative Assessment, which will be charged for.

**The Learner may participate in as many non-formal Assessments as are required in order to prepare for the International exam. Once declared ready, the Learner may then sit for the International Summative Assessment. All International Summative Assessments require a learner to be declared competent. There is no supplementary opportunity as the Learner is permitted to sit for the International Summative Assessment as many times as is required, until declared Competent. Each International Summative Assessment sitting attracts an additional fee.

CompTIA Examination fees will be charged separately.

PMSA STUDENT (ASSOCIATE) MEMBERSHIP

Project Management South Africa (PMSA) is a not-for-profit, member-based professional association serving the knowledge, networking and representation needs of practicing project managers in South Africa. Boston Learners will be registered as Student (Associate) Members of PMSA with access to various industry magazines, publications, textbook articles and project management articles. PMSA Membership Fees will be charged separately.

Well Organised | Meticulous | Able to Delegate | Friendly | Ability to remain Calm Under-Pressure | Responsible | Confident

  • Ability to operate effectively in the workplace using a number of Windows-based end-user applications
  • Ability to assess full extent of particular project
  • Ability to plan step-by-step each phase and delivery point of project
  • Ability to monitor progress, generate progress reports and keep implementation on track throughout process
  • Ability to recognise shortcomings and potential problems during the project, as and when, or even before they occur
  • Ability to stay calm and make the correct decisions, with appropriate consultation with stakeholders, when things need to change during the project
  • Ability to keep all project goals in focus, so as to ensure full delivery of all aims of project
  • Ability to delegate responsibility and monitor appropriately
  • Ability to control budget at all stages and report at regular intervals

National Senior Certificate; or National Certificate (Vocational) L4; or equivalent qualification OR alternatively Learners can apply for RPL entry into the programme from the Academic Committee at Boston Head Office.

INSTITUTE LEARNING PROGRAMME / BOSTON SHORT LEARNING PROGRAMME

On successful completion the Learner will be issued a Boston Short Learning Programme Project Management including eligibility ito RPL for a total of 18 Higher Education credits on NQF L5 (HCLT1, HCLP1) and 26 Higher Education credits on NQF L6 (HCLT2, HPRM1)

CompTIA Project+ Certification (Internationally recognised)

FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

On successful completion the Learner may apply for admission with advanced placement to an accredited Boston Higher Education Programme.





21/09/2017

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Hotels Near Boston, MA: Courtyard by Marriott Boston #natick #business #hotels,

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Explore Boston, MA from our nearby Natick Hotel

The recently refreshed Courtyard Boston Natick hotel has the tools and amenities you need to help you thrive during your next visit to the Boston Natick area. Our hotel offers free high-speed internet, comfortable work spaces, business center and meeting rooms with intuitive design and dynamic spaces. During downtime, unwind with a workout at our fitness center, grab a cup of coffee at the on-site Starbucks coffee cart or grab a drink and some seasonal fare at The Bistro. At the end of a long day, kick up your feet in your spacious hotel room featuring pillowtop bedding, triple sheets and plush pillows for a restful night s sleep. Explore the area with ease, as we are centrally located 22 miles from the Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and 20 miles from downtown Boston. Close to Wellesley College, Babson College, Harvard University, Boston College, and near downtown Boston, the Courtyard Boston Natick is near your favorite, local destinations.

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DrinkMaster Bartending School-Bartending School Boston #boston #bartending #school, #bartending #school #boston,

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Learn from the Masters at Drinkmaster Bartending School Boston, the Original Bartending School in Boston! 617-482-1999

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the best in professional bartender training! Hundreds of Nightclubs, Bars, Restaurants and Hotels rely on DrinkMaster Bartending School as a source of professional bartenders. Rated BEST Of The Northeast by the Travel Channel, there is no doubt that the education at DrinkMaster is among the most prestigious and competitive in the Nation. Showcased on VH1 TV. no one knows how to prepare students for bartending jobs better. No prior experience required.

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13/09/2017

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Boston, USA – Lonely Planet #travel #life #insurance

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Introducing Boston

Boston’s history recalls revolution and transformation, and still today it is among the country’s most forward-thinking and barrier-breaking cities.

Why I Love

By Mara Vorhees, Author

Boston is wicked smaaht. I love that Boston is motivated not by money or politics, but by learning. The academic institutions are a source of innovative art, architecture and ideas that we all benefit from. The students provide a renewable source of energy and vibrancy that permeates the city. Yet for all the fancy buildings and big ideas, Boston is still a city of neighborhoods and local people. The students may or may not be here in four years, but my neighbors are here for the long haul. They are the cogs that keep the city running, moving, growing, remembering the past and creating the future.

Art & Architecture

The arts have thrived in Boston ever since the 19th century, when this cultural capital was dubbed the Athens of America. Certainly, the intellectual elite enjoyed their fine paintings and classical music, but they were also dedicated to spreading the cultural wealth, establishing museums, libraries and symphony orchestras. Today the lucky residents of (and visitors to) Boston benefit from their largesse. These venerable institutions play an integral role on Boston’s cultural stage, which has significantly expanded to include dynamic contemporary art and music scenes.

Sports

‘Fanatic’ is no idle word here. Boston fans are passionate about sports. And with the four-time world-champion Patriots, the long-overdue World Series–winning Red Sox, the winningest basketball team in history, the Celtics, and the highly successful and historic hockey team, the Bruins, there is a lot to be passionate about. Boston’s college teams also inspire fierce loyalties and staunch rivalries. No less spirited is the country’s oldest and most celebrated running event, the world-famous Boston Marathon, and the world’s largest two-day rowing event, the Head of the Charles Regatta.

Food

A word of advice: when in Boston, eat as much seafood as possible. Local specialties include the ‘sacred cod,’ fresh steamed lobster, oysters on the half-shell and thick, creamy chowder. You can eat seafood around the city, but especially in the fish-centered Seaport District, where it’s accompanied by spectacular harbor views. The creatures of the sea are your top priority, but don’t miss the chance to devour delicious servings of pasta in the North End and to sample spicy Asian dishes in Chinatown. Trendy fusion restaurants draw on all of these eclectic influences to present contemporary cuisine that is uniquely Boston.

History

For all intents and purposes, Boston is the oldest city in America. And you can hardly walk a step over its cobblestone streets without running into some historic site. The Freedom Trail winds its way around the city, connecting 16 historically significant sites. These are the very places where history unfolded: from the first public school in America to Boston’s first church building to sites linked to America’s fight for independence from Britain – Boston is, in effect, one enormous outdoor history museum.

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Boston Visitors Guide | Things to do in Boston

Whether you’re a seasoned Boston visitor or are visiting Boston for the very first time, you’ll want to learn about all the Things to do in Boston near our Boston Hotel.

Boston Park Plaza Hotel is a Boston Hotel ideally located in the heart of Boston and just blocks from many of the best Things to do in Boston .

No matter what your reason for visiting Boston may be, you will never be without something fun and exciting to do; Boston Attractions , Boston Activities , Shopping in Boston , Boston Restaurants , Boston Events. Things to do in Boston more.

We’ve created our Boston Visitors Guide to provide you with the best recommendations for What to do on Boston. Take a few minutes and browse the interesting sections of the Boston Visitors Guide and begin planning your ideal visit to Boston!

