Welcome to Travel, Wine, and Dine. My name is Meghan, and I am a Boston based food, travel, and sometimes wine blogger. I am also a self-employed Marketing Communications and Social Media Consultant. I am always taking on new clients, so please be in touch if you are looking for Marketing, Public Relations, Social Media strategy, Community Management, or any other Digital Communications assistance. I’m currently having some server difficulties with my Pop! Marketing Communications website; if you are interested in working together please email me directly: meghan (at) popmarcomm (dot) com.
Recent Travel, Wine, and Dine features and honors:
Travel, Wine, and Dine featured on Fox 25 Morning News talking about New England wine
The journey of Travel, Wine, and Dine so far
I started this blog in June 2009 as a place to share my interests and passions, mainly food, travel, and wine but also exercise, to a certain extent, and general life in Boston. I was a Marketing Communications Manager at a publishing company at the time, and while I was learning a lot and loved the people I worked with, I realized I wasn’t that excited by what we were actually doing. This got me wondering if I would ever be excited about my job. I knew I loved Marketing and everything that came with it, and my interest in Social Media had been growing for some time. But, it’s not easy to leave a steady job in a down economy (that just got worse!).
For me, Social Media and my blog were amazing tools for following my instincts and building a Marketing business of my own. Fast forward a year and a half into my blogging life, with the addition of some amazing Boston and Sonoma based blogger friends thrown into the mix. Blogging helped me not only to build a network of friends with similar passions, ambitions, and spirits, but it also introduced me to countless people who have been helpful in my career.
In August 2010, I started working with Red, White, Boston part time as their Social Media Manager. In October 2010, I quit my full time job to pursue a job that excited me. . . and since that time I have gotten most of the way there as an independent Marketing Communications Consultant. August 2011 brought my new business, Pop! Marketing Communications, and a steady stream of clients needing Marketing, Social Media, and Digital PR assistance have followed. Owning a business and being out on my own has had its ups and downs, but it’s pretty exciting and has made for rapid growth in my skill set and leadership abilities.
I love the work I do, but there’s certainly more to life! A little more about me: I was born and raised in Central New Jersey, got an English degree with a Judaic Studies minor from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, studied Irish politics and literature at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and in 2002 settled in Boston. A year later, I met my now husband, who himself had just made his way to America from Galway. We got married and moved to Dorchester in 2006, and we have been traveling and enjoying life here ever since. Ireland and New Jersey are second homes, and thanks to the kindness of strangers met through Social Media, many visits to California has made it feel like a third.
In addition to my love of all things food, including grocery shopping, farmers markets, cooking, eating, dining out, going out for cocktails, wine tastings, and traveling to other places to eat and drink, and spending time with family, I also love animals and have been a volunteer at the MSPCA since September 2007 and can’t wait to one day have enough time in the day to adopt a dog, preferably a pit bull (my favorite, and most misunderstood breed) or two. I am also a five time marathoner (Boston Marathon 2000, 2008, 2010, 2012 and Bermuda Marathon 2004), training for my 6th. . . the New York City Marathon in Fall 2012!
There’s so much more, so stay for a bit! I hope you enjoy my recipes, travel stories, wine recommendations, and general bits of our life in Boston. I love comments and questions and chatting with readers so please feel free to email traveleatlove ( at ) gmail (dot) com for anything blog related (or for Marketing, PR, or Social Media, meghan (at) popmarcomm (dot)com.