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Media Attention

"Ports d'Attache," travel documentary series produced by TV5 Canada and the Discovery Channel; Heidi Hollinger, host; broadcast April 2012

"Ports d'Attache," travel documentary series produced by TV5 Canada and the Discovery Channel; Heidi Hollinger, host; broadcast April 2012

Boston Your Way founder, Maryglenn Vincens, featured as one of "local interpreters" on the show about the waterfront city of Boston.

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From Boston, America's Walking City, Kathleen Becker

From Boston, America's Walking City, Kathleen Becker, Boston Your Way, featured in the popular Italian ESL magazine, Speak Up Italia, July 2011

For visitors who want a look behind the scenes and have their own personal guide, "Boston Your Way" offers bespoke walking tours. The company's founder, the dynamic Maryglenn Vincens, meets us in the heart of the city, on the Common. download pdf

Media Comments

From A Boston Conway Confidential, as featured on American Airlines, AA.com/women, April 2010

Secret Agent: The most interesting, hidden, or unusual parts of Boston are best found on foot with a premium tour by Boston Your Way. Founder Maryglenn Vincens will personally dispel the myths and mysteries of this historic town, showing you the inner workings of this uniquely complex city from the Immigrant North End to Fenway. This is not your basic highlights walking tour. Fun facts while you walk include the history of the Necco Wafer, the definition of an authentic Boston Brahmin, and the legacy of Fannie Farmer that is still being used in kitchens today. You’ll stop at overlooked sites and learn the genuine history of Boston’s colonial, seafaring, and intellectual past, and then be astounded at how smart you sound spouting tidbits about Boston at your next dinner party. All tours are $100 an hour. www.conwayconfidential.com

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From Weekend in Back Bay, Boston; Judith Ritter; Air Canada OnAir Magazine, December 2007

The classiest introduction to Boston is a town-car tour with Maryglenn Vincens' Boston Your Way. Vincens customizes itineraries for the been-there-done-that crowd. Gaze through the limo's tinted windows at centuries-old city streets, then have your chauffeur stop at the Kennedy Library and Museum.... www.aircanada.com

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From Independent Shore Excursions in New England and Canada, Judy Zimmerman, The Avid Cruiser, April 3, 2007

Back in Boston, we decided against taking the city’s popular Duck Tour in a World War II landing craft painted to look like a garish carnival ride. As it drove right into the Charles River, the guide encouraged passengers to continue their “quack-quack-quack-ing. Instead, a private guide met us at the hotel for “Boston Your Way”, a tour more appealing to a National Public Radio audience. While Maryglenn Vincens' tours don’t have a lot of dazzle, she really knows her “stuff” and can take a car into the narrow streets of North End and Beacon Hill where the long line of tourist busses do not go. www.avidcruiser.com

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From Boston Cityscape, Molly Rose Teuke, Midwest Airlines Magazine, September/October 2006

We headed to the trendy South End with Maryglenn Vincens of custom tour company Boston Your Way. This is the largest Victorian rowhouse district in the country...[and it] calls for leisurely strolling. Vincens guides us to what becomes my favorite lane in all of Boston: Public Alley 705, a narrow walkway through the Berkeley Community Garden.

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Guests Comments

Thank you for a most interesting and fun Boston tour last Friday.  Every single one of our 15 persons felt it was a highlight of the graduation trip—and that’s saying a lot when the graduation was no less than a Harvard Law School event!  You are truly a wonderful, knowledgeable tour guide and a very kind soul to have been willing to put up with this very diverse crowd.  Thanks again, Maryglenn.  You rock! 
Victoria Horstmann, Longboat Key, FL ______________________________________________________

