Brianne Miers

Travel Content Creator & Freelance Writer

Boston, MA

Brianne Miers

Brianne is a Boston-based travel content creator & freelance writer.



How to Have a Beautiful Garden all Year Long

With a little thought, planning, and creativity, you can have a beautiful garden all year long—even in New England. That’s according to Vanessa Tropeano, Creative Director for Parterre Garden Services, which provides high-end, personalized horticultural design services from the NorthShore to Cape Cod.
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The 12 best restaurants in Easton

From pubs and pizza joints to bold concepts and global flavors, the best restaurants in Easton will delight you. You probably haven’t heard much about Easton, Pennsylvania, yet. Sitting in the Lehigh Valley at the crossroads between New York City and Philadelphia, Easton was a major hub for transportation and industry from the Revolutionary War to the mid-twentieth century.
Time Out New York Link to Story

Isis Dallis Keigwin supports youths who 'age out' of foster care

It was the decision to attend a New Year’s Eve party in San Francisco 13 years ago that led Isis Dallis Keigwin, CEO and co-founder of the Camellia Network, to provide life-lines for teens aging out of foster care. Isis and the party’s host, Vanessa Diffenbaugh, were young professionals just starting out – Isis working in marketing for Old Navy and Vanessa at a local nonprofit.
The Christian Science Monitor Link to Story

Malawi Cuisine: The Chef Redefining Traditional Food (+Nsima Recipe)

In many places in the world, cooking is still considered “women’s work.” However, Malawi’s Emmanuel Nkhata hasn’t let that stop him from pursuing an exciting culinary career.
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How To Volunteer In Guatemala & Help Local Youth

In an open-air auditorium on the outskirts of Antigua, Guatemala, teenagers wearing their finest formal outfits grasped their diplomas as they posed for obligatory photos with proud parents and restless siblings before dashing off for selfies and snacks with friends. All graduations are special, but this one was particularly so.
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9 Non-Touristy Things to Do in Boston

Each year, tourists from all over the world descend on Boston to take in the city’s historical and cultural sights. Most head straight to the Freedom Trail - not that there’s anything wrong with that - but there’s so much to see and do in Boston beyond that two-mile brick path. Here are nine under-the-radar ideas from our friends at HI Boston hostel.
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8 Spots for the Best Budget Eats in Boston

Even though Boston is a popular tourist destination, it can be a pretty pricey place to visit. Fortunately for travelers on a budget, there are lots of ways to save money on eating out. Boston has cafes, bars and restaurants at every price point, and there are plenty of local gems to enjoy. Over the 10 years I’ve lived in Boston, I’ve worked hard to find the best cheap places to eat.
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Tourism On The Rebound In Nepal

Nepal’s Department of Immigration just announced that foreign tourist arrivals shot up 28 percent in the first half of 2017 – 460,304 tourists arrived via air in the first six months of 2017, compared to 359,672 in the first half of 2016. This is a big relief for for the more than 400,000 Nepalis whose livelihoods depend on the country’s tourism industry.
Ethical Traveler Link to Story

The Perils of a Tourism Boom: Palawan’s Popularity Problem

Palawan’s Popularity Problem: An Interview with Photographer Duncan Murrell. This past fall (autumn for those outside North America), I was lured to Palawan, a culturally and ecologically rich archipelago in the Philippines made up of nearly 2,000 islands. Seeing the name pop up repeatedly on “world’s best islands” and “world’s best beaches” lists in recent years meant I wasn’t the only one who fell for the hype.
Ethical Traveler Link to Story

Seven Ways Volunteering is Good for Your Career

Did you ever think of all the ways that volunteering is good for your career? There’s no question that volunteers benefit from volunteering. After all, it feels good to give, and believe that your time and energy is helping an organization make a real and lasting difference. And besides, it’s fun.
Giving Way Link to Story

The Rickshaw Challenge and Round Table India Team Up to Transform Schools

Over the past nine years, the Rickshaw Challenge has drawn more than 1,500 people from across the globe to India, where they have donned wacky costumes to dodge potholes, cows, motorbikes, and more from behind the wheel of an auto-rickshaw. RTI, which provides young men with social and civic opportunities, is committed to reaching one million children through its classroom-building initiative, Freedom through Education.
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Brianne Miers

Brianne Miers is a Boston-based travel content creator and freelance writer who’s determined to show that it’s possible to balance a full-time job with a life of travel.

By day, she helps nonprofits tell their powerful stories, and on nights, weekends and days off, she’s on the hunt for local, unique and sustainable experiences in New England and beyond to share on her blog, A Traveling Life.

She’s contributed to Immersion Travel Magazine and Ethical Traveler, as well as many other online publications and blogs, and collaborated with numerous international brands and various CVBs, hotels and tour companies. In Winter 2015, she served as social media manager for the Rickshaw Challenge and India's Cup adventure races in southern India.

Brianne is an active member of the Impact Travel Alliance Media Network, the Co-Lead of the Travel Massive Boston chapter, and has served as a brand ambassador for several organizations and companies.

She has spoken at the New York Travel Festival, Nomad Cruise and the Women in Travel Summit (WITS Milwaukee), as well as at several events at Hostelling International USA locations, and has been quoted as a travel industry expert in national publications.



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