Should you have any questions about any of the Things to do in Boston listed in our Boston Visitors Guide, or any other question about making your visit to Boston more memorable, please feel free to contact our Concierge Team via Email. or call us at 617.654.1912 .

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Boston Ave. Travel, Inc. #travel #organizer

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Visit Boston #travel #pro #luggage

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Find what you’ll love in Boston

Perhaps Boston can be best described as a welcome contradiction: Hip alongside historic. Skyscrapers surround parks. Gourmet meets pizza.

Just as the city pays homage to every period of America’s timeline, it also serves as all things to all people. The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau is here to help you experience Boston like a local.

For that, check out Boston Insider to get the local perspective on the best experiences for Foodies, Traveling Families, History Lovers and others who want to indulge in their particular passion while in Boston.

There’s also Boston Everyday. which tells you what to do. where to stay, where to eat. and where to shop on all 365 days. And you can also see a complete calendar of events in Boston and some of our favorite picks.

Huba Huba, the BostonUSA Blog provides a creative look into activities, attractions and experiences in the city and the surrounding communities.

So jump right in and plan your trip. from getting here to getting around the city.  Get ideas and suggested itineraries from Boston Insider. or just learn all about Boston.

17/08/2017

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Boston Criminal Lawyer – Massachusetts Crime Defense Attorney – O Brien

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We are an experienced team of trial lawyers, with a distinguished record of providing superior legal advocacy, and a reputation for working tirelessly towards accomplishing the individualized goals of every single client. We understand that “success” means something different to every client.

-Attorney Frank O’Brien

Francis T. O Brien, Jr. serves as director of the firm s criminal practice group. Formerly a founding partner of the Boston Criminal Trial firm, Wheeler O Brien, P.C. Attorney O Brien brings over thirty years of experience in the field, and is one of the most well respected Boston criminal lawyers currently practicing today. Whether your case goes to trial or is resolved prior to that point, Attorney O Brien has the judgment, knowledge and skill to achieve the most favorable outcome for your case.

The reality is that many arrests and criminal charges do not occur during normal business hours. A person facing criminal charges needs an aggressive attorney who is available and responsive whenever the need arises, wherever you are in the city of Boston, or in any town or city in Massachusetts. Whether your situation requires an immediate appearance at a criminal court, a Boston Police Station or Police Station anywhere in Massachusetts, State Police Barracks, jail or other location, call Francis T. O Brien, Jr. first.

Mr. O Brien also has extensive state appellate experience, having argued criminal cases before the Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court of Massachusetts as well as the Supreme Court of New Hampshire. On the federal level he is admitted to practice before the First, Second, Fourth and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeal..

Criminal Cases We Handle

Our practice group concentrates on all areas of criminal defense. We have achieved outstanding results for out clients in cases involving drug crimes. vehicular homicide, driving to endanger, fraud, white collar crimes and crimes of violence including, murder, rape, date rape, domestic assault battery and restraining order violations. In addition, Attorney O Brien has extensive experience in criminal issues relating to search and seizure as well as issues arising in the defense of drunk driving and operating under the influence and is an expert on Melanie s Law and the criminal penalties associated with the law. He also has years of experience handling clerk s hearing as well as criminal appeals .

Having successfully handled hundreds of cases of individuals charged with operating under the influence (OUI) and other motor vehicle offenses, Mr. O Brien also has considerable experience with OUI-related issues involving license suspensions and requests for license reinstatement. He frequently represents clients before the Registry of Motor Vehicles and Board of Appeal for the Registry.

Knowledge of The Law

Boston laws regarding criminal activity are complex and require an experienced lawyer with a thorough understanding of the letter of the law. Very often there are situations where mere technicalities can decide a case. It is these instances where the expertise and judgment of Francis T. O Brien, Jr. can be of vital importance to your case.

Criminal Defense Fee Structure

There is no charge for an initial consultation or initial office visit. We charge a flat fee that varies based on the type of criminal case as well as depending on the complexity and nature of the case.

Speak with a Criminal Defense Lawyer

To speak with a highly experienced Boston criminal lawyer, contact us online or telephone Francis T. O Brien, Jr. at O’Brien Law Boston twenty four hours, seven days a week, toll free at 617-512-0939. As a member of the Massachusetts and Florida state bars and the federal bar in Massachusetts, Mr. O Brien has also represented clients on criminal, state and federal matters in more than twenty states.





15/08/2017

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Goldman Sachs #boston #private #wealth #management

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  1. What We Do
  2. Investment Management

Private Wealth Management

We help our clients pursue their wealth management goals through careful advice, astute investment management and access to the capabilities and network of Goldman Sachs.

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We work closely with high-net-worth individuals, families and select foundations and endowments to develop wealth and investment management strategies. We then identify investment opportunities to help them reach their objectives. We complement these services with robust execution capabilities and attentive client service. Where appropriate, we introduce our clients to the broader network and resources of Goldman Sachs.

We listen to clients articulate their needs, goals and priorities. Then we partner with them to develop holistic wealth and investment management strategies.

Our carefully selected investment professionals combine deep wealth management experience with the attentive client service that is at the heart of the Goldman Sachs culture.

We offer compelling insights on a range of topics, including asset allocation, investment strategies, market dynamics and wealth management.

Through offices around the world, we offer local access to our global network of services, people and investment expertise. Explore the services we offer in the United States; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; Asia; and Latin America.

Contact us through one of our offices in cities and countries around the world.

Access Your Wealth

Private Wealth Management clients can access their wealth online through goldman.com or through our new mobile app.

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Boston Tax Attorney, Massachusetts Tax Lawyer #tax #lawyer #boston

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Sophisticated State, Federal and International Tax

Planning…Audits…Appeals…Litigation

Rick’s practice focuses on complex State, Federal and International Tax matters, including planning, audits, appeals and litigation. He serves businesses and individuals throughout the country, and works closely with accounting firms and financial firms whose clients need specialized expertise. His representation includes tax planning and controversy/litigation services, tax analysis and research, advising management on complex tax issues, analyzing proposed legislation and regulations, preparing memoranda with technical advice, and proposing creative solutions.

Rick s deep U.S. and international business experience includes serving as General Counsel of two major multi national U.S. companies, Western Development Corporation (later known as The Mills Corporation), a national real estate developer of large shopping centers, and APCOA, Inc. then the world’s largest developer and owner of parking lots.

Rick is formerly Chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Taxation Section. and is Chair of its State Tax Practice Group. Rick was a featured Speaker on tax issues at the Massachusetts Bar Association Annual Conference. On a national level, Rick serves as a Member of the American Bar Association Advisory Panel, a group of lawyers that informs the ABA’s priorities and decisions, by providing opinions about the direction of the ABA and issues facing the legal profession. He also is a published author of taxation articles in legal publications, and is a frequent speaker at continuing legal and accounting education programs.

He is admitted to the Bar in Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, DC, and the U.S. Tax Court. He received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. and his B.S. in Mathematics (with Honors) from Lafayette College.