Maryglenn,
What a wonderful magical time it was. You hit all the right spots. I have traveled quite a bit and you are the most informed, knowledgeable, and friendly tour guide I have ever encountered. You had a tough audience and you hit a home run. Your mission was to plan a tour of Boston for a group of well traveled friends who meet once a year to renew their friendship while taking into account the varied ability to get around and knowledge of the local area. I recommend your tour without reservation. If we come back to Boston let's do it again!
Barb Wheeler, Past Presidents of National School Boards Association, Chicago, IL _______________________________________________

Maryglenn, I wanted to you know how thrilled we all were with your wonderful tour of Boston on the 23rd.  It was everything and so much more than we had hoped.  My folks are still talking about it and [Bostonian] Andrew has continued to remark on how much of Boston you showed us that even he had never seen.  Your depth of knowledge and obvious fondness for the city were apparent yet we never felt as if we were attending a lecture but having a conversation. Bravo! Best wishes,
Alan Curle, MD, Rochester, NY
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Dear Maryglenn,
Thank you very much for the wonderful tour. It was the highlight of our time in Boston, and a great way to begin our visit. My youngest daughter & I were recently talking about what our favorite thing was that we did in Boston. She said it was the tour with you. As Brooke put it "Which is surprising because I don't like history. But she made it fun and interesting." I thought that was a pretty good compliment coming from a 12 year old! Thanks again for everything,
Kris R., Napier, IL ____________________________________________________

Dear Maryglenn,
Thank you so much for yesterday's great tour! We all appreciated your style and expertise. 
Jim Citron, Director, The Inter-American Partnership for Education,
A Program of Worldfund and Dartmouth College’s Rassias Center, Hanover, NH
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I just wanted to thank you once more for a wonderful tour with our friends from California.  You paced it very well and were quite sensitive both to the needs and attention spans of all the boys.  The tour was informative, fun and entertaining.  If you ever need a reference, please let us know.
Michael M., Andover, MA ______________________________________________________

Thanks to your terrific guiding, the West Point Class of 1961, “Second To None”, Company A-2, became “Revolutionary” proficient!
 
Now wise in Lexington and North Bridge and Dorchester Heights military happenings from 1775 and 1776, we mates of A-2, with spouses and friends, relish our “new” expertise, derived from your caring and knowledgeable presentations.  Much was learned in our enjoyable weekend time with you by recipients who delighted in your attention to our varied needs.
 
Samuel Adams and George Washington would be proud of your recounting of Greater Boston’s part in our country's coming of age.
 
Fond thanks for a job “Well Done!”
For Company A-2 Friends, Bill Seltz, Boston. MA
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Thank you so much for a wonderful day. Great time!! I was amazed by your knowledge and excitement.
The Griesemer Family, Greenwood, IN _____________________________________________________

We have traveled extensively in North America. South America, and Europe, and have taken a number of different tours in various cities and countries.
Without question, Maryglenn Vincens’ Boston Your Way tour was the most informative and interesting sightseeing excursion that we have encountered. Maryglenn is the ultimate professional – knowledgeable, well read, informative, communicative, and friendly. She weaves her unique insights into the tour, which make for a very interesting experience indeed. In addition to her professionalism, Maryglenn is just plain fun to be with.
Corina & John Fitzpatrick, Northbrook, IL
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Maryglenn Vincens' Boston Your Way really does Boston YOUR way.  In our case, it was Revolutionary Boston--by wheelchair.  Where Paul Revere and George Washington traveled by horse, Maryglenn hired an appropriate car and driver and got me and my husband, John, who uses a wheelchair, around and about Boston and Cambridge and out to Lexington and Concord.  She even got us into the Revere House (quite an achievement in a wheelchair) and toured us around some battlefields.  Her knowledge of Revolutionary War history was excellent and her insider insights were fun and interesting, things only a long time Bostonian would know.  I highly recommend Boston Your Way.  Let Maryglenn know what you want and she'll deliver.
Katie Stevenson, Santa Fe, NM
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Thank you for the wonderful tour of Boston on June 8.  The next night the Red Sox clobbered the Yankees 7-0!  We had a great trip.
Thanks again for making my first trip to Boston so memorable and informative.
Ralph E. Holt, Esq., Florence, AL _____________________________________________________

