Harvard University has named pop singer Rihanna its Humanitarian of the Year. Harvard’s yearly humanitarian award goes to “‘prominent public-spirited leaders” in honor of the late Rev. Professor Peter J. Gomes, a beloved preacher, theologian and character at Harvard. Gomes was “one of the nation’s truly great preachers and one of Harvard’s truly great scholars,”…

Boston too cold in the winter? New York too crowded? Why not D.C.? Washington, D.C. was built on a strategically chosen plot of land on the Potomac River.  Contrary to popular belief, it was not built on a swamp. It was designed by French-born, American designer and engineer Pierre Charles L’Enfant, whom Washington.org says, “Presented a vision for a bold,…

Want to explore a new city in the States that isn’t the Big Apple? Try Boston. Why Boston? The historic city of Boston in Massachusetts is one of America’s favorite college towns. With over 50 institutions of higher education, including the prestigious Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, this small metropolitan area, Boston, is home to more than 250,000…

New York City is known for many things: Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, holiday displays at Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue, cheesecake and Times Square. NYC tops the list as the “most populous city” in  the United States with 8.5 million people residing in its city limits of 305 square miles.  The metropolitan region is big,…