Boston Trip Planning for Curious Travelers with Simon Richmond

Boston Trip Planning for Curious Travelers with Simon Richmond


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On the east coast of the USA, Boston is a ‘wicked’ travel destination. Central to modern American history, with many cultural treasures, the city also offers wonderful architecture and outdoor spaces, great dining, and sports teams that locals support with passion.

In this interactive seminar guidebook writer and former resident Simon Richmond shares all one needs to know to plan the perfect trip to Boston. Described as the ‘Cradle of Liberty’, this harbor city was in the news long before the Boston Tea Party of 1773 hit the international headlines and Paul Revere’s ride sparked the American Revolution. Walk in the footsteps of revolutionaries along the city’s Freedom Trail.

Throughout the nineteenth century, Boston’s wealthy elite established museums, libraries, and symphony orchestras that everyone can enjoy today. Boston is also home to one of the US’s most famous baseball teams, the Red Sox, who play at hallowed Fenway Park. Consider the parkland along the Charles River and Boston Harbour, the academia and architecture of Harvard and MIT, and day trips out to locations such as Salem, Lexington, and Concord and it's no exaggeration to say there's something for everyone in Boston.

Led by Simon Richmond, a former Boston resident, and author and contributor to over 100 travel guidebooks including Insight Guides’ Boston Step by Step and Lonely Planet’s USA guides, this interactive seminar aims to answer most, if not all, of your Boston travel queries. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an enthusiasm to discover the best of the ‘Athens of America’.

Simon Richmond is a UK-based freelance journalist and photographer with over 25 years of experience of researching and writing travel guidebooks and other non-fiction books. After living in Tokyo in the early 1990s he co-wrote The Rough Guide to Japan (which was named Guidebook of the Year in 2000) and The Rough Guide to Tokyo. He has since written and contributed to over 150 guidebooks, most of which have been published by Lonely Planet. A former resident of Sydney, Australia and Boston, USA, the countries he has most frequently covered include Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, the UK and the USA. Find out more about him at www.simonrichmond.com.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Never knew 1-3rd of what I learned, even though i[ve spent my life in Greater Boston

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Noel Stillings
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This was a great overview! I thought I knew Boston but Mr Richmond pointed out a couple of hidden gems! When I visited Harvard there was a queue for visitors to take pics next to John Harvard statute- wonder if they knew the “3 Lies” about that statute?! Good orientation.

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C.M. (New Haven, US)
Well’Done

Never knew 1-3rd of what I learned, even though i[ve spent my life in Greater Boston

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Noel Stillings
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This was a great overview! I thought I knew Boston but Mr Richmond pointed out a couple of hidden gems! When I visited Harvard there was a queue for visitors to take pics next to John Harvard statute- wonder if they knew the “3 Lies” about that statute?! Good orientation.