You and your company, Boston Your Way, were the godsend that I was looking for. A private personalized tour was exactly what I wanted for my group of family and friends. Your menu of tours was also well constructed and made it easy for me to select one for our group who had never been to Boston. Truly a first class experience. From my family, friends, my wife and me, thank you very much.
Robert Otaguro, San Francisco, CA
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We really enjoyed our time in Boston and already planning for our return! The tour was exactly what we wanted. It was great seeing the history but also the behind the scenes stuff that most tours ignore...the neighborhoods, the character and some of the day-to-day things. Highly recommend!
Jeff and Bernice Wassmer, Hampton, VA _____________________________________________________

I very much appreciated our tour that was both custom and traditional. You showed me in a few hours an excellent sampling of the traditional and unique features of Boston. I would recommend your service to both families and individual travelers that want to taste the real Boston with real anecdotes, history, and perspective instead of bland repetitive tour speak. Thank you again for the fine afternoon.
Steve Heimler, Calabasas, CA ______________________________________________________

We are safely back home in Pasadena. Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed you and your tour. Nancy and I agreed that it was the highlight of our trip to NY and Boston and believe it or not, the sandwiches, etc. from the deli on Salem St. was our favorite meal. Nancy particularly enjoyed the quick walk through your community garden. We will definitely be returning to Boston.
Mark and Nancy, Pasadena, CA ______________________________________________________

We loved your tour!! It was so fun, so perfect, so complete. I absolutely loved how you wove so much information and insights into a walking tour. Loved your social analysis of the city and its particulars. I learned a lot! and everyone else did too.
Ann McCann, Watertown, MA ______________________________________________________

Everything [details of 3-day itinerary] looks perfect. I really have enjoyed working with you, and I hope our paths cross again.
Jim Goodwin, Goodwin Travel American Express Concierge, Little Rock, AK
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A quick note to say how much my friends and I enjoyed the walking tours of Boston you led for us--delightfully informative. Your obvious knowledge of the people and events that make up Boston's history was infectious.
You may remember me asking about South Boston. Based on your recommendation, I read Michael Patrick McDonald's book "All Souls." I loved the book and went out and bought copies for those who were on the tour with me. I now wish we had done a walking tour of Southie. Next time!
Clifford A. Webster, Carney Bradley Spellman, PS, Seattle, WA _______________________________________________________

Thanks again for a wonderful day.  The spouses truly enjoyed themselves and your expertise of the city. It was a pleasure working with you.  You made it sooo simple for me.
Debbie Santasania, Events & Conventions Consultant, Mortgage Bankers Association,
Washington, D.C.
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Maryglenn is fantastic! I was looking for someone unique that could relate to the needs of my European clients. They were so pleased with her services that they thanked me several different times and said that I should recommend her to all out of town guests, corporate or personal. I couldn't have asked for a more professional and personable guide for my very important guests! Thank you Maryglenn for going above and beyond my expectations!
Alyssa Zonghetti, Clinical Event Specialist, RADI Medical Systems, Inc., Wilmington, MA
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Just a note to let you know how much we enjoyed our tour with you yesterday.  You got the interest up about our nation's beginnings in all of us.  You made the tour very educational as well as interesting.  If we end up taking our daughter on a trip up here, we will give you a call and arrange another tour.  We will certainly recommend you to anyone coming this way.
Jerry & Nancy Powell, Round Rock, TX _______________________________________________________