Areas of Practice

State, Federal and International Tax Matters Including:

Lectures

  • What Tax Lawyers Need to Know About Advising Clients on Collecting Sales Tax for Internet Transactions, ExecSense Webinar, July 2010
  • Massachusetts Tax Developments, Featured Speaker at 2010 Massachusetts Bar Association Annual Meeting
  • U.S. Taxation of International Business Transactions, The McLane Law Firm s 4 part series: Going Global: The Intricacies of Conducting Business Internationally
  • The Nuts and Bolts of State Tax Nexus, 28th Annual New Hampshire Bar Association Tax Forum




06/08/2017

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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth #umass #boston #mba #program

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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Welcome to UMass Dartmouth. fully accredited and offering top ranked online undergraduate bachelor’s programs by U.S. News World Report .

Earn the degree you’ve always wanted at UMass Dartmouth – offering five online undergraduate degree programs in Liberal Arts, Political Science, Women’s Gender Studies and Business including an option for RNs to earn their BSN completely online.

Interested in a Graduate Degree?
Invest in your future by earning an MBA, Master of Public Policy, an MS in Computer Science or MS in Healthcare Management (a hybrid program). Explore your path to a graduate degree.

Interested in a Certificate Program?
UMass Dartmouth offers seven online graduate certificates and one online undergraduate certificate. Find out how the graduate certificate programs can lead to a graduate degree.

UMass Dartmouth offers students quality educational credentials, convenience and cost effectiveness which provide the important competitive advantage you need for today’s careers. UMass Dartmouth is ranked a Top 20 return on investment in Massachusetts by Affordable Colleges Online .

Define Your Success at UMass Dartmouth
At UMass Dartmouth we understand that going to college may seem daunting as an adult. We recognize that the needs of adult students are different from traditional 18- to 22-year olds. That’s the reason you’ll find a friendly team of professionals to talk with you and provide the information about how your credits will transfer and how you can balance earning your degree or certificate program with your work and home responsibilities. You’ll discover a structure that provides advisors and services to specifically support adults returning to college.

UMass Dartmouth online classes are small in size allowing for interaction with fellow students and the faculty member. Our online students have the benefit of being taught by the same faculty who teach in the classroom. Whether you attend part-time or full-time, we offer 24/7 online tutoring as well as financial aid packages to help fund your education. We also offer training sessions to help make students more comfortable with the online teaching format even before you begin your academic program.

Explore the UMass Dartmouth program listings. You’ll find exceptional programs with services in place to help you achieve your educational goals. Contact us by phone or email to find out more information. We’re ready to help you get started.





04/08/2017

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Boston Irish Tourism Association – About Us #cheap #cheap #airline #tickets

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About the Boston Irish Tourism Association

The Boston Irish Tourism Association (BITA) was formed in 2000, as a way to market the state’s vibrant Irish-American community, especially its culture, heritage, and businesses.

BITA’s goal was to connect the Irish-American grassroots community with the state’s tourism and hospitality industries so that year round cultural events could be enjoyed by visitors, conventioneers, business travelers and tour groups coming to Massachusetts.

The result has been to make it easy for visitors and local residents to get immersed in the state s wonderful range of cultural activities, and to take advantage of the hospitality amenities available to travelers.

Some of the things we do at BITA:

  • We provide information to the general public, tour operators, incoming convention groups and the media about upcoming events and activities of our members.
  • We advise visitors on where to stay, where to dine or to shop, where to have a pint, see a concert, check out a traditional session, and how to get from Boston to the Berkshires, or from Canada to the Cape. If you have a question, send us an email, call or write us and we’ll try to answer it for you.
  • We profile scores of musicians, dancers, artists, writers, storytellers, filmmakers, chefs, photographers and others who help fuel the creative economy in Massachusetts.
  • We represent and provide information on other destinations such as Ireland, Quebec City, Prince Edward Island and Rhode Island and New Hampshire, all of which share a common interest in culture and hospitality.
  • We strengthen travel ties among the United States, Canada and Ireland by working closely with government agencies and travel specialists.
  • We distribute three issues each year of our free Travel Culture Guide magazine in March, June and November, to visitor centers, cultural venues, tour group operators and travel media and to the region’s Irish-American community.
  • We partner with Tourism Ireland year ’round to inform our readers about cultural celebration taking place in Ireland and here in New England.
  • Our Irish Heritage Trail walking tour takes visitors and school groups along nearly 300 years of the Irish experience in Boston. We have compiled over 70 Irish landmarks throughout Massachusetts.
  • Our booklet, Finding Your Irish Roots in Massachusetts, guides you through genealogy resources throughout the state.
  • Please check out our web sites:
    • www.IrishMassachusetts.com
    • www.IrishHeritageTrail.com

Thanks again for visiting the Boston Irish Tourism Association’s web site. To get in touch directly, click here .

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Travel

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Booked a trip already? Learn how to protect your trip with travel insurance .

Zipcar

BU alumni receive a discounted Zipcar membership for only $25 (a savings of up to $150!). Zipcar offers self-service access to cars by the hour or the day.

Cars are located in easy-to-get-to parking spaces in neighborhoods throughout Boston, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, and Washington, DC. It’s owning a car without the headaches and costs. Find cars near you and learn more or join .

  • To reduce demand for on-campus parking and alleviate congestion.
  • It’s a sustainable alternative transportation solution that reduces your carbon footprint.
  • Zipcar provides a turnkey program that includes everything you need, even gas and insurance!
  • There are flexible programs for faculty and staff.
  • The online application and approval process is quick and easy.
  • Get 24/7 access to Zipcars parked all over the city! Simply reserve online, let yourself in with your Zipcard and drive. Our low hourly and daily rates always include gas and insurance.

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Boston Travel Tips #book #flights #cheap

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Boston Travel Tips

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Keep in Mind.

  • No cars allowed Sure, tourists are allowed to drive cars around Boston, but why would you want to? Traffic and narrow roads, along with pricey parking, makes driving nightmarish. Take the “T” or rely on your own two feet.
  • Begin at Boston Common The 2 – mile-long Freedom Trail is a must-do for first-time travelers. To make the most of your tour, start at Boston Common. the country’s oldest public park and a convenient starting point for exploring the city’s notable historical attractions.
  • You’re in Red Sox territory If you’re a die-hard Yankees fan, we d keep it quiet just saying.

Boston or “Bahston,” as the locals say is not only a hub for baseball, brownstones and bookish collegiate types. It’s also home to America’s first large free municipal public library, the first subway system, the first public school and the first public park. To say the city is historic would be an understatement, but this wicked-smart college town doesn’t linger in the past, either. A well-rounded trip to Boston integrates the classic with the contemporary: Split your time between cherished sites like the Paul Revere House and Faneuil Hall and cutting-edge attractions like the Museum of Fine Arts. Venture to Beacon Hill and you’ll stumble upon the graceful mansions of yore juxtaposed with chic boutiques and innovative hotels. So, yes, come first for the history, but don’t miss out on the opportunity to sample the unmistakable Beantown flavor.

