Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood & Belmont Neighbourhoods

Charlotte North Carolina’s Plaza Midwood neighbourhood is located less than a mile from Uptown, Charlotte’s city center. Plaza Midwood runs along Central Avenue from Hawthorn Lane to Eastway Drive, though locals may cut it a few blocks short of Eastway Drive. The neighbourhood also has a locally-designated historic district in its westernmost part, a four…

Boston’s Downtown District; Lobster Rolls & Faneuil Hall

As it may become obvious with these upcoming blogs, I really, really love Boston. I have been a couple times now and I can not wait to go back and explore even more of its neighbourhoods in-depth. Boston played a huge role in early American history from the moment pilgrims arrived in Plymouth Rock and…

Sniff Around and Find Out; Boston’s Little Italy in North End

Boston’s North End District refers to the northeastern tip of its downtown area, or everything east of Washington Street/US 93. The waterfront community is on a peninsula surrounded by the Massachusetts Bay on three sides, and is accented by the scenic 43-mile Boston Harbor Walk.  North End is a hub for significant Revolutionary War and…

Following our Noses Around Boston’s Historic Chinatown

Boston’s Historic Chinatown Neighbourhood is located southeast of Boston Common, nestled into the curve of Surface Road/US 90, framed by Washington Street to the west and Essex Street to the north.  The Chinatown station is located at the corner of Essex and Washington. Walk one block south down Washington, turn left and walk two blocks…

Ellijay, Georgia; The Place of Many Waters

Ellijay, Georgia is a tiny town of less than two thousand people in a little over 2.5 square miles. It is halfway between Blue Ridge and Jasper, just 75 miles north of Atlanta. Originally Cherokee territory, Ellijay also takes its name from the Cherokee word Elatseyi meaning “many waters.” Ellijay is located near the confluence…