The Salem Experience for $20 or Less

Come for the witches, stay for the tiny hand-blown glass animals. That’s not the slogan for the town of Salem, but it definitely is for my time there. I was initially interested in the grisly history of the witch trials, especially since it’s perfect for Halloween. I mean, the pivotal film Hocus Pocus is set there. But I must confess I spent much more of … Continue reading The Salem Experience for $20 or Less

How to be an Ethical Shopper on a Budget

Of course, we all want to save the world. We want to end world hunger, war, and animal abuse. But, honestly, being one individual in the middle of over 7 billion people can make you feel really small and helpless. Yeah, there’s the phrase, “It starts with one person,” but can one person really start a worldwide movement and create change? These are the things … Continue reading How to be an Ethical Shopper on a Budget

Fast Fashion: Who’s Really Paying the Price?

The brown paper bags are ubiquitous. It is impossible to walk down Washington Street or anywhere in the Downtown Crossing area without seeing them. They can be the size of a lunch bag or the size of a suitcase; either way, the hands they are held in swing them back and forth, content with their purchases. I’m talking about the Primark bags. Since Primark opened … Continue reading Fast Fashion: Who’s Really Paying the Price?

10 Easy to Make and Easy on the Budget Meals

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” – George Bernard Shaw I have to agree with Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw. Food is one of the greatest pleasures in life. I love food, any type of food at all, really. I will say that I’m nowhere close to being an Iron Chef, but one of my favorite pastimes is to watch Food … Continue reading 10 Easy to Make and Easy on the Budget Meals