The city’s darker side has garnered a rough-and-tumble reputation thanks to Hollywood appearances in gritty films like “American Hustle” and “The Town,” but Boston’s cool, cosmopolitan personality pervades its trendy restaurants, urban parks and modern museums. Passionate residents are still rooting for their beloved Red Sox, but they’re also venturing to the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway for a free yoga class or meandering to the edgy SoWa Open Market for some antique shopping. So, grab a stool and join them at their favorite pub to chow down on oyster shooters and New England clam chowder, or venture to the Back End to try imaginative sushi creations at restaurants cropping up around town. You’ll need more than a few days to experience the city’s wealth of cultural and historical offerings, but meandering along Boston’s cobblestone streets is a great way to start your exploration.

How To Save Money in Boston

  • Arrive in winter Pack the parka and visit in the cooler months. Hotel rates offer the steepest discounts between January and March.
  • Glide on a Swan Boat Taking a swan-shaped boat ride along the picturesque Public Garden lagoon is as pleasing to the eyes as it is to the wallet. (Rides cost $3 for adults and $1.50 for kids).
  • Invest in a CityPASS Purchasing a Boston CityPASS will save you big bucks on some of the city’s top attractions. CityPASS costs $54 for adults and $39 for kids.

Boston Culture Customs

One of the most distinct parts of Boston is what is sometimes referred to as “Boston English,” a dialect heard in countless movies and TV shows. The “r” sound is often dropped from words, so “car” becomes “cah” and “Harvard” becomes “Hah-vahd.”

Boston is also a well-known sports city, as the home of the Boston Red Sox (it would be best to avoid wearing any Yankees paraphernalia here), the New England Patriots, the Boston Bruins and the Boston Celtics. While you’re in the city, be sure to indulge in this culture by catching a game or at least taking a tour of Fenway Park .

Beantown also takes pride in its intellectual and academic roots with around 100 colleges and universities, including some of the most prestigious, situated here. After the American Revolution, the city’s leaders were determined to make Boston the world’s new Cradle of Civilization. They invested money and brought in scholars to create a city of educated citizens that studied at Harvard University, Boston University, Boston College, Emerson College, Tufts University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to name a few. Today, this impressive collection of schools also keeps the area young and forward-thinking, as Boston has one of the largest student populations in the country.

Boston Dining

Bostonian cuisine has undergone a gastronomical revolution, with a steady stream of new chefs putting their own spin on tried-and-true city classics like baked beans, fresh seafood and clam “chowdah.”

The city’s growing immigrant population has ushered in another component to the burgeoning culinary scene. Cobblestone streets are now increasingly lined with Thai and Ethiopian restaurants; check out the North End for delicious Italian dishes and Cambridge for everything from French dishes to Moroccan fare. For a sampling of the zesty tapas, make your way to the artsy South End neighborhood, where spots like Toro are debuting Spanish-inspired dishes like mussels with chorizo. Another popular stop in South End is The Butcher Shop where meat-centric entrees, like steak tartare, steal the spotlight. Or, for a taste of the inventive sushi entrees being rolled across the city, venture to O Ya. where scarlet sea scallops and fried Kumamoto oysters are just the beginning of the menu offerings.

Should you crave more traditional New England fare, make your way to Durgin-Park in Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Here you’ll find local favorites like corned beef sandwiches, shepherd’s pie and clam chowder. Another beloved establishment is Union Oyster House near Haymarket, where you guessed it freshly-shucked oysters have hooked patrons since the restaurant opened its doors in 1826.

26/07/2017

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Boston Travel Guide – Plan Your Visit #travel #package #deals

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Boston Travel Guide – Plan Your Visit

Use Our Planning Guide for the Perfect Boston Vacation

Planning a trip to Boston?

Use our Boston Travel Guide to find top attractions, such as Trinity Church in Copley Square

Use our free Boston Travel Guide to plan your vacation the easy way.

Discover how to find cheap flights, choose attractions, book the best hotel deals, and get discounts on tickets and admissions.

I put together this easy Boston vacation planner based the questions we receive here on Boston-Discovery-Guide.com. It’s designed to help you make the most of your vacation by showing you where to find .

  • Cheap flights (or show you how to save money if you drive or come by bus)
  • Excellent hotels in your price range near the attractions where you plan to spend most of your time
  • Half price savings on admission to top attractions
  • Half-price tickets to shows
  • Unique local restaurants, including my favorite cheap eats.
  • Plus, you’ll find all the information you need about getting here, and getting around once you’re here

Of course, if you want to spend more, you easily can. Stay in a luxury waterfront hotel, splurge every night on dinners in our top restaurants, get the best seats for a Red Sox game – you’ll have a great time!

But just know you can have an equally wonderful time in Boston without spending a ton of money. Boston sightseeing on a budget is not only feasible, it’s fun!

What’s important is to understand all the choices – where to save money, and where it pays to spend money. Then make decisions based on what you value the most.

Everything You Need for Planning the Perfect Vacation

Lock in your cheap flight

A cheap flight to Boston can save you hundreds of dollars. Check out my tips for the best ways to save on airfare and avoid hidden fees. You’ll also find tips about flying to a nearby airport, and when this can save you money – and when it will cost more money. Find out how to get cheap flights

Choose your top Boston activities and attractions

Next, choose 3 or 4 things you most want to do or see while you’re in Boston. Why choose them now? In the next step, you’re going to choose a hotel – and by making hotel reservations near your top attractions, you’ll save time and money. Not sure where to start? Use this guide to find popular things to do in Boston on your vacation

Find a convenient Boston hotel

Now that you know locations for the places you want to visit, you can choose a hotel nearby. Almost all central city neighborhoods offer excellent budget, mid-range, and luxury hotels – so choose whatever makes your wallet happy. But be sure to check my tips for getting best rates. Go to Boston hotel guide

Lock in savings with a Boston discount card

You can easily save up to 50% – sometimes more – with local discount cards for sightseeing attractions, tours, cruises, museums, and day trips. The decision to get a card is a no-brainer – plus you get benefits in addition to the money you save. Find out how to compare discount cards and choose the best.

Get tickets for games, shows, performances

With 4 world-class sports teams, a thriving Theater District, and star-studded concerts, Boston offers plenty of entertainment. Discover how to get tickets to some events for half price – and how to get tickets for sold-out events. Go to Boston event tickets

Plan tours, cruises, and day trips – and more attractions

Now that you’ve picked your top attractions and chosen a sightseeing discount card, it’s time to choose additional sightseeing activities such as tours. cruises. and day trips to Salem. Concord. and Newport. where you’ll find even more attractions. The good news is that your sightseeing discount card may give you free admission to many of them.

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26/07/2017

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Ooh – BAD timing for travel to Hawaii – and if not booked by now you probably just about have to have a travel agent. Good thing this is just the honeymoon and not the wedding, if you are booking now – so an agent will be even more important to you in this case, though I guess you might get a decent deal with an airline-sponsored package deal for two as well, if any are still available.

My experience – a good travel agent is worth their weight in gold – we give ours a thank-you gift each year. We have one that charges $35 a person fee for all but extensive foreign travel packages (they make most of their money off booking commissions). We use her for all travel except simple mileage-plan-paid there-and-back trips when there is no rental car or motel involved, because when she does the booking she generally saves us about $25-50/day just on rental car and hotel/motel. For instance, on one Disney World trip we were able to take the 4 in the family PLUS our kid’s two best friends for about 5 days there, staying on-property with preferred passes, for the same amount as just the normal two adult cost – a thousand plus in savings. We can go online and see zero mileage or discount seats available for an entire week – yet she is able to get us seats on the day we want in most cases, or at worst one day away, and almost always on mileage even though the airlines themselves say no mileage seats are available – including at high travel periods.