Over a short 4th of July weekend my wife and I along with our four daughters ages 9 to 18 visited Boston.  We wanted our kids to experience the history of such a terrific city.  After exchanging emails with several potential guides we hired Maryglenn.  She promised to tailor a tour just for our family and make it fun for all of us.  She really came through!  Keeping the attention of 4 girls is not easy but she did a great job. She was knowledgeable, fun, quick paced, adaptable and a great storyteller. They loved the Boston Garden walk and tour of the shopping district. My wife and I enjoyed it all especially Old North Church and the North End walk.
Bill Williams, Husband, father, executive and very satisfied client of Boston Your Way, Minneapolis, MN
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When I found out that my brother would be in Boston for a two-day business trip I decided that a personal tour would be an original gift. I particularly needed something that would fit a very tight schedule.
I liked what I read on Maryglenn's site and was convinced that I'd found the right guide after speaking with her - my impression couldn't have been more accurate. Maryglenn's interesting and well-informed tour was made even more notable by her outstanding service. My brother's plane arrived late and his suitcase was lost. Maryglenn checked the airline's site to determine his arrival time, met him at his hotel (two hours after the time initially scheduled for the tour) and even offered to take him to a department store to buy some essentials!
A potentially disgruntled stop on a nondescript business trip became a memorable afternoon thanks to Maryglenn's attention to detail and personable manner. We highly recommend the exceptional tour service offered by "Boston Your Way."
Joy Reichling, Luxembourg _______________________________________________________

I was hosting a friend from Iraq when we wound up in Boston for a few days. The weather wasn’t cooperating, serving up cool with spotty rain.  But thanks to Boston Your Way, and especially Maryglenn, we enjoyed an intimate and comprehensive view of this charming city from the luxurious comfort of a spacious SUV. 
I had asked Maryglenn to recommend a restaurant for dinner and we chose Hamersley’s Bistro on Tremont Street, a lovely conclusion to our tour of this memorable city.
Thank you, Maryglenn, for delivering all that you promised and more!
Jeanne Miller, St. Louis, MO _______________________________________________________

We had a great time. We loved the tour and got a great sense of Boston’s history. I had so much fun hearing your narrative and seeing the lollipop map. Warm Regards,
Barbara Lee, Cambridge, MA _______________________________________________________

We want to thank you for your gracious hospitality during our walking tour. We felt like we were a part of history as we walked the streets and visited the numerous historical sites that Boston has to offer. We loved the sights, sounds and flavors of the Italian district, especially the Fisherman's Festival. 
Larry, Mitz and Alexandra Diemer, The farmers from Minnesota
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Bravo Maryglenn! My sales team was thoroughly entertained and impressed with your professionalism and attention to detail on our most recent excursion. Your humor and personal touch charmed my group and gave them wonderful memories to take home. Thanks for helping us create an interesting and unique sales setting by allowing us to stop, look, laugh and enjoy your beautiful city.
Christopher Stewart, Vice President of Sales, N.A., Arjobex, Charlotte, NC_________________________________________________________

I want to say 'Thank You' for such a wonderful tour of Boston. I wish we had more time. Everyone loved it! Thanks Again!
Ena Langford, for SmartCities Networks executive team, Las Vegas, NV
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Great time -- Educational and Fun! Just like you promised. The day flew by filled with seeing, hearing, experiencing. Again, just like you promised. We returned to the ship ready to rest but filled with knowledge about your wonderful city and great, great memories (and goodies for the “kids”). The restaurant you recommended for lunch [Harvest] was just right -- sophisticated but relaxed. The service and meal were great. So was the conversation! You were a most personable, informative and professional host, Maryglenn. Thank you. J. Schultz, Houston, TX

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Aloha Maryglenn,
Many thanks for making our day in Boston a very special one! Sonya Miyashiro, Honolulu, HI

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We have had numerous tour guides, and we especially liked your tour. If we ever return to Boston we will see about another tour, maybe an historic walking tour. E. Loniewski, Brighton MI

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We asked for a private tour that was unique, upbeat and off the beaten track and a guide that was fun and had a sense of humor. A tall order! But you sure pulled it off. My colleagues and I are still talking about it, especially the walk around the market. Food trucks rule! Hope we meet again. Kristen M, Baltimore, MD

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