Of course, you need a conscientious one with lots of experience who knows the system ins and outs, and preferably running on the Sabre reservation system because it shows a lot more than competing systems and makes finding alternative booking easier, as I understand it.

Using a travel agency (preferably one with several people working there and 24-hour emergency service) also gives you a firm point of contact to solve any problems or rescheduling – we have had 10 minute rebooking several times when a flight was cancelled – generally before the airline even got around to starting to help passengers get on other flights, and an agent carries a LOT more weight with rental car agencies or hotels or airlines than you do if the reservation is screwed up by them. Oh, and our agent always gets us a free car upgrade too – typically jumped up 2 grades at no extra charge.

Don’t leave it ALL to the agent – give a synopsis of what type of lodging and seating and such you want and things you want to visit, then let him/her come back with a concept plan for approval modification, then to a hold reservation for your approval – typically an agent can put a “hold” on reservations for 24-48 hours for your approval, though that does require you stay on top of your eMail to respond back with OK or not in time to allow cancelling or confirming the reservation within that timeframe.

22/07/2017

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Find what you’ll love in Boston

Perhaps Boston can be best described as a welcome contradiction: Hip alongside historic. Skyscrapers surround parks. Gourmet meets pizza.

Just as the city pays homage to every period of America’s timeline, it also serves as all things to all people. The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau is here to help you experience Boston like a local.

For that, check out Boston Insider to get the local perspective on the best experiences for Foodies, Traveling Families, History Lovers and others who want to indulge in their particular passion while in Boston.

There’s also Boston Everyday. which tells you what to do. where to stay, where to eat. and where to shop on all 365 days. And you can also see a complete calendar of events in Boston and some of our favorite picks.

Huba Huba, the BostonUSA Blog provides a creative look into activities, attractions and experiences in the city and the surrounding communities.

So jump right in and plan your trip. from getting here to getting around the city.  Get ideas and suggested itineraries from Boston Insider. or just learn all about Boston.

11/07/2017

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Blame game over Bella Bond’s death in full swing ahead of the coming trial

BOSTON – He persistently searched for drugs, hitting up his dealer over 306 times in August and September 2015, until his arrest for the murder of Bella Bond.

She has a history of neglecting children before she even met him.

Those are the arguments that Rachelle Bond, the mother of Bella Bond, and Michael Patrick McCarthy, the 35-year-old Quincy man she once lived with in Dorchester, are tossing at each other in court documents.

The body of Bella Bond washed up on Deer Island in Winthrop in June 2015. For months she was known as “Baby Doe,” before a tipster pointed police to Bond and McCarthy. Bond later claimed McCarthy pummeled the child and stuffed her body in a refrigerator before throwing the body into the sea.

Bond was charged as an accessory after the fact. while McCarthy was charged with the child’s murder. They are being tried separately: Bond’s trial is set for December 2016, while McCarthy’s trial hasn’t been scheduled yet.

But a review of legal filings in Suffolk Superior Court shows the case devolving into a “he said, she said” affair as Bond and McCarthy, through their attorneys, blame each other for the youngster’s death and seek each other’s medical and psychiatric records.

Jonathan Shapiro, McCarthy’s attorney, in a filing earlier this summer, said Bond is the only person linking McCarthy to Bella Bond’s death.

“His defense at trial will be that Bond was solely responsible for Bella’s death, and that she falsely implicated him to escape blame,” Shapiro wrote, seeking records from the Department of Children and Families (DCF) that will show “a pattern of abuse and neglect.”

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McCarthy believed – as did Dorchester neighbors — Bond had lost Bella to DCF because two previous children were taken away, Shapiro wrote.

“The facts of the two DCF investigations into Bond’s treatment of Bella, in addition to information about the two prior terminations of Bond’s parental rights, will show Bond’s history of mistreating her children prior to McCarthy’s involvement in her life,” he added. The pair met in Feb. 2015, according to Shapiro.

But Bond’s attorney Janice Bassil, in her own filing, said the records contain “no accusations concerning physical abuse.”

“The history of these cases is complicated and cannot be boiled down to a single reason or event that resulted in her loss of custody. At no time was she accused of physically hurting her children,” she wrote.

“McCarthy’s attempt to blame the entire death and disposal of the child’s body on Rachelle Bond is disingenuous at best,” she added.

As for her defense, Rachelle Bond “anticipates that she may present a defense based on Michael McCarthy’s behavior towards her, compounded by her own mental health issues, including a long standing history of post traumatic stress disorder,” Bassil wrote.

Bond’s statements to police aren’t the only link between McCarthy and Bella’s death, Bassil added, since the weights used to bring down the body when it was allegedly tossed into the water came from a shop owned by Michael McCarthy’s father in Quincy, and matched other weights located inside the business.

The location where Bond says Bella was thrown into the sea is only accessible by car, her attorney said. “Only Michael McCarthy had an automobile.”

Bond has claimed she didn’t previously bring up Bella’s death because McCarthy threatened her and kept her sedated with heroin.

Shapiro, McCarthy’s attorney, wrote that Bond freely came and went from the Dorchester apartment during the summer of 2015. “Bond never indicated she needed help,” he wrote in a court filing.

He continued: “At a McCarthy family reunion in Nashua, NH, that Bond and McCarthy attended in July 2015, Bond was relaxed and acted normally, and even went swimming in the pool.”

McCarthy also maintained a regular schedule, going by himself to a methadone clinic and attending Mass at Sacred Heart Parish in North Quincy with his father every Sunday that summer, according to Shapiro’s filing.

Bond even asked McCarthy to get drugs for her in June 2015, he added.

But Bassil, Bond’s attorney, said McCarthy wasn’t just going to the clinic and the church.

“His text messages and telephone records. reveal a constant search for drugs and contact with his drug dealer over 306 times in August 2015 until his arrest in mid-September, consistent with Rachelle Bond’s statement concerning his sedation of her with heroin,” Bassil wrote.

Shapiro said both McCarthy’s brother and father have admitted that he was addicted to heroin for at least 10 years.

McCarthy’s methadone treatment and other records “would neither bolster Bond’s credibility nor aid in her defense,” he wrote.

The next court date for both Bond and McCarthy is Sept. 27 in Suffolk Superior Court.





24/06/2017

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    Boston Irish Tourism Association – About Us #cheapest #rental #cars

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    About the Boston Irish Tourism Association

    The Boston Irish Tourism Association (BITA) was formed in 2000, as a way to market the state’s vibrant Irish-American community, especially its culture, heritage, and businesses.

    BITA’s goal was to connect the Irish-American grassroots community with the state’s tourism and hospitality industries so that year round cultural events could be enjoyed by visitors, conventioneers, business travelers and tour groups coming to Massachusetts.

    The result has been to make it easy for visitors and local residents to get immersed in the state s wonderful range of cultural activities, and to take advantage of the hospitality amenities available to travelers.

    Some of the things we do at BITA:

    • We provide information to the general public, tour operators, incoming convention groups and the media about upcoming events and activities of our members.
    • We advise visitors on where to stay, where to dine or to shop, where to have a pint, see a concert, check out a traditional session, and how to get from Boston to the Berkshires, or from Canada to the Cape. If you have a question, send us an email, call or write us and we’ll try to answer it for you.
    • We profile scores of musicians, dancers, artists, writers, storytellers, filmmakers, chefs, photographers and others who help fuel the creative economy in Massachusetts.
    • We represent and provide information on other destinations such as Ireland, Quebec City, Prince Edward Island and Rhode Island and New Hampshire, all of which share a common interest in culture and hospitality.
    • We strengthen travel ties among the United States, Canada and Ireland by working closely with government agencies and travel specialists.
    • We distribute three issues each year of our free Travel Culture Guide magazine in March, June and November, to visitor centers, cultural venues, tour group operators and travel media and to the region’s Irish-American community.
    • We partner with Tourism Ireland year ’round to inform our readers about cultural celebration taking place in Ireland and here in New England.
    • Our Irish Heritage Trail walking tour takes visitors and school groups along nearly 300 years of the Irish experience in Boston. We have compiled over 70 Irish landmarks throughout Massachusetts.
    • Our booklet, Finding Your Irish Roots in Massachusetts, guides you through genealogy resources throughout the state.
    • Please check out our web sites:
      • www.IrishMassachusetts.com
      • www.IrishHeritageTrail.com

    Thanks again for visiting the Boston Irish Tourism Association’s web site. To get in touch directly, click here .

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    Boston Visitors Guide | Things to do in Boston

    Whether you’re a seasoned Boston visitor or are visiting Boston for the very first time, you’ll want to learn about all the Things to do in Boston near our Boston Hotel.

    Boston Park Plaza Hotel is a Boston Hotel ideally located in the heart of Boston and just blocks from many of the best Things to do in Boston .

    No matter what your reason for visiting Boston may be, you will never be without something fun and exciting to do; Boston Attractions , Boston Activities , Shopping in Boston , Boston Restaurants , Boston Events. Things to do in Boston more.

    We’ve created our Boston Visitors Guide to provide you with the best recommendations for What to do on Boston. Take a few minutes and browse the interesting sections of the Boston Visitors Guide and begin planning your ideal visit to Boston!

    Should you have any questions about any of the Things to do in Boston listed in our Boston Visitors Guide, or any other question about making your visit to Boston more memorable, please feel free to contact our Concierge Team via Email. or call us at 617.654.1912 .

    31/05/2017

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    Boston Hotels – $84: Find 299 Hotel Deals #travelling #america

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    Where to stay in Boston

    Your Guide to Boston Hotels

    Mix the glamour of a big city with New England’s proud heritage when in Boston. You’ve never seen a city that honors its past and embraces its future quite like Beantown.

    • Spend time in one of the great suites overlooking Boston’s skyline by booking a stay at a hotel with first-rate amenities
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    • Save money by booking the guaranteed best rates around at Boston hotels in every neighborhood

    From lodgings featuring views of the John Hancock Tower to rooms overlooking the river,every one of Boston’s charming neighborhoods offers versatile hotels that work for families or business travelers. Luxury hotels in the vicinity of Boston’s downtown will place you just a few short steps from some of the city’s best restaurants, theatres, and shops. Whether you’re in town for business or fun, you’ll enjoy delicious breakfasts and in-house spas at luxurious hotels. Of course, there are also many cheap deals on motels in Boston that allow visitors to enjoy the charms of neighborhoods lined with brownstones and bakeries.

    The Seasons of Boston

    The general rule is that there is truly no bad time to visit Boston. After all, the museums and cultural attractions here never slow down. Many people consider summer the best time to come to Boston, when the temperature hovers near 80 degrees, and constant sunshine leads to plenty of activities on and around the Charles River. You’ll also face smaller crowds at restaurants, clubs, and shops during the summer, since most students vacate the city in May. Chilly temperatures and routine snowfall during Boston’s winters make heaping bowls of steaming clam chowder essential. Of course, the live performances, museum exhibits, and boutique sales during winter make it a great time to visit. Spring and fall both offer brightness and extremely mild weather.

    How to Travel in Boston

    Boston is a city that should definitely be experienced on foot. You’ll love passing crowds of college students in the park alongside gentlemen in business suits. In addition, the city features a fairly comprehensive subway and bus system that will let you travel between landmarks and neighborhoods easily. Many hotels are close to public transit and should be able to help you find your way around. If you want the freedom to cover more miles without worrying about train schedules, grab a car rental and see the city on your own time.

    How to Experience Boston, MA

    Beantown is filled with historic buildings, sprawling university campuses, expansive parks, and fabulous restaurants. Get to the heart of the city by walking the famous Freedom Trail. Other things to do in Boston should include stops at the Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park, the Boston Children’s Museum, the New England Aquarium, and the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum. Put on a comfortable pair of shoes and spend an afternoon or two exploring the narrow cobblestone streetsof Beacon Hill, the shaded paths of Boston Common, and the landmarks of Copley Square. Don’t forget to stop for cannoli in Little Italy in the legendary North End, followed by a detour to Cambridge to visit Harvard University. If you’re looking for a romantic way to spend a summer afternoon, visit the pond in Boston Public Garden for a ride on a swan boat. When it’s time to pick up some keepsakes for your friends back home, head to the Faneuil Hall Marketplace or browse the boutiques on Newberry Street.

    The huge population of college students and young professionals in Boston generatesa nightlife that is both casual and sophisticated. It’s not unusual to see a crowd gathered to watch an impromptu performance from street singers, dancers, or a magician near the city’s landmarks after nightfall. Check out the bars on or around Lansdowne Street and Kenmore Square…or, if you’re looking for some sophisticated lounges, make your way to the Theatre District and Boylston Street after dark. Of course, you’re certain to find a great spot for a cocktail and some live music if you stick around Faneuil Hall after dark.

    How to Get the Best Deals to Boston

    Before you plan a trip to the city that put Samuel Adams and Paul Revere in the history books, make sure you don’t sabotage your checkbook by overlooking easy ways to save money. Expedia.com has amazing offers on flights to Boston and overnight accommodations that fit any budget. You can even plan your trip in just a few simple steps using one of our incredible Boston vacation packages. Browse to unlock exclusive discount offers that will help you keep more money in your pocket for souvenirs. Are cobblestone streets, tall ships, glittering skyscrapers, and views of Massachusetts Bay what you’re dreaming of? Start planning a spectacular trip by browsing affordable rooms at hotels in Boston right here on Expedia.com today.

    31/05/2017

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    Find what you’ll love in Boston

    Perhaps Boston can be best described as a welcome contradiction: Hip alongside historic. Skyscrapers surround parks. Gourmet meets pizza.

    Just as the city pays homage to every period of America’s timeline, it also serves as all things to all people. The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau is here to help you experience Boston like a local.

    For that, check out Boston Insider to get the local perspective on the best experiences for Foodies, Traveling Families, History Lovers and others who want to indulge in their particular passion while in Boston.

    There’s also Boston Everyday. which tells you what to do. where to stay, where to eat. and where to shop on all 365 days. And you can also see a complete calendar of events in Boston and some of our favorite picks.

    Huba Huba, the BostonUSA Blog provides a creative look into activities, attractions and experiences in the city and the surrounding communities.

    So jump right in and plan your trip. from getting here to getting around the city.  Get ideas and suggested itineraries from Boston Insider. or just learn all about Boston.

    20/05/2017

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    Car Rental Boston Airport

    Boston’s Logan Airport now offers a single, consolidated Rental Car Center. It is a LEED-certified facility with a four-level garage, offices, and check-in space. The large center acts as a central hub for car rentals and offers numerous services for the convenience of travelers.

    From State Highway 1A N, take the exit for Logan Airport and follow the signs to the Rental Car Center located at 15 Transportation Way, East Boston, MA 02128.

    Additional Services

    The new 120,000 square foot car rental and transportation facility offers travelers several helpful features. There are available SmartCartes, a USPS mailbox, free WiFi, ATM machines, and vending machines. Massport’s Ground Transportation Operations Center is located within the building, assisting in making sure shuttles and buses are running on time with up-to-the-minute traffic reports. Digital signage throughout the airport will help travelers find buses, times and countdown clocks, and where to pick it up. Staff with “Ask Me” shirts are available throughout the airport to assist with any additional questions, concerns, or directions.

    On-Airport Shuttle operates provides free service between the airport terminals and the Rental Car Center. The On-Airport shuttles usually run every 5 to 6 minutes. They are equipped to make boarding easier and handle luggage and wheelchairs, look for the blue and white buses. The Rental Car Center’s shuttles are as follows:

    26/04/2017

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    Getting Around Boston

    Boston Neighborhoods

    Boston, the capital of Massachusetts and the largest city in New England, features neighborhoods with names and identities that still hold strong to their colonial beginnings. Most neighborhoods began as cities of their own before they were incorporated as one. Therefore, many streets may have a duplicate in other parts of town.

    Downtown

    Accessible via South Station, Aquarium, State Street and Downtown Crossing subway stations.

    Downtown Boston is the most tourist-heavy area, with most of the city’s highlights, including the start of the 2 -mile Freedom Trail and the Boston Tea Party site. Families should start their city tour here for the Children’s Museum and the New England Aquarium alone. Downtown is also the commercial and financial heart of the city, so modern offices share blocks with historic buildings and colonial sites. Saunter along Washington Street and stumble upon Downtown Crossing (at the intersection of Washington and Summer streets, where Winter Street turns into Summer Street). This humming area overflows with fast-paced pedestrians, theatergoers making their way to the Opera House and street vendors selling their wares.

    North End

    Accessible via the North and Haymarket subway stations.

    Boston’s Little Italy can be found in the North End neighborhood (which, as the name suggests, is just north of downtown). The Freedom Trail winds through the North End past historic sites like the Old North Church and the Paul Revere House. However, be sure to step off and explore the neighborhoods outside of the colonial buildings for the area’s Old World feel. On Hanover Street and Salem Street, you’ll find a handful of restaurants and shops with an Italian flair. You’ll also encounter the vibrant Faneuil Hall Marketplace. a popular market for tourists and city-dwellers, alike.

    South End

    Accessible via the Back Bay and Prudential subway stations.

    The South End is an up-and-coming area and the heart of the city’s gay community. Recently renovated with an artsy and cultural twist, this diverse and stylish neighborhood is home to beautiful homes from the 19th century. If you’re looking for a souvenir, be sure to pop inside one of the South End’s eclectic furniture and handmade craft stores lining Washington Street and Harrison Avenue. And if you happen to be in town on a Sunday morning, head to the vibrant SoWa Open Market to blend in with locals weaving through stands filled with antique arts and crafts, vintage jewelry and colorful fruits, veggies and flowers.

    Beacon Hill

    Accessible via the Bowdoin, Charles/ MGH and Park Street subway stations.

    For a taste of Boston life in the old days, wander along Beacon Hill’s charming, brick-lined streets, located west of downtown. Largely residential, the area’s cobblestone streets and historic homes date back to the early 19th century. Mount Vernon Street and Charles Street are the main highlights for those looking for picture-perfect photo-ops and one-of-a-kind antiques.

    Beacon Hill’s portion of the Freedom Trail includes the oldest public park in the country, Boston Common. Simply referred to as “the Common,” it was originally created in the 1600s. Southeast of the Common, the small but lively Chinatown is packed with restaurants and grocery stores.

    Back Bay

    Accessible via the Back Bay and Copley subway stations.

    Sitting just off the Charles River Basin southwest of downtown, the Back Bay features some of the most expensive properties in Boston. Often compared to San Francisco ‘s fashionable Nob Hill area, the Back Bay neighborhood features glamorous mansions, trendy shops and chic cafes. At one point in its history, it was a sign of wealth and social standing to live here. Today, you will find both residents and tourists admiring Back Bay’s architecture and strolling along charming Newbury Street, lined with swanky boutiques and marquee galleries.

    Kenmore Square

    Accessible via the Museum of Fine Arts, Kenmore, Fenway, Ruggles and Massachusetts Avenue subway stations.

    Located to the west of downtown is Kenmore Square. This scenic area consists of trees and colorful flowers, and shops and bars catering to Boston University college students that often fill the area. As you wander along the gas lamp-lit streets at night, past high-end shops and restaurants, you’ll find the lively Lansdowne Street, which cranks up the cool factor with buzzing dance clubs, jazz clubs and jam-packed pubs.

    The Fenway

    Accessible via the Kenmore or Fenway subway stations.

    You’ll find the Fenway just south of Kenmore Square. The area’s main draw is Fenway Park. the adored home of the Boston Red Sox, and the stadium to visit if you’re a baseball enthusiast. If you’re in town for a home game and can afford to shell out some extra dough for a seat, you won’t want to miss cheering alongside Sox fans inside the Green Monster. Other highlights here include the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts and Symphony Hall.

    Charlestown

    Accessible via the North Station subway station.

    One of Boston’s most historic areas, Charlestown lures culture hounds in pursuit of well-preserved pieces of history, like the USS Constitution and the Bunker Hill Monument. But another main draw is the spectacular scenery; climb the 294 steps to reach the top of Bunker Hill and you’ll be rewarded with sweeping city views from its observatory. Though you won’t find many hotels in this isolated residential area, you will notice a few upscale high-end restaurants sharing blocks with charming 19th century row houses. Charlestown is located to the north of Boston proper on a peninsula across the Charles River. To reach Charlestown, walk across the Charlestown Bridge from Boston’s North End or take the T train’s Green or Orange line and hop off at the North Station stop.

    Cambridge

    Accessible via the Central Square, Harvard Square and Porter Square subway stations.

    Although not in Boston proper, Cambridge is only a short ride northwest on the subway. The heart of this separate city is Harvard Square, which sits next to prestigious Harvard University and northwest of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Academia-themed boutiques and ethnic eateries fill out the area. When you’re not brushing shoulders with intellectuals in a Harvard Square book store, wander along Brattle Street to pick up a pastry and admire 18th-century homes. There are also a bevy of museums here including the highly-recommended Harvard Museum of Natural History, the Arthur M. Sackler Museum and the Peabody Museum.

    Though its unlikely that encounter any major crime as a Boston visitor, it’s still wise to stay vigilant of your surroundings, especially if you decide to branch away from tourist areas to explore off-the-beaten-path spots. Like in any other large city, keep track of your belongings and stick to well-lit and crowded streets, particularly at night. And be sure to steer clear of vacant subway cars in the evening and avoid visiting urban parks after dark. It’s also a good idea to carry extra cash and the number of a reliable cab company if you plan to enjoy a fun night out on the town. Stay especially alert in areas like Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan, which are all south of Boston proper, where reports of crime are not uncommon.

    The best way to get around in Boston is by walking. And when your itinerary takes you out of the city center, the second best mode is the efficient “T” subway system, which includes subways, trains and trolleys along five separate lines. You can easily take the Blue Line from Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) to downtown Boston. Cabs are another excellent option: Boston isn’t a huge taxi town, but you can find them at several cabstands throughout the city and lining up outside of major hotels. However, we do not suggest renting a car and driving yourself: Narrow, one-way roads and expensive parking make driving an avoidable hassle.

    24/04/2017

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    Boston Hotels – $84: Find 299 Hotel Deals #travel #consultant #jobs

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    Where to stay in Boston

    Your Guide to Boston Hotels

    Mix the glamour of a big city with New England’s proud heritage when in Boston. You’ve never seen a city that honors its past and embraces its future quite like Beantown.

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    From lodgings featuring views of the John Hancock Tower to rooms overlooking the river,every one of Boston’s charming neighborhoods offers versatile hotels that work for families or business travelers. Luxury hotels in the vicinity of Boston’s downtown will place you just a few short steps from some of the city’s best restaurants, theatres, and shops. Whether you’re in town for business or fun, you’ll enjoy delicious breakfasts and in-house spas at luxurious hotels. Of course, there are also many cheap deals on motels in Boston that allow visitors to enjoy the charms of neighborhoods lined with brownstones and bakeries.

    The Seasons of Boston

    The general rule is that there is truly no bad time to visit Boston. After all, the museums and cultural attractions here never slow down. Many people consider summer the best time to come to Boston, when the temperature hovers near 80 degrees, and constant sunshine leads to plenty of activities on and around the Charles River. You’ll also face smaller crowds at restaurants, clubs, and shops during the summer, since most students vacate the city in May. Chilly temperatures and routine snowfall during Boston’s winters make heaping bowls of steaming clam chowder essential. Of course, the live performances, museum exhibits, and boutique sales during winter make it a great time to visit. Spring and fall both offer brightness and extremely mild weather.

    How to Travel in Boston

    Boston is a city that should definitely be experienced on foot. You’ll love passing crowds of college students in the park alongside gentlemen in business suits. In addition, the city features a fairly comprehensive subway and bus system that will let you travel between landmarks and neighborhoods easily. Many hotels are close to public transit and should be able to help you find your way around. If you want the freedom to cover more miles without worrying about train schedules, grab a car rental and see the city on your own time.

    How to Experience Boston, MA

    Beantown is filled with historic buildings, sprawling university campuses, expansive parks, and fabulous restaurants. Get to the heart of the city by walking the famous Freedom Trail. Other things to do in Boston should include stops at the Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park, the Boston Children’s Museum, the New England Aquarium, and the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum. Put on a comfortable pair of shoes and spend an afternoon or two exploring the narrow cobblestone streetsof Beacon Hill, the shaded paths of Boston Common, and the landmarks of Copley Square. Don’t forget to stop for cannoli in Little Italy in the legendary North End, followed by a detour to Cambridge to visit Harvard University. If you’re looking for a romantic way to spend a summer afternoon, visit the pond in Boston Public Garden for a ride on a swan boat. When it’s time to pick up some keepsakes for your friends back home, head to the Faneuil Hall Marketplace or browse the boutiques on Newberry Street.

    The huge population of college students and young professionals in Boston generatesa nightlife that is both casual and sophisticated. It’s not unusual to see a crowd gathered to watch an impromptu performance from street singers, dancers, or a magician near the city’s landmarks after nightfall. Check out the bars on or around Lansdowne Street and Kenmore Square…or, if you’re looking for some sophisticated lounges, make your way to the Theatre District and Boylston Street after dark. Of course, you’re certain to find a great spot for a cocktail and some live music if you stick around Faneuil Hall after dark.

    How to Get the Best Deals to Boston

    Before you plan a trip to the city that put Samuel Adams and Paul Revere in the history books, make sure you don’t sabotage your checkbook by overlooking easy ways to save money. Expedia.com has amazing offers on flights to Boston and overnight accommodations that fit any budget. You can even plan your trip in just a few simple steps using one of our incredible Boston vacation packages. Browse to unlock exclusive discount offers that will help you keep more money in your pocket for souvenirs. Are cobblestone streets, tall ships, glittering skyscrapers, and views of Massachusetts Bay what you’re dreaming of? Start planning a spectacular trip by browsing affordable rooms at hotels in Boston right here on Expedia.com today.

    24/04/2017

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    Boston Irish Tourism Association – About Us #complete #travel #solutions

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    About the Boston Irish Tourism Association

    The Boston Irish Tourism Association (BITA) was formed in 2000, as a way to market the state’s vibrant Irish-American community, especially its culture, heritage, and businesses.

    BITA’s goal was to connect the Irish-American grassroots community with the state’s tourism and hospitality industries so that year round cultural events could be enjoyed by visitors, conventioneers, business travelers and tour groups coming to Massachusetts.

    The result has been to make it easy for visitors and local residents to get immersed in the state s wonderful range of cultural activities, and to take advantage of the hospitality amenities available to travelers.

    Some of the things we do at BITA:

    • We provide information to the general public, tour operators, incoming convention groups and the media about upcoming events and activities of our members.
    • We advise visitors on where to stay, where to dine or to shop, where to have a pint, see a concert, check out a traditional session, and how to get from Boston to the Berkshires, or from Canada to the Cape. If you have a question, send us an email, call or write us and we’ll try to answer it for you.
    • We profile scores of musicians, dancers, artists, writers, storytellers, filmmakers, chefs, photographers and others who help fuel the creative economy in Massachusetts.
    • We represent and provide information on other destinations such as Ireland, Quebec City, Prince Edward Island and Rhode Island and New Hampshire, all of which share a common interest in culture and hospitality.
    • We strengthen travel ties among the United States, Canada and Ireland by working closely with government agencies and travel specialists.
    • We distribute three issues each year of our free Travel Culture Guide magazine in March, June and November, to visitor centers, cultural venues, tour group operators and travel media and to the region’s Irish-American community.
    • We partner with Tourism Ireland year ’round to inform our readers about cultural celebration taking place in Ireland and here in New England.
    • Our Irish Heritage Trail walking tour takes visitors and school groups along nearly 300 years of the Irish experience in Boston. We have compiled over 70 Irish landmarks throughout Massachusetts.
    • Our booklet, Finding Your Irish Roots in Massachusetts, guides you through genealogy resources throughout the state.
    • Please check out our web sites:
      • www.IrishMassachusetts.com
      • www.IrishHeritageTrail.com

    Thanks again for visiting the Boston Irish Tourism Association’s web site. To get in touch directly, click here .

    14/03/2017

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